Volunteers are a large part of the national park community, donating time and sweat to help improve their favorite park. At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials recently honored some volunteers who eclipsed 5,000 hours of service to the park.
Inexperience and errors of judgment, two factors often cited in accidents and injuries in the National Park System, played a role in two recent canyoneering accidents just outside Zion National Park.
A team of smokejumpers has been working in the backcountry of Denali National Park to protect some historic structures from wildfires that are burning nearby them.
While some national parks struggle with moving tourists around during the peak season due to traffic jams and road systems designed for fewer vehicles, the National Park Foundation is working to provide the National Park Service with the expertise to help improve the situation.
A group of visitors enjoying Denali National Park from the air spent the Fourth of July grounded on a glacier on Mount McKinley and were awaiting help from rangers bringing tents, food, and warm clothing on foot.
One of the most unusual plants in the far West is the snow plant, a brilliant red stalk of vegetation that some refer to as a "neon red psychedelic asparagus."
Well, it appears that nesting attempts by Peregrine falcons in some areas of Acadia National Park have failed this year. As a result, areas that had been closed during the nesting season have been reopened.
California politicians, who jumped quickly to prevent horse pack trips at Sequoia National Park from being derailed last year, are moving to take a close look at Yosemite National Park plans that could lead to some concessions closings in the Yosemite Valley.
At 10,000 feet and above, wildflowers bloom a wee bit later than, for instance, at sea level. That's why Cedar Breaks National Monument's 8th Annual Wildflower Festival is just beginning this Saturday.
With an extended heat wave baking the West, generating temperatures above 100 degrees in many national parks, Grand Canyon National Park officials are investigating whether the heat played a role in the death of a hiker on trhe South Kaibab Trail.
An acquired taste of human food by a black bear has forced the overnight closure of Sand Island at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin.
Around The Parks: Lodging At Glacier Bay, Personal Hygiene On Mount McKinley, Explosives At Assateague Island
A scan of news from across the National Park System shows a need for a new lodging concessions at Glacier Bay National Park, a problem with personal hygiene on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, and an explosive situation at Assateague Island National Seashore.
A 5-year-old was killed instantly at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah when he fell out of a boat and was struck by the propeller, according to park officials.
Help Yellowstone Park Foundation, North Cascades Institute, Land Thousands Of Dollars For Youth Programs
Whether you prefer Yellowstone National Park, or North Cascades National Park, now is your chance to help fund teen programs in one of those two parks.