December 05, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Completes CWD Detection and Assessment Plan
Shenandoah National Park staff recently concluded a planning process for a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Detection and Assessment Plan after receiving a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) decision. The purpose of the CWD plan in Shenandoah National Park is to establish a framework that allows the National Park Service (NPS) to determine with a high level of confidence whether CWD is present in the park’s deer population; to understand the prevalence and distribution of CWD if it is detected in the park; to support future decision-making relative to long-term management of CWD in the park’s deer population; and to cooperate/coordinate to a greater degree with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF)in its surveillance efforts.
November 04, 2013
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.
September 10, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day 2013
In celebration of National Public Lands Dayon Saturday, September 28, 2013, Shenandoah National Park will host a number of volunteer activities. National Public Lands Day is an annual event intended to encourage people to visit and support places like Shenandoah National Park through volunteer efforts.
August 26, 2013
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Shenandoah National Park
On August 19, 2013, Shenandoah National Park Natural Resources staff confirmed the presence of a single emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle in the park. The adult beetle was caught in an EAB surveillance trap in the Dickey Ridge Picnic Grounds, in the park’s northern section. The level of EAB infestation in this area is not known, but park staff, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry, will soon survey the Dickey Ridge area.
July 29, 2013
National Park Service Denies Madison County Request to Establish New Park Entrance on Rapidan Road
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today he has denied Madison County’s request to establish a new entrance for motor vehicles into the national park on Rapidan Road in Madison County.
July 12, 2013
Search Concludes for Missing Man
July 10, 2013
Search Underway in Shenandoah National Park for Missing Man
Shenandoah National Park Rangers are searching for Tyler Keefer, a 21 year-old Front Royal, VA area man. The search is a joint operation between Shenandoah National Park and the Front Royal Police Department.
June 25, 2013
Park Hosts Special Program in July
Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are hosting another special program featuring renowned author Jeff Alt who will inspire enthusiasm and care for nature and the outdoors. The program will be held on July 6, 2013, at Byrd Visitor Center at milepost 51 on Skyline Drive.
May 31, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Continues Neighbor Appreciation Day 2013
Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup is inviting community neighbors to enjoy a day in the park as a part of Shenandoah Neighbors' Day. On June 15, 2013, the park will waive entrance fees for those residents living in counties bordering the park including: Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham and Warren.
May 31, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Hosts Special Programs in June
Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association will host two special programs in June featuring renowned authors who will inspire enthusiasm and care for nature and the outdoors. These programs will be held at Byrd Visitor Center at milepost 51 on Skyline Drive.
May 10, 2013
Celebrate National Trails Day at Shenandoah National Park
Celebrate National Trails Day in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 1. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.
April 09, 2013
Park Plans Prescribed Burn for April 10, 2013
Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 500 acres in the park’s south district on April 10, 2013. The ignition of the fire is dependent on weather conditions. The burn area is located west of Jarman Gap and northeast of Waynesboro, Virginia.
January 31, 2013
Jim Northup Named Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Jim Northup, a 32 year National Park Service veteran, has been selected as the new Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, both in Virginia.
September 18, 2012
Shenandoah National Park Co-Hosts 79th Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion
Shenandoah National Park, along with the Barlow family of Stanley, Virginia, will be co-hosting the 79th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Alumni Reunion on September 29, 2012. The public is invited to meet with Alumni and hear first-hand about their experiences. Alumni reunion events will take place at the Big Meadows Lodge Massanutten Room beginning at 9:00 a.m. with remarks from park superintendent Martha Bogle.