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Manassas Battlefield National Park will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Second Manassas

Beginning August 25, Manassas National Battlefield Park will observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas. For five days, until August 30, events will remember the cost of the battle and include the destructive impact on area families and African Americans. A few highlighted events include: • Programming on August 27 at the […]

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AO Review: Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Seventeen years ago, my wife and I honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which sits on the northern edge of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We were able to hike the Smokies on this trip, at which time my wife said she would like to bring our (yet unborn) children one day to see the beauty that […]

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Zion National Park, Utah

Light-colored cliffs cut through the warm desert tones of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah in this photograph taken June 30, 2022 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Note the mostly south orientation of the image. Unlike many maps, the rotated image depicts the terrain more clearly by minimizing an optical illusion […]

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Flooding in Yellowstone National Park closed a major road to a nearby town. : NPR

Old Gardiner Road improvement in Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service hide caption toggle caption Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service Old Gardiner Road improvement in Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service GARDINER, Mont. – Tourism in Yellowstone […]

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Nature Photography at Weeks State Park Summer Program August 11 | Culture & Leisure

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The Second World War Ordnance Force Closure of the swimming area at Assateague Island National Seashore

A section of beach at Assateague Island National Seashore has been closed due to WWII ordnance / NPS surfacing A section of the Assateague Island National Seashore has been temporarily closed due to surfaced World War II ordnance. The closure affects the North Beach swimming area in the Maryland portion of the park. The “normal” […]

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Have you seen this? A massive bear welcomes visitors to the national park

A massive brown bear greets visitors to Katmai National Park in Alaska (Evelone via YouTube) Estimated reading time: less than a minute ALASKA – You’ve probably heard of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. It is home to one of the largest populations of brown bears in the world, and the animals congregate at […]

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Fire balloons near Elmo; small fire reported in Glacier National Park, but crews were unable to locate it on Saturday

Evacuation orders were issued Friday night after a wildfire erupted near Elmo on the west side of Flathead Lake. The man-made fire was estimated at around 4,000 acres as of Saturday morning. Fire behavior was described as extreme. An evacuation zone extended from Big Arm north to Dayton along US 93, along Montana 28, and […]

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Free and discounted passes offer museum and park options

With prices rising, free and discounted passes can help reduce the cost of travel. Several options are available, including the Every Kid Outdoors Pass, the America the Beautiful National Park Pass, and the Michigan Activity Pass. All Kids Outdoor Passes The Gawel family from Monroe visited several national parks with the Every Kid Outdoors Pass, […]

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California Oak Fire destroys at least 42 structures as it burns over 18,000 acres near Yosemite National Park

The blaze grew only slightly on Tuesday – to 18,532 acres and containment remained at 26%, according to an update from national fire management agency Cal Fire. “While good progress continues on the fire, there is still a lot of work to be done,” the update reads. Officials said several evacuation orders had been superseded […]

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California Oak Fire: Fast-growing blaze engulfs homes near Yosemite National Park as it burns more than 15,000 acres

“The fire behavior we’re seeing in this incident is truly unprecedented,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jon Heggie said of the Oak Fire, which exploded over more than 16,700 acres and destroy at least seven structures. “It moves extremely fast and the reaction time to get people out is limited because this fire moves so fast.” […]

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New Jersey boy drowns in Delaware River in second river death of year at national park – The Morning Call

Members of the National Park Service dive team at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area found the body of a teenager in the Delaware River around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the park service. The boy, from Elizabeth, New Jersey, was swimming at the Ames-Jennings site, a small picnic area along the river on […]

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Why the Travel Industry Wants National Parks to Adapt New Reservation Programs

The sun sets as a rain storm blows over Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab on September 18, 2021. As visitation to U.S. national parks hit record highs in 2021, travel companies and hospitality and associations inside and outside the United States are not satisfied with the National Park Service’s reservation systems. (Spenser […]

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Crews win over Washburn’s fire; Yosemite will reopen an entrance

Two weeks after the Washburn Fire in Yosemite National Park, firefighters continue to make progress against the blaze that has scorched nearly 5,000 acres. As of Thursday morning, the wildfire remained at 58% containment and had burned 4,856 acres, officials said. The number of people assigned to firefighting fell to 1,330 from around 1,500 earlier […]

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Powerhouse Company and Delva Create Gateway to New National Park in The Hague, Netherlands

Powerhouse Company and Delva Create Gateway to New National Park in The Hague, Netherlands Courtesy of Powerhouse Company and DELVA To share To share Facebook Twitter Mail pinterest WhatsApp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985537/powerhouse-company-and-delva-create-a-gateway-to-a-new-national-park-in-the-hague-netherlands Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with landscape architecture firm DELVA, has unveiled the design of a new visitor center for the Koekamp, ​​which will play […]

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Crews win over Yosemite National Park, California wildfires – NBC Bay Area

The lockdown escalated overnight over a fire that has burned for more than a week in Yosemite National Park and residents of the Wawona community can return home starting Sunday, officials said Saturday. of the park. The Washburn blaze was 37% contained, down from 27% on Friday, and grew slightly to 19 square kilometres. “Yesterday […]

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Channel Islands National Park receives $100,000 federal grant to restore ecosystem

Channel Islands National Park is set to receive nearly $100,000 in federal funding for ecosystem restoration on Santa Cruz Island, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The grant will come from the administration’s bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which will invest $1.4 billion in such projects nationwide over the next five years. Rehabilitation work on Santa Cruz, one […]

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‘Trail Angels’ Help Rescue Virginia Woman Injured While Hiking

Two George Washington University nursing students stepped in to help an injured hiker. The hiker says their efforts saved her from losing her footing. LURAY, Virginia – It was a beautiful cool morning on the Whiteoak Canyon Falls Trail in Shenandoah National Park. This is how Anna Jones describes the start of the hike with […]

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Dog Visiting Michigan State Park Rescued After Falling From Cliff

MUNISING, Michigan – A dog visiting a Michigan national park was rescued after jumping over a railing and falling about 30 feet from a cliff over the weekend. The National Park Service said the incident happened Friday at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. In a news release, park rangers near Miners Castle, one of the park’s […]

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Hiker found dead in White Sands National Park

ALAMOGORDO, NM (AP) — A 27-year-old hiker who disappeared while visiting White Sands National Park has been found dead, authorities said Friday. New Mexico State Police and Southern New Mexico Park officials reported that rescue teams discovered the body of Brad Utegaar of Wausau, Wisconsin earlier this week after a search launched over the holiday […]

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What is your tolerance for high gas prices?

What is your breaking point when it comes to fuel costs? RV Trader What is your breaking point for fuel costs this summer? Will you stay out of the national park system if you have to pay more than $4.50 per gallon, or $5 per gallon? On my recent road trip through Wyoming, Nebraska, and […]

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“Our National Parks” offers impressive images

Last week, the United States Supreme Court limited the fight against climate change to the Environmental Protection Agency with the Sackett v. EPA decision. Therefore, when I saw former President Barack Obama’s documentary “Our National Parks” on Netflix, I thought I would watch it. For me, climate change is the biggest problem facing the whole […]

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Construction begins on controversial water project in Lake Malawi National Park

The Malawian government has launched construction work for a water project inside Lake Malawi National Park, despite legal challenges and sustained protests from conservationists who say the project threatens biodiversity and the park’s archaeological sites recognized by UNESCO. According to eyewitness accounts, construction vehicles are currently blasting boulders, razing rocks and uprooting trees, tearing up […]

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Lieutenant Governor: “I would support a national marine park”

THE outgoing Lieutenant Governor – Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton – would “support the idea of ​​a national marine park”. Sir Stephen also said the island’s coast, and many of the trails around it, could also benefit from special safeguarding – perhaps by extending the boundaries of the already established Jersey National Park. Conservationists […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park Proposes Increased Transponder Device Amenity Fee – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public comment on a proposed expanded $15 amenity fee to provide automated voluntary fast-passing gate transponders to interested visitors with valid annual or lifetime passes. In 2004, Rocky Mountain National Park constructed an expressway at the entrance to Beaver Meadows, and in 2011 an additional expressway was installed at […]

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San Antonio couple teach one-year-old to enjoy nature, one national park at a time

A month before the pandemic hit, Valerie and Eric Castillo spent a long weekend worrying about a frightening prognosis. At 10 weeks, doctors feared that future mum Valerie’s pregnancy would go full term. During their appointment on Monday, doctors revealed their baby had a strong heartbeat, and the Castillos decided they would expose their baby […]

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Great American Outdoors Act Funding to preserve the historic walls of the Carver Family Cemetery at the George Washington Carver National Monument

Skilled masons repairing a stone wall around the Carver family cemetery, George Washington Carver National Monument / NPS Work is underway by the National Park Service (NPS) to repair, rehabilitate and stabilize 400 linear feet of historic rock wall around the Carver Family Cemetery at the George Washington Carver National Monument. The $272,000 project is […]

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Boyfriend wanted in death of Acadia National Park retreat planner

Local Nicole Mokeme. Gregory Rec/The Portland Press Herald By Associated Press June 23, 2022 | 12:46 p.m. WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine police are looking for a man in connection with the hit-and-run death in Acadia National Park of the founder of a youth retreat. The accident on the Schoodic Institute campus in the […]

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Historic house tours offered on June 25 at the national park

The public is invited to view examples of everything from rustic landmarks to mid-century modern on the June 25 Logs to Lustrons tour of Indiana Dunes National Park. The day features log structures from the earliest days of settlement, Victorian-era wood-frame homes, and mid-century houses made of glass, stucco, and metal. Indiana Landmarks and the […]

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Yellowstone officials: North entrance to park could reopen this summer | State and Region

GARDINER — Plans are underway to have the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park open to visitors and tour concessionaires this summer. “It will be a summer of adjustments,” park superintendent Cam Sholly said Sunday. The news came less than a week after historic flooding destroyed sections of road in the northern half of the […]

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“Historic” weather: Why a cocktail of natural disasters is hitting the United States | Climate crisis in the American West

SSummer in the American West has gotten off to an explosive start, with extreme weather events ravaging several states in recent weeks. In Montana, historic flooding has devastated communities and infrastructure in and around Yellowstone National Park and forced a rare closure. Further south, reservoirs hit new lows, triple-digit heat waves suffocated millions, and wildfires […]

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Filmmaking at Paramount Ranch National Park

The only site in the national park dedicated to filmmaking. A Bartell’s Backroads Pit Stop Adventure AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — In 1927, Paramount Pictures needed a versatile location to film movies and TV shows, so they leased land in Agora Hills. Today, this land is known as Paramount Ranch. You might recognize the fake train […]

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Yellowstone National Park flood: As region assesses severe damage, Montana region braces for more flooding

Although cooler temperatures and drier weather have allowed rivers to begin to fall back to normal levels, warmer temperatures are expected later this week and over the weekend which could cause further flooding in the area due to snowmelt runoff, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller. . “Expect highs in the 60s to 70s at […]

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Yellowstone National Park changes ‘offensive’ mountain name

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (Gray News) – Yellowstone National Park has announced a name change for a mountain in the park named after the leader of a Native American massacre. In a statement, the park said Mount Doane was renamed First Peoples Mountain after a unanimous vote by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN), […]

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Nearly 600 Miles Added to the National Trails System: Here’s Where

(NEXSTAR) – Nine newly designated trails in seven states will add nearly 600 miles to the national trail system, which already includes more than 1,300 trails across the United States and Puerto Rico. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the designations in celebration of Great Outdoors Month and National Trails Day on June 4. National Recreation […]

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KSL’s Chopper 5 and Photojournalist Document Utah’s Unique Beauty

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s unique geography, which includes mountains, deserts, lakes and snow, attracts visitors from around the world. KSL photojournalist Meghan Thackrey is part of a team that documents news on KSL TV’s Chopper 5, giving her some pretty unique landscapes and geographic features to record. The state slogan “Life Elevated” may apply […]

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Glacier National Park reinstates indoor mask mandate

News in brief Glacier National Park has reinstated a mask mandate inside federal buildings, such as visitor centers. While many commenters lamented the decision on social media, park officials say it stems from federal guidelines passed down from the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior. When the CDC reports a high level […]

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US 26 Wildlife Crossings Advance in WY with Heavy Summer Traffic / Public News Service

Americans are hitting the road for summer vacation, and many will be heading to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks via US Highway 26. Daryl Lutz – Lander region wildlife management coordinator with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department – ​​said Department of Transportation biologists and engineers are focused on plans to reduce collisions with […]

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New Jersey man Fernando Birman dies trying to climb Denali in Alaska

A New Jersey man died Friday night while attempting to climb Denali in Alaska, the highest peak in North America. The 48-year-old mountaineer, Fernando Birman, of Stockton, New Jersey, collapsed around 5:45 p.m. while trying to scale the side of the mountain, according to the National Park Service. Mountain guides immediately started CPR, but were […]

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Budget will create new Culpeper Battlefields State Park

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — The budget recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly allocates funds to create a new state park in Culpeper County that would include two Civil War battlefields. The spending plan sent to Governor Glenn Youngkin earlier this week would create a 1,700-acre park focusing on Culpeper County’s Brandy Station and Cedar […]

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Want to live in a state park for a month? Become a ‘camp host’

PORT TOWNSEND – Washington is home to 125 state parks. And while you may encounter a ranger during your visit, you’re more likely to connect with a park host. The State Park Service’s Parks Hospitality Program (there is also a National Parks version) has 80 parks with hospitality opportunities. You’ll often find these hosts at […]

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Contact Creek Fire in Katmai National Park and Preserve on 1,500 acres is monitored by air – Alaska Wildland Fire Information

House › Active forest fire › Contact Creek Fire in Katmai National Park and Preserve on 1,500 acres is monitored by air By Alaska Forestry Division on May 31, 2022 The Contact Creek Fire (#151), burning 40 miles southeast of King Salmon, continues to be monitored by National Park Service and DOF personnel as it […]

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After centuries of dormancy, ‘beautiful’ hyacinths bloom in England’s national park

Clumps of brilliantly colored hyacinths have bloomed in Exmoor National Park in south-west England. It wouldn’t normally be so exciting – but in this case, it looks like the flowers have been “sleeping” for centuries, biding their time and waiting for a chance to sprout. The flowers have remained dormant for centuries. bluebells (the Hyacinthoides […]

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Crews work to clear 2-5 foot snowdrifts from Trail Ridge Road – CBS Denver

ROCKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Colorado (CBS4) – Crews are still clearing massive snowdrifts from Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park in an effort to open the road for the season. Typically, crews work to open the road in time for Memorial Day weekend, but that doesn’t always happen. (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park) […]

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Disappointing photos show crowds at Utah’s Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of five state parks and the third most visited park in Utah, according to KSL. Last year, more than 1.8 million people explored the 76,500-acre park, according to the National Park Service. People gather near the delicate arch after walking 1.5 miles. Monica Humphries / Insider Source: KSL, National Park […]

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Reduced staff to limit hours at Mahoney State Park pool, Platte River shooting complex | national news

For the second straight summer, staffing shortages are forcing the Game and Parks Commission to cut hours and services at two of its most popular state parks. The Game and Parks Commission typically hires 900 summer workers statewide, but some parks have only found about half the staff needed — even after the commission raised […]

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Yellowstone National Park even has its own style of “Parkicture” | State

A vintage postcard of the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park (Postcard courtesy of Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles). Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, was such a remote destination that early visitors camped or stayed in dilapidated, hastily built accommodations. As railways were built to provide access to the area, demand grew for more and […]

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Buhari extends appointment of Ibrahim Goni as National Park Director General for five years

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Dr Ibrahim Goni as Chief Conservator of the National Park Service for another five-year term. According to Saghir el Mohammed, press director at the environment ministry, the extension has since taken effect on May 10. Goni’s initial appointment as Conservator General of the National Parks Service dates back to April […]

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Stunned Tourists See Black Bear Maim Boar In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This one is not for the faint of heart. Nature is as unforgiving as it is beautiful, and that was in the spotlight near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Some people were driving through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when they came across a rare sight – a black bear mauling a wild boar, while simultaneously trying […]

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Problem with birds flying in your windows… Try this method like Zion National Park

Everyone loves floor-to-ceiling windows, but sometimes they come at a horrific cost…the death of birds. If you have the unfortunate problem of birds constantly colliding with your windows but don’t want to obstruct your view, consider applying UV decals that contain a special component that brilliantly reflects ultraviolet light that is visible to birds. but […]

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Why a historic Delaware school is now part of the national park system

There’s a small red brick building tucked away in a corner of Hockessin that was at the heart of a case that shaped the history of the United States. On Thursday, President Joe Biden assured that this building would be protected forever, signing legislation to incorporate the colorful Hockessin School #107 into the national park […]

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Acadia National Park’s carriage road is perfect for hikers

Acadia National Park is one of America’s greatest national treasures along the east coast. It is enriched by a gift from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. about 100 years ago by his creation of Mount Desert Island‘s famous carriage roads. Explore beautiful Mount Desert Island and experience approximately 45 miles of rustic carriage roads. Acadia […]

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Celebrate New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

In southeastern New Mexico, in the Guadalupe Mountains, there is a journey below the surface that will make you feel like you are in another world. those early explorers would have lived, it’s just phenomenal,” said Carlsbad Caverns National Park guide Aubrey Brown. Brown talks about the Carlsbad Caverns. You can hike, but we did […]

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Reality TV ‘Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegally Killing Bears in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

By Tess Williams Update: 42 a few minutes ago Published: 47 a few minutes ago A screenshot from a YouTube channel guest show with Blaine Anthony, star and producer of the reality show “Bear Whisperer,” in 2018. (YouTube screenshot) The star of a reality TV series called ‘The Bear Whisperer’ is facing federal criminal charges […]

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Wildlife at home in Mesa Verde National Park – The Journal

A fox looks at a surveillance camera at the Spring House site in Mesa Verde National Park. (Courtesy of Mesa Verde National Park) Park cameras capture a variety of species in and around ancient dwellings When tourists leave the cliff houses of Mesa Verde National Park, wildlife wanders around for a photo opportunity. Cameras monitor […]

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Which could it be?

Today, the United States has some 63 national parks (plus national reserves, national monuments, national historic sites, etc.). These are designated for their natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, or other reasons and are generally managed by the National Park Service. They preserve much of America’s most amazing landscapes for future generations. The first national park in […]

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The best Airbnb in every national park, from lodges in Yellowstone to bungalows in Key West

National parks are having a moment. Many of the top 10 most-visited parks have implemented day-use reservation systems after record visitor numbers in 2021, and even if you’re lucky enough to find one of these coveted spots, there’s still what to worry about. While hotels in the park may conjure up images of yesteryear with […]

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| National Park Service Announces Phase II Fire Restrictions Effective May 4, 2022 for El Malpais and El Morro National MonumentsNM Fire Info

May 4, 2022 by npsnmfireinfo May 4, 2022 Contact: Lisa Dittman, 505-285-4641 ext. 218, [email protected] Grants, NM – Due to extreme fire danger, Phase II fire restrictions are being implemented at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments. Stage II restrictions include no campfires or smoking outside in the park. These restrictions come into effect […]

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Park Police and National Park Service to resume honor flight escort

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and the leaders of the Honor Flight Network are celebrating the 250,000th visit to the program by a veteran at the National Mall. It’s Military Appreciation Month, and the leaders of the Honor Flight Network are celebrating the 250,000th visit to the program by a veteran at the National Mall. On […]

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Connecting protected areas from Yellowstone to the Yukon shows the value of conserving large landscapes, not just isolated parks and reserves

Fresh grizzly bear tracks in Yellowstone National Park.Jacob W. Frank, NPS/Flickr Charles C. Chester, Brandeis University and Mark Hebblewhite, The University of Montana As human development expands more and more around the world, very few large ecosystems remain relatively intact and uninterrupted by highways, cities, or other man-made barriers. One of the biggest exceptions is […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park Raises Admission Fees

ESTES PARK, Colo. (KDVR) — Adventurers planning to explore the alluring trails and mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park this year should plan to bring a little extra cash as the park increases its fees from late may. Increase in daily vehicle packages: Starting May 27, RMNP will increase the one-day vehicle pass from $25 […]

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Park rangers melee in West Africa battle with militants

African Parks in talks to expand into West Africa Non-profit group aims to conserve nature and support locals It is active in areas where Islamist militants pose a threat The lines between conservation and conflict can be blurred DAKAR, April 26 (Reuters) – When a dozen suspected Islamist militants from a neighboring country were seen […]

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Ground Zero in the battle against invasive species

Balanced like a statue in the saw grass, the ivory-white heron may have been resting, or perhaps waiting for its next meal to be within sight under its slender paws. Opposite, an anhinga rested on a tree branch, its wings spread to catch the morning breeze and dry itself. From my vantage point on the […]

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CHP helicopter rescues injured hiker at Pinnacles National Park

advance. Please close your left foot forward and keep your board. What is your altitude? 1 25 front left to keep your left left left, Just left with your left, hold your left to your front front front front. 321 one hold your lotus foot forward on the floor. Hold the rubber. Disconnection that turns […]

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Two Monteros and a Land Cruiser explore the mines of Joshua Tree National Park

Chevrolet recently invited four waves of journalists to Joshua Tree National Park for days of off-road fun in the new Silverado ZR2 pickup truck. My friend Lawson Mollica also picked the same dates for a family vacation in Palm Springs, so we decided to jump at the chance and head out the next day for […]

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Glacier National Park transitions to spring operations | national news

Despite persistent winter weather, Glacier National Park is preparing for spring and summer operations. “While full park operations are still months away, visitors will see more and more recreational opportunities throughout April and May,” park spokeswoman Gina Kerzman said. in a press release. This spring, the park is implementing hiker/mountain bike closures around avalanche zones […]

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National Park Day and Week Excursionists | Daily Skimming Weekend

Day travelers To change the mentalities : Psychedelics are making their way into the mainstream. And in modern medicine. Can they cure America’s mental health crisis? The story “Mums Who Mushrooms.” “Can MDMA save a marriage?” “LSD Capitalism.” If it seems like psychedelics are everywhere, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating. Substances like psilocybin (aka mushrooms), […]

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Warren County Backtracks and Opposes Designation of Delaware Water Gap National Park | State

BELVIDERE, NJ — By unanimous vote, the Warren County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution late Wednesday that reversed its previous support for efforts to make the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area a national park. Commissioner Jason Sarnoski introduced the resolution, which was not on the official agenda, opposing the transformation of the already […]

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Grammy-nominated musician Jose Elias will perform Everglades Songbook Suite, a free concert in Everglades National Park over Earth Day weekend!

Live performance of an original work to commemorate the park’s 75th anniversary Miami, April 11, 2022 – Community Arts and Culture (CAC) and Living Arts in Miami (AML) are proud to present Jose Elias’ Everglades Songbook Suite (ESS)a dynamic live concert featuring new musical compositions and soundscapes that celebrate the sights and sounds of the […]

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Creek State Park in Beaver County offers fishing, camping, hiking

If you’re looking for a quiet place to go fishing and maybe have a picnic in western Pennsylvania, you should visit Raccoon Creek State Park. Located just west of Pittsburgh in Beaver County, it’s a nature lover’s respite from the hustle and bustle of the Steel City. I stopped here on March 31, just days […]

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Utah woman Margaret Osswald dies after falling in Grand Canyon National Park

A Utah woman has died after falling in the Grand Canyon while traveling by private boat, the National Parks Service has said. Margaret Osswald, 34, of Salt Lake City, fell about 20 feet near Camp Ledges along the Colorado River around 6:30 p.m. Monday, resulting in fatal injuries, officials said. Osswald was on day 6 […]

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Indiana Dunes National Park and Dunes Tourism Offer Volunteer Opportunities | Indiana 105 | Chicago Country Station in South Bend

Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes Tourism have partnered to offer drop-in volunteering, described as a hassle-free volunteer option for those looking to help out in the Indiana Dunes. Opportunities will be available most days of the week and will include stewardship, catering, park cleanup, and more. On […]

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Boaters took wild foal to North Carolina island, park says

The newborn foal is now in the care of the Shackleford Horse Foundation due to being separated from its mother by tourists. National Park Service photo According to Cape Lookout National Seashore, a newborn feral horse on one of North Carolina’s barrier islands had to be permanently removed from its mother after well-meaning tourists carried […]

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National park battlefield irises could mark razed black houses

CORRECTS BUILDING IN BACKGROUND This March 29, 2021 photo, provided by Paul Christiansen, shows white crinum lilies, native to Africa, and purple Louisiana irises at the site of the Battle of New Orleans and Little historic black neighborhood of Fazendeville, founded around 1870 and demolished in the mid-1960s to join two parts of a national […]

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Poems bloom in spring in Olympic National Park

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – Poetry complements nature starting today as the Northern Olympic Library System and Olympic National Park work together to deliver the annual Poetry Walks. This year’s program will continue until May 31 on five trails in the park. “The library and Olympic hope the playful combination of nature and art will encourage […]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park closes roads ahead of Wednesday’s high wind warning

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closing several roads ahead of a warning of high winds and storms that are expected to move through eastern Tennessee on Wednesday night. The park said the decision to close the roads was made because of the potential for hazardous conditions caused by downed […]

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On 150th anniversary, book looks at founding of Yellowstone National Park

“Saving Yellowstone” by Megan Kate Nelson (Photo by Darrell Ehrlick from The Daily Montanan). By DARRELL EHRLICKMontanan Daily When educators cover American history, the Civil War period usually gives way to westward expansion. Often Reconstruction, the period immediately following the Civil War, is glossed over or portrayed only as a movement in the American South. […]

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White-lipped deer seen in Sanjiangyuan National Park in Qinghai – Xinhua

Photo taken on March 24, 2022 shows a herd of white-lipped deer at the source of the Lancang River section of Sanjiangyuan National Park in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. Sanjiangyuan, which means “the source of the three rivers”, is home to the sources of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers. The ecological system has steadily […]

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The disappearance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park remains a mystery

For 10 years, Derek Lueking’s mother has maintained a constant presence on a dedicated Facebook page to search for her son, a young man who was reported missing from Great Smoky Mountains National Park on March 17, 2012. The tone of the Find Derek Lueking page inevitably morphed over time, shifting from initial calls for […]

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Kruger National Park rhino poacher is 53 and will purge less than half

Johan founded Saving the Survivors, an NGO aimed at treating injured wild animals. (PHOTO: Grandpa Morake) A man was sentenced to 53 years in prison for poaching rhinos, but will effectively serve less than half. He fled after securing bail in a rhino poaching case and was arrested on similar charges two years later. His […]