There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
Two glorious rivers in the National Park System – the Buffalo, America’s very first national river, and the Middle Fork of the Flathead, which races along Glacier National Park’s southern border – have the inglorious distinction of being among American Rivers' Most Endangered Rivers® for 2017.
In a bid to improve habitat for endangered Coho salmon that use Redwood Creek in Muir Woods National Monument, the National Park Service is proposing to rebuild bridges that cross the stream, create deeper pools for rearing habitat, and revegetate sections to improve cover for fish.
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on its plan to restore wetland areas at Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, and Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland.
A former Yosemite National Park superintendent accused of overseeing a hostile, biased work environment had a brusk management style that "may have contributed to what some Yosemite employees perceived as inappropriate behavior," according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 21, through Monday, October 9. Ticket sales begin daily at 9 a.m. with the last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m at each site.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan is hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a “Bark Ranger.”
Is the National Park Service an outlier in the Trump administration when it comes to climate change?
Ozark National Scenic Riverways will partner with Missouri State Parks to host “Outdoor Adventure Demonstration Day” at Current River State Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.
One of America’s most quintessential road trips often starts by renting a convertible or RV in South Florida and organizing a tropical journey to the southernmost point in the continental United States. Visitors to this island oasis encounter a lifetime’s worth of natural wonders preserved by our State and National Park Services, along with plenty of fun in the sun, eco-adventures, and an opportunity to disconnect from the real world.