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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

  • Bullets, not wolves, worked on culling the elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday with sharpshooters taking down one cow.

    It wasn't much harder than shooting the livestock variety of cows, either, as the shooters were able to get quite close to a small band of elk before a single shot did the deed.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, in a move that repudiates the Bush administration's energy policies, on Wednesday scuttled a series of controversial oil and gas leases near national parks in Utah.

  • Scientists are continuing to take the pulse of Redoubt Volcano in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve 24 hours a day.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is praising the scientists who are keeping tabs on Redoubt Volcano in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, using them as an example of "the importance of investing in science..." Which begs th

  • "National parks" are not the only repositories of scenic beauty in the National Park System. You'll find an abundance of spectacular natural landscapes within the National Natural Landmark Program, which just added four new sites.

    The latest additions feature a rare ecosystem in Pennsylvania, the sixth longest cave in Texas, and major fossil sites in Kentucky, New York, and Vermont.