What Do GOP Politicians Have Against Protecting National Park Landscapes?

Can the irony be any richer? A Republican congressional candidate in North Dakota has suggested drilling for oil and natural gas beneath Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But then, Rick Berg is only the latest GOP candidate to cast eyes on a national park for energy exploration.

Could Joe Miller Really Force the Federal Government to Hand Over Denali National Park to Alaska?

Alaska's latest political upstart, Joe Miller, wants to go Wyoming Gov. David Freudenthal one better. While Governor Freudenthal had threatened to sell state lands within Grand Teton National Park to the highest bidder, Mr. Miller wants the federal government to turn over all national parks to the Alaskan government.

Update: Missing Georgia Hiker Surfaces in Denali National Park and Preserve

There's a happy ending to that search for a missing hiker in Denali National Park and Preserve: John MacGregor walked out of the wilderness Wednesday afternoon with some hikers he ran into.

Another SAR in Alaska, This One for Day Hiker In Denali National Park and Preserve

A search-and-rescue mission was under way in Denali National Park and Preserve on Tuesday for a 54-year-old Georgia man who failed to return from his hike on Sunday as planned.

Pocket Guides Help Explain The Nature You See in National Parks

A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.

Getting Your First Close-up View of Denali National Park and Preserve

Native Athabascans called it the “High One.” And at 20,230 feet, Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park is a high one. In fact, it's the highest mountain in North America. Everything about Denali National Park is huge, wild and empty.

Cargo Plane Crashes in Denali National Park and Preserve, All On Board Thought Lost

National Transportation and Safety Administration investigators are headed to Denali National Park and Preserve in an effort to determine why a multi-engine cargo plane crashed not far from park headquarters.

National Park Mystery Plant 10 Revealed: It's False Hellebore

Don't mess with this one, folks, and don't let your livestock mess with it either.

No Charges Forthcoming In Shooting of Grizzly In Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve officials have concluded that a man who shot and killed a grizzly bear in the park's backcountry back in May did so in self-defense and will not be charged with any crime.

Solo Climber With "Signs of Mental Illness" Plucked Off Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A Pennsylvania man who exhibited "signs of mental illness" was plucked off of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park by military crews and taken to a Fairbanks hospital, according to park officials.

Climbing Mount McKinley in Denali National Park This Year Has Been Almost a 50-50 Proposition

With the climbing season in Denali National Park and Preserve winding down, now's a pretty good time to look at how climbers fared this season. Overall, those tackling Mount McKinley have had little better than a 50-50 chance of reaching the summit.

Focusing on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park And Preserve

Autumn comes to Denali National Park and Preserve between the last week of August and the first week of September. During this time, the entire tundra floor (almost the whole landscape) turns shades of yellow and red. This is my favorite time to be in the Alaska interior (except for high-altitude mountaineering where conditions are better in the spring), with changing weather and the mosquitoes gone.

Get to Know What Search and Rescue On Mount McKinley in Denali National Park Is All About

With the climbing season on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve winding down, the park's climbing rangers soon will get a well-deserved break from their search-and-rescue missions. The following video lets you better understand the dedication, demands, and talents of a group of rangers who put their lives on the line daily for others in need.

Midnight Mission Plucks Climber off Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A brief weather window allowed rangers to pluck a Belgian climber off Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve three days after his companion died in a fall.

Fire Season Arrives Early and Vigorous In Alaska's National Parks

Though the wildfire season really hasn't started in the Rockies, Sierra Nevada, or Cascade ranges, it's been well under way in Alaska, where national park fire managers are reporting unusual fire behavior.

Belgian Climber Falls 100 Feet To His Death on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A Belgian mountaineer leading an ascent up a technical section of Cassin Ridge on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park fell roughly 100 feet to his death when his anchor seemingly failed, park officials said Tuesday.

Two Killed By Backcountry Avalanche in Denali National Park and Preserve

Two men climbing in the Ruth Gorge area of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve were killed when an avalanche swept down upon them, park officials said Monday.

Grizzly Bear Shot and Killed By Hikers In Denali National Park and Preserve

A grizzly bear that emerged from a thicket and charged two backpackers in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve was shot and killed by one of the two who was carrying a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to park officials.

Schedule For Denali National Park and Preserve Road Lottery Announced

For those of you lucky enough to be in Denali National Park and Preserve in September, it's time to start thinking about entering the annual lottery for permits to drive the park road.

French Climber Dies in Fall on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A French climber working his way up Mount McKinley fell to his death while trying to stop a sled holding his gear from sliding off a section of the West Buttress, according to Denali National Park and Preserve officials.

Some Denali National Park Wolves Are Capable Anglers for Salmon

Is a fish diet healthier for wolves than one comprised solely of red meat? That's hard to say, but some wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve have found that salmon is a great supplement when moose or caribou are scarce.

Denali National Park and Preserve Just About Ready for Summer Season

While spring in the 49th state does tend to lag a bit behind the season in the other states, it is beginning to take root in Alaska, and Denali National Park and Preserve is working on opening its facilities for the summer season.

National Park Service in Alaska Takes Steps To Counter State's Approach to Wildlife Management

In moves designed to counter Alaska's current approach to wildlife management, National Park Service officials in that state are instituting hunting and trapping bans to protect wolves and bears in their parks and preserves.

Ever Try Cycling Your Way Through Denali National Park And Preserve?

Taking a hike in Denali National Park and Preserve is one thing, going for a bike ride is something entirely else. Fortunately, the park staff has created a webpage that outlines how to attack the park's 93-mile-long main road by bike

Here's a Great Resource For Planning A Backcountry Trek In Denali National Park and Preserve

While it's hard to say whether the folks at Denali National Park and Preserve are trendsetters without first exploring all the other websites in the National Park System, their site for planning a backcountry trek should be a model, if it's not already.

Updated: NPS Employee Sentenced For Guiding Moose Hunt in Denali National Park and Preserve

An Alaska hunting guide who conducted a moose hunt in Denali National Park and Preserve has been fined $7,000 and placed on probation for three years.

Group Calls For Boycott on Alaska After Game Officials Allow Wolf Trapping Near Denali National Park

A decision by Alaska's Board of Game to eliminate a wolf non-take zone on land surrounded on three sides by Denali National Park and Preserve has prompted an animal rights group to call for a boycott on tourism travel to Alaska this year.