Fires, fire danger, and pretty big crowds will greet visitors in some corners of the National Park System this holiday weekend, and park officials are asking for both patience and great care while you're enjoying the parks.
Grand Teton National Park
Two bears died Sunday in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after they were struck by vehicles. The first, an adult female black bear, was struck on U.S. Highway 89 north of the Deadman’s Bar Road Junction around 7:30 p.m. The second, a male grizzly bear cub of the year, was hit later the same evening on the North Park Road (U.S. Highway 89) between the Pilgrim Creek Road Junction and Colter Bay Junction.
A two-pronged approach has been mounted to purchase 640 acres of land contained within two tracts of state land that lie within Grand Teton National Park from the state of Wyoming for $46 million.
As part of National Parks Traveler's Centennial Series, a collection of papers and essays commemorating the National Park Service Centennial, Chelsea Skoject, a natural resources conservation student on track to graduate in 2017 from the University of Florida Natural Resources Conservation, explores the question of who will preserve national park landscapes in the future.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, just north of Jackson, Wyoming, is joining the centennial celebration of the National Park Service by hosting a number of park-themed exhibitions and events this summer.
A comprehensive, multi-year overhaul of amenities around Jenny Lake, the most visited destination in Grand Teton National Park, will have a much larger impact on visitors this summer, with limited parking, a temporary visitor center, and rerouted or closed trails.
House Republicans Maneuvering To Drop ESA Protections For Wolves, Keep Disposable Water Bottles In Parks
A draft 156-page bill to fund the Interior Department for the coming fiscal year contains language that would strip Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and impede the National Park Service's efforts to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system.
We stand on the cusp of the National Park Service’s second century, at an intersection of retrospection and promise. It’s the perfect point from which to look back on the first 100 years of the management of the world’s greatest park system, and to examine how it can be improved moving forward into the future.
National Park Service officials are willing to support the removal of grizzly bears from Endangered Species list protections, but with a number of caveats. Among them are requests that the delisting plan both limits the chance that wounded bears venture back into parks and reduces the likelihood that "well-known or transboundary bears" are killed by hunters.memo_nps_review_of_gye_gb_cs_and_pr051016_1_1.pdf
With his signature President Obama on Monday signed off on legislation that makes the bison the national mammal of the United States. But that doesn't mean the icon of the National Park Service won't be hunted if it wanders out of Yellowstone National Park.