Barrier islands play incredible roles for migrating shorebirds, offering them a place to stop, rest, and refuel. At Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, the beaches and marshes are important to common, least, and roseate terns and a number of other shorebird species during their migrations.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Design options have been drafted for the Little Sand Bay Visitor Center replacement at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, and park officials are wondering what you think of the plans.
If you live near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, hope for clear skies Sunday night and head to the lakeshore to watch the super moon rise over the lakeshore.
With fall colors not too far off in Pennsylvania, you might consider enjoying the display and a train ride at the same time.
With the bears apparently sated, the folks at Glacier National Park have reopened the St. Mary Campground on the east side of the park.
A multi-million-dollar lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, which claims the National Park Service breached its contract with the concessionaire.
A substantial rockfall has limited access to Zion National Park in Utah, and the debris might not be removed from the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway before the weekend.
With a week left in the current fiscal year, and Congress seemingly unable to come to terms on how to fund the federal government, efforts are under way within the Interior Department, and National Park Service, to prepare for a government shutdown next week.npca-pres-pre-shutdown-house-senate-letter-9-23-15.pdf
A dual birthday party is being marked this weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, with activities ranging from cave tours and learning how the giant sequoias are enduring California's drought to all-you-can-eat barbecues.
A colorful wall mural of Hawaiian deities painted by Herb Kawainui Kane has been restored at Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
A treasured skill from the past will be showcased at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state in early October when the park hosts two days of historical blacksmithing demonstrations.
There are few better places to hike than New England in the fall. The orange, yellow, amber and red leaves cloak the hardwood forests.
It looks like I have a new national park to add to my “must bird” list. Earlier this month the Bahamas unveiled Joulter Cays National Park, and it is truly a park for the birds. The christening of the national park is the result of several years of work by the National Audubon Society, the Bahamas National Trust, and the Bahamian government.
More lodging, if you will, is coming to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park with the upcoming renovation of the "Swains Lockhouse" and its addition to the Canal Quarters program.
With fingers crossed for clear skies, Shenandoah National Park officials will be hosting a star party later this month at which the "star" will be a lunar eclipse.
Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. This year’s Facelift will honor Yosemite National Park’s 125th Anniversary with special service projects and interactive anniversary-themed activities.
With a little human intervention, fishers just might decide the area of Yosemite National Park north of the Merced River is to their liking and establish a permanent population.
Long-distance trail hikers soon will have a new checkbox on their to-do list: The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, a 1,200-mile-long footpath stretching from the peaks of Glacier National Park and through North Cascades National Park to the Pacific Ocean shoreline of Olympic National Park.