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The dire effects of delayed maintenance of the National Park Service

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 14, 2017
The fact that our Mall suffers from $850 million in deferred-maintenance needs is a stark indicator of a backlog that also affects the cultural and historic sites in the National Park System. Among them are the 30 established to commemorate some aspect ...  

National Forest

No new restrictions on fires on Bitterroot National Forest land

Ravalli RepublicRavalli Republic - Jul 18, 2017
Smoke in the Sapphire Mountains south of Skalkaho probably is coming from wildfires burning on the Beaverhead-Deelodge National Forest 20 miles southwest of Philipsburg. The largest is the Whetstone Ridge fire at 371 acres, and is not contained.  

Yellowstone National Park

Does Photo Actually Show Yellowstone National Park Geyser ...

Business 2 CommunityBusiness 2 Community - Jul 10, 2017
Reports that lava came spewing out of a geyser in Yellowstone National Park following a string of earthquakes in Montana are false. While area earthquakes did ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Bring Back River Unit
U.S. News & World Report - Jul 13, 2017

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon National Park is considering recreating a river unit that was dismantled 16 months ago following a report by a federal watchdog that found a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment ...  

Yosemite National Park

Reservations still available for Yosemite National Park's parking program

Sierra StarSierra Star - Jul 17, 2017
A limited number of day parking reservations are still available in Yosemite National Park this August, park officials said in a release on Monday. Reservations are free, with a $1.50 service fee per reservation, and can be booked online at www ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs Blues and Jazz Festivals Set for Labor Day Weekend

KARKKARK - Jul 19, 2017
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Ark. — Hot Springs will be overflowing with great music Labor Day Weekend as the 26th annual Hot Springs JazzFest and the 21st annual Hot Springs Blues Festival are both scheduled. JazzFest will run from August 31 ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park announces temporary closure of Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Augusta Free Press - Jul 6, 2017

The popular Dark Hollow Falls Trail in Shenandoah National Park will be temporarily closed while trail crews make improvements. shenandoah national park Visitors may still access the falls via the Rose River Fire Road at mile 49.4 of Skyline Drive. The ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Hiker killed in rockfall at Mount Rainier National Park | KOMO

KOMO NewsKOMO News - Jul 15, 2017
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. - A -75-year-old hiker was killed in a rockfall Thursday afternoon inside Mount Rainier National Park after separating ...  

Everglades National Park

Exploring Everglades National Park by Kayak

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jul 6, 2017
Here, Jordan Snyder and Martina Sestakova describe their experience kayaking in the 10,000 islands area of the Everglades National Park, Florida, and collecting microplastic samples for Adventure Scientists' Global Microplastics Initiative. By Jordan ...  

Badlands National Park

Bringing Bison Back to the Badlands

Defenders of Wildlife Blog (blog)Defenders of Wildlife Blog (blog) - Jul 6, 2017
Defenders is working to help restore an icon to the plains, the bison of Badlands National Park. The American bison and Badlands National Park go hand in hand. The Great Plains ecosystem has long included these large, hearty beasts that once numbered ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

A Colorado trail where each waterfall is more spectacular than the last

9NEWS.com9NEWS.com - Jul 12, 2017
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - This is not a story about the Rocky Mountain National Park most people know. There is no entrance through a busy town. There are no shuttle buses taking dozens of people from a park-and-ride to a trailhead. This is ...  

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 celebrates Latino Conservation Week
Porterville Recorder - Jul 15, 2017

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK — In celebration of Latino Conservation Week, Sequoia National Park will play host beginning today to 20 young Latino adults from Los Angeles as they collect scientific data on sequoias, hike the Giant Forest, and learn about ...  

Zion National Park

Road work to delay Zion National Park visitors in late July

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Jul 10, 2017
Visitors to Zion National Park can expect delays along Kolob Terrace Road due to road work beginning later this month, the National Park Service said. The maintenance project begins its final phase July 25, the park service said in a release. Control ...  

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Conservancy names new executive director

Great Falls TribuneGreat Falls Tribune - Jul 6, 2017
Doug Mitchell takes the helm of the Glacier National park Conservancy.  

Acadia National Park

One of Martha's favorite places on earth: Acadia National Park

Fort Worth Star TelegramFort Worth Star Telegram - Jul 15, 2017
Although I am a relative newcomer to Mount Desert Island, having purchased my house on the edge of Acadia National Park in 1997, I feel as if I have always been there. Like most of the homeowners on this magnificent island, I have become totally ...  

Arches National Park

Devils Garden to reopen on June 16
Moab Sun News - Jun 15, 2017

Information about these other travel and hiking options can be found on the Moab Area Travel Council's website at: www.discovermoab.com/profile.htm. General information about Arches National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/arch or by calling ...  

Big Bend National Park

An 'unfortunate young man' comes to a bad end in Big Bend

Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Jul 8, 2017
E.E. Townsend, shown perched on a canyon rim above the Rio Grande, would come to be known as the father of Big Bend National Park. Photo: handout. Image 2 of 4. From a mural in downtown Alpine, Brewster County Sheriff E.E. Townsend still keeps an ...  

Death Valley National Park

How the Head of Death Valley National Park Keeps Cool When It's Sweltering

Wall Street Journal (subscription)Wall Street Journal (subscription) - Jun 29, 2017
In the summertime, I typically run at 5 in the morning, when the temperature's great, like 85 degrees. This January, I finally got a GPS watch, Garmin Forerunner 25. I use it to track my runs and hikes, and it's been neat to precisely track how far I ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Deborah Wall: Here's how to enjoy best of Bryce Canyon in summer

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Jul 7, 2017
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is on everybody's list of must-see places in the Southwest, but during summer, dealing with the crowds and traffic can be frustrating at best. However, if you have some flexibility in your schedule, there's a remedy ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park officials seek input for new visitor center

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Jul 6, 2017
BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Officials want locals and new visitors to weigh in to help develop exhibits for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's new visitor center. The $5.9 million Boston Mills Visitor Center, planned to open in 2019, will help orient new ...  

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

Experience A 'Dark Sky Park' In Florida

WUSF NewsWUSF News - Jul 14, 2017
Central Florida's Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park was designated a dark sky place last year, Dry Tortugas National Park near Key West is applying for the designation, and Umpierre says St. George Island State Park in the panhandle plans to, as well.  

Glacier Bay National Park

Gustavus city council reinstates fired librarian after mayor quits

KTOOKTOO - Jul 11, 2017
... can by council members,” Taylor said, “With some assistance from other members of the community with some expertise that's been offered.” The City of Gustavus has a year-round population of less than 500 and is the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.  

Glacier Bay National Park

Gustavus city council reinstates fired librarian after mayor quits

KTOOKTOO - Jul 11, 2017
... can by council members,” Taylor said, “With some assistance from other members of the community with some expertise that's been offered.” The City of Gustavus has a year-round population of less than 500 and is the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.  

Grand Teton National Park

Teton park officials to meet on roundabout | Environmental ...
Jackson Hole News&Guide - Jul 10, 2017

A sometimes-sketchy intersection on Highway 26/89/191 north of Jackson in Grand Teton National Park is about to become the site of one of the Equality State's ...  

Great Basin National Park

5 underrated national parks that are worth a visit

Greensburg Daily NewsGreensburg Daily News - Jul 15, 2017
Great Basin National Park (Nevada) – This isolated gem in eastern Nevada protects 77,000 acres of America's Great Basin, a vast area incorporating western Utah and nearly all of Nevada. The park offers rugged desert, scenic mountains, an extensive cave ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes announces summer and fall special events
Valley Courier - Jul 15, 2017

The visitor center is open, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through the summer and fall. For more information on programs and special events at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, visit www.nps.gov/grsa or call the visitor center at 719-378-6399.  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nationwide bear attacks lead to warning from Great Smoky National Park

WKRN.comWKRN.com - Jul 13, 2017
Bill Stiver, a supervisory wildlife biologist in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, said similar attacks have happened in East Tennessee. He said this latest incident in Colorado should be a reminder to anyone visiting the mountains that attacks ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains celebrate NPS' second century

Carlsbad Current-ArgusCarlsbad Current-Argus - Jul 6, 2017
To commemorate a new century of NPS this year, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will host Songs and Stories of Our National Parks this weekend. "We marked our 100-year anniversary, proud and honored to celebrate it. But we are now in our second ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park wants your comments for their new Sunrise Summit Visitation Environmental Assessment

MauiTime WeeklyMauiTime Weekly - Jun 20, 2017
Do you think there are too many people headed up to the summit of Haleakala to watch the sunrise? If so, officials at Haleakala National Park want to hear from you. That's because they're conducting a new Environmental Assessment (EA) “to address ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park seeks witnesses to a fire Tuesday (July 11)

Hawaii 24/7 (press release)Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - Jul 13, 2017
Smoke obscures the koa and 'ōhi'a forest at Nāmakanipaio Campground on Tuesday afternoon. NPS Photo/Luke Kittle. The fire, which started behind Cabin 3 at Nāmakanipaio Campground, nearly reached the A-frame cabin. The campground and cabins are ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Blade Outdoors Page, stories are state winners
Toledo Blade - Jul 15, 2017

He has covered outdoors topics from Alaska to the Everglades for The Blade, including stories on the moose-wolf imbalance in Michigan's remote Isle Royale National Park, a massive poaching operation in Ohio, the deer management issue in the Metroparks ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Small brush fire reported within Joshua Tree National Park
Press-Enterprise - Jun 21, 2017

A 2-acre brush fire was reported Wednesday morning within Joshua Tree National Park, officials said. Cal Fire San Bernardino firefighters responded to it about 10:30 a.m. and located it about 2 miles within the park, Capt. Liz Brown said. She didn't ...  

Katmai National Park

The world loves an Alaska bear cam, and K-State researchers want to know how much

Kansas City StarKansas City Star - Jul 14, 2017
Thousands of people around the world are spending hours online this month watching a bear cam in Katmai National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska. It's livestreaming the action at the noisy, bustling falls on Brooks River, where the salmon are ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Wild Alaska Live

KQEDWMHT - Jul 13, 2017
Over three nights, WILD ALASKA LIVE will visit several locations, including points near Juneau and the Tongass National Forest, where the team will look for black bears and bald eagles; the vast Kenai Fjords National Park, in search of orcas and ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Fly to the National Parks: Check out Alaska

AOPA PilotAOPA Pilot - Jun 15, 2017
Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve: Southwestern Alaska hosts the world's greatest sockeye runs and the giant bears that feast on them. Look for bears along the western shore of the Shelikof Strait in Katmai National Park ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park proposes fee increase

MINERAL, Calif. - Officials with the National Parks are proposing to increase the fees visitors pay at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Park Superintendent Jim Richardson said the directive comes straight from Washington D.C. to make parks of similar ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park getting new leadership

WCLULexington Herald Leader - Jul 9, 2017
The current superintendent, Sarah Craighead, has been selected as the National Park Service's deputy southeast regional director, based in Atlanta. The Daily News reports Southeast Regional Chief of Staff Barclay Trimble will take over as Mammoth Cave ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde bans open fires throughout park

The JournalThe Journal - Jun 26, 2017
Fireworks are prohibited in Mesa Verde National Park. The park said restrictions will remain in effect until the fire danger becomes less severe. A small wildfire Monday in a remote section of the San Juan National Forest near the Divide Road (564 ...  

North Cascades National Park

Summer brings recreation opportunities in North Cascades

goskagit.comgoskagit.com - Jun 28, 2017
North Cascades National Park, accessible from Highway 20 in eastern Skagit County, is a hidden gem with a wealth of beauty. Each year, the National Park Service, North Cascades Institute and Seattle City Light partner to share the North Cascades and ...  

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park: Verdant and wild

The Durango HeraldThe Durango Herald - Jul 19, 2017
The same thought occurred to me a few days earlier, during an early-morning stroll through the chilly mist that hung over a mountain resort in the foothills of Olympic National Park in Washington. As blue jays flitted between giant cedars, I took a ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

How to do 5 (or more) National Parks in a one-week vacation, Part 2

Idaho Press-TribuneIdaho Press-Tribune - Jun 21, 2017
Petrified Forest National Park and the drive to Flagstaff: Here you have to backtrack a bit, as you head back north and west through Albuquerque. Instead of heading north out of Albuquerque, you'll keep going west on Interstate 40, which goes right ...  

Redwood National Park

Lyme disease and kids: What you need to know before this summer's outdoor adventures

OCRegisterOCRegister - Jul 10, 2017
They were especially prevalent near popular state attractions like Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe and Redwood National Park, with the highest transmission rates occurring during the prime camping months of May, June and July. Educate yourself ...  

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park boasts more than two dozen cactus species

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Jul 1, 2017
Saguaro National Park is famous for its namesake giant cactus, but many might be surprised to learn that the park is home to an amazing variety of other cacti — 25 species in all. In addition to familiar varieties such as the saguaro, barrel and ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Man gored by bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park says he's 'lucky to be alive'

Bismarck TribuneBismarck Tribune - Jul 16, 2017
WATFORD CITY -- Michael Turk says he's lucky to be alive after he was gored by a bison two weeks ago while hiking on a trail in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, south of Watford City. "I know I was lucky to be alive. If it had hit my ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

15 Caribbean vacations that are worth the price

CNBCCNBC - Jun 22, 2017
... alternative to the British Virgin Islands, the neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands offer pristine beaches, luxury shopping and historical landmarks. The Virgin Islands National Park features opportunities to kayak, sail and even camp overnight on the ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Obituary: Mary Lou Ebel, co-founder of Voyageurs houseboat rental business

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 11, 2017
In 1971, following Gordy's retirement, the couple began a new chapter renting and selling houseboats on the Ash River, next to Voyageurs National Park, about 35 miles southeast of International Falls, Minn. Ebel would become a sort of den mother to the ...  

Banff National Park

'We want this bear alive': Thousands rally to save grizzly that's chased humans

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jul 14, 2017
Within a few days, the bear had returned to the Sunshine turnoff area in Banff National Park, near the centre of her original home range, according to Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager with Parks Canada. "That's a great place for Bear 148 to be ...  

Jasper National Park

Fire ban issued for high-risk Jasper National Park

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jul 19, 2017
A fire ban has been issued for Jasper National Park due to elevated fire danger, parks officials said Tuesday. The ban covers the entire park including all front and backcountry campgrounds and day-use areas. The Municipality of Jasper has also issued ...  

Yoho National Park

Mercury could reach record highs in Valley
Rocky Mountain Outlook - Jul 6, 2017

Meanwhile, a fire that started adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway about eight kilometres west of Field in Yoho National Park on Monday (July 3) has been contained and was expected to be fully out by Wednesday afternoon. It was a small fire, about ...  

Nairobi National Park

Michael Nyawir An International Perspective

U.S. Navy (press release)U.S. Navy (press release) - Jul 12, 2017
He also remembers the zoo-like setting at Nairobi National Park, a place where he says the giraffes he would feed stood as tall as the trees. These are the lasting memories that he now holds close as he serves for freedom and peace around the world.  

Kruger National Park

Op-Ed: Tough choices ahead for Kruger National Park

Daily MaverickDaily Maverick - Jun 26, 2017
The purpose was to solicit public comment as officials review management plans for the Kruger National Park for the next 10 years at least. Covering nearly 2 million hectares, Kruger is one of the largest and most popular wildlife parks globally. Yet ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lake's natural beauty: an early tourist attraction

Pincher Creek EchoPincher Creek Echo - Jul 10, 2017
They envisioned the unique vistas as a vehicle to attract tourists to the newly developed Waterton Lakes National Park. Some of the promoters were connected with local business people here in Pincher Creek, including our own Echo, which clearly saw the ...  

Channel Islands National Park

National Park Senior Pass Increasing from $10 to $80

Santa Barbara IndependentSanta Barbara Independent - Jul 17, 2017
The pass grants seniors over the age of 62 with lifetime access to the more than 2000 sites and parks managed by the National Park Service, including Santa Barbara County's prized Channel Islands National Park. Following legislation passed by Congress ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Hiker falls to his death at Crater Lake National Park

CNNCNN - Jul 6, 2017
Alec Chapman, a Crater Lake National Park supervisory ranger, said witnesses saw the hiker venture out to a rocky point along the rim of a collapsed volcano, which gave way while he was standing on it. He fell 50 to 70 feet, according to the accounts.  

Wind Cave National Park

Tours, hikes, birds: Wind Cave summer

Rapid City JournalRapid City Journal - Jul 14, 2017
WIND CAVE – Rangers at Wind Cave National Park will be offering a variety of interpretive programs this summer. Thirty tours a day will be offered through the world's sixth-longest cave each day beginning at 8:40 a.m. with the last tour entering the ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Is your outdoor lighting too loud?

Aitkin Independent AgeAitkin Independent Age - Jul 13, 2017
Additionally, there are Dark Sky Parks, which include Canyonlands National Park in Utah, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Death Valley National Park in California. Getting stars back in your horizon. The IDA has a list of practical actions ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

NMHU students explore history
Albuquerque Journal - Jul 17, 2017

The Highlands students also explored significant archaeological sites like Walnut Canyon near Flagstaff, Ariz., Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, and Newspaper Rock State Historic Park near Moab, Utah. We welcome suggestions for the daily Bright Spot.  

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