National Park Service

National Park Service (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

National Parks Call On Americans To ‘Find Your Park’

After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.

03/31/2015

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Alternatives For Yellowstone Bison Management Offered

The state of Montana and federal officials have drafted new management options for bison at Yellowstone National Park that range from letting the population grow to more than 7,000 of the animals, to driving down their numbers below 3,000.

CBS Seattle–03/13/2015

64-year-old Edwin Birch was last seen Saturday while hiking with his son. (Andrew WINNER/AFP/Getty Images)

After 4 Days, No Sign Of Wonderland Trail Hiker

Crews searching for 64-year-old Tacoma man.

07/16/2014

File photo of rescue helicopter (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

Missing Snowshoer May Have Fallen At Crater Lake

National Park officials say the unnamed snowshoe hiker may have walked on a “snow cornice” that collapsed, causing him to fall at least 1,000 feet.

05/07/2014

File photo of Mount Rainier. (credit: Robert Sumner/Getty Images)

Mount Rainier Makes Changes After Ranger’s Death

Climbing rangers on iconic Mount Rainier had become comfortable working on the mountain’s slopes without being roped or anchored for safety and had become desensitized to potential hazards, according to a review released Tuesday into the death of a ranger who fell during a rescue operation last year.

CBS Seattle–06/04/2013

(credit: Robert Sumner /Getty Images)

Ranger Slides More Than 3,000 Feet To His Death In Rescue Attempt

A Mount Rainier ranger slid more than 3,000 feet to his death as he helped in efforts to rescue four injured climbers who fell on a glacier, a National Park Service spokesman said.

06/22/2012