Human rescues are fairly commonplace in the National Park System, but it's not every day that rangers have to rescue a dog. That was the case at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where a chocolate lab stumbled into a 20-foot-deep crack in the earth.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
A colorful wall mural of Hawaiian deities painted by Herb Kawainui Kane has been restored at Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park next year will celebrate a century of caring for, and connecting people to, the remarkable landscape, native plants and animals and Hawaiian culture linked with Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, some have four legs. Last week, park mules and a horse transported two injured hikers suffering from dehydration to safety.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and La Réunion National Park, a French volcanic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, have signed a sister park agreement to fortify the mutual collaboration and cooperation between both parks.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park officials say they will incrementally increase entrance and camping fees over the next three years to fund deferred maintenance and improvement projects within the park, and to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.
What mysteries lurk in the landscape of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park? We'll have some inklings this coming weekend in the wake of a two-day "bioblitz" at the island park.
Roughly once a week, sometimes more often, a drone pilot uses the airshed of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to launch his hobby, only to be told it's not permitted. While most say OK and go away, a law enforcement ranger used his taser the other day to subdue one pilot who tried to flee into the night.
Both Yellowstone National Park and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park contain magma. The difference is that at Hawai'i Volcanoes, you can see the molten rock burbling in a lake.
Is there a living Ivory-billed Woodpecker anywhere? There hasn't been a well-documented sighting since 1987, yet it still hasn't officially been declared extinct, giving hope to countless birders that they might yet spot this large, striking bird.