WASHINGTON — Fracking, a divisive energy issue, has been approved in the George Washington National Forest in the state of Virginia. Fox News reported the U.S. Park Service initially banned fracking in the forest, which is the largest national forest on the East Coast, but rethought their plans after energy companies protested the ban. Fracking, or […]
John sends us a link to an article about Dominic Esquibel, a Marine who earned the Navy Cross in Iraq in 2004 and was roughed up by a National Park Service forest ranger in a dispute over a Sequoia National Park handicap parking space. According to Esquibel, the park employee handcuffed him and mistreated the […]
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier. The U.S. National Park Service said 115 of its 401 park units plan to seek public comment on entrance fees that could go up starting next year. Show More Summary
Harold Henthorn, a Colorado native, was arrested Thursday by authorities with the National Park Service and the FBI, in connection with first-degree murder for the Sept. 29, 2012 death of… READ ON
If some officials at Yellowstone National Park get their way, you soon may be able to get a Wi-Fi signal while looking at Old Faithful. That's because the National Park Service is considering running a $34 million fiber-optic line through...Show More Summary
Vice President Joe Biden is causing controversy after TIME reported he, at least four Cabinet secretaries, and other Obama administration officials used a lodge in the Grand Tetons for vacations. The National Park Service is now reviewing...Show More Summary
You best review those freebie days for your national park visit once 2015 rolls around, as it looks like Uncle Sam and friends might be raising admission prices. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but the National Park Service is kicking around the idea of increasing admission costs. Show More Summary
A hiker who has been painting portraits on cliffs, rocks, and slopes at national parks in the western United States and posting images of the acrylic compositions on social media is now the subject of a National Park Service (NPS) investigation.
The National Park Service has launched an investigation following reports of vandalism in at least 10 parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah, officials said today. “On Tuesday we received a phone call from a reporter who directed us to a web blog called...
The National Park Service is hunting for a serial vandalizer: a woman believed to have spent the last few weeks visiting parks in the West and defacing landmarks by painting images on them.
Happy National Fossil Day! The National Park Service organizes the events and promotional materials - http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/ The Arizona State Fossil, petrified wood, is among a long list of state symbols shown on the Arizona Secretary of State's website. http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/kids_state_symbols.htm
A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online. National Park Service agents have found the images at five...Show More Summary
The National Park Service on Friday announced the awarding of $2.2 million in grants to four Civil War battlefields to purchase land: Gettysburg, Pa., Manassas, Va., North Anna, Va. and Rappahannock Station, Va. The funds come from...Show More Summary
Glacier National Park just broke its all-time record for annual visitors — and there are still three months left in the year. The park in Montana welcomed 2,238,761 people in 2013 through Sept. 30, according to National Park ServiceShow More Summary
More than two years ago, a Northern California man gave National Park Service ranger Sarah Cavallaro an attitude and was generally uncooperative as they discussed his off-leash dogs.
The building is located in Canada’s Mont-Tremblant National Park and consists of three parts: an amphitheater, a space for service facilities and a discovery zone. It was created as a continuous band of rustic wood that unfolds into walls, a roof and a floor
Camera wielding quad copters are becoming a major issue in many of the top tourist spots around the globe. The National Park Service has even outlawed unmanned aircraft within their domain as they were becoming a major annoyance to non-drone toting visitors. Read more...
Here's the latest from the National Park Service on the Dog Rock Fire including updates on the road closures. Related posts: Highway 140 Closed and More Dog Rock Fire Information Junction Fire Update – Highway 41 Open Junction Fire Threatens Oakhurst – Highway 41 Closed
A twin engine turboprop air tanker fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has crashed, the National Park Service confirmed.
Today the Andrew Wyeth Studio was named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This exciting designation for the studio follows that of the two other properties owned and made open to the public by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Show More Summary