Archive List

Could You Handle This Job? Arrowhead Hotshots Celebrate 30 Years of Fire Fighting Excellence

A small group of men and women hold one of the most highly sought after jobs in the National Park Service, but the work is also some of the most challenging anywhere in the country. This year the Arrowhead Hotshots celebrate 30 years of service as one of the elite wildland fire crews in the U.S.A.

Join A Ranger To Watch Raptors In Yellowstone National Park's Hayden Valley On Sept 10

A ranger will lead a raptor-watching program in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday, September 10.

Visit Your Park: Glacier Bay and Shenandoah National Parks Now in the Archives

If you haven't been checking the Visit Your Park section recently, know that two more parks have been added to the archives: Glacier Bay National Park and Shenandoah National Park.

Many National Parks Get The Indian Story Wrong

Earlier this year we ran a story by former Park Service historian Richard West Sellars that examined how fully the National Park Service at Fort Laramie National Historic Site recounts the history of the 19th Century Indian Wars. The following article from Robert Pahre takes a broader look at how the National Park Service interprets Native American history.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Elk At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Summer visits to Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reward you with ample sights of wildlife, from black bears and white-tailed deer to salamanders and hawks. But if it's elk you want to see, now is the time to head to the park's Cataloochee Valley.

Updated: Investigation Continues Into Yellowstone National Park Bear Mauling

An investigation continued Friday into the fatal mauling of a Michigan man in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, though efforts to trap the bear responsible have been unsuccessful.

Limited Access, Activities At Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras National Seashores

With the last holiday weekend of the summer rolling out today, National Park Service crews are trying to get as much open as possible at hurricane-ravaged Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras national seashores. Nevertheless, there will be limits on what you can do if you're visiting either this weekend.

Not Too Early To Book Winter Adventure At Yellowstone National Park

Sure, it's still August, and the hot, humid weather just won't stop in many sections of the country. You can envision cooler weather, though, by considering a winter trek to Yellowstone National Park.

Mountain Lion Born In Santa Monica Mountains NRA Killed While Crossing Interstate Highway

A mountain lion born in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a little more than a year ago was killed earlier this week when it was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Interstate 405.

Canadian Charged With Spray Painting Names Over Famous Rock Outcrop In Grand Canyon National Park

A Canadian man, reportedly hoping to impress his children 20 years from now, spray painted part of his name on a famous rock outcrop at Grand Canyon National Park, according to the ranger who interviewed him.

Wildfire Threat Leads To Trail Closure In Kolob Canyon Section of Zion National Park

With fire conditions increasing, and a wildfire already burning nearby, all trails in the Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park have been closed to hikers.

Grandfather Accused Of Endangering Health And Welfare of Grandsons During Inner Gorge Hike In Grand Canyon National Park

An Indiana man was in court Thursday to face charges of endangering the health and safety of his three young grandsons by allegedly abusing them physically and verbally and denying them water and rests on a 19-mile hike into the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon National Park during one of the hottest days of the summer, according to a sworn complaint filed in U.S. District Court

Yosemite National Park Officials Planning To Restore Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Better drainage, reduced infrastructure, and better protection of giant sequoias are the end goals of a plan by Yosemite National Park officials to restore the Mariposa Grove in the southern end of the park.

Several Options Under Discussion To Restore Highway Access Down Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Restoring access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore via Highway 12, which was severed at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge by Hurricane Irene, will not be easily, or quickly, accomplished.

Major Law Enforcement Operation at Mount Rainier National Park Snares a Pair of Car Clouters

The crime is known as "car clouting," "car prowling" and other less polite names, but whatever you call it, thieves who break into cars and steal valuables can ruin a vacation. Good work by several agencies recently nabbed a pair of crooks responsible for a string of vehicle break-ins at Mount Rainier National Park.