You are here

High-Tech Irrigation System Will Keep Historic Gateway To The White House Green

The National Park Service is bringing the beautification of the lawn and gardens of Lafayette Park into the digital age. The seven-acre park just north of the White House will soon be served by a high-tech, water-saving irrigation system that includes intelligent sensors that adjust to evaporation rates and weather conditions like rain or freezing temperatures.
bootstrap

Secretary Zinke Won't Recommend National Park Status For Bears Ears National Monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, halfway through his tour of two sprawling national monuments in Utah to decide whether they're inordinately large, told reporters on Tuesday that he was not likely to recommend national park status for Bears Ears National Monument.
bootstrap

Photography In The National Parks: Birds, Beaches, Blooms, And Bottles At Padre Island National Seashore

Over a long April weekend, photographer Rebecca Latson traveled to Padre Island National Seashore for a little photographic fun on the beach. She returned with some wonderful photos and 21 tips based upon her experiences to help you make the most of a photographic visit of your own to this wonderful Texas national seashore.
bootstrap

Hiker-Biker Shuttles Gearing Up In Glacier National Park

Beginning on May 13 in Glacier National Park in Montana the spring hiker-biker shuttle that began last year will once again be available on the west side of the park. The shuttle will run on the weekends (and Memorial Day) and will stop at the Apgar Visitor Center, Lake McDonald Lodge, and Avalanche Creek (once the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to Avalanche Creek).
bootstrap

Interior Secretary Zinke Kicks Off His Monumental Listening Tour

Flanked by banners promoting public lands and how they "sustain the nation," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arrived in Utah on Sunday to begin his review of national monuments established over the past two decades with a promise not to recommend the abolishment of any monument to President Trump. The secretary did not, however, promise not to recommend a reduction in the size of any monument.
bootstrap