This festive family activity over the holiday season can quickly become a fire hazard if you don't take care.
The alligator juniper trees, known for their characteristic furrowed bark that resembles alligator skin, were likely hundreds of years old, officials said.
Charles Sams III was confirmed by unanimous vote in the Senate Thursday, the first confirmed director of the National Park Service since 2017.
Footage of the herd walking on the road was uploaded to YouTube by tourists visiting the National Park.
His actions have divided many with some calling it "stupid" while others say "it's not that big of a deal."
A viral video shows Samatha Dehring photographing a sow grizzly bear and her cubs before retreating when the mother bear charges her.
The autopsy found that Patrick Madura's body had "multiple puncture wounds involving the skin consistent with bear claw and/or bite marks."
Everything was going swimmingly for the bears until they realized they were being filmed.
"The National Park Service has a responsibility to protect and preserve these beautiful animals. The idea that depriving them of food and water somehow fulfills that responsibility isn't just absurd, it's undeniably inhumane," Kate Barnekow, the organization's attorney, said.
A recent National Park Service report said the impacts of climate change mean "it will not be possible to safeguard all park resources, processes, assets, and values in their current form or context over the long term."
Officials have launched an investigation after external lights went out at the obelisk, shrouding it in darkness overnight on Sunday.
"Alice" Yu Xie, 41, has been missing since she went on a day hike to the Upper Yosemite Fall overlook. She is less than 5 feet tall, less than 100 pounds, and has neck-length black hair.
The woman walked nearly two miles after being bitten in order to get to her car, before driving herself to a hospital.
The National Parks Service said they had witnessed a "noticeable uptick in rattlesnake bites" this summer.
The new rule is a "shameful rollback" of hunting regulations in Alaska, a spokesperson for the National Parks Conservation Association said.
How to keep yourself entertained during the COVID-19 lockdown during National Parks Week 2020.
As part of a highly controversial program, the sharpshooters were called to remove the park's invasive population.
There are more than 400 national parks, according to the National Park Service, which are available to everyone, every day.
Invasive species are now a "huge" issue in national parks and the problem is "far, far worse now" than it was twenty years ago, researchers say.
Mary Joanna Gomez, 56, was recovered "alive and in a stable condition" after a National Guard C-130 aircraft spotted the help message after days of intense searching, the National Park Service said.
"I would compare it to building a wall over your parents' graveyards. It would have the same effect," said Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr.
The National Park Service confirmed the victims's family returned to the park and collected his remains. The victim, who was last week four years ago, was named as Feiyang "Isaac" Xiang, 21.
The encounter is just the latest example of Yellowstone visitors placing themselves and others in danger by getting too close to bison in the park.
Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal, according to the National Park Service.
Fireworks displays were previously stopped due to fears that a pine beetle infestation in the area would cause a fire.
The giant water bug is believed to be the most painful of all insects.
First Bears Ears, now the Grand Canyon.
The National Park Service says the organizers of an annual art event can't display a statue of a naked woman because it's too tall and would ruin the grass.