During Christmas weekend, winter storms across the West brought a lot of snow and record low temperatures in some areas – and the precipitation is not done yet.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced plans for the creation of the state’s 43rd state park, a 488-acre property at Sweetwater Lake.
Beginning Oct. 18, some areas of Kings Canyon National Park reopened to the public for day use and wilderness use. The park closed in September due to the KNP Complex Fires.
Wildlife officials are urging residents to be bear aware after a recent increase in bear sightings near Jackson.
The Colorado Bureau of Land Management has gathered roughly 683 wild horses from public lands and just released 49 back to the area as part of an ongoing fertility control program.
All park trails are temporarily closed at Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska due to recent bear activity, according to the National Park Service. Park management are planning to reevaluate bear activity each day.
During the first day of his trip to the West, President Joe Biden discussed how wildfires are starting earlier every year – noting that this year 5.4 million acres have burned.
Lake Mead, the reservoir that serves 20 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada (and Mexico), is at record lows once again.