Wildlife Experts Joining Calls Of Alarm Over White-Nose Syndrome In Bats

With traces of white-nose syndrome in bat colonies being found further and further west of the Northeast where it was first documented, more and more concern is being raised over the disease's potential to decimate bat species.

Record 2010 Visitation at Bryce Canyon National Park, Steady Visitation At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

While Bryce Canyon National Park counted a record number of visitors in 2010, at Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitation was flat from 2009.

Trails I've Hiked: The Smokemont Loop Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bradley Fork on the Smokemont Loop
Hike the Smokemont Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the winter. The hike offers streams, a cascade, and plenty of history.

Updated: Winter's Work: Plan Your Summer or Fall National Park Vacation Now

Now is the time to be planning your summer or fall vacations to the national parks.

Exhibit At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Addresses White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

The role of bats in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and a deadly disease that threatens their existence, is the subject of an exhibit at the park's Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Coalition Plans To Sue Federal Agencies Over Air Pollution Affecting National Parks, Wilderness Areas, and Wildlife Refuges

A coalition announced plans today to sue federal agencies, including the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency, for failing to protect airsheds over national parks, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges.

Reader Participation Day: How Important Are National Park Visitation Data to You?

How important is it to you to know that Glacier National Park saw record visitation in 2010, that visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park dipped, or that overall visitation to the National Park System declined by 1 or 2 percent or rose by 1 or 2 percent in any one year?

Grant Will Help Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Collect Oral Histories

A National Park Foundation grant will enable a ranger at Blue Ridge Parkway to collect oral histories from a number of workers who helped build the parkway in the 1930s and 1940s.

What Are The Top Issues Confronting The National Park System?

What are the top issues confronting the National Park System? A slew of answers could be tacked onto that question, ranging from sprawl outside park boundaries and habitat fragmentation to pollution.

111th Congress Did Well When it Comes to National Park Wilderness, But It Could Have Done Better

A review of how Congress acted on wilderness legislation shows that the National Park System benefited quite nicely during the 111th session, but it could have fared better.