December 18, 2013
A pair of coyote (Canis latrans) were confirmed at the George Washington Memorial Parkway this week. One adult and one juvenile coyote were photographed in the evening hours at Ft. Hunt Park.
Coyotes are a very widespread species and their range stretches from coast to coast. These intelligent animals have adapted to suburban and urban environments. Coyotes have been living in the Washington D.C. area for over a decade and have been documented in Rock Creek Park, local county parks, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Since coyotes are often nocturnal, or night-active, they are rarely seen.
Both coyotes observed at Ft. Hunt this week appeared to be in good health and were acting normally. National Park Service staff monitors wildlife activity. National park lands provide important habitat for wildlife and places for people to enjoy the outdoors.
If you have questions or other wildlife sightings, please contact NPS Natural Resource Program Manager Brent Steury at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 5, 2013
Public Scoping Meeting focusing on Land Transfer of Langley Fork Park and Langley Oaks Park and Potential Development of Langley Fork Park
The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment to evaluate alternatives for the proposed land transfer of Langley Fork Park and Langley Oaks Park and potential development options at Langley Fork Park. A public open house meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2014. Written comments can be submitted from from December 5, 2013 to February 3, 2014.
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