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Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park

New York TimesNew York Times - May 24, 2017
Glacier National Park's eponymous ice formations have been around for more than 7,000 years, and have survived warmer and cooler periods. But they have been shrinking rapidly since the late 1800s, when North America emerged from the “Little Ice Age,” a ...  

National Forest

Cal State Chico fraternity charged with cutting down 32 trees in Lassen National Forest

New York PostLos Angeles Times - May 17, 2017
A Cal State Chico fraternity has been charged with cutting and damaging 32 trees in the Lassen National Forest during an initiation ceremony for new pledges, federal authorities said. The university's Pi Kappa Alpha chapter and its president, Evan ...  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is seeking more public input on Mt. Wa

KBZK Bozeman NewsKBZK Bozeman News - May 19, 2017
Yellowstone National Park is proposing to build a three-sided mounting structure around the historic Mt. Washburn Lookout to improve wireless infrastructure. The park is seeking additional public input on potential direct and indirect effects of a ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Was Grand Canyon Project Rejected Because Researcher Is a Creationist?

Phoenix New TimesPhoenix New Times - May 9, 2017
Here in Arizona, Snelling has contracted for the last few years with Canyon Ministries, a Flagstaff company that treats Christians to bus tours and rafting trips in Grand Canyon National Park with creationist guides to explain everything. Snelling just ...  

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is expected to be extremely busy this Memorial Day weekend. Mark Evan Smith Sierra Star

Sierra StarSierra Star - May 23, 2017
Yosemite National Park officials announced Tuesday that the park will likely have an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. The park expects high visitation, especially from Friday, May 26 until Monday, May 29. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at ...  

Hot Springs National Park

The Waters Hotel In Hot Springs, Arkansas Joins Ascend Hotel ...

Hotel News Resource (press release)Hotel News Resource (press release) - May 17, 2017
The Waters, nestled within Arkansas Hot Springs National Park, is among the latest hotel properties to join the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Volunteers remove invasive plant at Shenandoah National Park

WHSVWHSV - May 10, 2017
(WHSV) — A dozen people were on hand Monday to help Shenandoah National Park remove an invasive species of plant threatening other plants and animals. Garlic mustard, while edible, will take the place of fruits, seeds, pollen from the surrounding area ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Trail of the Week: Ranger Falls and Green Lake at Mount Rainier National Park

The OlympianThe Olympian - May 11, 2017
Hike description: The Carbon River Road corridor at Mount Rainier National Park is loaded with worthy destinations, and the trail to Ranger Falls and Green Lake is one of the most rewarding. There are two ways to go about making this trip that was a ...  

Everglades National Park

After 14 years, the lonely crocodile of the Dry Tortugas moved over safety concerns

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - May 15, 2017
Monday morning, after recovering from a tranquilizer, the croc was released in Everglades National Park in West Lake, just off the Main Park Road. “It wasn't a rash decision,” said park manager Glenn Simpson. “There were two considerations we held ...  

Badlands National Park

We Now Know How Those Climate Change Tweets Wound Up On The NPS Account

TPMTPM - Apr 20, 2017
The Badlands National Park account made headlines in January for tweets concerning climate change and the importance of protecting the environment. The tweets stood out in the wake of a wave of reports that the Trump administration had ordered the ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Roads Closed 'Until Further Notice'

CBS LocalCBS Local - May 19, 2017
(CBS4) – Roads on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park remain closed “until further notice” due to heavy snow. “Due to heavy snow, all roads on the east side of the park are closed to vehicles until further notice,” the park posted to Facebook ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Clean-air Adventure Series: Yosemite National Park, California

ScienceBlog.com (blog)ScienceBlog.com (blog) - May 1, 2017
With that said, for Air Quality Awareness Week – officially, May 1st to May 5th – in 2017, the Clean-air Adventure series covering San Luis Obispo, South Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, Mount Shasta/Dunsmuir, ...  

Sequoia National Park

Two die in separate falls in Sequoia National Park

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Apr 23, 2017
Two people died after falling in separate incidents in Sequoia National Park over the weekend, according to the National Park Service. On Friday afternoon, a group of climbers was descending the eastern slope of Mt. Whitney when they passed a man who ...  

Zion National Park

Zion National Park's highway re-opens, despite occasional falling debris

CBS NewsCBS News - May 20, 2017
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah -- The main road through Zion National Park in Utah has reopened, despite a stream of sand and debris that continues to fall down. The National Park Service said Saturday that they're reopening the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway ...  

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park's glaciers will be gone in our lifetime

Montana's Glacier National Park is quickly losing an important part of its natural beauty: Its glaciers. U.S. Geological Survey data released Wednesday shows the park's 37 glaciers, along with two others on federal Forest Service land, have shrunk an ...  

Acadia National Park

Report: Visits to Acadia National Park in 2016 generated $274 million in spending

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - May 3, 2017
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Acadia National Park visitors spent an estimated $274 million in the area last year, according to an economic report released Thursday by the National Park Service. That spending helped support about 4,200 jobs in the region, the ...  

Arches National Park

Road to Delicate Arch viewpoint in Arches National Park closed due to flooding
Salt Lake Tribune - May 10, 2017

Visitors can still hike to the Delicate Arch, as the road to the Wolfe Ranch parking lot, where the trailhead is, remains open, according to Arches National Park's John Lewis. The part that is closed is between the Wolfe Ranch area and the viewpoints ...  

Big Bend National Park

Chisos Basin campground reopens as Big Bend fire burns out

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - May 19, 2017
Big Bend National Park staff reopened the popular Chisos Basin campground Thursday as a wildfire in the park continued to smolder out. The National Park Service closed the campground this week after a fire sparked in Juniper Canyon on Sunday spread to ...  

Death Valley National Park

Bucket List Camping Trip: Everything You Need to Know About Death Valley National Park

7x77x7 - May 10, 2017
Death Valley National Park is a desert that is like no other place on earth. The strikingly colorful landscape was shaped by extensive volcanic activity as well as erosion, deposition, and prolonged flooding. The unique desert geography of Death Valley ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Report: Zion, Bryce combined to bring $445 million to southwest Utah

St. George Daily SpectrumSt. George Daily Spectrum - Apr 21, 2017
A combined 7.6 million visitors spent an estimated $506 million while visiting Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Pipe Springs National Monument, supporting nearly 7,300 jobs across southwestern Utah, ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Man pleads guilty to shooting woman at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

News-Herald.comNews-Herald.com - May 17, 2017
Man pleads guilty to shooting woman at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A man walks along the tow path approaching the Station Road Bridge at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville. Associated Press file. By The Associated Press.  

Denali National Park

Denali National Park wolf buffer bill goes to Alaska House floor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - May 17, 2017

FAIRBANKS — Alaska's House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a bill to ban wolf trapping and hunting near Denali National Park and Preserve. Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Josephson, D-Anchorage, House Bill 105 would create a buffer zone ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades National Park removes endangered croc dubbed ...

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - May 15, 2017
More than 14 years after it mysteriously appeared in the remote islands of the Dry Tortugas National Park, a solitary crocodile dubbed the loneliest in the world is ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

The Remarkable Return of Sea Otters to Glacier Bay

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Apr 21, 2017
Group of sea otters in Glacier Bay National Park, 2016. (Photo by Jamie Womble). Using our new approach, we discovered that the Glacier Bay sea otter population grew more than 21 percent per year between 1993 and 2012. By comparison, the estimated ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

The Remarkable Return of Sea Otters to Glacier Bay

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Apr 21, 2017
Group of sea otters in Glacier Bay National Park, 2016. (Photo by Jamie Womble). Using our new approach, we discovered that the Glacier Bay sea otter population grew more than 21 percent per year between 1993 and 2012. By comparison, the estimated ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Rolling into Grand Teton

Jackson Hole News&GuideJackson Hole News&Guide - May 3, 2017
Rawlin Kearns, 4, of Jackson, reacts to the claws on a grizzly bear pelt Saturday during Junior Ranger Day at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park. The day had a theme of “To the Tetons and Beyond” and focused on ...  

Great Basin National Park

On the Road: Beating Valley heat, exploring America's 'loneliest road'

Stockton RecordStockton Record - May 24, 2017
Both the high Sierra and Great Basin National Park received heavy snow and rain deep into spring so they're green and cool compared to anything around Stockton. Both offer lightly-visited campgrounds, affording scenic campsites even during the rush of ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Search for missing hiker at Great Sand Dunes continues in limited mode

Valley CourierValley Courier - May 24, 2017
SAND DUNES — After more than a week of intense effort, the National Park Service is reducing the scale of the search and rescue effort initiated on Sunday, May 14, for a presumed missing hiker at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. No sign of ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has regrown

These are busy times of recovery at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The half-million-acre park — the most-visited of the 59 national parks — straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border through the rolling green mountains of Southern Appalachia.  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

New Recreation Trail joins Texas and New Mexico Public Lands

KRWGKRWG - Apr 30, 2017
From Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Salt Flat, Texas through Lincoln National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in White City, New Mexico. The trail is more than 90 miles of rugged backcountry ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park sets trimmed list of tour companies

Maui NewsMaui News - Apr 19, 2017
A silversword stands tall in Haleakala National Park in June. The park will see a major reduction in the number of companies allowed to operate road-based tours in the park in 2018. Polynesian Adventure Tours, Skyline Eco Adventures, Valley Isle ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park programs planned

West Hawaii TodayWest Hawaii Today - May 3, 2017
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has several Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs and volunteer opportunities planned. The programs are free, but entrance fees apply. Laau Lapaau. Delve into the world of laau lapaau (Hawaiian herbal ...  

Isle Royale National Park

National Parks guidebook a treasure trove of travel ideas

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - May 25, 2017
The tour guide is sprinkled with descriptive writing, including this backcountry take on Isle Royale National Park, in the Lake Superior waters of Michigan: "It appears as if the island was stoked lengthwise by a giant comb. Ridges protrude like old ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Parkour Team's Joshua Tree Spree: Latest Example of Why We Can't Have Nice Things

KCETKCET - May 24, 2017
In 2013, an Instagram-driven rash of tagging in Joshua Tree National Park's Rattlesnake Canyon forced the park to close the popular canyoneering area. In 2015, street artist Andre Saraiva, a.k.a. "Mr. Andre," tagged a boulder in the park, posted it to ...  

Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park staff take part in 'Great Migration'
Bristol Bay Times - May 20, 2017

A great migration is happening at Katmai National Park and Preserve, but this time it is not wildlife on the move, but staff. About 20 seasonal park rangers from around the world have arrived at Katmai in the past couple of weeks and commenced training ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Celebrate 'Science as Art' at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center during First Friday

Seward City NewsSeward City News - May 5, 2017
Please join Kenai Fjords National Park staff on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center located in the Seward harbor at 1212 4th Avenue. The evening will celebrate the opening of an art show featuring ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Roadtrippin': Bear viewing at Lake Clark National Park

KTUU.comKTUU.com - May 10, 2017
In this Roadtrippin' Alaska, we head to Chinitna Bay in Lake Clark National Park, an area that's home to pristine wildlife habitat of hundreds brown bears. Bear viewing season is just kicking off for the year, as the recently hibernating animals are ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park presentation

Taft Midway DrillerTaft Midway Driller - May 20, 2017
On Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., Todd Jesse, from Mt. Lassen National Park will give a presentation entitled “Lassen Volcanic National Park – A Living Landscape,” at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. On Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., Todd Jesse, from Mt. Lassen ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Refurbishment of Mammoth Cave tour path at historic entrance is now complete

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - May 11, 2017
Vickie Carson, public information officer for Mammoth Cave National Park, shines her flashlight on the newly refurbished path visitors use when taking the Historic Entrance Tour. Sections of the path are also used by visitors when taking the Mammoth ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Were Mesa Verde's Ancient Builders Geniuses At Geometry?

Colorado Public RadioColorado Public Radio - Apr 22, 2017
Mesa Verde National Park's ancient cliff dwellings are impressive. But there may be something more extraordinary than meets the average eye in the 800-year-old stone walls of Mesa Verde's Sun Temple. Sherry Towers, an Arizona State University ...  

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades Highway snow cleared, open for vehicle travel

The Spokesman-Review (blog)The Spokesman-Review (blog) - May 18, 2017
Many of the workers live in the area and know how important the road through North Cascades National Park is to the local economy, state officials said. Hi elevation trails near Washington and Rainy passes are still covered in snow. Crews cleared more ...  

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park lacks search protocols | Kitsap Daily News
Kitsap Daily News - May 17, 2017

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKOlympic National Park, which had more than 3 million visitors last year, does not have written procedures for searches for people ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Richard Neutra-designed national park complex gets restored

CurbedCurbed - Apr 20, 2017
The glass storefront of the complex's Oasis Building was restored, the first step in a more than $7 million plan to totally rehabilitate the complex, a gateway into the Petrified Forest National Park, by 2020. The storefront restoration helps showcase ...  

Redwood National Park

National park plans to connects two major redwood groves

Eureka Times StandardEureka Times Standard - Apr 30, 2017
Two of the largest and most ancient redwood groves in Redwood National Park — Lady Bird Johnson and Lost Man Creek — will be connected through the acquisition of the Berry Glen Trail property near the Prairie Creek Scenic Corridor. According to Save ...  

Saguaro National Park

Martha Goldman artist-in-residence at Saguaro National Park

Joplin GlobeJoplin Globe - May 21, 2017
She applied just days before the cutoff, and received notice she'd been chosen as Saguaro National Park's first artist-in-residence a month later. The park would be her home for the duration of October 2016. In the six weeks before she left her rural ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Visitation at Theodore Roosevelt National Park last year sets attendance record

Grand Forks HeraldBismarck Tribune - May 10, 2017
MEDORA -- Theodore Roosevelt National Park had a record 760,458 visitors last year, resulting in $47.8 million in economic contributions and 654 jobs within a 50 mile radius. The record number of visitors in 2016 marked a 29.64 percent increase over ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

Soldiers make seawater 'better than Dasani'

Virgin Islands Daily NewsVirgin Islands Daily News - May 16, 2017
Members of the 610th Quartermaster unit are deployed at the Virgin Islands National Park dock area near Red Hook turning seawater into drinking water. Staff Sgt. Roshawn Murraine, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the detachment at the dock area ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park Boasts Economic Success in 2016

KVRRKVRR - Apr 22, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — 2016 was a good year for the books at Voyageurs National Park in International Falls. The National Park Service said the local economic impact of visitors to the park is nearly $25 million for 2016. With nearly 250,000 ...  

Banff National Park

All the fish in this Banff lake are to be removed and killed to protect other lakes from whirling disease

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 17, 2017
Officials have started pulling all the fish from Johnson Lake in Banff National Park where the deadly fish parasite that causes whirling disease was first detected in Canada, in a bid to stop its spread. Whirling disease now infects entire Oldman River ...  

Jasper National Park

Environmental group rejects proposed bike path through Jasper National Park

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 3, 2017
A proposed Icefields bike pathway that would cut through Jasper National Park is meeting resistance from environmentalists concerned this project will harm wildlife. (Parks Canada/Jasper National Park). Listen 10:53 ...  

Yoho National Park

Canada's lesser-known national parks good bet during 150th anniversary

The Spokesman-ReviewThe Spokesman-Review - May 19, 2017
You're also likely to see more tourists who flock to Yoho National Park after visiting nearby Jasper and Banff national parks in Alberta. Yoho is an hour's drive east from Rogers Pass. It offers superb hiking opportunities and has two of Canada's most ...  

Nairobi National Park

Tribunal to visit Nairobi National Park today to enforce order against SGR works

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - May 1, 2017
The National Environment Tribunal will visit the Nairobi National Park today to evaluate the status of an order suspending all activities on the Sh63 billion Standard Gauge Railway Phase 2. According to plans, construction works on the SGR Phase 2 from ...  

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park warns against malaria

eNCAeNCA - May 19, 2017
“We therefore would like to advise visitors to take the necessary precautions which include the use of prophylaxis and vaccinations in consultation with their doctors to prevent the possibility of contracting Malaria, as Kruger National Park is known ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Bootprints Hiking Guide: Majesty at Bertha Lake in Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park

Summit Daily NewsSummit Daily News - May 14, 2017
Waterton Lakes National Park lies on the southern border of Canada, connected to Glacier National Park in neighboring Montana. The park is comprised of 195 square miles, with its highest elevation at the summit of Mount Blakiston (9,547 feet) and ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Park launches campaign to stop invasive seaweed

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Apr 29, 2017
For years, a highly invasive seaweed swept from harbor to harbor, cove to cove up and down the California coast. Still, it seemed a bit of a long shot that the seaweed from Asia would take root offshore in the remote Channel Islands National Park. That ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake officials to swap intel with sister park in Slovenia
Herald and News - May 21, 2017

When managers at Crater Lake National Park were approached about developing a Sister Park, or “Twining,” agreement with Triglav National Park in Slovenia, their first task was figuring out where in the world is Slovenia. Since that Where's Waldo moment ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park store reopens

Rapid City JournalRapid City Journal - May 9, 2017
HOT SPRINGS – Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA) is proud to announce the re-opening of the Park Store at Wind Cave National Park. BHPFA has operated a store at Wind Cave for more than 40 years, providing unique interpretive and ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Bootprints Hiking Guide: Escape the Colorado May blizzard in Moab's Canyonlands National Park

Glenwood Springs Post IndependentGlenwood Springs Post Independent - May 22, 2017
Canyonlands National Park comprises 337,598 acres of eroded rock and sand located in the desert lands west of Moab, Utah. Senator Frank Moss introduced the proposal to establish the national park, which was signed into law by President Lyndon ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

Visitors to Capitol Reef can now hike with llamas

KSL.comKSL.com - May 18, 2017
Visitors to Capitol Reef National Park can book guided hikes online or outside Capitol Reef Resort in Torrey and can choose what they want their hike to look like. Guides offer 1-2 hour hikes for those who want the experience but don't have all day, as ...  

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