The list is long, more than 200 names stretching over a century and then some. It's a somber one, as well, tracking the deaths of National Park Service employees from a wide range of fates, from heart attacks to rockfalls to cold-blooded murder.
Acadia National Park
So many folks view Acadia National Park as a summer destination, but winter can be a great season in the park as well if you enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Photographer and writer Steve Perrin was working in the planning office at Acadia when he lived at Brown Mountain gate house (or “gate lodge” as it’s officially called) during the winter of 1995–1996, “a true Maine winter, very cold with lots of snow.” Like other park employees before and after, Perrin was housed in a magnificent piece of history, employee housing whose great beauty belies its commonplace purpose.
If you're still looking for something fun to do this summer, consider registering to attend the 13th Annual Acadia Birding Festival that will be staged in and around Acadia National Park in June.
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.
For some, hiking can be addicting. For Jennifer Pharr Davis, it became both an avocation and her vocation.
Hey travelers, just got word of a fund-raising match for Friends of Acadia, and they need your help -- today! -- to maximize the match.
It seems not a week goes by without some dire issue being identified as a threat to the national parks. One week it might be funding woes, another week pollution, another diversity concerns, and then, of course, there's climate change.
The latest of a running series of reports outlining how climate change could reshape national parks portrays economic and environmental impacts lashing at Acadia National Park and its surrounding communities. While the report's authors hope to catch the attention of Congress, they acknowledge that a groundswell of public concern might be necessary to convince politicians to act.