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Saturday, March 7th, 2009

  • If you've always thought it'd be fun to hike off into Yellowstone National Park, but just weren't sure you had the requisite skills, here's your opportunity to make it happen.

  • A prime concern, it seems, of folks who venture off into the backcountry of national parks in the Rocky Mountains and the high Sierra is bears. I know it took me several trips to get over that gnawing anxiety. It seemed that during my first backcountry trip into Yellowstone National Park that a grizzly was responsible for every swaying bush, twig snap, or rustle in the wind.

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.