With the record-smashing crowds of 2016 still vivid, Yellowstone National Park officials are bracing for another busy year and are proposing to build a temporary gravel parking area near Fairy Falls to handle 70 or more cars.
With his frequent pronouncements about the beauty and value of national parks, and his admiration for how Theodore Roosevelt approached conservation, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the coming weeks will have the opportunity to put actions to his words as details of the president's fiscal 2018 budget proposal materialize.
The National Park Service this year will initiate an Off-Road Vehicle Educational Certificate program for ORV users who visit Cape Lookout National Seashore. The free ORV Educational Certificate identifies the top resource protection and safety measures that the park requires all ORV users adhere to while visiting North and South Core Banks.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, in partnership with Skagway Traditional Council and Taiya Watershed Council, will begin a project to study eulachon fish in the Taiya River. Eulachon, or hooligan, have been important to area residents for generations. Oil rendered from the eulachon has long been used as an important medicine, food, and trade item.
Staff at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming has completed its Foundation Document, which provides a basic understanding of the park's resources, values, and history. National Park Service personnel use this information to effectively manage the park and plan for its future. The primary benefit of a foundation document is the opportunity to integrate and coordinate all kinds and levels of planning from a single, shared understanding of what is most important about the park.
Not since Mission 66, a concerted, decade-long effort to prepare the National Park System for the then-novel vacation traffic of Baby Boomers, has the system seen a significant infusion of funding for infrastructure, a House subcommittee was told Thursday.
President Trump's proposed budget for Fiscal 2018 was roundly criticized Thursday by the nation's environmental and conservation community, which said not only that it would "undermine" and be a "disinvestment" in public lands, but could lead to operational reductions across the National Park System. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, however, said it represents a "savings" for taxpayers.
The National Park Service invites members of the public who have an interest in climbing at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area in West Virginia to a listening session at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing, West Virginia, on Saturday, April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
Everglades National Park is installing new access corridor markers and signs in Florida Bay as a key component of the park’s integrated 2015 General Management Plan to enhance protection and enjoyment of the park’s marine areas.
The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have extended the public comment period regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem by 45 days, through April 28.