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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

  • Earth Science week is on its way, and at least two units of the National Park System are marking it with activities for the entire family.

    At Grand Canyon National Park, a variety of activities will be held the week of October 9.

  • Both Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are justly famous for their fall color—and a flood of mid-October visitors. Can you avoid the heavy traffic and still enjoy some autumn foliage by timing your visit a bit earlier?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

  • A grizzly sow linked to two fatal maulings of hikers in Yellowstone National Park has been killed by rangers, and her two cubs have been placed in an educational zoo outside the park, Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk announced Monday.

    The 250-pound sow, estimated to be six or seven years old, was tied to both the

  • Thirty-five years ago Shenandoah National Park was bestowed with official wilderness by the Congress.

  • Keep your eyes on the House Natural Resources Committee this week, as the committee is expected to take action on measures that could set a precedent for "wild and scenic" rivers, force stocking of non-native fish in North Cascades National Park, and realign wilderness boundaries to allow for a road to be moved out of a flood-prone area in North Cascades.