Report finds Grand Canyon tourists buoyed nearby communities

U.S. 05/29/19, 00:06

A new report from the National Park Service says areas surrounding the Grand Canyon benefited last year from millions of tourism dollars.Grand Canyon National Park officials say the report found the 6.3 million people who visited in 2018 spent $947 ...

Yellowstone National Park visitors spent $513M in 2018

Business 05/28/19, 13:37

A federal report shows visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $513 million in neighboring communities last year.The report last week from the National Park Service indicates the spending by the park's 4.1 million visitors supported nearly 7,100 jobs in ...

Reintroduced California condors could reach Oregon

Enviroment 04/05/19, 16:02

A plan to reintroduce the California condor to the Redwood National Forest could mean the giant raptors will eventually repopulate Oregon's Rogue Valley as well, a newspaper reported Friday.Northern California's Yurok Tribe, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish ...

Creeping floodwaters threaten Washington’s cherry blossoms

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:50

Washington's cherry blossom season has gone well this year, thanks to warm weather that has coincided perfectly with the annual blooming that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each spring.But officials are claiming that Washington's iconic trees are under a ...

Pearl Harbor memorial to remain closed through the summer

U.S. 03/28/19, 23:15

Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor are expected to keep the dock closed through the summer.The National Park Service has awarded a $2.1 million contract for repairs that are expected to be completed in time for ...

Grand Canyon chief isn’t back after being cleared in inquiry

U.S. 03/05/19, 20:26

The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has not returned to her job nearly a month after being cleared of accusations that she created a hostile work environment, improperly disciplined an employee and wasted park resources.Christine Lehnertz was reassigned in ...

Head of Grand Canyon cleared of undisclosed allegations

U.S. 02/08/19, 14:27

A U.S. investigation at Grand Canyon National Park has ended with the exoneration of the park's superintendent and an announcement that she'll return to work soon.Christine Lehnertz was reassigned in October while investigators from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector ...

Visitor dies at Yosemite National Park during shutdown

U.S. 01/04/19, 16:41

A man died after falling into a river at Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day, the National Park Service said Friday.The man apparently slipped down Silver Apron, a large, sloping granite area above Nevada Fall, and suffered a head injury, ...

Southern California fire scorches huge swath of public lands

U.S. 11/15/18, 00:44

Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of public lands popular with hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, a charred rabbit ...

Justices sound favorable to Alaska hunter with hovercraft

U.S. 11/05/18, 13:39

The Supreme Court sounds skeptical of the National Park Service's authority to prevent an Alaskan moose hunter from using his motorized rubber boat to access remote areas of the state. The justices heard arguments Monday in a case that tests the ...

Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

U.S. 10/23/18, 19:26

The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country's most popular national parks.Investigators from the Interior Department's Office ...

2 wolves moved from mainland to Isle Royale National Park

Science 09/27/18, 15:26

Officials have relocated two gray wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multiyear effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain.The National Park Service says a 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old ...

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