It’s only May, but already the summer wildfire season across much of the West is looking ominous. According to national firefighting officials, already the fire danger is predicted to be above normal across most of Arizona, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Idaho, as well as across portions of Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Washington.
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, who used sleight of legislative hand to see that national park visitors could arm themselves, boasted the other day that violent crime in the parks has decreased 85 percent thanks to that legislation. Unfortunately, he was far from accurate with that statement, according to fact checkers.
Nearly $200,000 in funding to help high school teachers and their students gain a better grasp of national parks, and a sense of stewardship for them, has been made possible by the National Park Foundation and the University of Phoenix.
The moose population at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota appears to be stable in comparison with recent years, with an estimated 46 individuals.
The early birds were ready and waiting this morning when the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened for the season.
With Memorial Day Weekend still two weeks off, more and more facilities at Fire Island National Seashore are reopening after repairs necessitated by last fall's Hurricane Sandy.
Ten million dollars are heading to the Trust for the National Mall over the next five years to help the organization preserve and protect the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.
The Fourth of July and the reopening of the Statue of Liberty are still more than a month off, but that doesn't mean you can't buy a ticket for that event now.
Denali National Park and Preserve is a huge landscape, covering more than 6 million acres. Not surprisingly, this size can be daunting when it comes to planning a trip to the Alaskan park. A new tour debuting this summer could help you get the most out of your visit.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area officials say that sometime late in June they will have to close Muir Beach through November while the parking lot and pedestrian access are realigned.
A Minnesota man who had been enjoying day hikes in Yosemite National Park died in a fall along the Mist Trail in the park's iconic valley.
Though the centennial for Acadia National Park, and the National Park Service, still is three years offer, Friends of Acadia already are working towards ensuring the park has a memorable second century.
Around The Parks: Fireflies In The Smokies, Family Days Along The C&O Canal, Hiking In Acadia, Visitor Center Hours At Voyageurs
Summer can't be far off, as the fireflies will be flashing soon in the Smokies, family days are scheduled at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, a hiking adventure will be offered at Acadia National Park, and visitor hours at Voyageurs National Park are shortened a bit due to sequestration.
In light of recent stories on the Traveler about dogs in national parks, it's pertinent to note that unleashed dogs recently killed two Canada goose goslings at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California.
As the country endeavors to become more and more energy independent, new techniques for extracting oil and gas from beneath the landscape are greatly expanding the footprint of energy exploration in the country. These efforts have greatly increased the production of oil and natural gas in the United States, and they also are creating problems when the drilling operations turn up on the doorsteps of national parks.
Letters Show Environmental Action Committee Of West Marin Opposed Extension Of Oyster Farm Lease At Point Reyes
Letters from 2005 show that the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin opposed an extension beyond 2012 of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease at Point Reyes National Seashore, contrary to claims made by the company's owner.
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Yosemite Valley can feel like a bustling town at times, with traffic jams, wailing emergency sirens, and tour buses and tractor-trailer trucks snaking along the roads. While Yosemite National Park planners are trying to better manage some of that crowding, the American Recreation Coalition fears they're going too far and threatening the visitor experience.