Latest National parks News

DeSantis, Army Corps reach deal on major Everglades project.

Apr. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an agreement Thursday with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir in Everglades restoration. Work on the long-stalled Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir in western Palm Beach County...

Texas man dies in fall on snowy California mountain

Apr. 21, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — A Texas man has died after falling to his death while hiking California's Mount Whitney, authorities announced Wednesday. Saulo Sifuentes Escalante, 36, of Conroe was reported missing on Sunday when he failed to return from a Thursday day hike...

Grizzly victim knew risks of living with bears, friends say

Apr. 21, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are part of life in the gateway communities bordering Yellowstone National Park, and backcountry snowmobile guide Charles “Carl” Mock knew well the risks that come with working, hiking and fishing among the fear-inspiring carnivores, his friends...

Outer Banks Wright Brothers memorial gets autonomous shuttle

Apr. 21, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina site of the world’s first powered flight has launched a pilot project to test out the safety and efficacy of another transportation innovation. The popular Wright Brothers National Memorial on the Outer Banks kicked...

Kosovar biologist calls newly found insect after coronavirus

Apr. 20, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar biologist Halil Ibrahimi believes the pandemic restrictions haven't all been bad — as a result of them, he completed his research, raised public awareness of the pollution of river basins and named a newly discovered insect after the virus. ...

Grizzly mauling near Yellowstone kills backcountry guide

Apr. 19, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana backcountry guide has died after he was mauled by a large grizzly bear that was probably defending a nearby moose carcass just outside Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday. Charles “Carl”...

Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs

Apr. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research unveiled Monday found. Paleontologists developed the theory while studying a mass tyrannosaur...

Arkansas man admits removing trees from national forest

Apr. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man pleaded guilty Monday to illegally damaging or removing trees from the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. Jamie R. Edmondson, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield to depredation of government property. ...

Tracy Swartout is new superintendent of Blue Ridge Parkway

Apr. 19, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 21-year veteran of the National Park Service has been named as the new superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to a news release from the park service says Tracy Swartout will take over as superintendent on May 23. She will work...

Students visit Michigan Tech in internship program

Apr. 18, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A Watersmeet High School student met with professors and college students at Michigan Technological University recently as part of an internship program aimed at promoting Native American interest in STEM fields. “My science teacher actually...