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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

  • Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park worked today to recover the body of a Florida man who fell from a cliff above Christine Falls while taking pictures with his son.

    About 7:15 p.m.

  • Imagine being in charge of a national park where fish stocks are reeling, coral reefs are declining, and boaters are damaging both reefs and seagrass beds.

  • A years' long $13.5 million campaign to restore hiking trails in Yosemite National Park has concluded, with improvements seen from the Yosemite Valley to the park's spectacular high country.

    The project was a combined effort of the Yosemite Conservancy, which raised $10 mil

Monday, September 12th, 2011

  • Just how many species of animals, birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, etc., are there at Sandy Hook in Gateway National Recreation Area? A 24-hour "Bio-Blitz" later this week will provide some insights to that question.

    The biodiversity inventory is to be conducted from 3 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday with help from the American Littoral Society.

  • During the fall of 1969, U.S. Rep. Pete McCloskey, Jr., button-holed John Ehrlichman, then counsel to President Richard Nixon, and implored him to get the president to support creation of Point Reyes National Seashore.

    "The only man who can save the Point Reyes National Seashore is the President," the California Republican wrote to Mr.