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Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

NPRNPR - Aug 18, 2017
It was not actually an outright ban — but 23 out of 417 national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, implemented restrictions on bottled water sales. The parks encourage visitors to use tap water and refillable bottles ...  

National Forest

Lightning sparks 15 fires in Umpqua National Forest | OregonLive.com

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Aug 9, 2017
A Tuesday night lightning storm ignited 15 fires in the Umpqua Basin, the largest of which covers 100 acres, according to forest officials.  

Yellowstone National Park

'Wonderlandscape' tells story of Yellowstone National Park

Winston-Salem JournalWinston-Salem Journal - Aug 13, 2017
Clayton visited Yellowstone National Park for the first time in 1988, and he immediately was captivated by the area's history, geology and wildlife. Yellowstone is the poster child for the National Park Service, and it has been the focal point for ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Aug 17, 2017
Hikers head out of the Grand Canyon along the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin / AP). Clarice SilberAssociated Press. The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national ...  

Yosemite National Park

Hot Springs National Park

Demonstration planned over Confederate monuments

Hot Springs SentinelHot Springs Sentinel - Aug 18, 2017
The Confederate Square Group will hold a demonstration Saturday on Arlington Lawn in Hot Springs National Park to show support for preserving monuments to Confederate history. "After being in Charlottesville (Va.) and seeing the backlash and the tidal ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park hosts Night Sky Festival, solar eclipse viewing
Augusta Free Press - Aug 8, 2017

shenandoah national park Join Park Rangers, special speakers, and local volunteer astronomers during four exciting days of talks, walks, audio-visual presentations, and sky viewing throughout the Park. The event will culminate with a viewing of the ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Will Cellphones Upset the Solitude of Mount Rainier?

KCTS 9KCTS 9 - Aug 15, 2017
At Mount Rainier National Park, Verizon Wireless proposed installing cell antennae two years ago. Since then, park employees have been looking at whether or not there's a way to provide cell service without changing the character of the park. What they ...  

Everglades National Park

Growing Everglades flooding threats trigger more emergency measures

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Aug 2, 2017
The emergency pumping into Everglades National Park continues. The most immediate high-water threat is to deer, wading birds and other Everglades animals struggling to find high ground in western Broward and Miami-Dade conservation areas outside ...  

Badlands National Park

National Park Service's birthday means a freebie gift for everyone

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Aug 14, 2017
This one is Badlands National Park in South Dakota. (Beth Harpaz/AP). But if you're looking to soak up the final days of summer in the great outdoors outside of the city, there are plenty of beautiful parks to enjoy across the country. Arches National ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Updated: Rescue rangers locate missing Texas man in Rocky ...

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Aug 12, 2017
Rangers and helicopters are searching the area in Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Drones help monitor health of giant sequoias

UC BerkeleyUC Berkeley - Dec 7, 2016
For the giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which he studies in the University of California's 320-acre Whitaker Forest just outside Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, he anticipates learning a lot more about their physiology than can be ...  

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park hikers capture encounter with mountain lion on video

Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat - Aug 8, 2017
FRESNO — A nerve-rattling encounter with a mountain lion started with a fleeting glimpse of the big cat's tail on a High Sierra trail in California's wilderness. Brian McKinney didn't believe it was a puma that his hiking partner Sam Vonderheide had ...  

Zion National Park

Public comment period extended for Zion National Park reservation plans

Deseret NewsDeseret News - Aug 16, 2017
Zion National Park officials announced they will extend the public comment period on a plan to require reservations to get into Zion National Park. ZION NATIONAL PARKZion National Park officials announced they will extend the public comment period ...  

Glacier National Park

Crews continue to work several fires in Glacier National Park

The MissoulianThe Missoulian - Aug 12, 2017
A red flag warning has been issued from 2 p.m. Saturday through Sunday evening for the Glacier National Park region. Strong winds and possible thunderstorms are predicted. Due to extremely dry conditions, potential for new starts and fire growth is high.  

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park to create road checkpoints to reduce impaired ...

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Aug 8, 2017
In an effort to crack down on drivers under the influence of alcohol, drugs and marijuana, Acadia National Park rangers plan to enhance traffic enforcement and ...  

Arches National Park

Plan ahead, more road closures coming to Arches National Park
Salt Lake Tribune - Jul 30, 2017

Arches National Park's massive road construction project is continuing with new closures this coming week. The Windows Section is closed for up to five weeks. According to the park service, the road will be closed at the intersection of the main park ...  

Big Bend National Park

Search on for Texas man swept away in Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park

Dallas NewsDallas News - Aug 14, 2017
A 19-year-old Texas man was swept downstream Sunday while swimming with friends in the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park. Rene Cervantes Jr. was swimming in the river about 1:15 p.m. near the Hot Springs when he was swept away, the park ...  

Death Valley National Park

PHOTOS: “Star Wars Canyon” at Death Valley National Park

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Jul 25, 2017
In this Feb. 27, 2017, photo, an F/A-18D Hornet from the VX-9 Vampire squadron at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, flies out of the nicknamed Star Wars Canyon toward the Panamint range in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Expand. By Patrick ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Need a Reason to Be Proud of America? Visit a National Park

In Bryce Canyon National Park, hikers navigate a series of narrow switchbacks with rising red, orange, and magenta rock. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Annie Gabillet. To celebrate the 100 years of America's National Park Service in 2016, the US ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Donation boosts Cuyahoga Valley National Park educational programming with 'Citizen Science'

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Aug 10, 2017
Students take on a hands-on learning project with the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC) in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The national park and the CVEEC are one of four recipients of donated money from the National Park ...  

Denali National Park

Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan on Denali National Park

Up in Alaska, Denali National Park and Preserve turns 100 years old. If it's stunning scenery and fascinating wildlife you're looking for, Denali's got more of both than any other park you're likely to visit. At its heart, rising 20,310 spectacular ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

Check-in: It's not your average Key West hotel

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Aug 16, 2017
The Old Town location is a major selling point here: it's just a short walk to the waterfront (sunset sails, boat excursions to Dry Tortugas National Park) and the myriad shopping, dining, and drinking options on Duval Street. And the price point is ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

HEADLAMP: Glacier Bay National Park: Southeast Alaska's greatest wilderness

Anchorage PressAnchorage Press - Jul 19, 2017
Glacier Bay National Park is so vast that your eyes will have difficulty just understanding it on a map. It stretches from Excursion Inlet to the Pacific Ocean, and from Icy Strait deep into the Tatshenshini-Alsek wilderness. The park contains ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

HEADLAMP: Glacier Bay National Park: Southeast Alaska's greatest wilderness

Anchorage PressAnchorage Press - Jul 19, 2017
Glacier Bay National Park is so vast that your eyes will have difficulty just understanding it on a map. It stretches from Excursion Inlet to the Pacific Ocean, and from Icy Strait deep into the Tatshenshini-Alsek wilderness. The park contains ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Kids guide explores park up and down

Jackson Hole News&GuideJackson Hole News&Guide - Aug 9, 2017
There's so much to see and do in Grand Teton National Park. How do you see it all or remember what you've seen? Enter “What I Saw in Grand Teton: A Kid's Guide to the National Park.” Written by Julie Gillum Lue and photographed by Christopher Cauble, ...  

Great Basin National Park

Lakes Loop Trail a highlight of Great Basin
Bouldercityreview - Aug 2, 2017

Alpine Lakes Loop Trail is one of the best all-around hikes in Great Basin National Park, especially if you're hiking with people of varying ages and abilities. The loop trail features fantastic views of Wheeler Peak, 13,063 feet in elevation and the ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Colorado national parks: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Colorado Springs Gazette - Aug 14, 2017

From the main parking lot of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, a sign welcomes people to the wilderness, "where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." Visitors walk through trees to witness a landscape that, indeed, appears ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park gives safety tips for eclipse visitors

WATE 6 On Your SideWATE 6 On Your Side - Aug 17, 2017
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is reminding visitors to be safe during the solar eclipse. Visitors should wear approved solar eclipse glasses during the event. The park asks visitors to bring plenty of food and ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Schedule for 'Celebration of our Mountains' Released

El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (registration) (blog)El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (registration) (blog) - Aug 10, 2017
Most events are held at Franklin Mountains State Park, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, Guadalupe Mountains National Park or Leasburg State Park in southern New Mexico. Check out the event's website at celebmtns.org for this year's extensive ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park summit road, visitor center to close for transport convoy

KHON2KHON2 - Jul 27, 2017
An alert for visitors to Haleakala National Park: a planned convoy could affect your plans. Crater Road (Rt. 378) and the park's summit road will close to visitor traffic while a slow moving convoy transports extremely wide loads to the Daniel K ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea is still spewing lava, but there are rarer sights at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Aug 7, 2017
That big, bubbling Kīlauea Volcano isn't the only thing to see at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island these days. Scientists are particularly proud of two plants – the Kau silversword and Pele lobeliad – brought back from the brink of ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Seniors rush for national park passes before rate hike

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Aug 13, 2017
The passes provide access to 2,000 sites, including Michigan's three national parks; Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Isle Royale National Park. The hike does not affect those who already hold the passes. Due to excessive ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Search scaled back for couple missing in Joshua Tree National Park

Hi-Desert StarHi-Desert Star - Aug 8, 2017
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — Searchers having been looking for 10 days for a couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park with few leads or traces. Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso entered the park at approximately 6:45 a.m. Thursday, ...  

Katmai National Park

WATCH: Bear Cam at Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska

WCSH-TVWCSH-TV - Aug 2, 2017
We're excited to announce a partnership with Explore.org to bring viewers of the Inland Northwest a bear camera that live streams 24/7 from Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The Explore.org philanthropic mission is to connect humanity to ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park First Annual Youth Symposium Friday August 4

Seward City NewsSeward City News - Jul 30, 2017
Seward, AK – You are invited! Please join Kenai Fjords National Park in supporting and recognizing the tremendous efforts of youth this summer in protecting, stewarding and helping visitors make meaningful connections to Kenai Fjords National Park and ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Sockeye Salmon: Lifeblood of the Newhalen River

KTVA.com - Anchorage, AlaskaKTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska - Aug 12, 2017
The river runs through Lake Clark National Park and carries the salmon to the glacially fed streams where they were born. They will turn a deep red, grow snouts and sharp teeth to do battle with other sockeyes that interfere with their mission to spawn ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen National Park road finally cleared of snow

REDDING, Calif. — The north-south road through Lassen Volcanic National Park finally opened Thursday after nearly four months of snow-clearing work. The opening of California 89, called Lassen National Park Highway for the 30 miles it traverses ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mercy Academy students make historic discovery mapping Mammoth C

WDRBWDRB - Aug 10, 2017
(WDRB) – A team of Mercy Academy students mapped a new underwater passage in Mammoth Cave National Park. With a new school year, the all-girl team plans to add to last year's historic discovery as they continue to explore the underwater cave systems ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado national parks: Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado Springs GazetteColorado Springs Gazette - Aug 7, 2017
The countryside of Colorado's southwest corner holds what some archaeologists believe to be the continent's most important site. With 600 cliff dwellings across 81 square miles, Mesa Verde National Park is the United States' biggest archaeological ...  

North Cascades National Park

Burn ban in effect in parts of North Cascades National Park

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Aug 1, 2017
North Cascades National Park officials issued a burn ban Monday for areas of the park in Chelan County and for the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Officials said campfires or ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans and ...  

Olympic National Park

Still need a $10 national park senior pass? Here's where to go before deadline

The News TribuneThe News Tribune - Aug 16, 2017
The Olympic National Park's main visitor center in Port Angeles, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, as well as its staffed entrance booths during business hours. Phone: 360-565-3130. ▫ The Olympic National Forest office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia. Hours ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

She did it!

liheraldliherald - Aug 16, 2017
She said she had also pedaled through Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, which was filled with multicolored, blue and pink hills. “It was one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen,” she said. O'Connor said she averaged 70 miles per ...  

Redwood National Park

CRIME ALERT: A Long Time Ago Someone Allegedly Stole Something at Redwood National Park and Rangers Can't ...

Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost - Jul 17, 2017
The mystery man who rangers believe stole some unspecified thing over a month ago. Photo: Redwood National and State Parks. From Redwood National and State Parks: Park Rangers at Redwood National and State Parks are looking for a suspect linked ...  

Saguaro National Park

It's Prickly Pear Season at Saguaro National Park, Arizona

The Daily MealThe Daily Meal - Aug 12, 2017
Prickly pear season in the American Southwest is quickly approaching, which guarantees two things: a spike in Band-Aid sales and fresh prickly pear margaritas at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. This year, for the first time, guests of the ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

2 fires burning in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 50 percent contained

KFYR-TVKFYR-TV - Jul 20, 2017
MEDORA, N.D. - Two fires burning in the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are now 50 percent contained. The Jones Creek fire, one half mile south of the South Unit's north boundary, is five acres. Halliday Well fire, in the center of the ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

Research Team Studies St. John Coral for Secrets of Success

St, Thomas SourceSt, Thomas Source - Aug 14, 2017
By the end of 2007, scientists studying the corals in Virgin Islands National Park documented an average decline of 60 percent in living coral cover, primarily from disease. Yet the corals in Hurricane Hole appear to have survived that devastating ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Green Fleet of the Month: Fueling sustainability

Fleet OwnerFleet Owner - Aug 11, 2017
A natural wonder located in northern Minnesota, Voyageurs National Park spans 340 square miles. Covering roughly 218,000 acres, including 84,000 acres of water, the park is home to 240 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 53 species of fish, and ...  

Banff National Park

Banff National Park's Bear 148 tries beary hard to live and let live

Globalnews.caGlobalnews.ca - Jul 28, 2017
And after dozens of encounters with humans, Bear 148 may be shambling perilously close to that fate as she roams the Bow Valley in Banff National Park. Bill Hunt, a Parks Canada resource conservation manager, says 148 is just doing what her mama ...  

Jasper National Park

Fire ban remains in place for Jasper National Park

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jul 21, 2017
Rain overnight in Jasper National Park brought some reprieve to dry conditions but Parks Canada and the municipality are keeping fire bans in effect for the park and the townsite. "Earlier this week, it became pretty obvious there were times from ...  

Yoho National Park

A Scorching Summer in the Canadian Rockies

HuffPostHuffPost - Aug 14, 2017
Sunrise at Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Can you believe there wasn't a single other person around when I took this photo? I still can't believe it. Get out early. Exceptions have been made for Lake Louise and Moraine Lake where, still arriving ...  

Nairobi National Park

Shock as lions maul herder in Nairobi National Park

Nairobi News (satire) (press release) (blog)Nairobi News (satire) (press release) (blog) - Aug 7, 2017
A herder was mauled by lions at the Nairobi National Park early Monday morning as he was grazing his cattle. The herder identified as Weldon Kiirui, according to police, was in the company of five other herders who sneaked into the park on Sunday night ...  

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park to require identity documents from September 1

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Aug 17, 2017
"Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently implementing additional gate access control systems at its entrance gates in the Southern part of the Park, which will require that as from 1 September 2017, all visitors who are 18 years old and above must ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Capacity closure at Waterton Lakes National Park rekindles visitor centre debate

Calgary HeraldCalgary Herald - Aug 15, 2017
Some Waterton locals have raised concerns over the decision to locate the new visitor information centre in the townsite following the park's temporary closure on the afternoon of Aug. 6. The park reached the maximum capacity it could sustain and ...  

Channel Islands National Park

4 Outdoor Adventures in California's Channel Islands National Park

HuffPostHuffPost - Aug 14, 2017
Some of the best aquatic wildlife and bird-viewing opportunities on the western coast of North America can be found while kayaking the rocky shorelines of Channel Islands National Park; it is also a prime spot to kayak through sea-based cave systems!  

Crater Lake National Park

Progress Continues On High Cascades Complex Fires Near Crater Lake

Jefferson Public RadioJefferson Public Radio - Aug 16, 2017
Crater Lake National Park Trail Closures: Pacific Crest Trail from Dutton Creek Trail to North Entrance Road andfrom Hwy 62 to South Park Boundary; Boundary Springs Trail; Bald Crater Loop Trail; Bert Creek Trail; Lightning Springs Trail; Watchman ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park having a busy year

KEVN Black Hills FoxKEVN Black Hills Fox - Jul 18, 2017
Tom Farrell, Chief of Interpretation, Wind Cave National Park, says, "Well, the temperature in the cave is only 54 degrees, so on a hot day like this, it's a wonderful place to come and cool off and so that's one draw that we have with people that want ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Earth Notes: Quiet Parks
KNAU Arizona Public Radio - Aug 16, 2017

Rustling leaves in Canyonlands National Park come in at 20 decibels. Compare that to 50 to 60 decibels in a typical suburb. But natural sounds are increasingly being drowned out by noise pollution. Research recently published in the journal Science ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

View partial solar eclipse at Capitol Reef National Park

Deseret NewsDeseret News - Aug 9, 2017
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK — Park officials are offering visitors a chance to view the “Great American Eclipse” on Monday, Aug. 21. Although not in the zone of totality, Capitol Reef should experience approximately 82 percent obstruction during the ...  

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