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North Dakota Requires Permit for Refinery Near National Park

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Dec 6, 2017
North Dakota Requires Permit for Refinery Near National Park. North Dakota health officials have concluded that a proposed oil refinery close to picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park should comply with federal and state air pollution rules. Dec ...  

National Forest

Mysterious structures in SF National Forest pose major fire danger ...
Los Alamos Monitor - Dec 4, 2017

Human-built cone stick structures, some two-stories tall, are popping up throughout the Santa Fe National Forest, causing a mystery for Forest Service officials.  

Yellowstone National Park

The Beauty of Yellowstone National Park in Winter

The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel - Dec 2, 2017
Most tourists flock to Yellowstone National Park, the world's oldest national park, in summer. But if you can brave the cold, you'll find that Yellowstone has much to offer in winter. Yellowstone in winter can mean frigid temperatures, but it's also ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Now Closed for the Season

Payson RoundupPayson Roundup - Dec 4, 2017
The North Rim campground is still be available for winter camping and is accessible via inner canyon trails from the South Rim or by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing- a 45 mile trip from Jacob Lake. To stay at the North Rim during the winter months ...  

Yosemite National Park

Authorities seek help finding teen missing in Yosemite National Park

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 27, 2017
Authorities are searching for a teenager who went missing last week in Yosemite National Park, officials said. Gerardo Cruz Hernandez, 18, was last seen Wednesday morning in Santa Barbara wearing white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers, park officials said ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Dancing in Voyageurs

International Falls JournalInternational Falls Journal - Dec 7, 2017
In addition to traveling to VNP, Givens visited more than 50 locations, including Hot Springs National Park in Arizona, The Statue of Liberty in New York, The Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., and Hawai'i Volcanoes National ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Is Shenandoah National Park Selling Trump Wines?

Snopes.comSnopes.com - Nov 23, 2017
On 21 November 2017, the energy and environment-oriented publication E&E News reported that Trump-branded wines were being sold at a gift shop in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. Bill Snape, a lawyer representing an environmental organization that ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Lucia Perillo's poems described life, in all its savage beauty

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Dec 2, 2017
She came west to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was a seasonal ranger in Mount Rainier National Park. The active young woman who loved to disappear into the backcountry was also a gifted poet whose work was recognized early. One award ...  

Everglades National Park

Today marks 70th anniversary of Everglades National Park

WPTV.comWPTV.com - Dec 6, 2017
Those present included well known names in Florida including John D. Pennekamp, Sen. Claude Pepper, Sen. Spessard Holland, Gov. Millard Caldwell and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Before 1947, when Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass" in ...  

Badlands National Park

10 best national parks for sunrises and sunsets

Mother Nature NetworkMother Nature Network - Dec 1, 2017
At 10 miles long, Castle Trail is the longest trail in Badlands National Park, South Dakota, and it leads to views like this. (Photo: Geoffrey Kuchera/Shutterstock). The view is the thing. Have you ever spent several pre-dawn hours climbing to the ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park to expand Native American representation

The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel - Nov 29, 2017
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park is expanding its representation of Native Americans with the help of indigenous-focused University of Colorado groups and tribal representatives. The Daily Camera reports that meetings began in the ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Letter to editor: Park fee hike will hurt
The Bakersfield Californian - Nov 16, 2017

The Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park as well as other national parks are proposing in 2018 a drastic entrance fee hike to $70. This is a result of the president's 12 percent budget cut to the Department of the Interior. The entire budget for the ...  

Sequoia National Park

California Bucket List: Your daily travel guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 16, 2017
Big Trees Trail, Sequoia National Park. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Big Trees Trail, Sequoia National Park. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times). Why: Big trees, long walks, granite rocks and scampering marmots are fine any time. But a dusting of snow ...  

Zion National Park

Utah's famed bighorn sheep thriving in Zion National Park, so state plans to move some to Bears Ears

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Nov 28, 2017
A herd of bighorn sheep browse along Zion National Park's east entrance road. Wild sheep have thrived in the park since their reintroduction, their numbers growing to the point that park officials are now concerned that they may be exposed to domestic ...  

Glacier National Park

Personal Journey: A trip to Glacier National Park

Philly.comPhilly.com - Dec 1, 2017
After a few years of missed chances, an opportunity arose for my son Brendan and me to take a trip to Glacier National Park in early September. During our visit to Yellowstone National Park in 2014, we'd spoken to some of the park employees who raved ...  

Acadia National Park

Rugged forest beauty finds a home in the Acadia tiny house

New AtlasNew Atlas - Nov 23, 2017
The Acadia National Park in Maine, US, is home to thousands of acres of thick, coastal woodlands that explode in color each fall, and it is these dramatic palettes that have inspired one of Wind River Tiny Homes' latest creations. The Acadia tiny house ...  

Arches National Park

Arches National Park in Utah Attracts More Than a Million Visitors a Year
Voice of America - Dec 10, 2017

If God were a stonemason … Utah's Arches National Park would be the back room of his workshop. The Arches National Park, established almost a century ago, is now one of the most popular destinations for Americans and tourists from around the world ...  

Big Bend National Park

Freezing temperatures possible in San Antonio tonight

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Dec 7, 2017
Snow has fallen throughout much of the park, with the heaviest dusting in the Chisos Mountains. The Chisos Basin Rd has closed while we begin clearing it, but may remain closed for several hours. This is a rare ... more. Photo: Big Bend National Park ...  

Death Valley National Park

Tours of flood-damaged Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park focus on repairs

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 13, 2017
Two years ago, a flash flood swept through historic Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park, causing serious damage to the building and the road. Starting Dec. 2, the attraction, which has been closed since October 2015, is set to reopen to ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Quest for the Gray Ghost: Tracking the snow leopard in Ladakh

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Dec 7, 2017
Finding the big cat in the Ladakh region of India, is difficult — especially with only an estimated 200 to 300 in the area — at best, an average of one leopard per an area twice the size of Bryce Canyon National Park. Nobody has an exact count of the ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Find unusual and educational gifts at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Talk of the Towns

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Nov 25, 2017
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - If you would like a relaxing alternative to crazy mall and big box shopping, try going to the park - the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. They have two stores where you can find wonderful educational gifts that are sure to delight ...  

Denali National Park

X Games ZOOM gallery, December 2017

ESPNESPN - Dec 11, 2017
Michelle Parker, Denali National Park, Alaska. "While shooting an assignment for Powder Magazine, Michelle Parker, Chris Davenport, Jim Morrison and I charted an airplane and headed deep into the Alaska Range. We were in search of couloirs which would ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

From the A-J's Pages: Jones, Hedrick serve tea during social hour
LubbockOnline.com - Nov 14, 2017

DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, Fla. — America's newest national park means added protection for a large area of the Gulf of Mexico, a National Park Service spokesman says. 50 years ago: BAGHDAD, Iraq - Czechoslovakia is training Iraqi army officers and ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Return to the Alaska Wilderness: USGS Scientists visit one of North America's fastest-moving faults

United States Geological Survey (press release)United States Geological Survey (press release) - Nov 20, 2017
A team of USGS scientists spent two weeks in the isolated Glacier Bay National Park, exploring one of the fastest-moving faults in North America. Five geologists spent two weeks in the Alaskan wilderness studying one of the fastest-moving earthquake ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Return to the Alaska Wilderness: USGS Scientists visit one of North America's fastest-moving faults

United States Geological Survey (press release)United States Geological Survey (press release) - Nov 20, 2017
A team of USGS scientists spent two weeks in the isolated Glacier Bay National Park, exploring one of the fastest-moving faults in North America. Five geologists spent two weeks in the Alaskan wilderness studying one of the fastest-moving earthquake ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Teton National Park

Washington PostWashington Post - Dec 4, 2017
The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. — son of the Standard Oil founder, ardent conservationist and one of America's richest men — agreed to surreptitiously acquire thousands of acres of breathtaking scenery ...  

Great Basin National Park

“Walk the Parks” adventurer stops in Moab

Moab Sun NewsMoab Sun News - Nov 23, 2017
He's following the American Discovery Trail from Moab to Great Basin National Park in Nevada, he said. Then, he'll head toward the Arizona Trail, Grand Canyon National Park and Petrified Forest National Park, before switching to a bicycle to pedal to ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Bennet advocates for EAS

Valley CourierValley Courier - Dec 9, 2017
Allinger also mentioned that having a commercial airport helps tourism in the area for places such as Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and Wolf Creek Ski Area. “It makes a humongous impact, not only in economic development but for recruiting ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Clingmans Dome Tower reopens for winter, renovations to resume in spring

Knoxville News SentinelKnoxville News Sentinel - Nov 21, 2017
After closing in August for rehabilitation work, the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has reopened temporarily for the winter to visitors. Its rehabilitation work has been suspended for the winter and will ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Christmas season kicks off with holiday bazaar in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Current-ArgusCarlsbad Current-Argus - Nov 16, 2017
Redemption Nutrition is holding its first ever hike to the peak at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Attendees must pay a $5 entry fee, and are asked to meet at Redemption Nutrition at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 206 W. McKay St. Artesia's Holiday Bazaar ...  

Haleakala National Park

NPS set to rehabilitate Kalahaku Overlook area

Maui NewsMaui News - Dec 6, 2017
The National Park Service is proposing a plan to rehabilitate the Kalahaku Overlook at Haleakala National Park. Haleakala National Park photo. The Maui News. The National Park Service will host a public meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

VIDEO: Lava Sizzles As Busy Season Begins At Hawaii Volcanoes Park

Big Island Video NewsBig Island Video News - Dec 9, 2017
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - As surface lava flows inundate the coastal plain, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park rangers expect another busy holiday season starting this weekend. Photo by NPS / Janice Wei. (BIVN) – There was lots of lava to be seen ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Only 1 wolf now seen on Michigan's Isle Royale

More: Isle Royale National Park: 10 tips for visiting. Peterson and Vucetich in recent years sounded warnings on the island's dwindling wolves, and the potential repercussions. They urged the National Park Service that manages the island to institute a ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Spend Winter in Joshua Tree National Park

Backpacker MagazineBackpacker Magazine - Nov 23, 2017
Granite domes, long-limbed cacti, prehistoric wildlife, and legendary night skies should land this park on every hiker's bucket list, so beat the spring rush by going now. We bet mild temps, quiet trails, and late blooms will leave you thinking ...  

Katmai National Park

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

Alaska Public Radio NetworkAlaska Public Radio Network - Dec 4, 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 ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Getting full look at shrinking Harding Icefield is worth it

Kenai Peninsula OnlineKenai Peninsula Online - Nov 24, 2017
The Harding Icefield, named after President Warren Harding who visited the Territory of Alaska in 1923, straddles the Kenai Mountains between Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kenai Fjords National Park. (Photo provided by refuge). There's something ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Research continues on elevated mercury levels in some non ...

Alaska Public Radio NetworkAlaska Public Radio Network - Dec 4, 2017
Two lake trout are collected for mercury analysis from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (S. Huffman/ NPS). Mercury is a metallic element that that is present in elevated levels in some lakes in southwest Alaska. It can build up in fish that live ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Highway closed at Lassen Volcanic National park

Action News NowAction News Now - Nov 22, 2017
The highway that runs through Lassen Volcanic National Park is already closed for the winter because of heavy snow. Posted: Nov. 22, 2017 12:51 PM. Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 12:51 PM. Posted By: Heidi Rene. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park to hold annual concert in cave
Bowling Green Daily News - Dec 1, 2017

The sounds of timeless Christmas carols and holiday songs will ring through Mammoth Cave on Sunday. Mammoth Cave National Park's 38th annual Cave Sing will feature a musical performance from the Spirit of the Commonwealth Chorus, a barbershop a capella ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

A Festival of Lights That Is Uniquely Colorado

Colorado Public RadioColorado Public Radio - Dec 1, 2017
Spruce Tree House glows during the holiday luminaria festival at Mesa Verde National Park. The celebration this year will take place on December 14. (Courtesy Cristy Brown). As the winter light recedes from the afternoon sky, Mesa Verde National Park ...  

North Cascades National Park

How 'carpetbaggers' beat big timber to save the North Cascades

seattlepi.comseattlepi.com - Nov 28, 2017
"Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park" is a tonic in times when days are gray, rain blows horizontal and big drips in Washington, D.C., seem intent on ravaging America's public domain. The book is of events half-a-century ago ...  

Olympic National Park

Oregon hiker dies after fall in Olympic National Park

KING5.comKING5.com - Nov 12, 2017
The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington reports that the man was hiking with a partner in Olympic National Park on Friday when he slipped on a rock while descending a slope with rocky terrain. Olympic National Park spokeswoman Penny Wagner ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

On the Road: Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park bring Arizona desert to life

Stockton RecordStockton Record - May 31, 2017
We consulted our AAA maps (I prefer paper maps over trying to plot destinations via GPS) and plotted a route to Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park and Canyon de Chelly National Monument, a bit further to the north. Saguaro National ...  

Redwood National Park

See the Klamath River flow into the Pacific from this dramatic overlook in Redwood National Park

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 30, 2017
Why: Rugged coast. Big sand spit. Half-forgotten road. Blufftop perch. Despite all these assets, this dramatic corner of Northern California doesn't get that many visitors. So you'll probably have it to yourself. What: Your gateway to the Klamath River ...  

Saguaro National Park

Wilderness Camp at Saguaro National Park during holiday break
Tucson News Now - Dec 5, 2017

Send them to wilderness camp at Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain District, at the Environmental Education Center at 2700 North Kinney Road Tucson, 85743. The camp is for youth ages 11 to 14 years old and is taking place Dec. 27 - 29. Hours will ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Public comment sought on refinery proposed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Bismarck TribuneBismarck Tribune - Dec 5, 2017
The view from the top of Buck Hill in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit, looking southwest in 2016 toward where the Davis Refinery would be constructed. Dustin Monke, Dickinson Press. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. A public ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

The US Virgin Islands clean up for the holidays

Washington PostWashington Post - Dec 7, 2017
The National Park Service has partially reopened the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers two-thirds of the island. The agency recently greenlighted Trunk Bay, Honeymoon, Hawksnest and Cinnamon Bay beaches, though visitors can only access ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Dancing in Voyageurs

International Falls JournalInternational Falls Journal - Dec 7, 2017
Minnesotan Abby Roberts admits before last year she had never been to Minnesota's only national park. While she got a chance to see Voyageurs National Park, Roberts' visit wasn't for camping or fishing. Instead, it was for dancing. The 14-year-old from ...  

Banff National Park

Seals, Bald Eagles and Bears, Oh My! All Aboard a Wildlife Tour of Western Canada for the Animal Adventure of a ...

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Nov 8, 2017
Depending on your Rocky Mountaineer journey, you'll either arrive in Banff (home to Banff National Park) or the hamlet of Lake Louise next. Probably you'll visit both. We stayed at the Fairmont Banff Springs (which has a nearby sister hotel, the ...  

Jasper National Park

Edmonton man arrested in Jasper National Park with guns

the fitzhughthe fitzhugh - Dec 12, 2017
An Edmonton man was charged with impaired driving and firearms offenses after a hit-and-run in Jasper National Park on Sunday. James Nicholas Percy, 35, was arrested on Highway 16 near disaster point after fleeing the scene of a collision near ...  

Yoho National Park

A Seattle couple goes ski crazy for a season with a multi-resort pass

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Nov 15, 2017
From there we followed the Trans-Canada Highway east toward Yoho National Park and Alberta's Banff National Park. We arrived in Lake Louise just as twilight faded — tired, hungry, in need of a drink, but completely awed by the Selkirks and the ...  

Nairobi National Park

Welcome to My Place . . . Nairobi

Irish TimesIrish Times - Nov 19, 2017
Nairobi National Park is a must for anyone who is visiting. You can see four of the big five inside the park (rhino, buffalo, lion, and maybe a leopard if you are really lucky) and get a great view of the city, too. Nairobi National Park is a must for ...  

Kruger National Park

Three rhinos killed at Kruger National Park

Eyewitness NewsEyewitness News - Nov 27, 2017
Three rhinos killed at Kruger National Park. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced earlier that over 530 rhinos had been poached in the first half of this year. Picture: Supplied. Rhino Poaching · SANParks · Kruger National Park · Rhino ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Expert to assess potential for increased avalanche risk at Waterton Lakes National Park

CHAT News TodayCHAT News Today - Dec 5, 2017
WATERTON, AB - Parks Canada is in the process of having Waterton Lakes National Park re-mapped for avalanche hazards as winter approaches. Dennis Madsen, Resource Conservation Officer, says because of the destruction caused by the Kenow Fire, now there ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Ancient 'sea cow' fossil found on Channel Islands

KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News - Nov 28, 2017
A fossil of an ancient, now-extinct sea cow that lived between 20 to 25 million years ago, was discovered on the Channel Islands and is one of the oldest discoveries of its kind on the west coast of North America, the Channel Islands National Park ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake snowshoe walks begin Friday

NRToday.comNRToday.com - Nov 23, 2017
Crater Lake National Park plans to begin its ranger-guided snowshoe walks this Friday. Crater Lake receives an average of 43 feet of snow per year, and the walks are a way to explore the area while learning how plants, animals and people survive the ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave reopens backcountry roads

Rapid City JournalRapid City Journal - Dec 6, 2017
Thirteen miles of backcountry roads in Wind Cave National Park that were closed Nov. 17 to protect natural and cultural resources have reopened, according to a release from the National Park Service. The park established a temporary closure affecting ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Arches and Canyonlands national parks announce winter hours, closures
Moab Times Independent - Nov 23, 2017

Arches and Canyonlands national parks are open all year, but the park's visitor center operations change with the arrival of winter. The Arches Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this winter, except for Christmas Day when it will be ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Plans Litigation After Trump Monument Proclamation

Truth-OutUtah Public Radio - Dec 5, 2017
“For the Grand Staircase, for example, they have opened the area adjacent to Capitol Reef National Park, where there are hydrocarbon leases that are currently under suspension,” Groene said. Groene said this appears to be intentional. The maps ...  

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