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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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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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Texas nature lovers list hiking peeves

I have a confession. When I started my hiking journey at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, I was that person who cranked up my music as I walked along the trails. Sometimes I even sang loudly. Yes, I’m a little embarrassed. Unaware of how annoying this can be to others, my volume was cranked […]

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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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Study of algae in Acadia National Park lakes shows recovery after acidification – UMaine News

Graduate students Matt Faragher and Vendy Hazukova collect a water sample from Jordan Pond. Photo by Credit C. Schmitt/Schoodic Institute Acadia National Park is known for its beautiful lakes – and they can tell scientists a lot about the health of the environment. New research shows that regulations to reduce anthropogenic sulfur in the atmosphere […]

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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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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Weekend of events scheduled for next month at Underground Railroad State Park ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that on the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, tailored programs families […]

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Save Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY (KLAS) “It was a dream, built on a lie, and devastated by a storm. Historic Scotty Castle in Death Valley National Park remains off-limits to most. It has been that way for more than six years since a flash flood forced the government to close the site. There are a few people, however, […]

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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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Kilauea Eruption Update, Hawaii Volcanoes Park Map

image of replacement field station offered by the USGS courtesy of the National Park Service (BIVN) – The recurring eruption at the summit of Kilauea Volcano continues, as another pause in lava effusion began Friday morning. Prior to the hiatus, lava was overflowing from the western vent in Halemaʻumaʻu and filling the lava lake that […]

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National Park Service makes ‘unfortunate’ discovery at Southwest Texas lake: Invasive new mussel

The quagga mussel – a more harmful close relative of the zebra mussel that has already invaded 33 state lakes – has been detected in Texas for the first time. The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife said quagga mussel larvae have been discovered by National Park Service personnel on four occasions at Amistad International […]

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Yellowstone National Park to Create Bison Management Plan

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a bison management plan at Yellowstone National Park. With this announcement, the NPS introduces a wide range of actions for the management of bison inside the park. This plan allows the NPS […]

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Permits available to catch feral hogs at Big Thicket in Kountze

The invasive species is proliferating in southeast Texas, endangering local wildlife, destroying land and frustrating hunters. KOUNTZE, Texas – It’s not hunting season right now, but the National Park Service wants you to get out your traps to catch the feral hogs in the Big Thicket State Preserve. The invasive species is proliferating in southeast […]

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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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Park Supervisor (P) Job in Yosemite National Park, CA – Department of Interior

The United States government is a massive employer and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open positions in locations across the country. Below is a summary of qualifications for an active and open Home Office job listing. The opening is for a Park Supervisor (P) in Yosemite National Park, […]

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Fort Clatsop in Lewis and Clark National Historic Park

En route to Fort Clatsop, Louis and Clark National Historic Park / Rebecca Latson “Historical” vs. “Historical”: According to Merriam-Webster.com, “historical” is a general term to describe history, and “historical” is “generally reserved for important and famous moments in history”. Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and Fort Clatsop / National Park Service maps I […]

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Prehistoric rock art “irreparably damaged” by vandals, officials say

Abstract geometric designs in Big Bend National Park in Texas that have survived for thousands of years have been “irreparably damaged” by vandals who inscribed names and dates in prehistoric designs, the National Park Service said. The Park Service said on its website that ancient rock art was damaged on Dec. 26 in the Indian […]

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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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Ferries from Liberty State Park to Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to suspend operations for winter

The ferry service from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island and Liberty Island will be suspended from January 3 to March 12, leaving ferries to Battery Park in New York City as the only way to reach the monuments. Jerry Willis, spokesperson for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monument, which are managed […]

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New River Gorge National Park celebrates first anniversary of new designation

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is celebrating its first anniversary for its re-conversion to a national park after passing a bill originally created in 1978 and officially promulgating it on December 27, 2020. And now, a year later, the newest national park has seen a lot of positive changes, […]

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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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2 mountain lion kittens found near Thousand Oaks office complex are cared for at OC Zoo

Veterinarians at the OC Zoo are caring for two mountain lion kittens who were found outside an office complex. (Supervisor OC Don Wagner) Two mountain lion kittens that were found under a picnic table outside an office complex in Thousand Oaks in November are now in the care of vets at the Orange County Zoo. […]

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Giant City State Park Lodge in Illinois Has a Unique History | national news

This Sept. 22 photo shows three generations of the Kelley family, left to right, Mike, Richard and Mikey, who are involved in running the Giant City Lodge in Giant City State Park, Illinois. The Kelleys have managed the lodge since 1981. Byron Hetzler, Southern Illinois via AP MAKANDA – The majestic Giant City Lodge sits […]

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Reservations required to visit Arches National Park in Utah soon

The pilot program launched next year aims to reduce congestion and overcrowding. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Entrance to Arches National Park, Moab, Friday, September 17, 2021. Visitors to Arches National Park will soon need reservations to access the park’s iconic arch formations and venues. other red rock elements. | December 10, 2021, […]

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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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900 bison in Yellowstone are targeted for elimination

It was a conservation achievement: in 1902, fewer than 100 bison were scattered across the Great Plains, with poachers posing for photos next to thousands of skulls. More than a century later, 5,400 bison roam the fertile lands of Yellowstone National Park. But now there are too many bison, according to the National Park Service. […]

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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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Man dies while canyoning in Zion National Park, two others rescued

through: Brian reese, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: November 30, 2021 / 10:30 p.m. EST / Update: November 30, 2021 / 9:59 PM EST CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A man from Virginia died over the weekend while canyoning in Zion National Park, Utah. Andrew Arvig, 31, was pronounced dead on Sunday after search teams found him […]

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Longer hikes available in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Through Jon | to November 24, 2021 By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park has a number of trails to explore, including the Buckeye Trail, pictured above. Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park CVNP – A favorite way for people to experience Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is on a trail. Over 125 miles […]

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National Park Service seeks public comment on proposal to remove contaminated soil from Gold Hill Mill in Death Valley National Park

Moulin de la Colline d’OrNPS Photo by Neal Nurmi November 22, 2021 – DEATH VALLEY, CA – The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to remove contaminated soil from Gold Hill Mill in Death Valley National Park. The Mercury Amalgamation Plant was used from the 1930s to the 1950s in […]

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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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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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Walking in the Past: Podcast Gives Listeners an Appalachian Trail Experience | Weekend magazine

Standing on top of a mountain, anything can make sense. There is something about an expansive view that puts the details of life in perspective. It was probably the same for Benton MacKaye, the founder of the Appalachian Trail, when he stood atop Stratton Mountain in Vermont over 100 years ago. Standing there, admiring the […]

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Remains in Rocky Mountain National Park, man has been missing for 38 years

Ground search operations in 1983 for Rudi Moder. Rocky Mountain National Park An experienced climber went missing in Rocky Mountain National Park 38 years ago. Park officials now believe they have found his remains. Rudi Moder, 27 from West Germany, left on a two or three night ski mountaineering trip on February 13, 1983. His […]

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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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New exhibits at the Waterrock Knob Visitor Center on Blue Ridge Parkway

Editor’s Note: The following is from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Did you know that elk can run up to 45 miles an hour? That black cubs stay with their mothers for 18 months to learn to hunt and survive? That, at 6,293 feet, Waterrock Knob is the highest peak in the Plott Balsam Mountains? […]

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The National Park Service partners with the Native Tourism Association

October 28, 2021 at 2:09 pm Updated October 28, 2021, 5:08 p.m. ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – The National Park Service has partnered with a tourism association to ensure that Native American contributions, cultures and traditions are incorporated into exhibits and programming at sites across the country. The park service says it highlights the history of […]

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body of missing man from Texas found in Grand Teton National Park | Regional news

Search teams today found the body of missing 26-year-old Texas Jared Hembree in Grand Teton National Park. His body was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the park. Rangers arrived at the scene and recovered Hembree’s remains. The National Park Service and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating what happened. A […]

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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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Sandman arrested after chase in Zion National Park, Arizona

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – A Sandy the man was arrested after prominent officers embarked on a high-speed chase of Sion national park and Arizona. He is now expected to face felony charges in both states. Late Saturday night, Kane County Sheriff’s Office said National Park Service rangers found a vehicle speeding through Zion west of […]

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Hike the Billy Goat Trail near Washington, DC

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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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Park Service and FAA review Glacier helicopter tour plan

WESTERN GLACIER – A new plan will manage how helicopter tours will be conducted over Glacier National Park in the coming years, which will achieve a goal outlined in the overall management plan approved there. over 20 years ago. In a recent online meeting, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) explained […]

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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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Great destinations to experience fall foliage in Baltimore and beyond

Rush hour for the centuries-old fall tradition known as leaf watching is fast approaching for the Baltimoreans. From mid-October to early November, streets, sidewalks and remaining branches will be covered in vibrant shades of orange and burgundy. Iconic fall colors provide sights that captivate everyone from annual lookouts to professional photographers. (Need inspiration? The National […]

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Everglades oil drilling proposal could be more difficult with the Biden administration

Credit: CC0 Public domain A Texas company’s plans to drill for oil in the Everglades may have a harder time getting approved, now that an administration skeptical of fossil fuels has taken over in Washington. Burnett Oil Co. has proposed to drill at two sites in Big Cypress National Preserve, an important Florida panther habitat […]

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Pilot injured in US fighter jet crash in Death Valley National Park

A Navy pilot was injured after an F / A-18F Super Hornet crashed in Death Valley National Park, California. The Navy said in a press release that the crash happened around 3 p.m. Oct. 4 in a remote area. No civilians were injured as a result of the accident. The pilot, whose rank and name […]

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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

Missing hiker John Fiske Burg found in Zion National Park Burg was found over Lodge Canyon and transported to St. George for medical attention. SPRINGDALE, UT – On Saturday, October 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m. MT, the Nellis Air Force located John Fiske Burg above Lodge Canyon in Zion National Park. Burg was treated on […]

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Interested in visiting the Carlsbad Caverns National Park? Here’s why you should go

Carlsbad Caverns has given the nickname “Grand Canyon Underground” and its enormous size is just one of the reasons people visit. Located in southern New Mexico, near the border with Texas, is the beautiful Carlsbad Caverns National Park, nestled in the beautiful Guadalupe Mountains. The park is located just 18 miles from Carlsbad. Actor and […]

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Tennessee National Park opens trail accessible to cabin

GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) – Before Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials and others cut the ribbon on the John Oliver Cabin Accessible Trail on Tuesday, Friends of the Smokies Distinguished Board Member and former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Gary Wade, recalled a poignant moment in United States history. “To put this event […]

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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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Injured black bear euthanized after collision with vehicle in Glacier National Park

A black bear was euthanized by park rangers after the injured animal was discovered around 2 p.m. on September 23 along Going-to-the-Sun Road two miles east of Rising Sun, according to a press release issued Monday by Glacier National Park. An initial investigation by the National Park Service indicated that the bear suffered insurmountable traumatic […]

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Democrats say a civilian climate body will create jobs. Here is how it might work.

Inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, the Climate Corps would put people to work in short-term jobs or training programs focused on renewable technologies and building resilience in the face of the climate crisis. “The CCC is about saving the planet, but it’s also about making the planet a place where people […]

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Three accused of being close to bears in Katmai National Park

Three men have been charged with creating dangerous conditions in a closed area and approaching within 50 yards of bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska officials said. Screenshot of Erum Chad on YouTube Three men could end up in jail after officials say they left an observation deck to get closer to feeding the brown […]

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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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3 men accused of getting too close to bears in Katmai National Park in Alaska

Screenshot of a man approaching brown bears at Katmai National Park and Preserve, August 9, 2018. The man and two others face criminal charges, the National Park Service said Friday. (Explore.org, National Park Service) US prosecutors have charged three men with leaving a special viewing platform and getting too close to famous salmon fishing bears […]

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Search continues for missing man in Yellowstone National Park; brother found dead

GREAT FALLS – Yellowstone National Park search and rescue personnel continue to search for a missing man, after the man’s half-brother is found dead. Search teams found the body of Mark O’Neill along the eastern shore of Shoshone Lake on Monday, September 20, 2021. At this point, there is no word on the possible cause […]

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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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Seven Less Traveled Bay Area Beaches To Enjoy In Early Our Fall

If you’ve lived in the Bay Area for a while, you’ve probably learned that the summer months offer less than ideal weather on most of the area’s beaches. The onset of fall is usually when the cold fog begins to recede, leaving warmer, summery conditions with clear skies over the coast. If you’re looking forward […]

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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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Governor Jared Polis opposes fatal bison removal from Grand Canyon National Park, says part of herd could be brought to Colorado – CBS Denver

(CBS4) – Two of Colorado’s elected leaders join others in opposing a plan to kill part of a bison herd in Grand Canyon National Park. That includes Governor Jared Polis, who released a statement Tuesday suggesting that the National Park Service should allow some of the animals that are allowed to be hunted to be […]

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Search continues for missing hiker in Olympic National Park

Jerren fisher National park service Courtesy A 26-year-old man has been missing in Olympic National Park since Thursday, according to the National Park Service. Jerren Fisher’s last known location was the start of the Graves Creek Trail in the Quinault Rainforest. Fisher had a wilderness permit from Sept. 8-12 and planned to camp at Enchanted […]

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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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Puppy Camera Lets Public See Denali National Parks’ New Sled Dogs

September 17, 2021 | Colleen Coulon Amour Photo courtesy of Denali National Park and PreserveTop row, left to right: Jolie, Merlyn, Gus, DargoBottom row, left to right: Apollo, Sage, Blitz, Boomer Denali National Park introduced the new members of its sled dog team in recent days. Eight puppies were born at the park’s kennel last […]

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National Park Service issues concession leaflets for ferries

National Park Service press release: The National Park Service (NPS) issues two concession prospectuses on August 5, 2021, for a 10-year concession contract to operate a passenger ferry service between the South Shore of Long Island and Sailors Haven Marina within of Fire Island National Seashore and for a 10-year concession contract to operate a […]

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California hiker missing in Yosemite National Park – NBC’s Bay Area

A Californian man who hiked solo in Yosemite National Park is missing, park officials said. Joel Thomazin, 31, of Denair, undertook a hike on September 6 from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to Eleanor Lake, 9 miles away and planned to return to Hetch Hetchy by September 9. He was declared missing on Saturday, Yosemite National Park […]

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Great Smoky Mountains Requiring Reservations and Parking Fee Near Popular Waterfall Travel and outdoors

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has launched a controversial “pilot project” to charge visitors $ 14 to park near Laurel Falls, one of the park’s most popular attractions. The National Park Service says the “congestion management project” will run until Oct. 3, which is one of the busiest times for the 522,427-acre park. “During […]

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Fall is for the Reds on Blue Ridge Parkway |

With over 100 tree species, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a prime location for a fall getaway and leaf viewing. The 469-mile route traverses six mountain ranges in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. Operated by the National Park Service, the boardwalk is a planned landscape, unlike most national park areas. In 1933, […]

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The Recorder – Speaking of Nature: New Sworn Enemy: The American Oystercatcher

Published: 08/22/2021 5:00:11 PM In 2014, I visited Martha’s Vineyard and discovered I had a nemesis of the holidays: the osprey. This ubiquitous bird has been seen almost everywhere, but was extremely uncooperative for most of my stay. When I had a camera in my hand, the bird seemed to know how to stay far […]

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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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Californian saves children but drowns in Lake Powell

A Californian family’s vacation to Lake Powell ended in tragedy when the father managed to save his children from drowning, but couldn’t save himself. According to a statement from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the family of four had rented a ski boat to tour the lake. They stopped in the Warm Creek Bay area […]