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More than 100 groups call on Congress to oppose weakening national park protections

The HillThe Hill - Apr 24, 2018
In conjunction with National Park week, 122 groups sent a letter to Congress Tuesday urging members to oppose any legislation that might weaken protections of national parks and monuments. The letter — signed by various groups representing the LGBTQ ...  

National Forest

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest delays opening recreational trails, campgrounds

Ashland Daily PressAshland Daily Press - Apr 19, 2018
RHINELANDER – The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be delaying the opening of recreation trails and campgrounds due to persisting snow pack. “We recognize this is an issue for visitors and we are working to get campgrounds and trails open as ...  

Yellowstone National Park

The supervolcano under Yellowstone should make you worried

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 20, 2018
By Joel Achenbach | Washington Post. Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park raises entrance fee

AZFamilyAZFamily - Apr 14, 2018
The additional revenue from entrance fees at Grand Canyon will be applied toward funding the replacement of the Transcanyon Waterline and associated water and wastewater utility systems. Other deferred maintenance projects include trails, road and ...  

Yosemite National Park

Earth Day celebrations include free national park entry and Yosemite bus ride

USA TODAYFresno Bee - Apr 21, 2018
In celebration of Earth Day and the first day of National Park Week, entry fees for Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System will be free. Admission fees are waived at all national parks on Saturday, including nearby ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Tuesday Datebook
Hot Springs Sentinel - Apr 17, 2018

Hot Springs National Park Rotary will meet at noon Wednesday at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Central and Fountain streets, for lunch. A meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club will meet ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Getting ready for National Park Week at Shenandoah National Park

The Charlottesville NewsplexThe Charlottesville Newsplex - Apr 17, 2018
(CBS19 NEWS) -- This weekend is the beginning of National Park Week, and the Shenandoah National Park will host several special events to celebrate. On Saturday, entrance fees will be waived at all national parks sites. There will be ranger programs ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

You'll pay more to visit Mount Rainier this summer

Tri-City HeraldTri-City Herald - Apr 13, 2018
Visiting Mount Rainier National Park will cost more, but the fee increases for 117 of the nation's parks announced on Thursday were scaled back considerably from an earlier proposal. Entrance to either Mount Rainier or Olympic National Park in ...  

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park adapts to climate change after hurricane ...

CNNCNN - Apr 23, 2018
Months after sheltering inland communities from Hurricane Irma, Everglades National Park is still in recovery. Far from being the ageless landscape it first appears, the Everglades is adapting to climate change.  

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park raising entrance fees | Local ...

Rapid City JournalRapid City Journal - Apr 17, 2018
INTERIOR | Badlands National Park will increase its entrance fees over a two-year period, the park announced recently.  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Every day is Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park

9News.com KUSAEstes Park Trail-Gazette - Apr 19, 2018
Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and entrance to the park is free on Saturday. Earth Day is a chance for the ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Former Federal Prosecutor Kevin P. Rooney Joins Hammerschmidt Law Corporation

Digital JournalDigital Journal - Apr 19, 2018
He has a great deal of experience with the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed on federal lands such as BLM, Forest Service, Yosemite or Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, including fire-related offenses and alleged sexual offenses. For ...  

Sequoia National Park

Will fee increase deter Sequoia National Park visitors?

Visalia Times-DeltaVisalia Times-Delta - Apr 17, 2018
It's a perfect time to head out and enjoy the great outdoors. Snow is melting, traffic is light and nearly everything is green in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. It's also cheaper now than it will be in a couple months. Last week, the ...  

Zion National Park

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Apr 10, 2018
While there are plenty of hikes to choose from in Zion National Park, public information officer John B. Marciano recomended the Kayenta Trail, which is located within the Emerald Pools Trail. The Kayenta Trail hike takes you through the middle of a ...  

Glacier National Park

Many Lose Jobs After National Park Service Changes Interpretation of Seasonal Work Rule

GovExec.comGovExec.com - Apr 20, 2018
For the last decade, they have been back country rangers at Glacier National Park in northern Montana in the summer, doing everything from law enforcement and emergency response to education and trail maintenance. And at other times of the year, they ...  

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park entrance fees to go up about $5

Press HeraldPress Herald - Apr 13, 2018
Entrance fees to Acadia National Park will rise an average of $5 this year. Park administrators said the increases were necessary to pay for needed infrastructure and maintenance at the 50,000-acre park near Bar Harbor. Related Headlines. Government ...  

Arches National Park

Entrance fees to go up by $5 at Utah's national parks — and most others across US — after feds scrap plan to ...

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Apr 12, 2018
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Visitors take pictures and hike around Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Saturday March 5, 2016. By Thomas Burr. · Published: 5 days ago. Updated: 4 days ago. Washington • Fees to enter many of America's ...  

Big Bend National Park

In Big Bend, a border wall could divert bears, bighorn sheep from a comeback trail

AZCentral.comAZCentral.com - Mar 29, 2018
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas — Some people call it the Great Wall of Mexico, though no one labored to build it. A wall of mountains — two nearly overlapping walls, really — hugs the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, leaving an arduous crossing for ...  

Death Valley National Park

Upcoming National Park Week means free entry at Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree and more

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Apr 18, 2018
Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park, one of the parks you can visit for free Saturday. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times). National parks that charge admission fees — including Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Feds balk at raising entry fees for national parks, including Utah's Bryce Canyon and Zion

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Apr 3, 2018
Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune Hikers approach a bridge as hoodoos stand sentry over the trail to Mossy Cave on March 31, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park. 12 · By Darryl Fears. · Published: April 3. Updated: April 04, 2018. Interior Department ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Towpath Trail closes through Cuyahoga Valley National Park due to flooding

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Apr 16, 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Towpath Trail through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is closed Monday because of flooding. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which is more than 85 miles long and cuts through the national park, is flooded due to severe ...  

Denali National Park

State enacts emergency ban on wolf hunting and trapping near Denali National Park

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Apr 3, 2018
Following a spike in winter wolf kills by hunters and trappers, the state has put in place an emergency ban on hunting and trapping wolves near Denali National Park and Preserve. The ban, announced Friday for the Stampede Trail corridor, involves an ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

Buresh Blog: Spring "swings"... Dry Tortugas National Park!

ActionNewsJax.com (blog)ActionNewsJax.com (blog) - Apr 3, 2018
April 3, 2018 - Coming off a very cool March.... April is acting more like March with wide temp. swings, frequent cold frontal passages & still plenty of snow across the Northern U.S. with some occasional severe storm outbreaks. It looks like this ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Aramark Unveils Extensive Renovations and New Programs, in Advance of 2018 Spring/Summer Travel Season

Business Wire (press release)Business Wire (press release) - Apr 2, 2018
Aramark proudly delivers innovative hospitality, recreational and interpretive programs inside and around America's top travel destinations and vacation spots, such as Denali National Park & Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Mesa Verde ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Aramark Unveils Extensive Renovations and New Programs, in Advance of 2018 Spring/Summer Travel Season

Business Wire (press release)Business Wire (press release) - Apr 2, 2018
Aramark proudly delivers innovative hospitality, recreational and interpretive programs inside and around America's top travel destinations and vacation spots, such as Denali National Park & Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Mesa Verde ...  

Grand Teton National Park

N. Hwy 89 pathway will open early
Buckrail - Apr 23, 2018

Pathway users should note they will be diverted to the roadway for approximately ¼ mile as they enter Grand Teton National Park south of Gros Ventre Junction on U.S. Highway 26/89/191 and approach a road construction project. Pathway traffic may travel ...  

Great Basin National Park

National Park Service announces fee hikes for parks

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Apr 12, 2018
The fee increase does not apply to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which is operated by the Bureau of Land Management, or Great Basin National Park, which doesn't charge for admission. The price for the Lifetime Senior Pass and the annual ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Happy Trails: Colorado's Great Sand Dunes
Colorado Springs Gazette - Apr 16, 2018

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. All descriptions of Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve fall short. It is a true North American wonder, an essential pilgrimage for Coloradans. For Front Range residents, it's a day trip like no other ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rainbow Falls Trail to Mount LeConte in Smokies closes for major renovation

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - Apr 20, 2018
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - The Road to Mount LeConte isn't easy, no matter how you slice it. But one of the five routes that climb to the iconic summit in the heart of the Smokies is about to get a little easier – at least on the eyes. The ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park hosts annual Youth Poster ...

Carlsbad Current-ArgusCarlsbad Current-Argus - Apr 14, 2018
The artwork will be displayed for a week in the Roderick Mead Gallery at the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.  

Haleakala National Park

Man found guilty of assault at Haleakala park

Hawaii News NowHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Apr 19, 2018
A federal jury yesterday found a 44-year-old man guilty of two counts of assault while camping at Haleakala National Park. Matthew Berckmann was found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault of his spouse by strangulation after a four-and ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Announces May Events

Big Island NowBig Island Now - Apr 22, 2018
NPS Botanist Sierra McDaniel hand-pollinates a rare Ka'ū silversword in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. PC: NPS. ​. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park offers a variety of programs each month including Hawaiian cultural activities, After Dark in the Park ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Fading wolf population to be restored at Isle Royale

Petoskey News-ReviewPetoskey News-Review - Mar 19, 2018
Michigan DNR/Courtesy photoFederal officials have tentatively decided to transport 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park over the next three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease. ×. 2 ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Entrance fees going up at Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert SunThe Desert Sun - Apr 14, 2018
Come June 1, Joshua Tree National Park visitors will pay a little more to get into the park, a move officials say will help cover needed infrastructure and maintenance costs. Vehicle entrance fees go up $5 to $30 while riding a motorcycle into the park ...  

Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park and Preserve celebrates 100 years
Dutch Harbor Fisherman - Apr 14, 2018

For 100 years, the Katmai National Park and Preserve has been providing an extraordinary opportunity for visitors to see some of the wonders of the world, from the moonscape-like landscape of the 1912 Novarupta event, the largest volcanic eruption of ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit

Ice, ice, baby: You'll find plenty of it at Kenai Fjords National Park on the edge of the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska, near Seward, where 40 glaciers are the main attraction. Nearly 51 percent of the park is covered in ice, but there's still ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Research continues on elevated mercury levels in some non-migratory fish in Southwest Alaska

Alaska Public Radio NetworkAlaska Public Radio Network - Dec 5, 2017
In 2005, the National Park Service began monitoring mercury levels in non-migratory lake fish in Katmai National Park and Preserve and the Lake Clark National Park Preserve. “Since then we've collected around 400 fish samples, representing nine species ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Free Entrance Day in Honor of National Park Week

NBC Southern CaliforniaNBC Southern California - Apr 13, 2018
Lassen Volcanic National Park: Hikers enjoy a view of Mt. Diller and Lassen Peak from the summit of Brokeoff Mountain, a remnant of Brokeoff Volcano. Enjoy a free day there, on April 21, 2018. FINDING THOSE "PARK STARS": When you hear the word "star ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Pulse of the Voter: Visitors to Mammoth Cave discuss national political climate

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - Apr 4, 2018
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK — Dale Green and Steve O'Quinn visited Mammoth Cave National Park in southcentral Kentucky for the first time in February to see for themselves how big mammoth really is when referring to the cave, which at more than 400 ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park To Round Up Wild Horses, Cattle « CBS ...

CBS DenverCBS Denver - Apr 18, 2018
Mesa Verde National Park is working to remove some free roaming cattle and horses.  

North Cascades National Park

Hey, how about we helicopter grizzly bears into this remote National Park?

MashableMashable - Apr 7, 2018
Ancient groves of Douglas fir trees still stand in North Cascades National Park. The little-visited park — it receives less than one percent of the annual visitation of Yellowstone — can resemble the misty, prehistoric woods before the Pacific ...  

Olympic National Park

Revised NPS plan will increase fees at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park by $5

Curbed SeattleCurbed Seattle - Apr 12, 2018
The National Parks Service has decided to scrap a plan that would have tripled visitor fees to 17 highly-visited national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park, instead opting for a small, flat increase, typically $5, to all fees for ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park: 10 tips for your visit

One of the largest concentrations of petrified wood in the world is found at Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona, about 110 miles east of Flagstaff and 210 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scientific studies show that the petrified ...  

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park: Magnificent trees, a comfy inn and plenty of adventure

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 1, 2018
It's hard to go wrong in Redwood National and State Parks, where magnificent stands of redwoods tower above a sea of ferns. Herds of Roosevelt elk do their thing in the meadows. And massive rock formations, secret beaches and foaming surf compete for ...  

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park entrance fees will increase next year

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Apr 17, 2018
Entrance fees at Saguaro National Park will be increased next year as part of a nationwide hike in national park fees to help pay for maintenance and infrastructure improvements. Beginning on Jan. 1, Saguaro Park entrance fees will be $20 per vehicle ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Entrance fees raised at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (copy)

Bismarck TribuneBismarck Tribune - Apr 14, 2018
“Fee monies have enabled us to acquire a temporary visitor contact station in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, install roadside interpretive exhibits in all units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, improve audio visual ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

How Travelers Can Help Hurricane-Damaged Islands

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 3, 2018
Following the storms, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, a nonprofit based on St. John that maintains trails in the park, needed skilled sawyers to clear roads and trails. Now, it is seeking everyday volunteers (email info@friendsvinp.org ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit

Leave your car behind, and explore Voyageurs National Park's 500-plus islands via boat, the only way to reach them.  

Banff National Park

More transit announced for Banff National Park

Rocky Mountain OutlookRocky Mountain Outlook - Apr 19, 2018
BANFF – Parks Canada will offer public transit to Johnston Canyon this summer, one of Banff National Park's prime tourist attractions. In addition, the federal agency will continue offering its bus services to Lake Louise, but there will now be a $10 ...  

Jasper National Park

Calgary man survives 30-metre fall into glacier in Jasper National Park

Globalnews.caGlobalnews.ca - Apr 17, 2018
A Calgary man has survived a more than 30-metre fall into a glacier crevasse in the Columbia Icefield area of Jasper National Park. Parks Canada says the 24-year-old was snowshoeing with a friend Sunday on the Athabasca Glacier when he fell deep into ...  

Yoho National Park

Snowfall warning for Kootenay-Yoho

E-Know.ca (press release)E-Know.ca (press release) - Apr 16, 2018
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning in effect for Kootenay and Yoho National Parks. Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected in those areas. “A Pacific low pressure system will track across southern B.C. today and move into ...  

Nairobi National Park

Dame Daphne Sheldrick obituary

The GuardianThe Guardian - Apr 24, 2018
She set up the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in her husband's memory, and operated her elephant orphanage from Nairobi National Park with outposts in Tsavo. Sheldrick was made a dame in 2006. She also received one of Kenya's highest honours, the Moran ...  

Kruger National Park

Hayward's hosts 5 star expeditions into the Kruger National Park

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Apr 15, 2018
An encounter with wildlife in its natural environment is both a privilege and a rarity as the 950 000 annual tourists to the Kruger National Park can attest; now raising the bar for investment in sustainable tourism, Hayward's Grand Safari Company has ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

How the Waterton Lakes wildfire took a toll on park staff

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 15, 2018
The pain would have been excruciating for two female black bears found in Waterton Lakes National Park after the Kenow Mountain wildfire tore through the rugged mountain landscape last September. One was found lying on its back with severe third-degree ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Bald eagle reacts during earthquake that struck California's Channel Islands National Park

WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester - Apr 6, 2018
A mother bald eagle got a scare when a 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocked her nest in California's Channel Islands National Park. Advertisement. A live camera observing the nest on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara, caught a bird's reaction ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park Raises Entrance Fees

KDRVKDRV - Apr 17, 2018
The National Park Service announced the possible increases back in February—and now they are becoming reality.  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park celebrates its stars for National Park Week

KEVN Black Hills FoxKEVN Black Hills Fox - Apr 22, 2018
... it was so interesting," said Amanda Hoffman, visiting from Minnesota. Park staff says as they approach the summer months, things begin to pick up. "With our busy summer visitation, we have knew staff coming on, we have training going on to get ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Utah rocks: park adventures and scenic drives from Moab

MetroWest Daily NewsMetroWest Daily News - Apr 22, 2018
“Ninety percent of people who come here see Arches National Park and the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park. The other 10 percent do specialized adventure – rock climbing, white-water rafting on the Colorado River and mountain biking ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

Here's what it will cost to enter Utah's national parks under new fee structure

St. George Daily SpectrumSt. George Daily Spectrum - Apr 19, 2018
Capitol Reef National Park: $20 from $15, starting Jan. 1. Cedar Breaks National Monument: $7 (per person) from $6, starting May 25, and up to $10 per person by Jan. 1, 2020. Chaco Culture National Historic Park: $25 from $20, starting June 1. Death ...  

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