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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

  • A massive lands bill, one that would have added nearly 1 million acres of national park lands to the national wilderness system, has failed to gain passage in the U.S. House of Representatives. But it could live to see another vote.

    Overall the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 would, if enacted, permanently protect more than 2 million acres of America’s wilderness.

  • For those of you who keep track of the national parks with stamp collections, get ready to add two new stamps to your albums.

  • While Voyageurs National Park received permission and the funding to purchase a new tour boat, it's going to take just a little while for that cruiser to show up in Rainy Lake.

  • If you were lucky enough to be in Bryce Canyon National Park on Tuesday, you would have been surrounded by one of the prettiest days of the year, as these photos clearly show.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009