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Acadia National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Acadia National Park - News section for more.

  • Park rangers and local responders suppress fire at Acadia National Park

    May 13, 2024 | 11:21 am

    On Saturday, May 11, at around 4:00 pm, park rangers and fire resources responded to reports of a wildland fire along the St. Sauveur hiking trail in Acadia National Park. Fire departments from Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert, and Tremont responded and helped extinguish two fires - one which burned 0.1 acres and another which burned 0.25 acres. The Maine State Forest Service coordinated a water drop from its helicopter. Through this coordinated response, the fire was suppressed by 7:00 p.m.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service releases Environmental Assessment of plant gathering at Acadia National Park for public comment

    May 6, 2024 | 9:15 am

    The National Park Service released an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the gathering of sweetgrass for traditional purposes by enrolled members of the five federally recognized tribes in Maine.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cadillac Summit Road to Close Temporarily for Repaving

    May 3, 2024 | 11:43 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) plans to close Cadillac Summit Road in Acadia National Park to all uses from Monday, May 6, at 6:00 a.m. through Thursday, May 9, at 8:00 am for repaving and striping. All vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian access is prohibited during the closure.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Spring prescribed burns planned for Acadia National Park

    April 18, 2024 | 12:42 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to conduct prescribed fire burning in Acadia National Park before May 10, provided weather and fuel conditions meet the conditions established in the park’s prescribed fire plan. NPS will attempt a prescribed fire at the following locations.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Park Loop Road opens to motor vehicles on April 15

    April 11, 2024 | 9:49 am

    The Park Loop Road will open to motor vehicles on April 15. Make sure to plan ahead for your trip to Acadia National Park this spring!

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park announces $950,000 for ecosystem restoration and climate restoration projects

    April 10, 2024 | 10:00 am

    Acadia National Park will receive $950,000 in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to create a model for addressing climate change vulnerabilities of coastal archeological sites, collections, landscapes and ethnographic resources using a ‘Two-eyed Seeing’ approach.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary closures for peregrine falcon nesting in Acadia National Park

    March 1, 2024 | 2:59 pm

    To provide peregrine falcons adequate space for nesting, the National Park Service will temporarily close areas including Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, and Valley Cove Trail in Acadia National Park on March 1 until further notice. These annual closures protect the peregrine falcons from inadvertent human disturbance or harassment during the nesting period.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park Invites Five Accomplished Artists-in-Residence for 2024

    February 26, 2024 | 9:12 am

    Five accomplished and emerging artists have accepted invitations to participate in the Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park in 2024. Founded in 1993, the program is dedicated to creating new and interesting ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Attend a federal resume workshop before applying to Acadia National Park for a seasonal job

    February 13, 2024 | 4:10 pm

    Before applying to work as a seasonal employee at Acadia National Park – consider taking one of their free federal resume workshops, offered in partnership with Ellsworth Adult and Community Education.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on February 5

    January 29, 2024 | 9:12 am

    The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet in-person at the training trailer at Park Headquarters at 1 pm on Monday, February 5. There will also be a virtual option available for those unable to attend in-person. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment.

    Read more at nps.gov