Latest National Park Service News

Bust of Orville Wright found on North Carolina beach

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a bust of Orville Wright that was stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on the North Carolina coast has been found. A news release from the park service Tuesday says a visitor to the beach at Kill Devil Hills called authorities in...

Orville Wright bust stolen from North Carolina monument

Oct. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a copper bust of aviation pioneer Orville Wright has been stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Park Service and local law enforcement officials are investigating the case and are asking the...

Rat poison eyed in 2 California mountain lion deaths

Oct. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one case and is suspected in the other. The Park Service said Tuesday that a male dubbed P-30 was found dead in...

US official lauds efforts for Theodore Roosevelt library

Oct. 3, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Thursday praised state fundraising efforts for a proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota and said he hopes the project moves forward. As the administration Cabinet member who oversees management of federal lands and...

Melania Trump to visit national parks in Wyoming on Thursday

Oct. 1, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative later this week in Wyoming. The White House says the first lady will visit national parks and landmarks Thursday and spread the child well-being message that's a big component of her year-old "Be Best" initiative....

Feds again seek comment on North Cascades grizzly bear plans

Sep. 28, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Contentious proposals to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state are once again open for public comment. The plan, drafted by the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, drew mixed responses from locals in 2017 with over...

Elevator briefly breaks down at reopened Washington Monument

Sep. 21, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project. The National Park Service says there was a "brief interruption in service" for about an hour Saturday. Spokesman Mike Litterst said...

3 wolves moved to Isle Royale, helping rebuild population

Sep. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say four gray wolves from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were transported for resettlement in Isle Royale National Park to help restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, though one of them died shortly after arriving. The National Park Service said Friday...

Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument

Sep. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years. The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. Accompanied by a group of local...

Washington Monument reopens after 3-year closure for repairs

Sep. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public. The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. The monument will reopen to the public at noon Thursday, and first lady Melania...