The Rough Fire is closing in on Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, the Reynolds Creek Fire closed a portion of Glacier National Park's famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, and clouds of wood smoke from the Tenaya Fire have been a looming backdrop to Yosemite National Park's famous valley. And yet, recent fire history overall in the West has not matched historical trends in terms of fire frequency or severity, according to a new analysis.
Yosemite National Park
Fewer than 12 months separate the National Park Service's 99th birthday and its 100th. What happens over the course of the next year will go a far way to determining if it will be a happy birthday or not.
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.
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.