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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

  • With another holiday weekend on tap, the folks at Mammoth Cave National Park are planning to offer some free cave tours on January 14, 15, and 16th.

    Superintendent Patrick Reed says the tours will be through the Mammoth Passage cave.

    “With 397 national parks throughout the country, most Americans live within a few hours of a park, making them places for eas

  • During its 27th Annual Conference the Everglades Coalition announced its priorities for 2012, priorities that range from better water conservation in the landscape that surrounds Everglades National Park to prioritization of land acquisition.

    The conference last week brought together business leaders, elected officials and environmentalists to discuss opportun

  • CenturyLink, the phone company previously known as Qwest Communications, is seeking approval to erect a roughly 80-foot-tall telecommunications tower inside Glacier National Park at the park's St. Mary administrative area.

    According to a park release, the tower would service the greater St.

  • Father-daughter duos as National Park Service superintendents are a bit unusual, but Lisa Carrico will bring some uniquely personal connections to the job when she assumes her new post early next month at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

    The second-generation NPS superintendent is "coming home" to a park where she once lived as a teenager

Monday, January 9th, 2012

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acted today to withdraw more than 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from hard-rock mining.

    The move, which was anticipated, has been described as critical to protect the canyon's watershed from potential adverse effects of additional uranium and other hardrock mining for the next 20 years.