It was a beautiful late summer evening, and my family and I had spent the day hiking in Badlands National Park. As the setting sun cast a golden glow on the park’s signature peaks and plateaus, my family and I pulled into a nearby guest ranch, where we had booked a cabin for the night.
Yosemite National Park
Firefighters Tuesday were aggressively attacking a wildfire that flared up Monday night just north of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park.
One million visitors. That seems like a lot for an entire year, and definitely a lot in one month for Yellowstone National Park, which came within 19,000-odd visitors of reaching 1 million during July.
A second case of plague has been potentially linked to Yosemite National Park, where crews were working this week to spray for fleas in rodent burrows near the Tuolumne Meadows Campground.
Ok, travelers, another topic to kick around at the water cooler: Would you pitch your tent beneath a black oak in a campground at Yosemite National Park?
Plague recently has been found in two campgrounds at Yosemite National Park, including one where a child who contracted the potentially deadly disease had camped.
Two minors were killed Friday morning when a limb from an oak tree fell on their tent in Yosemite National Park.
Editor's note: The Coalition to Protect America's National Parks, previously known as the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, maintains the National Park System in its current form is too small, and that more effort should be made to expand it. In this article, the Coalition explains its rationale for such an effort.
Speaking Of Bears, The Bear Crisis And A Tale Of Rewilding From Yosemite, Sequoia And Other National Parks
Even before the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916, wildlife issues involving predators swirled about the national parks. Grizzly bears and wolves were apex predators that preyed on deer, elk, moose, and bison. As such, they were viewed as evil, rapacious carnivores that should be exterminated.
Too many retirements and not enough new hires are behind the drop in law enforcement rangers for the National Park Service.