Iconic images from the National Park Service’s first century are captured forever in three limited-edition coins from the U.S. Mint, and proceeds raised from selling the coins will help shape the next 100 years through projects and programs.
Yellowstone National Park
After a surge in bison-related injuries last summer at Yellowstone National Park, a case review points to smartphone photography as a culprit.
A proposal to remove protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has prompted Wyoming Wildlife Advocates to launch a petition opposing the change.
Judging from last year’s head count in the National Park System—a record 307.2 million—you can pretty much be assured that many parks will be even more crowded this summer as the National Park Service Centennial is celebrated.
Early on a March morning, about 75 bison grazed peacefully inside a fenced enclosure at the Stephens Creek bison operations facility in Yellowstone National Park, unaware that their final journey was about to begin.
A soaring new 3D IMAX film premiered recently, showcasing the wonders of national parks from Katmai in Alaska to Everglades in Florida. Narrated by none less than Academy Award® -winner Robert Redford, the film was created by the National Park Service and Brand USA in honor of the Park Service’s 100th anniversary and is airing here and in 60 countries around the globe. Intended to showcase the best of our nation, the film falls woefully short as critics have pointed out, because it features only athletic, young white Americans recreating in pretty places.
A former chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park, although required to live in the park, over a number of years opened his government-owned housing to friends and relatives, and even a family from France looking for a house exchange, while he lived in nearby Gardiner, Montana, according to an Interior Department investigation.oig-timothyreid_yellowstonechiefranger_public.pdf
Erin Peabody has crafted a book on Yellowstone National Park that follows a common path in telling the story of how the world's first national park came about, but which through her deep research and colorful writing rises as an entertaining and informative work that deserves a space on every park lover's bookshelf.
Having already announced earlier this year that the maintenance backlog across the National Park System is closing in on $12 billion, the National Park Service is now highlighting the structural problems with the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., in a bid to raise congressional awareness of the problems.
UPDATED: USFWS Proposes To Remove Yellowstone, Grand Teton Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species Act Protection
Stating that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has recovered to the point of sustainability, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.