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Friday, December 19th, 2008

  • Today, as the venerable Chaco Culture National Historical Park celebrates the 28th anniversary of its NHP redesignation, scientists continue to explore a sophisticated artifact of pueblo culture and speculate about its functions.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

  • In what's being described as another example of the Bush administration whittling away the conservation ethic of the National Park Service, the Interior Department today published a proposed rule to "streamline" the regulatory landscape regarding mountain bikes in national parks.

  • The impending change of rules that would allow national park visitors to arm themselves stands a good chance of being placed in limbo, if not overturned, by legal challenges in the coming weeks and months.

  • A former president, a cult and "the most powerful family in America" all had a role in the history of this park, which celebrates its 68th anniversary today. For a look at the lifestyle of the formerly rich and famous, make a visit to Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York.

  • Think of Capitol Reef National Park and, if you're familiar with this isolated outpost in Utah's canyon country, you'll likely envision soaring reefs of colorful rock. But few would even imagine battles between mountain lions and lynx.