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Yosemite National Park's haven for giant sequoias ready for visitors

Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat - Jun 15, 2018
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park's largest sequoia grove is ready to open to the public after crews completed a restoration project to protect the nearly 500 ancient trees, officials said Thursday. Mariposa Grove, a 4-acre (1.50-hectare ...  

National Forest

Trump Vows to Open Minnesota's Superior National Forest to Mines ...

BloombergBloomberg - Jun 21, 2018
President Donald Trump vowed to keep open large swaths of lands in Minnesota's remote Superior National Forest to mining, a move that could benefit a ...  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser keeps erupting, and scientists ...

CBS NewsCBS News - Jun 20, 2018
Because the geyser field at Yellowstone National Park lies on top of an active volcano, the same energy that causes geysers to blow could spew an ash cloud as ...  

Grand Canyon National Park

National parks: Tour five parks in 360 degrees

Grand Canyon National Park is one of America's largest and most frequented parks. Known for its vast size and biological diversity, the park is often considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. USA TODAY NETWORK. Visiting one of ...  

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite: Mariposa Grove reopening after massive restoration project

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jun 14, 2018
The California Tunnel Tree is photographed in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The grove ...  

Hot Springs National Park

Tuesday Datebook
Hot Springs Sentinel - Jun 19, 2018

Civic clubs. South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner in CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs cafeteria, 1 Mercy Lane. The meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions are welcome. Hot Springs National Park Rotary will meet at noon ...  

Shenandoah National Park

Avoid injuries while driving in Shenandoah National Park

WHSVWHSV - Jun 15, 2018
According to officials, most injuries to visitors at Shenandoah National Park actually occur while driving — not hiking. One park ranger says the speed limit in the park is 35 miles per hour for a reason. Bends in the road can decrease your sight ...  

Mount Rainier National Park

Can you hear me now, Mount Rainier? Cell phone service coming to national park

The News TribuneThe News Tribune - May 23, 2018
Is Paradise lost or has a potential disaster been averted? Cell phone equipment will soon be installed at Mount Rainier National Park, discreetly hidden in the Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise. Goodbye, critical gaps in communication. Hello ...  

Everglades National Park

Hunters with shotguns to go after pythons in Everglades National Park

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - May 31, 2018
The roar of shotguns will sound in Everglades National Park, as the war intensifies against the Burmese pythons that have devastated the park's wildlife. The park announced Thursday that for the first time it will allow state-contracted python hunters ...  

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park, US: Like visiting another planet

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jun 19, 2018
And nowhere on our journey is stranger, or more photogenic, than the Badlands National Park. Compared to other gems in the United States' parks system, such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, the Badlands is relatively overlooked, ...  

Rocky Mountain National Park

Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park to open for season

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Jun 21, 2018
Old Fall River Road, the historic gravel motor trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, will open to motorists on Saturday. The road re-opening for the season makes it possible for RMNP patrons to explore more of the park's wilderness. However, the park ...  

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Under Armour Donates To Big City Mountaineers To Change The Lives Of Kids

SGB Media (press release) (blog)SGB Media (press release) (blog) - Jun 6, 2018
The clothing will be given to them when they go out on trips to Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park in California, the Mt. Adams Wilderness in Washington, the Flat Tops Wilderness in Colorado and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota. Big City ...  

Sequoia National Park

Man dies trying to rescue 5-year-old boy from river in Sequoia National Park

USA TODAYLos Angeles Times - Jun 23, 2018
A young man died trying to rescue a 5-year-old boy who had fallen into the Kaweah River on Saturday in Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. near the park entrance, according to a statement from the National ...  

Zion National Park

Zion National Park reminds visitors vandalism is not art

fox13now.comfox13now.com - Jun 17, 2018
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — The National Park Service is reminding visitors that while it's human nature to want to leave your mark, doing so in a National Park is vandalism and not art. Zion National Park posted a photo of some recent vandalism on ...  

Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to traffic in Glacier National Park

The MissoulianThe Missoulian - Jun 23, 2018
WEST GLACIER — Fill the gas tank and clear your weekend plans: Going-to-the-Sun-Road is now open to vehicles along its entire length. Glacier National Park announced the news in a tweet Friday night. The opening of the trans-park roadway, with its ...  

Acadia National Park

Matt Dickerson: Acadia National Park 3: The Gorham Loop

Addison County IndependentAddison County Independent - Jun 14, 2018
We pulled off the famous Loop Road to park at the trailhead to hike the Gorham Mountain Loop trail. Or, rather, we tried to park. Unfortunately, Memorial Day weekend had turned Acadia National Park into Acadia National Park-ing Lot. Not only did we ...  

Arches National Park

Arches National Park entrance change for Memorial Day weekend
Moab Sun News - May 24, 2018

The entrance to Arches National Park will have a change in traffic control off of U.S. Hwy. 191 for the weekend. Starting Friday, May 25, only northbound vehicles will be permitted to turn onto the park entrance road. There will be no left turn lane ...  

Big Bend National Park

Seeking solitude, and celebrating a milestone, in West Texas

MyStatesman.comMyStatesman.com - Jun 16, 2018
During this time, a group of boosters persuaded their legislators to buy 600,000 acres of nearby land from private owners, and Big Bend National Park was officially established on June 12, 1944. Nearly 75 years later, the park continues to cast a spell ...  

Death Valley National Park

Nonprofit helps fund projects at Death Valley, Great Basin

CBS SacramentoThe San Luis Obispo Tribune - Jun 17, 2018
The San Francisco-based Fund for People in Parks has raised more than $800,000 for 30 projects at 11 different parks including Great Basin National Park and Death Valley National Park on the Nevada-California border, the Review-Journal reported .  

Bryce Canyon National Park

Prairie Dogs And E. Coli Near Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah Public RadioUtah Public Radio - Jun 4, 2018
"Bryce Canyon National Park, you know their hands are tied because the federal Fish and Wildlife don't allow them to take the action to protect the public because it is an endangered species. And it is frustrating when prairie dogs take a precedent ...  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Work on Cuyahoga Valley National Park's $6 million Boston Mill Visitor Center in full swing

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Jun 14, 2018
BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Work on the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's $6 million Boston Mill Visitor Center is moving ahead. Once ground was broken in January, selective demolition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems took place. Then, the ...  

Denali National Park

Gov. Walker kills Denali wildlife buffer deal

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Jun 14, 2018
The issue of hunting and trapping on state lands along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park has been contentious ever since the establishment of the park more than 100 years ago. Denali is Alaska's top value tourism destination, receiving more ...  

Dry Tortugas National Park

These winning photos of America's national parks and public lands will make you want to go right now

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - May 24, 2018
William Sweet / Courtesy of the National Park Foundation Dry Tortugas National Park Jose Torres won the night skies category with this photo of the Milky Way over Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West, Fla. Jose Torres ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay cruise ship permits get redo

Juneau EmpireJuneau Empire - Jun 7, 2018
That's how much it will cost a cruise ship passenger to gain access to Glacier Bay National Park for the next 10 years. It's a mandatory increase — up from $5 — that takes place once a decade to get into the park in northern Southeast Alaska. That ...  

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay cruise ship permits get redo

Juneau EmpireJuneau Empire - Jun 7, 2018
That's how much it will cost a cruise ship passenger to gain access to Glacier Bay National Park for the next 10 years. It's a mandatory increase — up from $5 — that takes place once a decade to get into the park in northern Southeast Alaska. That ...  

Grand Teton National Park

Two killed in glider crash in Grand Teton National Park
The Seattle Times - Jun 10, 2018

Two killed in glider crash in Grand Teton National Park. Originally published June 10, 2018 at 1:09 pm. One of the victims has been identified as an Idaho opera singer and voice coach who also worked as a glider instructor.  

Great Basin National Park

Nonprofit helps fund projects at Death Valley, Great Basin national parks

KRNV My News 4KRNV My News 4 - Jun 18, 2018
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A conservation nonprofit that previously raised $80 million is using more funds to pay for improvements at Nevada's Great Basin National Park and Death Valley National Park on the Nevada-California border, among others.  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

PHOTOS: An aerial view of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Jun 15, 2018
Environmental groups are opposing proposed oil and gas drilling on parcels touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, and as close as one mile from the boundary of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Alamosa. Flight for aerial ...  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiking Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Knoxville News SentinelKnoxville News Sentinel - Jun 20, 2018
Hiking Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. CLOSE. From 2012: The hike to Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 13.5 miles via the Appalachian, Boulevard and Alum Cave Trails. Knoxville News Sentinel.  

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Flyover Country: Aerial tour of Carlsbad highlights oil and gas moving in on national park

New Mexico In DepthNew Mexico In Depth - Jun 14, 2018
As we fly over the Guadalupe Escarpment, which holds the Carlsbad Caverns and later turns to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, James Goodbar, a caves and karst specialist, points out the striations that mark geological joints. At those weak points ...  

Haleakala National Park

The Go List

Outside MagazineOutside Magazine - Jun 20, 2018
In the Kipahulu district of Maui's Haleakala National Park, you can hike the Pipiwai Trail through a dense bamboo forest to the trail's endpoint at Waimoku Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls on Maui, dropping some 400 feet down a vertical lava rock wall.  

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Park officials don't know when Volcanoes National Park will reopen

wtkr.comwtkr.com - Jun 23, 2018
Earthquakes and explosions continue at Halemaumau Crater. Volcanic ash coats roadways and parking lots throughout a majority of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The popular Jaggar Museum overlook, where thousands of visitors once visited, is now ...  

Isle Royale National Park

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials
Wichita Eagle - Jun 18, 2018

We know not everyone agrees but the decision to relocate a handful of wolves to Isle Royale National Park is the right thing to do. It was announced last week that 20-30 new wolves would be reintroduced, perhaps as early as this fall. The species is ...  

Joshua Tree National Park

People Keep Finding Bodies in Joshua Tree

Outside MagazineOutside Magazine - Jun 20, 2018
Joshua Tree National Park and, to a greater extent, the surrounding Mojave Desert, has always had a morbid vibe. In the early 1900s, it was a lawless place where miners killed each other over claims. In the 1960s, Charles Manson plied his followers ...  

Katmai National Park

The Katmai bear cam is back: Watch the live stream here

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Jun 19, 2018
Wildlife lovers around the world can once again tune in to a live stream of Katmai National Park and Preserve's salmon-grabbing brown bears. Katmai National Park is home to one the world's highest concentration of brown bears, according to the National ...  

Kenai Fjords National Park

Tangled up in blue: A tourist in your own town

Kenai Peninsula OnlineKenai Peninsula Online - Jun 15, 2018
The other three negative reviews raise complaints about not seeing whales and seasickness, with BrianTheTraveler77 claiming his day in the Kenai Fjords National Park was five hours of his life that he'll never get back. “I can only assume that the ...  

Lake Clark National Park

In deal with CIRI, company plans to pursue mineral exploration in Lake Clark National Park

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Jun 22, 2018
The Johnson Tract camp, looking north toward the Johnson Tract deposit in fall 2017. The camp was last used in 1995, and Constantine Metal Resources says it will be upgraded and reused for future exploration. A small airstrip provides access to the camp.  

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks in Brief: Lassen Volcanic National Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, Flight 93 National Memorial

Grand Canyon NewsGrand Canyon News - Jun 5, 2018
Lassen Volcanic National Park celebrates National Get Outdoors Day June 9 with the annual Reach Higher Trail Challenge kick-off. “This year's challenge celebrates the 50th anniversary of our National Trails System,” says Superintendent Jim Richardson.  

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park conducts songbird survey

Glasgow Daily TimesGlasgow Daily Times - Jun 15, 2018
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK — Brice Leech walked a narrow path in a wooded area along the eastern bank of the Green River on Thursday, checking to see if any songbirds had become caught in any of the 10 nets he had placed along the path.  

Mesa Verde National Park

CU Boulder Museum of Natural History explores Mesa Verde National Park

The JournalThe Journal - Jun 18, 2018
Over the past month, Mesa Verde National Park and the University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History have started a partnership that could lead to new discoveries in the park. Starting in late May, teams of field researchers from the museum ...  

North Cascades National Park

Search underway in North Cascades National Park for missing 31-year-old hiker/camper

Q13 FOXQ13 FOX - Jun 19, 2018
SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. — A search is underway for 31-year-old Cornelious “Casey” Zippro, who was last seen at the Colonial Creek campground site #3 in the North Cascades National Park on Saturday afternoon. Park rangers and a county search dog ...  

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Is Home to the Quietest Spot in the Continental US

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Jun 12, 2018
The Hoh River valley in Washington's Olympic National Park is a strange and beautiful place. It's one of the only temperate rain forests in the United States, and its lichen-shrouded trees and fungus-covered logs make for one of the most complex ...  

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest Nat'l Park Becomes Official Dark-Sky Park
lakepowelllife - Jun 21, 2018

The National Park Service and International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce that Petrified Forest National Park has been officially designated as an International Dark Sky Park. An IDA International Dark-Sky Park (IDSP) is a land ...  

Redwood National Park

Rent these rustic cabins at Redwood National Park (especially if you have kids)

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - Jun 2, 2018
Each year in the spring, we take a family trip just across the border to California's Redwood National and State Park system. There is nothing that quite compares with the redwoods — the skyscrapers of the dinosaurs — and I was particularly excited ...  

Saguaro National Park

Cactus thieves and fossil robbers are taking treasures from the national parks

PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour - Jun 5, 2018
At Saguaro National Park, the namesake cactus is both the main attraction for hikers -- and thieves. Special correspondent Tyler Fingert of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University reports on how the problem is plaguing parks ...  

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National park gets approval

KFGO NewsKFGO News - Jun 13, 2018
(BISMARCK) - North Dakota's Health Department has issued a permit allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. State Air Quality Director Terry O'Clair says officials conducted a lengthy review and ...  

Virgin Islands National Park

A Virgin Islands National Park Struggles To Recover From Hurricanes
NPR - Jun 2, 2018

ALLEN: Kessler is president of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. The group works with a staff to preserve and protect the beaches trails and coral reefs of one of the nation's most beautiful parks. In the months since the storm, Kessler's ...  

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park's Ellsworth Rock Gardens site of multi-year project

International Falls JournalInternational Falls Journal - Jun 18, 2018
Voyageurs National Park maintenance crews will begin a multi-year project this summer to improve the popular Ellsworth Rock Gardens Visitor Destination. The site will remain open to public visitation throughout the construction. The park encourages ...  

Banff National Park

Family identifies climber who died after fall in Banff National Park as 26-year-old budding photographer

National PostNational Post - Jun 11, 2018
BANFF, Alta. — A 26-year old man who died while climbing in Banff National Park last week has been identified by his family as Matt Snell, a budding photographer who loved the mountains. Sandra and Dwayne Snell said in a Facebook post that their son ...  

Jasper National Park

Snowfall warning issued for parts of Jasper National Park

Globalnews.caGlobalnews.ca - Jun 10, 2018
A snowfall warning was issued for parts of Jasper National Park Sunday morning. Snowfall totaling about 10 cm is expected near the Jasper townsite along with Pocahontas, and south of Sunwapta Falls. READ MORE: Tornado alerts in St. Paul Saturday ...  

Yoho National Park

Parks Canada prepares to open largest wildlife overpass of its kind in Yoho National Park

CTV NewsGlobalnews.ca - Jun 7, 2018
WATCH: Parks Canada is nearing completion of a $6.6-million animal crossing in Yoho National Park. Sarah Offin got a first-hand look at what animals will see as they cross the six-lane highway.  

Nairobi National Park

Why you will soon be paying on the spot to use major roads
The Standard - Jun 15, 2018

Traffic flow along the recently constructed Southern bypass road near the Nairobi national park in Nairobi, Kenya February 1, 2018. [Reuters]. In summary. Treasury to set up road toll agency, revives annuity programme. The government is finally ...  

Kruger National Park

BAE do Kruger National Park

Bedfordview & Edenvale NewsBedfordview & Edenvale News - Jun 8, 2018
The Bedfordview Association for the Elderly (BAE) is off to celebrate nature at the Kruger National Park for a five day holiday on June 4. BAE is supported by Golden Oldies Tours with the director of the tours, Terry Hack, being a member of BAE himself.  

Waterton Lakes National Park

US Customs pilot project expands to Waterton Lakes National Park

Globalnews.caGlobalnews.ca - Jun 13, 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rolling out a new pilot program in Waterton Lakes National Park for pedestrians who will be crossing the Canada-U.S. border into Glacier National Park. The Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile (ROAM) application, ...  

Channel Islands National Park

Galipeau retires from leading Channel Islands National Park after 40-year career

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Jun 2, 2018
Russell Galipeau sat on a National Park Service boat on a pretty perfect day. The ocean was glassy and the sun was shining as they passed Santa Cruz Island heading to Santa Rosa, both part of the Channel Islands National Park. It was 2003 and he had ...  

Crater Lake National Park

North Entrance road open at Crater Lake National Park

Herald and NewsHerald and News - May 25, 2018
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — The North Entrance Road and West Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park will open for travel Friday afternoon, May 25 – just in time for the holiday weekend. Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced that visitors will ...  

Wind Cave National Park

Spot Bison in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Backpacker MagazineBackpacker Magazine - Jun 15, 2018
Backcountry camping is allowed anywhere in the northwest corner of Wind Cave National Park—so along the loop on this route. Near mile 9.9, look for a small, grassy knoll just east of the junction of the Centennial and Highland Creek Trails. Set up ...  

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park Needs to Be on Your Hiking Radar

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Jun 21, 2018
Canyonlands National Park, located in southeastern Utah, is an underrated gem among its larger, more well-known national park pals. The colorful canyons, amazing hiking, and gorgeous vistas make it the perfect place to get away from it all. The park is ...  

Capitol Reef National Park

Glimpses of the light coming through

Global Sisters Report (blog)Global Sisters Report (blog) - May 31, 2018
Embraced and enveloped are the words that came to me as I drove Highway 24 west from Hanksville into Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. The rock formations — squat, rounded, multilayered gray and red — brought a smile to my face. I couldn't seem to ...  

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