As shorebirds prepare to nest on beaches at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, several areas of the park will be deemed temporarily off-limits to protect the breeding habitat. These pre-nesting areas will be marked by April 15 and are not expected to impede off-road vehicle or pedestrian access.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
With the peak river-running season coming to Grand Canyon National Park, Park Service officials are working to replace the River District office that provided, in part, inspection of commercial and private river trips on the Colorado River through the park.
One climber on Mount Rainier in Washington was presumed dead Monday, while rangers were able to reach two other individuals who took shelter at Camp Muir from a storm that has hampered rescue efforts.
Much was made earlier this year when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three subspecies of the Channel Islands Fox had make a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction, but one of the species' low genetic diversity could pose grave problems for the animals.
After a surge in bison-related injuries last summer at Yellowstone National Park, a case review points to smartphone photography as a culprit.
Visitors to North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina this year can take advantage of a longer camping season and improvements at the Ocracoke Day Use Area.
The National Park Service turns 100 this year and to support America's best idea O.A.R.S. is donating 1 percent of company sales from national park tours to the National Park Foundation. Check out some of our national park trips at this site. Then enjoy this tribute to the National Park Service.
A quarter of the United States Senate is calling on those who hold the purse strings to make inroads on the billions of dollars of maintenance needs spread out across the National Park System.senate-nps_backlog_request.pdf
Proposed repairs and reroutes of Rocky Mountain National Park hiking trails damaged or washed away by storms in September 2013 are now available for public review.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a 3-hour stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the spring sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, including the Milky Way.
As the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation’s parks and monuments, all Americans are encouraged to get out and #FindYourPark during National Park Week, April 16 through 24. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the week so choose a park, near or far, and discover what makes it unique.
Concerns that hantavirus-carrying rodents have taken up residence in the Cave of Domes at Grand Canyon National Park has promoted the National Park Service to close the cave to the public for the immediate future.
Southern Forest Watch, an organization that has long fought to bring an end to backcountry user fees at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, lost its latest bid when the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the group's appeal from a lower court.grsm-6th_circuit_fee_ruling.pdf
More than $350,000 has been released by the National Park Service to fund 17 conservation and outdoor recreation projects through the agency's Challenge Cost Share Program.
Concerned that the proposed delisting of grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem could soon be followed by a grizzly pelt being hauled out of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, two conservation groups have sued the National Park Service in a bid to force the agency to take back its authority to manage wildlife on all lands within the park's boundaries.
A proposal to remove protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has prompted Wyoming Wildlife Advocates to launch a petition opposing the change.
Hoping to snag a backcountry permit in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state this year? It could be challenging. Park officials say the park will process wilderness camping and climbing permits on a first-come, first-served basis only in 2016, including permits for hiking the Wonderland Trail.
An Illinois company should begin work April 11 to bring a set of elevators back into service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park for visitors to use to access the cave.
Waters discharged from the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida are contaminating Biscayne Bay and pose a threat to Biscayne National Park, according to studies commissioned by the state of Florida.2016-03-11_rg_letter_to_gina_mccarthy_r.e_bay_contaminated_water_discharge.pdf
Although Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve receives high marks for its visitor experience, staffing and funding shortages could put areas within and outside the park’s core at risk, according to a “State of the Park” report issued recently.