Archive List

Capturing Moonbows In the Waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, the Video

Those nights that coincide with the full moon over Yosemite National Park bring out an unusual park park visitor, one who goes in search of "moonbows" that rise above the park's waterfalls. Check out this 7-minute video to gain an appreciation for the phenomenon.

Man Killed By Grizzly In Yellowstone National Park Identified, Board of Review To Be Convened

Yellowstone National Park officials on Thursday identified the victim of a grizzly bear attack as a 57-year-old Torrence, California, man, and adjusted some of the details of the attack.

National Park Mystery Spot 26 Revealed: A Hill Like No Other

The bonus clue is a dead giveaway, but only if you know your sheep.

North Cascades Institute Honored By National Park Service

For a quarter-century the North Cascades Institute has been working in partnership with the National Park Service to educate the public on the wonders of North Cascades National Park. Those 25 years haven't been overlooked by the Park Service, which recently honored the institute for its work.

Will Obama Administration, Wyoming Governor, Find Common Ground on Dealing With Wolves?

The outcome of wolf meetings today between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will tell a lot about the environmental integrity of the Obama administration and the political moxie of the governor.

Artist Setting Out To "Paint the National Parks"

Following in the footsteps, and brushstrokes, of Frederick Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran, a New York-based painter plans to spend the next few months exploring the National Park System and "painting the national parks."

Your Vote for "America's Favorite Park" Could Help That Area Win $100,000

The "second annual America Is Your Park campaign" is underway, and three winning parks—decided by the number of on-line votes—will win cash awards. The first-place winner nets $100,000 and sponsors say this is one election where it's okay to stuff the ballot box with multiple votes.

Updated: Grizzly Kills Hiker In Yellowstone National Park

A man hiking with his wife near the Canyon area in Yellowstone National Park was mauled to death Wednesday by a sow grizzly, becoming the first person killed by a grizzly in the park since 1986, park officials said Wednesday.

National Park Mystery Spot 26: An Elevation

These clues lead you to this month's mystery spot, which is within a National Park System unit.

Website Launched To Help You Better Understand Grand Teton National Park

A crisp, highly informative website that guides you through the natural and cultural history of Grand Teton National Park has been launched with the help of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

Reader Participation Day: What Brings You To Yellowstone, Wildlife Or Water Works?

When you sit down to plan your vacation to Yellowstone National Park, do you think first of where best you can view wildlife, or strategize how best to visit all of the park's geothermal areas?

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Brown Bears In Katmai National Park and Preserve

Perhaps the biggest stage for bears in the National Park System these days is Brooks Camp at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, where July is a great month for viewing bears fishing the Brooks River there.

Civil War-Era Fort Monroe Drawing Top Attention In Bid To Be Included In National Park System

With personal visits from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, has a Civil War-era fort on coastal Virginia become a slam-dunk to be added to the National Park System?

National Park Road Trip 2011: Glacier National Park's Interior Lodges

David and Kay Scott, having enjoyed the lodges on the west side of Glacier National Park, now fill you in on the latest with the lodges on the eastern side, including Many Glacier Hotel, as they continue working on an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

Help Choose the Logo for 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty National Monument will celebrate 125 years of "Liberty Enlightening the World" beginning October 28, 2011. You're invited to cast a vote to select a logo for the occasion from ten finalists.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Completion of Improvements at Mather Point

For many people arriving at Grand Canyon National Park, Mather Point provides the first chance to actually see the famous canyon. In recent years, however, some visitors probably felt they'd spent more time looking for a parking space than at the view. The park recently celebrated the completion of a multi-year project that should make a stop at Mather Point a lot more enjoyable.

High Water Has Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Officials Cautioning River Runners

High water on the Delaware River has Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials urging river runners to be extremely careful and be sure to wear properly fitted personal flotation devices.

Grizzly Photographed In North Cascades National Park

North Cascades grizzly, copyright Joe Sebille
A backcountry hiker in North Cascades National Park has been credited with photographing a grizzly in the park, the first confirmed sighting of the species there since 1996.

Quotations Tied To National Parks Worth Mulling

With nearly 100 years of history, the National Park Service and its wonderful system have attracted a lot of quotable quotes, some inspiring, some concerning. Here is a baker's dozen of statements -- some thought-provoking, others merely interesting -- that have been tied to the system down through the years

Groups Urge National Park Service To Block Transmission Lines Along Everglades National Park

A proposal to string a ribbon of high-voltage power lines along the edge of Everglades National Park is being met with strong opposition from a number of groups that want the Interior Department and Park Service to reject the request and purchase the land it would traverse.
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Talking to Kevin FitzGerald, Deputy Superintendent at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kevin FitzGerald in uniform
How does one become a national park ranger? Danny Bernstein talks to Kevin FitzGerald, deputy superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about his career path.

PEER Maintains National Park Service Ignored Its Own Policies In Turning Blind Eye To Potential Wilderness at Big Cypress

National Park Service officials manipulated agency regulations to reduce the number of acres eligible for wilderness designation by 40,000 at Big Cypress National Preserve so more of the preserve could be open to off-road vehicles, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Interior Secretary Designates 14 National Historic Landmarks

Fourteen sites have been added to the list of national historic landmarks by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, including the last "lightship" built for the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Efforts to Restore the River at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Take a Big Step Forward

"A river runs through it" could describe San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, but the current version of the San Antonio River bears little resemblance to the waterway of years past. The first phase of a project to both restore the river to more natural conditions and create improved trails and public access has just been completed.

Austrian Climber's Body Spotted on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

The body of an Austrian climber has been spotted on the flanks of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, according to park officials, who say conditions prevented them from immediately recovering it.

St. Mary Lodge and Resort At Glacier National Park Under New Ownership

The St. Mary Lodge and Resort on the eastern edge of Glacier National Park has been sold to a Phoenix-based corporation that operates other lodges in the park under its Glacier Park, Inc., subsidiary.

National Park Road Trip 2011: The Lodges of Western Glacier National Park

Having turned their car back towards the rising sun, David and Kay Scott have been spending time in Glacier National Park while working on an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.