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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

  • Mount Rainier National Park will remain closed to the public until Saturday to allow for park staff to grieve in the wake of the murder of Ranger Margaret Anderson, officials said Tuesday evening.

    Ranger Anderson, a 34-year-old law enforcement ranger, was shot and killed in the line of duty on New Year's Day when she blocked the road to Paradise with her patro

  • An invitation-only conference designed to explore the future of the national parks movement in the United States is coming to Washington, D.C., later this month.

    Hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Hospitality Association, the two-day[url=] [b][i]America's Summit on National Parks: Taking

  • The country's fiscal fitness, or lack thereof, is forcing Everglades National Park officials to re-examine the direction of development at Flamingo and Everglades City, and that, in turn, is slowing work on the park's long-range general management plan.

    At this point, park officials anticipate release of the draft GMP for public review

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

  • When Mount Rainier National Park law enforcement Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed on New Year's Day, she became the ninth ranger in the history of the National Park Service to be murdered in the line of duty, according to Park Service records.

    The following is a list of National Park Service rangers and U.S.

  • While most impacts of the diminished snowfall so far this winter across the Rockies have been negative, one positive is that the Harpers Corner Road at Dinosaur National Monument has remained open.

    Monument Superintendent Mary Risser says the road, which normally is shut off to vehicles on January 1, will remain open for traffic "until we have a forecast of a