Every February, the community comes to Denali National Park and Preserve to celebrate all things winter at the aptly named Winterfest, but this year’s festivities will also serve as the 100th birthday party for the Alaska park on February 25 and 26.
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A long-promised study of workplace harassment has gotten under way across the National Park System with an optional survey asking employees "to assess the prevalence of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment and retaliation in our workforce..."
A window into Denali National Park's paleontological past has been unearthed by researchers who found fossilized dinosaur bones and trackways in the park's backcountry.
After granting 10-year mountaineering guide contracts to six concessionaires at Denali National Park and Preserve in April, the National Park Service has decided to void those offers and start the process anew, citing concerns from multiple groups about franchise fees and clarity around provisions in the contract.
Kim Heacox has a long history with Denali National Park, beginning in 1981 when he was a rookie interpretive ranger. Rhythm of the Wild is a memoir, describing how Denali National Park has influenced him over three decades during which he experienced the park as a ranger, as a visitor, and as a writer-in-residence.
A mudslide roughly 100 feet wide and 10 feet deep has forced closure of the Denali Park Road just west of the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and stranded some guests and workers at private lodges in Kantishna.
A badly malnourished grizzly boar, one struggling with infirmities and which had connected park visitors with food, was put down by Denali National Park rangers and wildlife staff who concluded that the bear wasn't healthy enough to sustain aversion training to instill a fear of humans.
Search-and-rescue missions in the National Park System are stressful. The clock is always ticking, the landscapes to be searched varied and dangerous at times, and the outcome never assured. Two SARs this past weekend in the parks, one in Denali National Park and one in Sequoia National Park, ended with two very different outcomes.
A search was ongoing Sunday for a California man who separated from a friend while out on a hike in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and failed to return to their campground.
The winners in Partners in Preservation: National Parks are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Everglades National Park, Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.