Just Another Weekend In Grand Teton National Park: Climber Rescued, Tragedy Averted, Boaters Pulled To Safety
How was your weekend? At Grand Teton National Park, rangers and others who work in the park had a heckuva weekend, one that required a mountain rescue, a river rescue, and cool decisions by a van driver forced off Highway 26/89/191 and into the Gros Ventre River.
Whether seen from land or water, it never fails to delight.
A barbecue, music, and living history presentations are just part of the celebration being planned to mark the 40th anniversary of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
They are not real.
Yellowstone National Park's bison herds have grown by nearly 14 percent over 2011 numbers, with most of the animals found across the park's northern range.
Friends of Acadia has its annual benefit auction scheduled for Saturday. If you can't make it to Bar Harbor, consider bidding on-line for great items such as a natural seaglass necklace or a 7-night stay in Southwest Harbor at the Harbor Ridge Resort.
Ahhhh, the good quizmeister must have eased back on the throttle last month, as we had 40 readers qualify to win a copy of Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail.
Melting snow on Mount Rainier has revealed a man's body at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, leading park officials to wonder if it might be of one of four climbers lost during a storm back in January.
As Congress continues to look for ways to cut federal spending, non-profit organizations such as the Yellowstone Park Foundation are becoming invaluable for the direct funding they provide the national parks. Often without their help trails would go without maintenance, wildlife research would dip, and facilities would deteriorate.
This coming weekend will be the perfect time to be camping in the backcountry of a national park, or at least visiting a national park that doesn't suffer from light pollution. That's because the annual Perseid Meteor Showers are scheduled to arrive Saturday, and a dark sky is the best sky to observe them.
Poll Shows Vast Majority Of Voters Believe Federal Government Has Responsibility To Safeguard, Support National Parks
America's national parks, places such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains, and Everglades, face problems both small and large due to poor federal funding, according to a survey of voters released today.
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With so many organizations clamoring for your charitable dollars, how can you decide which group to give to in support of the national parks? Do your homework, urges Jacqueline Vaughn.
Denali National Park and Preserve seems to be quite popular this August with congressional staffers, though a number of other parks also are destinations for politicians and their staff during the August recess.
Parents of a 19-year-old Michigan man who vanished on a day hike in Glacier National Park expressed their struggle with accepting their loss Monday, but also extended their thanks to the park staff for their efforts in finding him.
In the second part of this series Richard West Sellars, a long-time historian for the National Park Service, takes a look back at what precipitated the historic preservation movement in the National Park System.