Much attention has been focused recently on Maine, where there's been great public debate over whether Burt's Bees heiress Roxanne Quimby should give the federal government 87,000 acres of her own land for a unit of the National Park System. Do you support, or oppose, the proposal that calls for President Obama to use the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument on that land?
Yes, President Obama should use the Antiquities Act to designate the proposed monument.
57% (4 votes)
No, President Obama should not designate the proposed monument.
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7
A study from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service shows that thinning forests with prescribed fire can reduce the effects of drought. Climate change is expected to amplify drought conditions in California so using science to better understand the impacts of drought is of great importance to resource managers such as the National Park Service.
A comprehensive, multi-year overhaul of amenities around Jenny Lake, the most visited destination in Grand Teton National Park, will have a much larger impact on visitors this summer, with limited parking, a temporary visitor center, and rerouted or closed trails.
Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park over Memorial Day weekend can expect long lines, crowds, and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon’s visitation hit an all-time high and the park is already seeing an increase over last year’s numbers. The park anticipates a busier-than-normal holiday weekend.
If you're hoping to snag a permit to drive the Denali Park Road in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska come September, time is running out to get your application in for the annual Road Lottery.
The rich cobalt blue waters of Crater Lake are the centerpiece for this national park in southern Oregon. Its geologic birth has left an enormous volcanic caldera, in which the lake rests today. The story of the lake’s birth is as fascinating and striking as the park itself.
House Republicans Maneuvering To Drop ESA Protections For Wolves, Keep Disposable Water Bottles In Parks
A draft 156-page bill to fund the Interior Department for the coming fiscal year contains language that would strip Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and impede the National Park Service's efforts to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system.
Boardwalks are invitations to explore, and this one in Congaree National Park in South Caroline looks particularly inviting.
Summer's official kickoff is this coming Memorial Day Weekend, and with crowds expected across the National Park System, be sure to pay attention to your surroundings and others in the parks. A Texas woman hoping to photograph a bald eagle near the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park apparently took her eyes off the road and was hit and killed by oncoming traffic, according to park authorities.
National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis will provide his vision for the next 100 years of stewardship, community, and youth engagement during the unveiling of a new mural June 1 as part of a centennial celebration at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.