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National park chief to retire
Arkansas Online - Feb 17, 2018

HOT SPRINGS -- Josie Fernandez, the first female superintendent of Hot Springs National Park, announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of March. Fernandez spent 25 years with the National Park Service and worked in New York and Pennsylvania ...  

National Forest

Prescribed burn today in national forest
Ocala - Feb 16, 2018

OCALA NATIONAL FOREST - The U.S. Forest Service is doing a prescribed burn today in the Ocala National Forest.The 677-acre burn will take place in Marion County east of Lake Charles, north of County Road 155.According to the agency, the burn will ...  

Yellowstone National Park

Montana won't allow Yellowstone grizzly bear hunts in 2018

Q13 FOXQ13 FOX - Feb 16, 2018
Federal officials last year lifted Endangered Species Act protections for about 700 bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, opening the door to potential hunting in the three-state region. Montana wildlife commissioners said letting hunters kill ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

Gov. Ducey guarantees to keep Grand Canyon National Park open

Arizona Daily SunArizona Daily Sun - Jan 19, 2018
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is where researchers from Northern Arizona University and Grand Canyon National Park have been studying connections between surface water and groundwater. Casey Jones · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save ...  

Yosemite National Park

President's Day Weekend At Yosemite National Park

MyMotherLode.comMyMotherLode.com - Feb 16, 2018
Several visitors are expected to visit Yosemite National Park during this President's Day Holiday weekend. Yosemite National Park Ranger and Spokesperson Jamie Richards was Friday's KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”. “Winter is a great time to visit” said ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Day Trippin': Hot Springs, yes, but so much more

Lakenewsonline.comLakenewsonline.com - Feb 3, 2018
Hot Springs National Park is open year-round where you can see some of the 143-degree thermal springs that made the park famous. Drinking the water is encouraged and you can fill a few bottles at downtown fountains to take home. Since the water is too ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Shutdown affects Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Jan 21, 2018
Shenandoah National Park said Skyline Drive, trails and campsites will remain open during the shutdown, but only essential staff will remain in the park. There will be no guides, permits, maintenance, restrooms or access to visitors centers provided ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park posts highest visitation numbers since ...

The News TribuneThe News Tribune - Feb 10, 2018
Mount Rainier National Park is more popular than it's been for more than two decades.  

Everglades National Park

Great white shark spotted in Everglades National Park

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - Feb 6, 2018
A file photo of Katharine, one of many great white sharks tagged by the scientific research group OCEARCH. A great white shark that was tagged a year ago off Nantucket was tracked Sunday off the southwest Florida coast near a remote Everglades National ...  

Badlands National Park

How The Shutdown Will Impact National Parks

Washington PostNPR - Jan 20, 2018
But in Badlands National Park in South Dakota, for example, or some of the more northern parks where there could be weather concerns, it could be a dicey situation for people. MARTIN: Well, what reaction are you hearing from people when they see those ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park operating but not accessible

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Jan 24, 2018
The government shutdown is over, but Rocky Mountain National Park isn't exactly open. You can partially blame that on the weekend snowstorm. The park has resumed operations, but snowy conditions mean roads are closed to vehicles at the Beaver Meadows ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Many California Meadows Will Vanish, Here's Why It Matters

KQEDKQED - Sep 26, 2017
So we surveyed meadows across a pretty broad area, from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park on up to the Lake Tahoe area. The other way people try and cover a lot of ground is usually by using satellite images. But we were interested in the number of ...  

Sequoia National Park

5 epic hikes through California's ancient sequoia and redwood groves

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jan 28, 2018
With more than 400,000 acres and 800 miles of hiking trails, Sequoia National Park — California's first — is a wonderland. Its Giant Forest is home to 8,000 sequoias, including the General Sherman tree, which towers 275 feet into the air. It's an ...  

Zion National Park

Zion National Park officials set Presidents Day expectations

Good4UtahGood4Utah - Feb 12, 2018
ZION NATIONAL PARK (News4Utah) - Thousands of visitors are expected to travel to Zion National Park on Presidents Day weekend, but park officials along with the Utah Department of Transportation are...  

Glacier National Park

Remains of Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park holding up aga ...

KTVQ Billings NewsKTVQ Billings News - Feb 16, 2018
There's still several weeks of winter left but there's good news to report about the resiliency of the historic Sperry Chalet in the Glacier National Park backcountry.  

Acadia National Park

Part of Acadia National Park froze — so Maine residents put on their ice skates and hit the trails

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Jan 29, 2018
On Saturday, the Maine resident ice skated for nearly three hours through part of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, after an area typically used for day hikes flooded and froze, creating a natural rink that threaded through the forest trees ...  

Arches National Park

Commentary: Reservations are the answer for Arches National Park

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Jan 27, 2018
Nobody likes waiting in line, and Utah should be pioneering best practices for managing outdoor recreation to minimize congestion. 13. Commentary: Reservations are the answer for Arches National Park. (Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Visitors ...  

Big Bend National Park

Along the Rio Grande, a Hot Spring and a Warm Welcome

New York TimesNew York Times - Feb 7, 2018
The Boquillas Hot Spring at Big Bend National Park. Credit Christ Chavez for The New York Times. The border between the United States and Mexico is in the news every day, in ongoing debates about immigration and spending on security initiatives. But ...  

Death Valley National Park

One Of The World's Rarest Fish Spawned After Recent Earthquake

NewsweekNewsweek - Jan 31, 2018
An earthquake that caused a tsunami watch for the entire West Coast of the United States really did create waves—in Death Valley National Park. And those tiny waves, known as a seiche, may prompt the creation of more of an extremely rare species of ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

The acceleration of #vanlife

NewsOK.comNewsOK.com - Feb 20, 2018
One popular journey that customers take is "the Mighty Five," a 900-mile Utah trip that includes Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Basecamper Vans, like all ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Bald eagles spotted at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cleveland 19 News - Feb 8, 2018

A pair of bald eagles have been spotted recently nesting high above in the trees of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Several photos were shared on Facebook recently. Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Once considered endangered ...  

Denali National Park

Why You Should Visit Denali National Park

TravelPulse (blog)TravelPulse (blog) - Jan 29, 2018
During the summer with the Denali Star Train, the Alaska Railroad provides daily summer service to Denali National Park and Preserve from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Along the journey, passengers are treated to mile after mile of untouched wilderness that ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park


MyAJCMyAJC - Feb 20, 2018
All 10 state parks are reopened, and so is Dry Tortugas National Park. For the latest info on what's open or not, check with the Monroe County Tourist Development Council at 1-800-FLA-KEYS or visit the news page at its website: www.fla-keys.com/news ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Take a trip with DeGraaf Nature Center

HollandSentinel.comHollandSentinel.com - Feb 4, 2018
The adventure will begin in the capitol city of Juneau for a guided city tour and a visit to Mendenhall Glacier before moving on to Glacier Bay National Park. While in Glacier Bay guests will join a National Park Ranger for an all-day cruise. Anchorage ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Take a trip with DeGraaf Nature Center

HollandSentinel.comHollandSentinel.com - Feb 4, 2018
The adventure will begin in the capitol city of Juneau for a guided city tour and a visit to Mendenhall Glacier before moving on to Glacier Bay National Park. While in Glacier Bay guests will join a National Park Ranger for an all-day cruise. Anchorage ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Park grants reprieve to historic buildings

Jackson Hole News&GuideJackson Hole News&Guide - Feb 15, 2018
Grand Teton National Park's Historic Properties Management Plan proposed to restore and fill the cabins of the former 4 Lazy F Dude Ranch north of Moose with 17 seasonal employees. The area is frequented by wildlife. RYAN DORGAN / NEWS&GUIDE. ×. 9 ...  

Great Basin National Park

Snow Trip 2018: The Adventure Begins
DCSki - Feb 13, 2018

And while you're there, be sure to make the 1+ hour trek to Great Basin National Park to see some of the darkest night skies in the states, the Lehman Caves, and the bristlecone pine trees — some of which are estimated to be over 5,000 years old (and ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park, one step at a time

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Feb 3, 2018
The sun lights up clouds as it sets behind the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado on Oct. 31, 2017. (Andy Rathbun / Pioneer Press). Expand. By Andy Rathbun | arathbun@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press. PUBLISHED: February 3, 2018 at 11 ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

11m Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a New Record

Asheville Citizen-TimesU.S. News & World Report - Jan 26, 2018
Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed more than 11.3 million visitors last year, setting a new record for the second year in a row. Jan. 26, 2018, at 11:56 a.m.. 11m Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a New Record. Share. ×. Share on ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Learning to fly: Guadalupe Mountains National Park to host youth bird watching

Carlsbad Current-ArgusCarlsbad Current-Argus - Jan 25, 2018
Thousands of majestic, winged creatures reside in the hills and forests of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Located about 50 miles south of Carlsbad, the park boasts myriad species of birds throughout numerous habitats along park trails and flying ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park open with limited services during government shutdown

KITV HonoluluHawaii News Now - Jan 21, 2018
Haleakala National Park will remain open, but with limited services, while the government shutdown is in effect. Officials with the park say aside from a daily sunrise closure of the Summit District, all roads, lookouts, trails, and campgrounds will ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Shutdown irks Hawaii Volcanoes National Park visitors

West Hawaii TodayWest Hawaii Today - Jan 23, 2018
Following a Senate standoff over a spending bill Friday, federal agencies across the country ceased nonessential operations, with national parks such as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closing to the public. “We honestly forgot about it,” said Anita ...  

Isle Royale National Park

When solitude inspires

Marquette Mining JournalMarquette Mining Journal - Jan 30, 2018
“(It's) about being able to explore their art because they may not have a focus yet,” said Christopher Amidon, supervisory park ranger at Isle Royale National Park. “(It also) gives them a chance to explore Isle Royale.” Similar to the exploration ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park has another record-setting year, but some say that comes with an environmental toll

The Desert SunThe Desert Sun - Feb 7, 2018
Joshua Tree National Park is the place to be these days, with 792,510 acres of vast open land, incomparable views of the sky – day and night time – and numerous trails of varying length and difficulty for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. The park set ...  

Katmai National Park

Lindblad Heads to Russian Far East and Bering Sea

TravelPulseTravelPulse - Feb 7, 2018
Spot coastal brown bears from Katmai National Park to the Kamchatka Peninsula, search for Steller's sea eagles along the scenically stunning Zhupanova River. Be awed by the abundance and variety of marine mammals: Pacific walrus, northern fur seals ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

The true Volunteer State; MHS senior documents service in Smokies, named award finalist

Maryville Daily TimesMaryville Daily Times - Feb 20, 2018
But perhaps the most awesome of summers was two years ago when Troutman applied for and received an internship in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. She was only 16, so her mother accompanied her on the adventure. After graduation from MHS, Troutman ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Salmon is on the menu for Lake Clark's wolves

Juneau EmpireJuneau Empire - Jan 19, 2018
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve sits at the headwaters of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. (Photo by Ashley Stanek / National Park Service). Deep within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, staff at a remote ranger station on the north shore of ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Take a Guided Snowshoe Trek at Lassen Volcanic

NBC Southern CaliforniaNBC Southern California - Jan 31, 2018
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK... doesn't have the longest of names, so you don't need to look too deeply to locate the most epic and ancient part of its handle: volcanic. It's a destination dotted with hydrothermal wonders, from steamy fumaroles to ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave guide works to fund memorial for ancestors

WCPOWCPO - Feb 18, 2018
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK, Ky. -- A seasonal tour guide at Mammoth Cave National Park is working to have a memorial built for his ancestors who explored Mammoth Cave as slaves. Jerry Bransford's family history is tied to the cave. His great-great ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park offers guided hike Feb. 21

The Durango HeraldThe Durango Herald - Feb 9, 2018
Mesa Verde National Park staff will teach guests about winter adaptations of plants and animals in the Four Corners during a free, guided hike Feb. 21. Participants will be invited to join hiking guides from 9 a.m. to noon as they explore how animals ...  

North Cascades National Park

Interior pushes North Cascades grizzlies toward extinction

The HillThe Hill - Jan 27, 2018
The North Cascades Ecosystem, first designated a grizzly bear recovery zone in 1991, is top-rate wilderness. Its centerpiece is North Cascades National Park, one of the nation's most stunning and least-visited preserves. The park is contiguous with ...  

Olympic National Park

Comment being accepted on Olympic National Park wildfire plan
Peninsula Daily News - Feb 11, 2018

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Public comment is being taken now on a proposed revision of Olympic National Park's Wildland Fire Management Plan. A public meeting is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

White Mountain IndependentWhite Mountain Independent - Feb 2, 2018
What is visible in the Petrified Forest National Park today, is only a small portion of the buried trees which have begun to surface through time and erosion. The marvelous coloration comes from a wide variation of minerals. Many fossils were hauled ...  

Redwood National Park

California Redwood Coast tops Lonely Planet 2018 best in US

Washington PostWashington Post - Feb 6, 2018
Lonely Planet, the travel guidebook company, put California's Redwood Coast No. 1 on its top 10 list of U.S. destination for 2018 . Lonely Planet recommended the region, which includes Redwood National Park, as a place to “lose all track of time ...  

Saguaro National Park

Tucson hike: Relics line trail where Linda Ronstadt's grandfather ran cattle

AZCentral.comAZCentral.com - Feb 7, 2018
The Hope Camp historic site sits near the base of Tucson's Rincon Mountains, wrapped in high desert grasslands, flood plains and thorny vegetation. What remains of the long-abandoned cattle-herding camp is a barbed-wire-riddled spread of dusty concrete ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

National Park Service requests additional review of refinery

Bismarck TribuneBismarck Tribune - Jan 29, 2018
The proposed Davis Refinery is to be located on private property west of Belfield and near the east boundary of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A public hearing by the North Dakota Department of Health was held in Dickinson recently for the air ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park Is Still Trying To Recover From Hurricane Irma
NPR - Feb 9, 2018

ALLEN: Miller is a fisheries biologist at Virgin Islands National Park. Irma's 185-mile-per-hour winds devastated the park's buildings, trails, forests and coral reefs. Darrell Echols is the park's acting superintendent. DARRELL ECHOLS: Hurricane Irma ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Limited Services at Voyageurs National Park

WDIO-TVWDIO-TV - Jan 22, 2018
Limited Services at Voyageurs National Park. Limited emergency, rescue services and facilities will be closed in Voyageurs National Park following shutdown. | Photo: WDIO, File. WDIO Staff Created: January 22, 2018 09:43 AM. International Falls – The ...  

Banff National Park

Spend 10 days exploring the Canadian Rockies, from Banff National Park to Kamloops, for $1295

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jan 30, 2018
A woman stands on a scenic point overlooking Moraine Lake in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. (Jordan Siemens / Getty Images). Take a deep dive into the Canadian Rockies on a 10-day trip that covers four cities and spectacular national parks in ...  

Jasper National Park

Parks burning near East Gate of Jasper National Park

the fitzhughthe fitzhugh - Jan 25, 2018
As part of site preparations for future prescribed burning operations, Parks Canada fire personnel will be burning near the East Gate to Jasper National Park, just over 30 kilometres west of Hinton, as early as Thursday, January 25. Conditions ...  

Yoho National Park

Canada's most incredible national parks

Yahoo7 BeYahoo7 Be - Feb 14, 2018
Yoho National Park. You might recognise Yoho National Park from the default screensaver on your computer – the place is an outrageously beautiful nature landscape at every turn. Yoho National Park located in the British Columbia wilderness. Source ...  

Nairobi National Park

Stunning photos showcase the great outdoors

Mother Nature Network (blog)Mother Nature Network (blog) - Feb 20, 2018
Photographer Jose Fragozo captured the image above of two giraffes and three impalas gathered together in the rain at Nairobi National Park in Kenya. "I have observed these lions hunting many times in the rain, which possibly explains why different ...  

Kruger National Park

WATCH: Rivers roaring after heavy rain in Kruger National Park

CitizenCitizen - Feb 21, 2018
In the Letaba Rest Camp area in the Kruger National Park (KNP) 150mm of rain was measured last night after heavy downpours, Letaba Herald reports. 'We are so grateful,' Letaba Herald was told by a local visiting the Park. READ MORE: WATCH: Zululanders ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

Canada's most incredible national parks

Yahoo7 BeYahoo7 Be - Feb 14, 2018
Waterton Lakes National Park. Part of the Rockies but further south on the border with the US, Waterton National Park is perfect for people that hate crowds. Its location in the south-west of the country means it attracts less visitors than Banff, but ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Volunteers rally to save centuries-old oak trees in Channel Islands National Park

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Feb 19, 2018
Volunteers rally to save centuries-old oak trees in Channel Islands National Park. Cheri Carlson, ccarlson@vcstar.com, 805-437-0260 Published 7:30 a.m. PT Feb. 19, 2018. play. CLOSE. Take a look at the progress in an effort to start restoring the ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Ski or snowshoe in peace by the deep blue waters of Oregon's Crater Lake

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Feb 14, 2018
“It's more strenuous than most people realize,” he said. “You want to do it in a period of clear weather so you can see the lake.” If you go. Crater Lake National Park is in southern Oregon, about 400 miles from Seattle. The closest city is Klamath ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Drive through Wind Cave Park on almost-secret geology tour

Bluff Country Newspaper GroupBluff Country Newspaper Group - Feb 13, 2018
If you're into geology and might be planning a trip to Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota, well, the info that follows is something of a hidden treasure. Really! A small, hand-lettered sign in an obscure spot at the visitor center's ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Enter the hypnotic, disturbing beauty of 'Koyaanisqatsi'

MyStatesman.comMyStatesman.com - Feb 18, 2018
Stekler had also backpacked in the back country of Canyonlands National Park, pictured in the movie's natural sequences. “So that early landscape was familiar to me, and the way they filmed it reminded me of the majestic nature of the place,” he says ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

Rural counties could use more money from hotel taxes to pay for roads under a bill moving forward in the House

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Feb 15, 2018
Pollock's county, home to much of Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park, could use an estimated $342,000 more for roads if HB367 passes this session. HB367, sponsored by Rep. Mike Noel, R ...  

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