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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

  • Proclaimed on January 31, 1914, Arizona’s Papago Saguaro National Monument became the first national monument to be abolished when it was transferred out of the National Park System 16 years later. Trashing a national treasure does have consequences

Friday, January 30th, 2009

  • Yellowstone National Park drew geologists' attention early this year with a long swarm of small earthquakes.

  • Nearly four years ago Paul Hoffman's name became well-traveled as he was defined as the architect of a proposed overhaul of the National Park Service's Management Policies, a drastic overhaul at that. For some reason, he still feels it necessary to defend himself.

  • Visitors to Yellowstone National Park—and any other areas where bears are part of the equation—should always follow common-sense rules to avoid a confrontation with a bruin. At times, however, "common-sense" seems to be in short supply, as this true story from the past confirms.

  • With your summer vacation still months away, now's a great time to consider your national park options. While most know Grand Canyon National Park is a great place for panoramic vistas, it also can be great for hiking. If you're prepared.

    This 22-minute-long video offers some great insights for approaching a hike in the canyon.