As the National Park Service works to determine how the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River operates for the next 20 years, a new study commissioned by the Glen Canyon Institute says halting hydropower generation at the site would have little impact on the western power grid.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park joins hundreds of other locales as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. As a WRN Ambassador, the park facilitates the exchange of weather and water information with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Juneau.
The National Park Service is offering a unique opportunity to manage approximately 350 acres of leased property within the First State National Historical Park in Delaware through a Request For Proposals. The leased property includes 11 single-family homes, four horse farms, and approximately 240 acres of agricultural land.
A teenager who apparently ran away from a service detail on Thursday was found Saturday morning in Grand Teton National Park and taken to a Jackson, Wyoming, hospital for a welfare check before being handed over to the Teton County Sheriff's Department, park officials said.
A search was ongoing and expanding Friday for a 16-year-old girl who vanished from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming while working on a service project.
To those of us who were close observers of the dis-information war conducted against Drakes Bay Oyster Farm by a clique of activists wearing the mantle of environmentalism, it is readily apparent that a dis-information war is being waged against the Point Reyes ranchers by a similar clique of activists wearing that same green disguise.
Yosemite National Park will host a series of workshops to engage the public in the formulation of alternatives for the park’s Wilderness Stewardship Plan. The workshops will focus on two of the more complex issues to be addressed in the Plan—visitor use and capacity and stock use.
A sow black bear with cubs killed one of two dogs that a hiker had with them on the Snead Farm Fire Road in Shenandoah National Park, prompting park officials to close the road and associated Loop Trail for the immediate future.
In a word, you could say the National Park System is "busy" this summer. From Acadia National Park in Maine to North Cascades National Park in Washington State, visitation to the parks is high. But that doesn't mean you'll encounter crowds everywhere you go.
Repairs are underway on the roads through Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi, where the more than 80-year-old road system is in surprisingly good shape, but still could use some maintenance.
A bike ride is coming this weekend to Olympic National Park, where cyclists have a chance to ride the Hurricane Ridge Road from the Heart O' The Hills entrance station to the top of Hurricane Ridge.
Human remains found below the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park are believed to be those of a young Louisiana woman missing since April, park officials said Wednesday.
We're halfway through summer vacation season, with Labor Day on the horizon, which brings up the question: How crowded, or uncrowded, are the national parks?
Visitors this summer to California’s Devils Postpile National Monument can still view its namesake rock formation, but other areas are temporarily off limits until fixes are completed.
Guests and residents at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park were told Tuesday afternoon to be ready to evacuate the village and park headquarters if the Bybee Creek Fire burning to the west approaches the village.
The dog days of summer are upon us and the birding is slow in most parts of the country. While summer breeding season has ended in many areas, fall migration for songbirds is still at least a couple weeks away. Still, there’s good birding to be had during these popular vacation times in the national parks.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis expects to hear of more incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct from his agency once a hotline is set up to receive reports.
A New Mexico company that has been expanding its concessions work in the National Park System has landed a 15-year contract to provide lodging, dining, and retail services at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
A brown bear seriously injured during a hazing attempt by a Skagway Police Department officer has been put down by a National Park Service ranger at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.
Bipartisan Request To National Park Service: What Are You Doing About Sexual Harassment And Misconduct?
Concerned that the National Park Service is not taking adequate steps to root out sexual harassment and misconduct in the Service, members of Congress have asked National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to provide three reports from more than a decade ago that looked into the problems so they can "understand NPS's response to sexual harassment and misconduct."2016-07-28-jec-eec-cl-bl-to-jarvis-nps-misconduct-letter-due-8-11-redacted.pdf