The landscape, historic buildings, utilities and road at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park were heavily damaged by an extreme flash flood event in Ocober 2015. The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed project to reconstruct Bonnie Clare Road, which was destroyed by the flood and is still closed to the public.
Taking a page out of Yosemite National Park's crowd-management manual, Acadia National Park officials will put "visitor service assistants" to work this summer to help manage parking at the busiest locations in the park on the coast of Maine.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season on the Outer Banks of North Carolina begins in mid-April. The Oregon Inlet and Cape Point campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 14, and the Frisco and Ocracoke campgrounds will open on Friday, April 21. All four campgrounds will remain open until the season ends on November 27.
In less than a week a wildfire burning in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida has ballooned to more than 24,300 acres, though park staff say it's roughly a third contained.
On March 29, THIRTEEN's Nature program will explore the impact of climate change on the ecosystem of Yosemite National Park.
National Park Service researchers surveying a stream in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area last week spotted signs of California red-legged frog reproduction. The nine egg masses found are the first known evidence in recent times of the species sustaining a population in the Santa Monica Mountains without the help of humans.
Yosemite Valley is so crowded, why not build a temporary gravel lot in Cook's Meadow that could handle 75 vehicles?
They're ponderous, pavement clogging, and capable of disgorging more than 50 visitors at a time; leg-stretching, camera-toting pedestrians who often will swarm en masse onto the boardwalks ringing Yellowstone National Park's geyser basins. And in 2016, those commercial tour buses would have stretched roughly 108 miles if you had parked them end-to-end-to-end.
Katmai National Park rangers at Brooks Camp routinely issue pins to arriving visitors upon their completion of “bear school,” a required safety orientation. This year, members of the local community are invited to enter their designs in a public competition for the 2017 pin—a first in the history of the 20+ year old Brooks Bear Etiquette Program.
Ground and air resources were being used Wednesday to battle a wildfire in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida that has spread to cover more than 11,000 acres.