Weary roads in the National Park System stand to benefit from the federal transportation bill passed last week, as it carries an 18 percent increase in funding for the National Park Service, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.
Shenandoah National Park
An effort by landowners, local, state, and National Park Service officials is under way to develop and maintain a 3-million-acre buffer of lands around Shenandoah National Park in Virginia that are free of invasive plants.
An invasive beetle is being counted on by Shenandoah National Park officials to prey on another invasive insect that is killing hemlocks in the iconic park.
A baker's dozen of quilts will be exhibited at Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska as part of the celebration on the upcoming National Park Service Centennial.
Sections of Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park will be closed at night during the upcoming deer hunting season in Virginia.
Storms that delivered more than a foot of rain to parts of Shenandoah National Park have led to damage that is limiting parking at the Whiteoak parking lot, according to park officials.
If “October” and “travel” are in the same story, odds are good that it’s an article about the best places to see fall foliage. Of course, to those of us with birds perpetually on the brain, October is the conclusion of fall migrant season. With that in mind, I got to wondering about the best national park to maximize migrant-watching and leaf-peeping in one trip.
With fingers crossed for clear skies, Shenandoah National Park officials will be hosting a star party later this month at which the "star" will be a lunar eclipse.