There is a collision, perhaps in slow motion, involving the National Park System. It's a collision of technology, of surrounding growth, of generational differences in how to experience nature. For the sake of the parks, how the National Park Service reacts to that collision arguably is more critical now than ever before in the first 100 years of the agency.
Biscayne National Park
Just in time for winter and spring break, island boat tours to Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park are expanding thanks to a partnership between the City of Homestead, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Florida National Parks Association and the National Park Service.
We're starting to see a lot of "100" themed activities across the National Park System this year in honor of the National Park Service's Centennial, and Florida's offering invites you to paddle 100 miles in the state's 11 national parks.
Conservationists Divided Over Proposed Everglades National Park Land Swap With Florida Power And Light
A proposal by the National Park Service to swap some land at Everglades National Park with a utility company looking to build a transmission line corridor is dividing conservationists over whether it will benefit or harm the national park.
Thanks to the folks at Homestead, Florida, you can ride a trolley for free into Everglades Natioanl Park or Biscayne National Park through the winter months.
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
National Park Service officials have formally approved a general management plan for Biscayne National Park, one that sets aside a Marine Reserve Zone in a move to recover fisheries and improve the health of the only tropical coral reef system in the continental United States.
A tropical storm bearing down on Florida is prompting the closure of Everglades, Dry Tortugas, and Biscayne national parks until at least noon on Tuesday.
There has been lots of discussion and debate on the Traveler in recent months over the size of the National Park System as well as the propriety of some of the units in that system. Most recently, a reader took issue with a piece looking at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site that questioned what the goal of the historic site really was.
Biscayne National Park Superintendent Brian Carlstrom submitted the following letter in response to Traveler's story on Florida Congressional Offices Want To Block Biscayne National Park's Fisheries Plan.