Ok, travelers, the blush is still on the new year, but that doesn't mean we can't plan, right? With that in mind, what national park adventures are on your 2016 calendar?
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Rosin up your bow and tune your mandolin, for the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival is coming to Homestead National Monument of America.
With the Interior Department's recent report on how to restore bison to federal and tribal landscapes in the West, the following video about restoring bison to the West is worth a watch. It touches on how the National Park Service will have to look beyond traditional wildlife management practices and existing park boundaries.
National Water Trail Designated In Kansas, New Visitor Center Dedicated At Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
A National Water Trail has been designated in Kansas, bringing to nine the number of water trails that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has dedicated this year.
Though national parks, per se, haven't come up during any of the debates among the Republican presidential candidates, their statements on federal lands in general look down upon the public landscape.
While a bison recovery plan for Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was just launched last fall, and with only 13 bison, the project recently marked a significant milestone with the birth of a calf.
You can tour this rancher’s mansion, “a regal reminder of the day when cattle ranching was king,” when you visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in eastern Kansas.
A new IUCN publication reports on the status of wild and conservation-herd bison, makes bison conservation recommendations, and stirs controversy over emotion-charged issues such as the possible "rebisoning" of large areas of former bison range.