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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

  • Editor's note: With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? Karen Beck-Herzog, the management assistant at Shenandoah National Park, put together the following primer for exploring her park.

  • Might there be a new concessions company running the lodgings and retail outlets at Shenandoah National Park?

  • A grant from the National Park Foundation will help officials at Dinosaur National Monument develop a monitoring and preservation plan for 150-million-year-old fossils in the monument's new exhibit hall.

    "Preserving fossils in-place, as at Dinosaur, presents many challenges not experienced in a traditional museum setting," said Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Ris

  • Efforts to educate motorists to watch carefully for wildlife on roads seem to be working in Grand Teton National Park, where officials cite a decrease in the number of animal deaths from vehicle collisions.

    Each year, park officials gather comprehensive data on the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) that o

Monday, February 6th, 2012

  • Horse travel in backcountry areas of national parks long has been viewed as not only somewhat romantic, a throwback to the Old West, but also as a necessity for hauling in not only visitors but vast amounts of gear that otherwise would be problematic to carry in.

    But for those not on a horse, walking in their wake can be a challenge in terms of avoiding not only at-times voluminous amounts of m