National Park Service
The National Park Service says a 47-year-old San Jose man rock-climbing in Utah’s Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.
The National Park Service announced a joint filing of a settlement agreement Monday that would end ongoing litigation between Drakes Bay Oyster Company pending a U.S. District Court’s approval.
For the second time in a 24-hour period, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter swooped in to rescue rowers participating in the inaugural 2,400-mile Great Pacific Race from California to Hawaii.
It quietly built up magma for 27,000 years before beginning years-long series of eruptions on May 30th, 1914 and today the national park around Lassen Peak remains a closely observed volcanic hot spot.
High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.
The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
The National Park Service is recommending that Congress create a new historic park to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez, one that would be made up of four sites in California and a former Phoenix church hall where the now-famous rallying cry “Si se puede” was popularized.
For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.
San Francisco’s iconic Cliff House restaurant reopened Saturday despite the federal government shutdown, this time with the blessing of the National Park Service.
An elaborate sandcastle building competition to benefit arts in local schools has been postponed indefinitely amid the federal government shutdown.