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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

  • 2012 already is going to be interesting election year, what with the presidential election, but in San Francisco the election could prove even more intriguing as voters might have a chance to vote on the future of the Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park.

    On Monday, City Hall officials were presented with nearly 16,000 signatures on a petition to place an initiative on the November

  • Chefs at restaurants in and around national parks spend a lot of time designing dishes reflective of their surroundings.

  • If you've long wanted to spend a month in a cottage on Cape Cod National Seashore with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean, your opportunity just might be here if you're free in August or September.

    As part of its plan to maintain Park Service-owned cottages on the seashore, Cape Cod Seashore officials are going to lease out a small cottage at 222 Ocean View Drive in Wellfleet for both

Monday, July 9th, 2012

  • Apparently a local living near Olympic National Park never thought too hard about the saying that in a national park you should "take only pictures and leave only footprints."

    Park officials say the unidentified individual spotted a wagon wheel thought to be about 100 years old in the lakebed of the recently drained Lake Aldwell and to

  • One topic has been glaringly absent from the building presidential campaign: the use and management of the United States' public lands. Unless the two major political parties are entirely tone-deaf, they might want to start touching on that topic from time to time, as a new poll shows overwhelming support for conservation of those lands.