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Saturday, October 15th, 2011

  • Denali National Park and Preserve officials have extended the public comment period on their plans for allocating climbing permits on Mount McKinley by two weeks, and you can pretty much be sure those who make their living guiding climbs will have something to say.

    While it long has been settled that 1,500 climbing permits are issued annually for Mount

Friday, October 14th, 2011

  • The National Park Service wants to interview people with firsthand knowledge of Black Beach, a segregated beach that once occupied the site of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Convoy Point in Biscayne National Park.

  • Roughly four decades after Cesar Chavez led an uprising of farm workers to improve wages and benefits, the National Park Service is taking public comment on a plan to memorialize the union leader within the park system.

    At issue is how best to recognize the work of Chavez and the farm labor movement.

    "Cesar Chavez is one of the great civil rights icons of our country's history," said

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

  • The Obama Administration is touting the economic benefits of the great outdoors ...

  • With elk culling scheduled to resume in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit next week, park officials say some backcountry areas and hiking trails will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays into December.

    Too many elk and too little habitat led park officials a year ago to decide to use volunteers to cull the herd across the 46,159-acre So