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Hiking Alone: Common Thread In Four Rocky Mountain National Park Fatalities, Searches

KUNCKUNC - Nov 27, 2018
In 2017, the most recent data available, the highly-visited Rocky Mountain National Park had 165 search and rescue incidents. That's the third most in the country, according to a KUNC analysis of National Park Service data earlier this year. Only Grand ...  

National Forest

Noble fir at Capitol was harvested in Willamette National Forest

The ColumbianThe Columbian - Nov 27, 2018
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree came via truck more than 3,000 miles from the Willamette National Forest, in the area of Blue River, Ore. It will be lit at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 by the speaker of the House. A U.S. Forest Service video showed a crew Monday ...  

Yellowstone National Park

Legendary Yellowstone wolf was killed by hunter; years later, her daughter was, too

The Spokesman-ReviewThe Spokesman-Review - Dec 6, 2018
It paced about 50 yards off the road where Cooke's wife spotted the female, closer than most wolves got to human admirers at Yellowstone National Park. The trip was her first time out with her husband to search for the predators. Cooke snapped a ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Year At Grand Canyon And Around Arizona

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 26, 2018
With the 2019 centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park on the horizon, Grand Canyon Conservancy and Grand Canyon National Park have announced a calendar of events for the year. There will be activities at the canyon as well as special ...  

Yosemite National Park

Road into Yosemite closed ahead of rains

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Nov 29, 2018
MARIPOSA — Caltrans is closing a key route into Yosemite National Park ahead of expected heavy rains. Starting at 2 a.m. Thursday, Highway 140 will be closed for about 17 miles from Bear Creek to Foresta Road, where the Ferguson Fire raged earlier ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Portions of Shenandoah National Park still closed after ice storm

WHSVWHSV - Nov 29, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — The southern part of Shenandoah National Park is still closed because roads are blocked by fallen trees after an ice storm earlier this month. Crews are still working to clean up about 40 miles of Skyline Drive.  

Mount Rainier National Park

Winter Volunteering — Weekends In Paradise At Mount Rainier

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 27, 2018
At Mount Rainier National Park, roles are various, ranging from visitor education to citizen science to archive work to campground host. For seven years I have been a “Meadow Rover,” helping to ensure visitor safety and positive experiences while ...  

Everglades National Park

South Florida Water Management District vacates consent decree on Everglades restoration

TCPalmTCPalm - Nov 8, 2018
Under the decree, the state promised to clean up polluted farm water draining into Everglades National Park. The resolution calls for the district to file a motion asking a federal court to vacate the decree, said district spokesman Randy Smith. Board ...  

Badlands National Park

Finding Beauty Without God on a Road Trip to the Pacific Northwest

Daily BeastDaily Beast - Dec 1, 2018
The trip was bookended by short visits to what are called “badlands,” specifically those found in Badlands National Park and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Badlands is a term used for rugged desert terrain eroded by millions of years of wind and water.  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Fire & Water: Restoring natural fire to California's mountains

YubaNetYubaNet - Nov 28, 2018
About 80 miles south, in the heart of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, lies the Sugarloaf Creek Basin, at a similar elevation and also about 40,000 acres in size. Although it's more remote and less studied, it has a very similar fire history to that ...  

Sequoia National Park

Two Fires Grow in Remote Area of Sequoia National Park

YubaNetYubaNet - Nov 21, 2018
It too is burning in a remote area of Sequoia National Park and is showing no threats to life or property. The National Park Service looks for opportunities to not manipulate a natural process. Taking a strategy of not fully suppressing every fire, not ...  

Zion National Park

Land dispute may block beloved trail in Utah's Zion National Park ...
Herald-Mail Media - Nov 28, 2018

SPRINGDALE, Utah — The two of them walked slowly in the middle of the ice-cold river, bundled in layers and using their walking sticks to probe the rocky bed ...  

Glacier National Park

Shannon Ryan Abroad: US

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Nov 25, 2018
Kiwi TV host Shannon Ryan is on a train journey of the US and will be sharing her experience with us along the way. Here second entry is from Glacier National Park and Whitefish, Montana. With its close proximity to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is ...  

Acadia National Park

Most Of Park Loop Road At Acadia National Park Closes For Winter

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 27, 2018
The Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park in Maine has closed to motor vehicles for the season, with the exception of the two-mile section from the Sand Beach entrance station to Otter Cliff Road (accessible via Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor) and ...  

Arches National Park

TRAVEL: Explore a Colorful Landscape and Amazing Rock Formations at Arches National Park

ThisisRenoThisisReno - Nov 1, 2018
It's a bit of a drive from Reno — around 700 miles — but Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, is worth it. My husband and I spent a few days in October hiking around the park's red stone arches as part of a longer road trip through Nevada and Utah.  

Big Bend National Park

Death Valley National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Universe.byu.eduUniverse.byu.edu - Nov 26, 2018
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah, and despite its name, it's not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters formed throughout thousands of years. “I think it's gorgeous and it's really majestic. Photos are great ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

$7M raised for Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitor center

10TV10TV - Dec 2, 2018
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Officials say more than 550 individuals, foundations and corporations and a not-for-profit group have raised $7 million for Cuyahoga Valley National Park's new visitor center. The Boston Mill Visitor Center is set to open in the ...  

Denali National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton recognized for improving access to visitors with disabilities

Jackson Hole News&GuideJackson Hole News&Guide - Nov 29, 2018
Grand Teton National Park recently won recognition for advancing park opportunities for visitors with disabilities. The park won a 2018 National Park Service Architectural Design Accessibility Achievement Award for its Jenny Lake Renewal Project.  

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park offers starry skies, ancient trees and glistening caves

Las Vegas Weekly (blog)Las Vegas Weekly (blog) - Nov 21, 2018
No one-hit wonder, Great Basin National Park offers a multitude of natural attractions less than 300 miles north of Las Vegas. The almost five-hour drive is totally worth the trip; plan to stay a few days in order to explore the wide variety of sights ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes seeks vendors for sale of firewood, other services
Valley Courier - Nov 6, 2018

SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has announced business opportunities for firewood sales and incidental visitor services within the park. Incidental visitor services include the sale of sunscreen, insect repellent, limited ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smokies takes public comment on historic proposal to allow EBCI to harvest sochan

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - Nov 22, 2018
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are a step close to regaining their historic rights to harvest the bitter spring green known as sochan in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is inviting public comment through Dec. 13 on an environmental ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

It's rainbow time for Texas trout anglers

San Antonio Express-NewsSan Antonio Express-News - Nov 23, 2018
A little more than 50 years ago, anglers looking to catch a rainbow trout in Texas had only one option, and it wasn't an easy one. It required a miles-long hike high into the rugged Guadalupe Mountains National Park in the Trans-Pecos, where the tiny ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park needs volunteers for invasive plant removal

KHON2KHON2 - Nov 14, 2018
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Haleakala National Park and the Pacific Whale Foundation are recruiting local volunteers for Waele ma Haleakala twice-monthly invasive plant removal project. Waele translates to weed, clear, or remove weeds. A deeper meaning is ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

December events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Tribune HeraldHawaii Tribune Herald - Nov 21, 2018
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks and other programs throughout December. In addition, everyone is invited to lend a hand to save native rain forest through the park's ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Record number of people spent Thanksgiving at Joshua Tree ...

The Desert SunThe Desert Sun - Nov 28, 2018
Park officials taking steps to handle increasing crowds.  

Katmai National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Nov. 26, 2018

Kenai Peninsula OnlineKenai Peninsula Online - Nov 26, 2018
The students will also prepare posters highlighting field trips, including research in Kenai Fjords National Park and the 2018 Beluga Count, as well as surveys of Kachemak Bay. The symposium offers undergraduate students experience making presentations ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Hutchison, Andrew Edward

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Nov 29, 2018
Of Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. He was actively involved in law enforcement and training through out his career. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy and director of law enforcement training for the Dept of Interior and the National ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park: Everything to Love About a Big Park, Without the Crowds

GearJunkieGearJunkie - Nov 23, 2018
You may have never heard of Lassen Volcanic National Park, but spoiler alert — it's magnificent! We were awestruck on our recent visit and reveled in the feeling that its myriad volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, and thermal features were our own little ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave scientists studying white-nose syndrome

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - Nov 28, 2018
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK — Scientists at Mammoth Cave National Park are taking part in two studies regarding white-nose syndrome, or WNS. WNS is caused by a fungus growing on bats' muzzles, wings and tails and while it is not harmful to ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

North Cascades National Park

65th Anniversary, Sunday, November 25, 2018, Constance Lorraine Maus and Jerry Wells Hammond

The Bozeman Daily ChronicleThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Nov 25, 2018
They lived in Estes park Colorado, Yosemite Park California, Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park Wyoming, Yellowtail Recreation Area Montana, North Cascades National park Washington, and Everglades National Park Florida just to ...  

Olympic National Park

Man pleads guilty to breaking into Olympic National Park entrance station
Peninsula Daily News - Nov 30, 2018

TACOMA — Jory Barclay has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to breaking into an Olympic National Park entrance station and using an acetylene torch to attempt to open a safe. Barclay pleaded guilty in Tacoma on Tuesday to charges of theft of ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

'Conscience pile' at Petrified Forest tells a very human story

AZCentral.comAZCentral.com - Nov 24, 2018
In 2011, I was traveling in Arizona photographing meteorites and the misidentified meteorites known as “meteor-wrongs.” My work with the meteor-wrongs went quicker than expected and my wife and I saw the Petrified Forest National Park wasn't far away, ...  

Redwood National Park

Holiday get-away
Daily Herald - Nov 29, 2018

The next couple of days we spent exploring the Redwood National Park and Redwood California State Parks. Some rain on Friday didn't dampen our spirits. The occasional rain and mist in some ways gave us a fun experience. Rain ponchos were donned ...  

Saguaro National Park

'Holiday Cactus Caravan' family auto tours at Saguaro National Park East

Tucson News NowTucson News Now - Dec 4, 2018
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - In what has become a holiday tradition, Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District (East) will open the Cactus Forest Loop Drive for special starlight driving tours on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 27. Park rangers ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota's hidden gem

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. – An hour or so before sunset, the landscape reflects a refracted prism hue. The colors are a pale rainbow in scattershot, with pinks, blues, reds, purples, yellows and endless variations reflecting from the ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

Voyageurs National Park

Experience Winter, Minnesota Style, At Voyageurs National Park
National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 14, 2018

You can glean park information from the rangers here, learn more about the history of Voyageurs National Park, and pick up skis or snowshoes for the day. Come back after your day of winter activities to warm up and browse the park bookstore. No matter ...  

Banff National Park

Alberta's Rocky Mountains are a cozy, relaxing getaway all year-round

MicMic - Nov 29, 2018
What could be a better wellness destination than the residence of more winter Olympic athletes than anywhere else in Canada? Canmore and the surrounding Banff National Park are set to become prominent wellness destinations in 2019. The Kananaskis ...  

Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park

ChicagoNow (blog)ChicagoNow (blog) - Nov 26, 2018
Miss our shenanigans in Banff or on the Icefields Parkway? Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Canadian Rockies Road Trip at the links! Growing up, my family didn't camp. Don't get me wrong, I was extremely hashtagblessed to go on some pretty incredible ...  

Yoho National Park

Nairobi National Park

Kenya: Visit the Nairobi National Park, Kenya
AllAfrica.com - Nov 8, 2018

Nairobi national park, also known as Kifaru Ark meaning "Rhinoceros Sanctuary", is one of Kenya's rhinoceros sanctuaries. The national park is the first park in Kenya which was established in 1946. The park is located seven kilometres south of the ...  

Kruger National Park

5 Muslim prayer facilities launched at Kruger National Park

Eyewitness NewsEyewitness News - Dec 3, 2018
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - The first of five Muslim prayer facilities were launched in the Kruger National Park on Monday. There are plans for prayer centres to be set up at the Skukuza and Lower Sabie Camps as well as the Sitara, Tshokwane and Afsaal ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Channel Islands National Park

New Discovery In The Story Of The Lone Woman At Channel Islands National Park
National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Nov 18, 2018

During a special lecture at Channel Islands National Park on Thursday, December 13, a panel of researchers will reveal information about why the Lone Woman remained on San Nicolas Island after others in her community left for the mainland.  

Crater Lake National Park

H&N View: Crater Lake in need of a facelift

Herald and NewsHerald and News - Nov 21, 2018
Crater Lake National park is suffering from a backlog of maintenance to the tune of $94 million. Since it is the only national park in Oregon, it makes up the bulk of the backlog of all other national sites, which is $116.5 million, in state ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Free tours offered at Wind Cave on Veterans Day
Newscenter1.tv - Nov 7, 2018

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. – Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Tours of the Natural Entrance route will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Arches, Canyonlands announce winter hours and closures
Moab Sun News - Nov 22, 2018

The Needles Visitor Center at Canyonlands National Park will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; it will close for the winter at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, and will reopen in early March 2019. Island in the Sky Visitor Center at Canyonlands National Park ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

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