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Did National Park Service Disrespect the Rainbow Flag?

Advocate.comAdvocate.com - Oct 12, 2017
By Friday night, a National Park Service flag flying alongside the rainbow flag had been removed and replaced with a New York City Parks flag, organizer Ken Kidd told The Washington Post. Then Barbara Applebaum, the Park Service official who was to ...  

National Forest

Chico fraternity sentenced for cutting down trees in Lassen National Forest

The OrionSacramento Bee - Oct 12, 2017
A fraternity at California State University, Chico, has been ordered to perform 9,800 hours of community service for cutting down trees in Lassen National Forest during an initiation ceremony. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity pleaded guilty to illegally ...  

Yellowstone National Park

A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

New York TimesNew York Times - Oct 10, 2017
Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 250,000 times more material than erupted from Mount St.  

Grand Canyon National Park

North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to begin to close for season in October

ABC15 ArizonaABC15 Arizona - Sep 28, 2017
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to close for the season in October. The lodge, gift shop and visitor center will either close or reduce their hours beginning Oct. 15. The South Rim of the ...  

Yosemite National Park

Update on Five Fires Currently Burning in Yosemite National Park

Sierra Sun TimesSierra Sun Times - Oct 14, 2017
October 14, 2017 - There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park's wilderness. Fire Managers are working with the local Air Quality Districts and will be monitoring smoke impacts to the park and local communities. For Yosemite Valley drift ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Ouachita to host chamber ensemble concerts Nov. 1 and 2
Ouachita Baptist University News - Oct 20, 2017

Members of the second brass section include, on euphonium: Campbell; Seth Caraway, a sophomore music industry major from Hot Springs National Park, Ark.; Clifton; and McCaffrey. On tuba: Randall Jacan Earnest, a freshman music education major from ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park urges caution during fall fire season

The Charlottesville NewsplexThe Charlottesville Newsplex - Oct 16, 2017
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Fall fire season is underway in Virginia, and with little rain the last several weeks, fire danger is high. The accumulation of dry, crunchy leaves falling to the ground, and gusty winds provide ideal ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Winter Road Closures at Mount Rainier National Park
Nisqually Valley News - Oct 19, 2017

In anticipation of this weekend's significant weather event, Mount Rainier National Park announces the winter closure of the Sunrise Road at the White River Campground intersection, the Mowich Lake Road and the Paradise Valley Road. Due to forecasted ...  

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park's Flamingo area to reopen — with limitations — after Irma damage

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - Oct 6, 2017
Everglades National Park is reopening Flamingo, its southernmost outpost, about a month after Hurricane Irma pounded the region — but visitors should expect limited facilities for the foreseeable future, the park said. The National Park Service said ...  

Badlands National Park

South Dakota: wild beasts and Badlands make the silver screen come to life

The GuardianThe Guardian - Sep 17, 2017
Signs at trail heads in the Badlands National Park warn of snakes in the grass. Photograph: Lisa McNulty. Or, I was calm, until a large snake in the tough grass beside the narrow trail reared up and shook its rattle at me angrily. I leapt into the air ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park wants to close Crater Trail

9NEWS.comLoveland Reporter-Herald - Oct 17, 2017
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK -— An informally created trail that bisects an archeological site in the national park could be closed permanently. The national park wants to shut down the Crater Trail to protect cultural and natural resources in the ...  

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

Planning a trip to Sequoia National Park? You'll want to get an earlier start

Fresno BeeFresno Bee - Oct 14, 2017
If you plan to travel to Sequoia National Park, you might want to start your trip there a little earlier than usual. Starting Monday, two-hour delays are expected to affect traffic between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m on weekdays due to construction along a ...  

Zion National Park

Zion National Park Drives Into Green Future With New Electric Shuttle Bus

Sierra MagazineSierra Magazine - Oct 7, 2017
Jack Burns says he will always remember his first day on the job at Zion National Park. It was 1982, early spring, and he drove through the sandstone canyons on the park's east side without encountering many signs of human activity. “Later that day, I ...  

Glacier National Park

Congress must fund Glacier National Park repairs now

Great Falls TribuneGreat Falls Tribune - Oct 19, 2017
Visitation to Glacier National Park has never been higher, and need for maintenance has never been greater. My Model T friends driving classy, century old ...  

Acadia National Park

Friends Alliance to meet in Bar Harbor

Mount Desert IslanderMount Desert Islander - Oct 12, 2017
Major sponsorship support for this year's Friends Alliance meeting has been provided by the National Park Foundation, Friends of Acadia, Acadia National Park, L.L. Bean, Dawnland – The Jordan Pond House, Lili Pew of The Knowles Company, the ...  

Arches National Park

Arches to halt road work for UEA weekend
Moab Sun News - Oct 5, 2017

The Utah Education Association (UEA) holiday weekend construction schedule has been changed for Arches National Park. The park will now be open with no road construction work from 7 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. On Sundays ...  

Big Bend National Park

At Brews for Big Bend, help raise money for national park

austin360 (blog)austin360 (blog) - Oct 4, 2017
I've scraped my shins on cactus, watched tarantulas belly crawl over rocks and laughed when a kangaroo rat climbed up my husband's pants leg at Big Bend National Park. I love the place, and have visited at least 25 times. I want to keep it pristine so ...  

Death Valley National Park

Powerful storm sends dumpsters tumbling, roof flying in Death Valley National Park

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Sep 13, 2017
A powerful storm swept through Death Valley National Park on Monday evening, producing strong winds that sent dumpsters tumbling down the road and the roof of a historic building flying. The heavy gusts lasted only 10 minutes, but the National Park ...  

Bryce Canyon National Park

New Apartments Cater to Bryce Canyon National Park Workforce

Deseret NewsU.S. News & World Report - Sep 18, 2017
New Apartments Cater to Bryce Canyon National Park Workforce. A new employee housing building for workers in the Bryce Canyon National Park area has opened after years of struggling to find a place to stay during their seasonal jobs. Sept. 18, 2017, at ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park to host Viking Dash Trail Run Series

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Oct 9, 2017
Cuyahoga Valley National Park to host Viking Dash Trail Run Series. Posted on October 9, 2017 at 4:38 PM. The Viking Dash Trail Run Series, which takes place at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Oct. 14, offers finisher medals made to look like ...  

Denali National Park

Denali National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary

Everybody say, “Awww.” Even the sled-dog puppies are birthday-themed this year as Denali National Park and Preserve marks 100 years since it was established. Cupcake, Happy, Pinata and Party will greet guests this year at one of the park's most popular ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

Hurricane Irma: Big Cypress, Everglades, state parks face long recovery in storm's wake

Naples Daily NewsNaples Daily News - Sep 24, 2017
Other Florida national parks that either closed or partially closed after Irma include Biscayne National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park. De Soto National Memorial, south of Tampa, reopened Friday. Florida's state parks also took a heavy hit from ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Contemplating life in Glacier Bay National Park
TheChronicleHerald.ca - Oct 17, 2017

We made our way to Glacier Bay National Park, a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site. The water was like glass and the air silent, except for the call of the many seabirds. At the ship's bow we found a ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Contemplating life in Glacier Bay National Park
TheChronicleHerald.ca - Oct 17, 2017

We made our way to Glacier Bay National Park, a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site. The water was like glass and the air silent, except for the call of the many seabirds. At the ship's bow we found a ...  

Grand Teton National Park

A Wildlife Safari in Grand Teton National Park

TravelPulseTravelPulse - Oct 9, 2017
PHOTO: A black bear is just one of the animals you are likely to spot during a wildlife safari in Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (photo by Mia Taylor). If it weren't for our guide, I would have never noticed the cottonwood tree ...  

Great Basin National Park

Southern Nevada Water Authority Project should not proceed unless Great Basin National Park resources, including ...
Millard County Chronicle Progress - Oct 2, 2017

(September 29, 2017)-- “The project should not proceed in Spring Valley until it can be demonstrated that it will not impact the sustainability of the Park's ecological, economic, and social resources,” stated Kathryn Griffith, representing the Great ...  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Medano changes hands
Valley Courier - Oct 18, 2017

In 2004, the Conservancy purchased that ranch and transferred it to federal land managers to create the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Baca National Wildlife Refuge, protecting its water for the benefit of people and nature in the San Luis Valley.  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Vehicles vandalized in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

WKRN.comWKRN.com - Sep 19, 2017
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – Rangers with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are investigating after five vehicles were found vandalized Sunday morning. A visitor reported to Sugarlands Visitor Center around 8:20 a.m. that they saw several cars ...  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Voices on the mountain: Mescaleros return to sacred land for blessing ceremony

Carlsbad Current-ArgusCarlsbad Current-Argus - Sep 19, 2017
Enjady and about 200 other members of the Mescalero tribe traveled from south/central New Mexico to Guadalupe Mountains National Park for a four-day blessing ceremony at the sacred mountains. He said the spiritual event was difficult to explain with ...  

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park holds Nene Awareness Day Art Contest for Maui students

MauiTime WeeklyMauiTime Weekly - Sep 12, 2017
Haleakala National Park's annual Nene Awareness Day Logo Contest is accepting entries from students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Students interested in participating can draw or paint an original logo about nene on one 8.5 x 11 sized paper and include a ...  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Virginia man completes goal of visiting all 59 national parks; final stop Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

KHON2KHON2 - Sep 21, 2017
He made it there last night, and said witnessing lava from Kilauea volcano was spectacular. The 77 year-old says his love for national parks started when he was 14 years old, when his parents took him to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Parker and his wife ...  

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park reintroduction?

Marquette Mining JournalMarquette Mining Journal - Oct 16, 2017
A Canada lynx is pictured. A recent study has found that the species, which disappeared from Isle Royale National Park about 80 years ago, may do well if reintroduced there. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources). LANSING ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

Sunglasses found in Joshua Tree National Park get attention of searchers

KESQKESQ - Sep 26, 2017
Exclusive to I-team reporter Karen Devine, information in an email to our I-Team tip line Saturday, leads to the discovery of sunglasses found inside Joshua Tree National Park. Glasses, that look similar to the pair worn by Joseph Orbeso in the missing ...  

Katmai National Park

For Washington Township man, something 'around every bend' at national parks
Tribune-Review - Oct 9, 2017

Glenn Davis of Washington Township took this photo of a brown bear fishing for salmon at. Courtesy of Glenn Davis. Glenn Davis of Washington Township took this photo of a brown bear fishing for salmon at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park Employment Workshop November 7

Seward City NewsSeward City News - Oct 21, 2017
Seward, AK – Kenai Fjords National Park is preparing for the summer 2018 hiring season! Join National Park Service staff for a community employment workshop at the Seward library from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 7th to learn more about upcoming ...  

Lake Clark National Park

Budget travel tips from a couple visiting all 59 US national parks (in a van)

Today.comToday.com - Oct 9, 2017
Some of their favorite parks included Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska, where they picked wild blueberries to add to their pancakes, and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On the East Coast they enjoyed Acadia National Park in Maine ...  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Three Glorious Days in Lassen Volcanic National Park

7x77x7 - Oct 6, 2017
While Lassen Volcanic National Park is a day-tripper's paradise—a vast majority of the park's annual visitors decide to leave before the day is through—the mountain offers far more adventure than might appear. Share using Facebook · Share using ...  

Mammoth Cave National Park

The Lodge at Mammoth Cave gets more than $500000 in renovations

WDRBWDRB - Oct 3, 2017
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One of North America's oldest attractions, Mammoth Cave National Park, is getting more than $500,000 of updates. Part of the park is under new management. A company called Ortega National Parks, which operates in 13 ...  

Mesa Verde National Park

Photographer Kit Frost is Mesa Verde artist-in-residence

The JournalThe Journal - Oct 5, 2017
Durango photographer Kit Frost, October's artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park, plans to offer a free public program on Friday, Oct. 13. Frost will share a presentation on the history of art in our national parks, showing examples of artists ...  

North Cascades National Park

Your complete guide to North Cascades National Park

ActionHubActionHub - Sep 22, 2017
President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill that created the North Cascades National Park in 1968, therefore protecting 648,000 acres of ponderosa pine and old-growth cedar, along with granite peaks and almost 300 glaciers, giving it the name of the ...  

Olympic National Park

Finding the Roosevelt Elk in the Olympic National Park

GraysHarborTalkGraysHarborTalk - Oct 13, 2017
Surrounded by the smells of the rainforest and the sights of dripping moss from colorful maples, autumn in Olympic National Park is a time to celebrate. With summer in the rearview mirror, the wilderness and the animals that call the region home busy ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Why going after this act of Congress could wreck America's national parks

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 21, 2017
Nor would the Petrified Forest national park, Utah's Zion national park, Bryce Canyon or many of America's other legendary protected lands. For Greg Munther, a retired forest ranger and biologist in Missoula, Montana, the national landmark closest to ...  

Redwood National Park

Why You Must Visit California's Redwood National Park Before You Die

Ever experienced a place that makes you recognize just how much of a small speck you are in this massive universe we call home? There's something remarkably special about that feeling. Although Mother Nature has blown me away with awe time and time ...  

Saguaro National Park

Century-old national park saguaro blasted with shotgun

TucsonSentinel.comTucsonSentinel.com - Oct 6, 2017
A 100-150-year-old towering cactus in Saguaro National Park was recently shot up multiple times, and authorities are asking the public for help finding the vandal. The protected plant is not expected to survive, park spokesman Andy Fisher said. The ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Fredricks: Let's not allow a refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

To the extent we still can, let's keep the air and views of Theodore Roosevelt National Park that way. Fredricks writes ivwords.blogspot.com and is an occasional contributor to The Forum's editorial pages. Additional Articles Recommended by INFORUM. Sen.  

Virgin Islands National Park

Friends of the VI National Park Look to the Future

St, Thomas Source (blog)St, Thomas Source (blog) - Oct 18, 2017
The Virgin Islands National Park remains closed following the devastating damage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a news release from the National Park Service dated Oct. 6. But that statement troubles Joe Kessler, president of the Friends of ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Illinois man dies after falling from boat in Voyageurs National Park; driver arrested

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Sep 22, 2017
HIBBING, Minn. — A 66-year-old Chicago man who'd fallen overboard died despite rescue and resuscitation efforts at a resort on Lake Kabetogama in far northern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon — and the 55-year-old driver of the boat was arrested on ...  

Banff National Park

Peak larch viewing season spurs 2-hour shuttle lineups in Banff National Park

CBC.caCBC.ca - Sep 22, 2017
As larch needles turn bright gold in the Rocky Mountains, thousands of tourists are converging on Moraine Lake in Banff National Park to get a closer look. But the increased numbers flocking to see the golden larch trees change colour during Canada's ...  

Jasper National Park

First Nation traditional hunters harvest 6 animals in Jasper National Park

CBC.caCBC.ca - Oct 11, 2017
Hunters from a B.C. First Nation have returned from a traditional hunt in Jasper National Park after harvesting six animals over a five-day stretch. The traditional harvest by members of the Simpcw First Nation, who live 70 kilometres north of Kamloops ...  

Yoho National Park

One wild, enormous project

Castanet.netCastanet.net - Oct 16, 2017
A record-breaking feat of engineering has just been completed in B.C.'s Yoho National Park, and the Kelowna company that built it says the project went up “without a hitch.” The massive wildlife overpass spans multiple lanes of traffic across the ...  

Nairobi National Park

Ministry bans plastic bottles from Karura Forest and Nairobi National Park

Daily NationDaily Nation - Sep 20, 2017
Ministry of Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu addresses the media during the Kenya Green Economy Strategic Launch. After banning plastic bags, the CS has moved to prohibit plastic water bottles in Karura Forest and the Nairobi National Park.  

Kruger National Park

ROAR judgement! Moment children leaning out of a car window to film a lion get the fright of their lives... as it ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Oct 14, 2017
It's always sound advice to stay in your vehicle when on an African safari - as this video proves. These children got quite a shock when the lion they were filming suddenly lunged at them at Kruger National Park, in South Africa. The clip, which has ...  

Waterton Lakes National Park

'The landscape has changed': Residents return as Waterton Lakes National Park reopens to the public

CBC.caCBC.ca - Sep 21, 2017
Residents in Waterton Lakes National Park returned to an intact townsite but a changed landscape more than a week after a raging wildfire in southwestern Alberta forced an evacuation of the park. Parts of the park reopened to the public Wednesday ...  

Channel Islands National Park

4 Channel Islands National Park Adventures

Santa Barbara EdhatSanta Barbara Edhat - Oct 8, 2017
Channel Islands National Park shelters a remote and utterly magical ocean sanctuary. It protects a wide array of animals and plants at a stunning level of biodiversity that cannot be found elsewhere. There are five Channel Islands that make up the ...  

Crater Lake National Park

Surrounded by wildfire, Crater Lake National Park remains open all summer, but trails damaged

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - Sep 23, 2017
It's not just that Oregon's wildfires burned an area the size of Rhode Island this summer. Yes, the numbers are staggering: 1,903 fires burning 1,060 square miles with $340 million spent so far on firefighting costs. Yet, somehow, those numbers fail to ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park Wildfire Now Completely Contained

Fire Aviation (blog)U.S. News & World Report - Sep 17, 2017
Wind Cave National Park Wildfire Now Completely Contained. Firefighters have completely contained a wildfire that burned more than 2,100 acres in Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. Sept. 17, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.. Wind Cave National ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Should a tour company be able to land its helicopters near Utah's Canyonlands National Park?

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Oct 12, 2017
... Utah's Horseshoe Canyon. That proposal has sparked a debate among state and federal regulators, and an environmental group, over whether the flights could degrade the wilderness experience on nearby public lands and Canyonlands National Park.  

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef switching to fall operating hours on Oct. 23
Deseret News - Oct 12, 2017

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK — Beginning Oct. 23, operating hours at the park's visitor center will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended hours will resume in summer 2018. In addition, the visitor center announced it will be closed on Nov. 11 in honor of ...  

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