Latest National parks News

Tribes' ancestral remains return home to American Southwest

Sep. 17, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribal leaders have reburied the remains of their ancestors that were taken more than a century ago from what's now a national park in Colorado. A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891....

Men on motorcycles accused of harassing Yellowstone bison

Sep. 15, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Two brothers accused of riding motorcycles off-road and harassing bison in Yellowstone National Park have pleaded not guilty. Dallin McAllister, 25, of Provo, Utah, and Tyler McAllister, 36, of Gilbert, Arizona, entered the pleas Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Green River stocked with 2,400 endangered mussels

Sep. 15, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has stocked about 2,400 endangered freshwater mussels into the Green River. A statement from the agency said about half were placed into the river within Mammoth Cave National Park earlier this month and the other half were placed...

These images taken in late September 2019 from a remote camera and provided by the National Park Service and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, show two wolf pups on Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Gray wolves that were taken to Isle Royale to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating, scientists said Monday Sept. 14, 2020. (National Park Service and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry via AP)

Relocated Isle Royale wolves form groups, reduce moose herd

Sep. 14, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gray wolves that were taken to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating — promising signs despite heavy losses from natural causes and deadly fights, scientists...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, elephants roam in the Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country's High Court, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020, to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in the park which hosts one of Africa's largest populations of elephants. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File)

Zimbabwe government announces mining ban in national parks

Sep. 9, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government says it has banned mining in its national parks, but an environmental group that had taken court action to stop the development of a coal mine in an elephant-rich park said on Wednesday that it will insist on “more than just words.” Reports...

FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, a bison stands among fir trees that have been logged, in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. Employees of a natural reserve in eastern Poland were searching for a male bison Monday after it injured a vacationer. Local police in Bialowieza said that a 61-year-old man was hospitalized with injuries after he was attacked by the bison while taking a walk in the Bialowieza Forest. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, File)

Search for a bison after it attacked tourist in Poland

Sep. 7, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Employees of the Bialowieza nature reserve in eastern Poland were searching for a male bison Monday after it injured a vacationer. Local police chief, Tomasz Krupa, said that a 61-year-old man was hospitalized with injuries after he was attacked by the animal while taking an early...

Pittsburgh trailhead marks start of Lewis & Clark journey

Sep. 5, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In a nondescript, unnamed, grass-and-dirt parklet, near Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center, a blue-and-yellow Pennsylvania historical marker identifies a spot where the greatest westward exploration in United States history started, 217 years ago. Meriwether Lewis and 11...

This May 2020, photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion kitten P-54's and a den of kittens found in the Santa Monica Mountains. A boom in mountain lion births has occurred this summer in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills west of Los Angeles. Thirteen kittens were born to five mountain lion mothers between May and August, according to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. (National Park Service via AP)

Southern California sees summer of mountain lion kittens

Sep. 3, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion baby boom has occurred this summer in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills west of Los Angeles. Thirteen kittens were born to five mountain lion mothers between May and August, according to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It’s...

Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks as she tapes her speech for the first day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Guilfoyle says she's a 1st-generation American

Aug. 25, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her Republican National Convention speech, Kimberly Guilfoyle described herself as a first-generation American, citing her mother's Puerto Rican roots. But Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, and its residents are U.S. citizens. Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign adviser and the girlfriend of...

FILE- In this May 25, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart after participating in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. A forklift has damaged a brick walkway at the iconic national monument Fort McHenry, where Republicans were building a stage for Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance for the party’s national convention, a National Park Service spokeswoman said Monday, Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Forklift damages Fort McHenry walkway ahead of Pence speech

Aug. 24, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

A forklift has damaged a brick walkway at the iconic national monument Fort McHenry, where Republicans were building a stage for Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance for the party’s national convention, a National Park Service spokeswoman said Monday. A national parks advocacy group expressed...