National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis has taken over as chair of the North American Wilderness Committee, an international organization focused on boosting wilderness conservation.
Water helped fuel the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, Masschusetts, in the early 1800s, providing a means of generating power for the textile mills there. Today you can float the canals that leveraged the hydropower during weekend tours at Lowell National Historical Park.
A young Pacific fisher, a cousin to the weasel, has been denning in the southern reaches of Yosemite National Park, the first time biologists have been able to confirm such activity in the park.
Efforts To Designate Nearly Half of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore As Official Wilderness Introduced in Congress
A bipartisan effort has been launched in Congress to set aside nearly half of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as official wilderness, an effort its backers believe takes a "balanced approach to conservation, recreation, and historic preservation..."
From bead work and flint knapping to flautists and painters, Grand Teton National Park is offering a busy summer schedule of Native American artists at the Colter Bay Vistior Center and Indian Arts Museum.
With hopes of connecting more kids with parks -- local, state, and national -- the National Park Trust is celebrating this Saturday as National Kids to Parks Day, a day to not just connect today's youth to parks, but, hopefully, to instill in them a lifestyle healthier than sitting in front of a computer screen.
Reader Participation Day: Is It Appropriate For Artillery To Be Used to Control Avalanches In Yellowstone National Park?
Do you think it's appropriate, and in the best interests of its mandate, for the National Park Service to be using artillery to control avalanches in Yellowstone National Park?
Yellowstone National Park officials, anxious to get the park's East Entrance Road open to traffic but conscious of avalanche potential along Sylvan Pass, plan to allow traffic along it on a limited basis beginning Wednesday.
American Rivers: Bridge Proposed for St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Imperils 'Wild and Scenic River'
Efforts to gain approval for a four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River not only represent a significant threat to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, but if successful would set a dangerous precedent for Wild and Scenic rivers nationwide, according to a national rivers advocacy group.
More Road Work in Yellowstone National Park's Future As Engineers Eye A Nearly 16-Mile Section of the Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park officials are proposing to rebuild a nearly 16-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road in the northern half of the park, a demanding project that will take more than a year to accomplish if approved.
If you're flexible and ready to travel, you can land some discounted lodging in Grand Teton National Park this spring and later in the fall.
"Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?" Get the Answer at the Restored Overlook Pavilion at General Grant National Memorial
A 67-year-old Italian climber became the second fatality in a week on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park when he fell 1,000 feet Monday while making an unroped traverse of Denali Pass.
Heavy snowpack high in the Colorado Basin is starting to come down, and that's creating problems in Canyonlands National Park, where flooding from the Green River has closed a portion of the White Rim Road.