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Friday, March 6th, 2009

  • In a move quickly condemned by conservationists, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today upheld a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Endangered Species Act protection from thousands of gray wolves, including many in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

  • Summer jobs might be tough for your teens to find this year thanks to the economic doldrums. But if they jump on the following opportunity, they might be able to land a great job in Grand Teton National Park.

  • For most college students, spring break is a time to shuck responsibility and have a good time. For some, it offers a time to relax in one of the world's most famous national parks while contributing a little sweat equity to the setting.

  • phenology n. “The scientific study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.”

    The cherry trees in Washington, DC are expected to bloom later than usual this year.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

  • After roughly a year of reviewing scenarios, a committee tasked with determining whether Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument should remain a U.S. Forest Service property or be turned over to the National Park Service has reached its conclusion: Keep the National Park Service away from the mountain.