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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

  • National Park Service officials have updated their blueprint for preparing the agency for its second century, though National Parks Conservation Association officials believe the Service needs to be even more aggressive in looking to the future.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2012

  • Crater Lake is an appealing dive for scuba aficionados, but the lake will be temporary closed to them until Crater Lake National Park officials can formulate protocols for keeping invasive species out of the water.

    In a release park officials said they anticipated the protocols would be in place before the beginning of the 2013 season and would require diver

Friday, August 31st, 2012

  • With the number of deadly Hantavirus cases possibly linked to guest accommodations at Yosemite National Park climbing, officials have tried to contact roughly 3,000 summer guests to caution them about the disease.

    As of Friday, at least six cases of the rodent-borne disease have been documented among park visitors, Yosemite officials said.

  • In the wake Friday of the federal government's decision to remove wolves from Endangered Species Act protection in Wyoming, National Park Service officials were being asked to act to prevent the predators from being hunted in the John D. Rockefeller Jr.

  • Yellowstone National Park officials, while going through the regulatory process to extend the "one-year rule" guiding over-snow traffic in the park for the coming winter, are also seeking additional public comment on their draft winter-use management plan.

    Park officials Friday announced a proposal to extend through the coming winter the temporary rule that allows up to 318 snowmobiles and 78 s