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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 […]

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Celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week June 14-18, 2022

March 16, 2022 – SACRAMENTO, California – The public is invited to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, California Parks and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual programming, this inaugural event celebrates California’s 279 state […]

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Tuesday: Former ranger’s ALS diagnosis didn’t stop his tribute to US national parks

This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” on Tuesday noon hour. This story will be updated after the show. You can Listen live. Fenton native Michael Yochim spent decades working for the National Park Service. While he made shorter stints in Grand Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, his heart was always with […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park Seeks Public Comment on Moraine Park Campground and Surrounding Areas | RMNP News

Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public engagement and feedback on proposed changes and improvements to infrastructure at Moraine Park Campground and surrounding areas. The proposed project will take place in the eastern part of the park, at the following locations: Moraine Park Campground (MPCG) The northeast section of Moraine Park was concentrated near the […]

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People Everywhere – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Millions of people visit Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) every year. It is one of the most popular national parks in the country. Scientists are trying to understand the impact of these crowds on the environment. In its ongoing “Science Behind the Scenery” series, RMNP held a public forum on three ongoing research projects under […]

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Feds upgrade popular Marin Headlands trail through Marincello

Mill Valley’s Chris Prentiss walks down the Marincello Trail next to a sidewalk in the Tennessee Valley Recreation Area in Mill Valley, Calif., Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The sidewalk was built nearly five decades ago for the development of Marincello which was eventually discontinued. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) National Park Service-supervised construction continues on a […]

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National parks cannot continue to do more with less

Letters submitted by BDN readers are vetted by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to [email protected] Senator Angus King is pushing for additional staff in national parks, and I wholeheartedly agree. For too long national parks have been asked to do more with less. Attendance hit new records at national parks across the country […]

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Wet and windy, then cold and freezing

The essential Happy Tuesday 02/22/22! How fitting that we have two storm systems in sight this week. The first will bring wet and windy weather to New Jersey on Tuesday. But at least it’s warm enough that we don’t have to worry about winter weather. For now. The next system will arrive from Thursday to […]

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5 Amazing National Parks to Visit in March

Shoulder travel season is the best time to visit popular places. March and April can have weather risks, but you may have a place to yourselves. Some of the more popular national parks may not be fully accessible in March. Places like Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Tetons, and Rocky Mountain National Park can have blizzards, ice, […]

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Senators seek more staff at national parks amid visitation records

Senators said they believe a good staffing level would be 23,000 full-time equivalent positions. BAR HARBOUR, Maine — The independent senator from Maine and a colleague from Montana want more staff at U.S. national parks to keep up with increased visitation. Senators Angus King of Maine and Steve Daines of Montana said visitation and workload […]

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National Park Service Begins Environmental Impact Statement for Bison Management in Yellowstone National Park and 30-Day Public Comment Period

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo – The National Park Service announced a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for a bison management plan at Yellowstone National Park on Friday, January 28. With this announcement, the NPS introduces a wide range of actions for the management of bison inside the park. […]

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Controversy for Khao Yai National Park chief over wild party

After a video emerged showing a wild party with sexy girls in skimpy outfits in Khao Yai National Park, the park chief has been relocated while a full investigation is carried out. The party took place on January 26 and appeared to violate both Covid-19 control laws and the National Parks Act. The event was […]

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Public opinion polled on new national park site

THE Scottish Borders came second in an online poll to identify the best site for a new national park in Scotland. After many years of campaigning, the Scottish government has confirmed that the country will have at least one new national park by 2026. Last year’s announcement was part of the Shared Policy Agenda released […]

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National park visitors will face ‘Asbo orders’ under new plans to end ‘hostile behaviour’

‘Anti-social’ visitors to the national park will face ‘Asbo orders’ under new plans to end ‘hostile behaviour’ in rural hotspots – following an influx of visitors triggered by the pandemic National Park authorities should be empowered to issue Asbo-type orders Aim is to help parks deal more easily with anti-social behavior Comes as national parks […]

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White Sands National Park sees record number of visitors in 2021

ALAMOGORDO, NM (KRQE) – Despite the ongoing pandemic, an attraction in New Mexico is once again seeing record visits. In the second year of the pandemic, White Sands National Park welcomed more than 780,000 visitors – a number that continues to grow year on year. “It’s an extremely magical place and I think it has […]

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Five stunning national parks to visit in South Korea

South Korea is home to 22 national parks. getty South Korea may be best known for its sprawling high-tech cities and world-famous entertainment industry, but this peninsular nation is also home to some truly spectacular natural sights. From the island-rich south shore to the northern border, there is no shortage of jagged mountains and lush […]

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The exhibit commemorates the role of the public health department in Hot Springs National Park

HOT SPRINGS – As Hot Springs National Park’s centennial draws to a close, the last part of the year-long celebration recently opened at the Ozark Bath House. Over the next few months, it will host an exhibition around the United States Office of Public Health. “We commemorate the 100th anniversary of the partnership between the […]

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Vietnamese tourist hotspots that have shone on the world map this year

By Nguyen Quy December 25, 2021 | 6:00 a.m. PST Despite the severe impacts of the pandemic, Vietnam’s many attractions continued to gain international media attention and win top prizes at the Global Travel Awards in 2021. In January, The New York Times included Con Dao, the archipelago of 16 islands in the southern province […]

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FAA licenses Camden Spaceport near Cumberland Island National Seashore

The prospect of rockets roaring over the maritime forests of Cumberland Island National Seashore came close to reality on Monday / NPS file Editor’s Note: This update, with comments from the Cumberland Island Superintendent, removes obsolete material. Rockets hovering over the Cumberland Island National Seashore along Georgia’s coast came close to reality on Monday when […]

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Calling for young volunteers to help take care of UK national parks | National parks

Kirsty Ferris started volunteering in the South Downs National Park at the age of 18 and wanted to ‘give something back’ while gaining experience with practical outdoor work. Now 22 and running her own garden design company, she has spent hours trimming trees, building fences, putting up hedges, helping conserve grasslands and improving access to […]

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A place of mystery and miracles

We were on our way to Somawathiya Chaitya. From Medirigiriya, we passed through Sungawila and took the road that was previously a bumpy, unpaved track that loosely connected a number of dilapidated bridges. This time, the road is carpeted and the bridges are new. The crossing of this section is conveniently smooth. We had planned […]

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Head of Olympic National Park to leave for Alaska

PORT ANGELES – The director of the Olympic National Park leaves for Alaska in January after serving as the park chief of nearly one million acres for nine years. Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum has accepted the new role of Regional Director of the National Park Service in Alaska. She and her husband, Bob, and their border […]

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Painted rocks hidden in New Mexico National Park. It has to stop, say the rangers. | Travel and outdoors

A strange mystery has been uncovered in Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico – and it’s artistically painted rocks hidden like Easter eggs in canyon niches. Photos shared on Facebook show that the artist may have invested hours, if not days, in making the rocks decorative. But the National Park Service wants this to […]

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Reservation system will return to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2022

Rocky Mountain National Park will be reinstating its reservation system for a third summer as park officials begin planning to manage the growing crowds for years to come. Representatives from Rocky spoke to Estes Park City Council on Tuesday, highlighting the success of this year’s timed entry system. Visitor usage management specialist John Hannon said […]

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NSW Ben Boyd National Park name disputed over slavery argument

A report that the name of Scotsman Ben Boyd should be removed from a NSW national park due to links to slavery has drawn strong opposition. A horrific war of words has unfolded following a controversial government decision to rename one of NSW’s most iconic national parks. A report commissioned by Environment Minister Matt Kean […]

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‘Boots on the Ground’ Needed to Get the Most Out of Land Purchases in NSW National Parks | Environment

In June last year, New South Wales Environment Minister Matt Kean announced the acquisition of Narriearra Station, a large property in Karengappa country in the north-west of the State, for the domain of national parks. Dotted with huge temporary wetlands that fill and attract waterbirds during inland flooding, the 153,415 hectare ranching station in the […]

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Minnesota man convicted of road rage incident in 2020

ST. PAUL – A federal judge has sentenced a Chisago County man to more than 14 years in prison following a road rage incident involving gunshots and drugs. Thirty six years Derrick hoff pleaded guilty in June to being a felon in possession of a gun and possession with intent to sell methamphetamine. He was […]

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U.S. National Parks to Offer Glimpse of Eco-Friendly Public Transportation

Americans may soon get a better glimpse of the future of eco-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park Through HOPE YEN Associated Press November 17, 2021, 7:19 PM • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article Americans may soon get a better glimpse of the future of eco-friendly transportation by […]

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Could Edmonton be home to a new national park? – Edmonton

The federal government has pledged billions of dollars to create a series of national urban parks from coast to coast, and Edmonton wants to know more. READ MORE: Ottawa announces $ 130 million for network of national urban parks, including Meewasin Valley The idea is to conserve ecological gems, help protect wildlife, conserve biodiversity, fight […]

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Simple shipment: gentle roads and hikes to really enjoy the nipples

Home »Adventure» Simple shipment: gentle roads and hikes to really enjoy the nipples Climbers can reset themselves by spending a day on less difficult routes. Two experienced climbers show us how sending simpler routes allowed them to reconnect with nature, themselves and the essence of climbing. We followed Manoah Ainuu, a climber from The North […]

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program to kill Grand Canyon Bison Nets 4 animals, review | Arizona News

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Day three and the shooters waited under pine canopy for the rain to stop. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in the distance. Before a young cow was identified as the target, the huge animals vanished into a thicket […]

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There is a quiet liberal effort to whitewash Idaho history

There is a place in the Allegheny Range called Negro Mountain. It straddles the border between western Maryland and western Pennsylvania. A few years ago, a Maryland lawmaker was driving through the region and saw what I remember being a historical marker. A few days later, she issued a press release demanding that the name […]

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Commission sends Sams nomination to Senate | national news

WASHINGTON – Chuck Sams enters the final stages of the confirmation process with strong momentum. On Tuesday, November 2, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously to approve Sams’ appointment to the National Park Service in a voice vote. As Senators from both parties have expressed support for Sams and no committee member […]

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Three of the main roads leading to Yellowstone will close this weekend

I haven’t been to Yellowstone this year, but feel like I am there often as social media sites have been bombarded with photos and videos of geysers and encounters with tourists and turrets. I visited the last time Yellowstone in summer 2019 and it was one of my most memorable vacations. I will not go […]

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Some Utah campgrounds are full most of the peak season

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – No, you wouldn’t imagine it. Camping has gone crazy on public land in Utah. A new report from the advocacy organization Center for Western Priorities released Thursday shows that busy bookings for campsites on public lands increased by 39% during the peak season from 2014 to 2020. And the West […]

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Haunted National Parks Across the United States

As Halloween approaches, landmarks across the country are getting more and more spooky “SD Travel” Twitter | Courtesy photoThe Jewel Cave National Monument is also known as “The Chamber of Torture”. While there is an urban legend, myth, or old folk tale buried in every city in the United States, some stories have been far […]

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Delaware Water Gap could become a national park

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY – Nestled between New Jersey and Pennsylvania lies approximately 70,000 acres of wooded paradise, the Delaware River meandering through the mountains as a resource for recreational adventures and wildlife. Known as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, more than five million visitors flock to this outdoor mecca each year to hike, […]

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Tanzania: Serengeti named best national park at World Travel Awards

Dar es Salaam – Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is back on Cloud 9 after being named Africa’s Best National Park, beating six other national parks on the continent at the 2021 World Travel Awards (WTA). Famous for wildebeest migration and a vast plain that is home to millions of wildlife, including the Big 5, […]

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National Parks Should Teach Indigenous History – Lowell Sun

I could see the ranger’s sigh in the air, a cloud of disappointment hanging in the freezing yellowstone morning. My girlfriend and I had asked Kelly, the only ranger at the socially remote information booth, where I could learn more about the Native Americans who originally inhabited the park. “We really don’t have any exposure,” […]

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Senate hearing on Sams as head of national parks scheduled for October 19 | North West

WASHINGTON – A politically polarized Senate has set an Oct. 19 hearing on the appointment of former Oregon tribal chief Chuck Sams as the next director of the National Parks Service. Sams, the longtime administrator of the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon, will appear before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources […]

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Costa Rica is the country with the most ecotourism research …

(MENAFN- Costa Rica News) By TCRN STAFF October 12, 2021 8 0 Share Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Email Must Read World News TCRN STAFF – Oct 12, 2021 Costa Rica Heads to Elections with 27 Presidential Candidates TCRN STAFF Travel – Oct 12, 2021 What are some of the favorite things for tourists to do […]

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The scoop with Amy Doyle: National park sites are the hot new trip

Amy Doyle. Photo by Bonfire Visuals Go out! An unintended benefit of the pandemic has been the dramatic increase (and appreciation) in visitors from outside America. Go to a national park! In my experience, we thought our teens rolling their eyes wouldn’t enjoy a trip to a national park in South Dakota. Boy, were we […]

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Senator Hickenlooper Introduces Bill to Add Amache National Historic Site to the National Park System

WASHINGTON – US Senator John Hickenlooper introduced his bipartisan bill to add Amache National Historic Site to the national parks system during a hearing of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. “Amache National Historic Site would provide an unprecedented opportunity for Coloradans and Americans to learn more about the horrors of Japanese […]

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National Public Lands Day draws visitors to Muir Woods – Scot Scoop News

Free access to the trails at Muir Woods National Monument draws visitors from all over the United States every year on the fourth Saturday in September. National Public Lands Day, which took place last Saturday, celebrates time spent in U.S. national parks, protecting our environment, and sharing in the beauty of nature by offering free […]

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Missing hiker found in Zion National Park, park rangers share warning

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – A successful rescue mission for John Fiske Burg, 79, who went missing last Wednesday and was found last Saturday, triggers a warning from Zion National Park Ranger Chief Daniel Fagergren. “People just have to be aware that they have to plan, they have to hike with someone, they have to bring […]

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Fire evacuation underway for Kings Canyon Park, Grant Grove

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have issued mandatory evacuation orders for some popular tourist sites: the communities of Grant Grove, Wilsonia and Cedar Grove. The parks have been closed to tourists for several days. Evacuations apply to residents, employees and anyone else who might do business in these areas. They are asked to leave […]

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10 facts about Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park has always had a glamorous feel – it is, after all, just two hours from Los Angeles, so it’s no surprise that the park has a fascinating history filled with Hollywood drama. 1. Joshua Tree National Park includes two deserts. Many people don’t realize that Joshua Tree National Park is actually […]

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How a government shutdown could impact Utah’s national parks

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – If the government shuts down, it could also lead to the closure of national parks, as officials tell ABC4 they are reviewing a contingency plan. Sarah Adent is the director of the Springdale Visitor Center near Zion National Park. After suffering a government shutdown last winter, she says she is worried. […]

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We asked for the best fall hiking trails in New England. Here are your favorites.

Community “Sometimes I drive out there without a destination and pull up at the start of a random trail. I haven’t had a bad time yet.” A view of Artist Bluff in the White Mountains of New Hampshire at sunrise. Greg DuBois There is no better place to experience fall than in New England, and […]

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Costa Rica’s digital footprint is a global benchmark for value-added sustainability

According to the study, Costa Rica ranks number one in the world for ecotourism-related online research; third in the world and first in Latin America for national parks; fourth in the world and first in Latin America to surf; fifth in the world and first in Latin America for diving; seventh in the world and […]

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Sequoia National Forest fires continue to rise

California firefighters battled fast-growing wildfires on Monday threatening giant redwoods and small communities in the Sierra Nevada and worked to completely surround an alleged arson that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000 firefighters were on the lines of the Windy Fire, which was burning in the Tule River Indian Reservation and Sequoia National Forest, […]

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Kaye’s Corner: Yellowstone National Park | Rio Blanco Herald Hours

MEEKER I For a week in September, we had the joy of visiting our country’s oldest national park, Yellowstone, established in 1872. Previous tours have always been fun, but this one included a reunion with my siblings whom I rarely see. Some visitors think the famous “Old Faithful” geyser is the park’s best feature. Indeed, […]

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Coral disease represents an ecological crisis comparable to the 1988 Yellowstone fires

Coral diseases ravage reefs in the Caribbean and Florida. Coral disease represents an ecological crisis greater than the 1988 Yellowstone fires By Caroline Rogers, Ph.D., US Geological Survey A disease that threatens an entire ecosystem lies beneath the surface of the sea – out of sight and out of mind. The disease, which is rapidly […]

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Is the national park system overcrowded?

Since the pandemic first hit the United States, it has forced many people to rethink their leisure activities, embracing the great outdoors and the natural world. This has led to a huge increase in activities like bird watching and gardening, as well as trips to the country’s national parks. But an increase in the number […]

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Rock formations, wildlife and dark skies

Located in Montrose County, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has a 53-mile-long canyon that is one of the narrowest and deepest in the western United States. So deep, in fact, that sunlight rarely reaches the bottom, a feature that helped give it its name. This national park attracts expert hikers, avid bird […]

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We still have a chance to save our national parks

The Biden administration launched its America the Beautiful plan to save public lands. (Nikki Boliaux | The New York Times) Hikers take in the view from the top of the Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park, Utah, November 23, 2020. By Donald Falvey | Special at La Tribune | Sep 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m. […]

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Kings Canyon National Park is currently closed due to the KNP complex wildfires in California

Details Last update: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:08 AM Posted: Wednesday September 22 2021 6:01 AM The closure of Sequoia National Park is still in effect September 22, 2021 – The following areas are temporarily closed to all individuals until further notice: All land within the boundaries of Sequoia National Park west of the Pacific […]

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Wanderlust and Stolen Lands: How to Mindfully Explore the American Outdoors | Public lands

In her book An Indigenous History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the United States idealizes outdoor travel to hide its colonial roots. Many Americans were brought up with the belief that our heritage was an urge to travel. Hunting “wilderness” was our right. But lost in this tradition is the recognition that […]

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Yellowstone National Park sets August record for visitors

Hundreds of thousands of people have flocked to U.S. national parks this summer, breaking a record in Yellowstone as authorities relax domestic travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Yellowstone National Park, which is primarily located in Wyoming, set a record in August when the park hosted 921,844 recreational visits, park officials said this week. This […]

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Create a local national park | Weekend magazine

We tend to see national parks as important cornerstones of nature conservation, and they are. But what if there was a way for people like you and me to work together to conserve the country’s largest national park? What if by doing this we could take an important step towards protecting the natural world? That’s […]

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6 Best State Parks in Southwest Texas to Visit

The rugged mountains and immense skies that West Texas is known to extend far beyond the boundaries of the region’s iconic national parks. Fantastic state parks also dot the landscape, providing under the radar places to learn about ranching history, ancient Native American rock art, and views of Rio Grande. From the area surrounding El […]

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Search and rescue missions are developing in the network of national parks

Some rescues require helicopters to evacuate the injured from the hinterland, look like this SAR mission in 2011 at the El Malpais / NPS National Monument Search and rescue missions are developing in the network of national parks By Lori Sonken When two New Yorkers sightseeing in Alaska left a Talkeetna airfield near Denali National […]

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New hiking trail planned for Hollywood Hills – NBC Los Angeles

A grant of nearly $ 1 million from the National Parks Service will be used to create a new hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills. The trail will be near the John Anson Ford Theater on the east side of Highway 101 in the Cahuenga Pass. The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation […]

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Snowdonia crowned UK’s best national park

Snowdonia National Park has beaten a number of other popular sites to be named the UK’s best. A new study has looked at several factors to crown Cenedlaethol Eryri Park as the number one national park. The review compared data including size, popularity, allowed trails for walking, places to eat, biodiversity, tallest mountains, castles and […]

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Plan like a ranger when you visit national parks

Attendance at national parks is increasing and should continue to grow throughout the summer. Great Smoky Mountains National Park experiences high monthly visitor numbers, suggesting we could surpass 2019’s record 12.5 million visitors by the end of 2021. Even during the 2020 lockdown, the number of GSMNP visitors reached 12 million. Like many parks and […]

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10 Essential Ranger Tips For Visiting Everglades National Park

The Everglades National Park has one important purpose: it “provides important habitat for many rare and endangered species, such as the manatee, the American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther.” The enormous park, which has an entrance about an hour from Miami, includes 1.5 million acres of wetlands in Miami Dade, Monroe and Collier counties […]

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Man Sentenced for Illegal Activities and Violations in Yellowstone National Park

GREAT FALLS – Theodore Eugene Garland of Oklahoma was recently convicted of seven counts of illegal activities and violations in Yellowstone National Park. Garland appeared before trial judge Mark Carman in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming on July 2, 2021, for sentencing. Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Murray said in a press release Monday that Garland, 60, […]

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$ 850,000 Upgrade for Popular Depot Beach Campground in Murramarang National Park

The Depot Beach Campground facilities in Murramarang National Park are about to undergo an $ 850,000 upgrade to better meet the needs of families and improve access for visitors. Kane Weeks, South Coast Director of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), said the popular campground’s facilities have served visitors well for over 30 […]

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Take a peek inside America’s newest national park

FAYTEETVILLE, West Virginia / ABC News – Americans certainly embraced the outdoors in 2020 when businesses closed and sporting seasons were canceled. People took to the great outdoors and walked, ran, and played new sports like golf and tennis. Many visited public lands. The New River Gorge in West Virginia was named the nation’s 63rd […]

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Proposal made to extend free access for veterans to all national parks

Blue Hen Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo provided by the National Park Service website. WASHINGTON – United States Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa testified before the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday in support of bipartisan legislation that would give veterans and families Gold Star free lifetime access to national parks and […]

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The heat warning expires Monday night, but then there could be flash flooding in southern Utah

(National Weather Service) Flash floods are “likely” in most of Utah’s national parks on Tuesday. | July 12, 2021, 3:00 p.m. A warning of excessive heat in much of Utah is due to expire at 9 p.m. Monday, but the danger remains in the forecast: possible flash flooding in southern Utah. Record-breaking or near-record temperatures […]

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How To Stay Safe This Summer On Washington State’s Water, Beaches, or Trails

A guide to staying safe as you explore Washington State’s beaches, park trails, and water bodies this summer. _______________________________________ STAY SAFE WHILE ENJOYING THE WATERS OF THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC We’ve all seen the ads and videos on social media of people going on their paddleboards, smiling, laughing, and having a carefree time in the sun. […]

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Whiskey Review: Wyoming Whiskey National Parks Special Bourbon Edition

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Wyoming Whiskey. This in no case, by our editorial policies, influenced the final result of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the purchase link near the bottom of this review, our site receives a small sponsorship payment which […]

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How overcrowded are America’s national parks? See for yourself.

Largely freed from domestic travel restrictions, Americans have flocked to national parks in record numbers this spring and summer. Several parks, including Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, have already set monthly visit records. Many sites are gearing up for the busiest years in their history. And so, instead of serenity, many visitors […]

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National parks see visitor numbers increase as people eager to explore the great outdoors

National parks see their number of visitors increase Reports by Maureen Naylor of KTVU. If you are planning to visit a national park this summer, you are not alone. There has been a noticeable increase in travel this year, particularly to national parks. Kristy Clifford of Greenville, SC, with her husband and three children, started […]

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The 10 best European hiking destinations to reconnect with nature

The great outdoors is calling for many who spent a lot of time indoors during the pandemic, and hiking is the perfect way to get some fresh air. Outdoor transmission of COVID-19 is widely considered to be low. So, an active vacation such as a hike could help heal your Delta variant blues, keep fit […]

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Texas plans to reduce haze in national parks without pollution limits

Texas – Texas regulators on Wednesday brought forward a plan to reduce pollution in its national parks that contains no new limits on air pollutants that cause haze and ignores concerns expressed by federal agencies and environmentalists . Texas’ proposed plan – which is required by the federal government to improve visibility in national parks […]

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Man Sentenced to Jail for Misconduct in Yellowstone National Park

An Indiana man was sentenced to 60 days in jail and barred from entering Yellowstone National Park for five years after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. Kyle F. Campbell, 31, of Fairmont, was also sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation and to pay a $ 1,550 fine and a special assessment fee of $ […]