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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

  • Editor's note: The United States does not hold a monopoly on national parks. Indeed, its parks movement has spread around the globe. Portugal can't quite count as many national parks as the United States, but its one park, Peneda-Gerês, preserves both magnificent landscapes and a way of life long enjoyed in Pitõs das Júnias.

Monday, June 27th, 2011

  • A rapidly spreading wildfire in northern New Mexico has forced the evacuation and closure of Bandelier National Monument. The fire began Sunday afternoon on private land near the Santa Fe National Forest about a dozen miles south of Los Alamos.

    Dubbed the Las Conchas Fire, the blaze had already burned over 3,500 acres by Sunday evening,

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

  • If you're interested in archeology, three parks are offering a variety of talks and activities that literally cover the subject from coast to coast.

    First up on Tuesday, June 28 is a talk at Cape Cod National Seashore. If you're curious about what life was like for the people who lived on Cape Cod thousands of years ago, you'll find some answers in "The Early C

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

  • Efforts to reestablish a bald eagle population in Channel Islands National Park reached another important milestone when scientists confirmed the successful natural hatching of a chick on West Anacapa Island.

    The last known successful nest on Anacapa Island dates back to 1949.

Friday, June 24th, 2011

  • You'll soon be able to spread the word of Shenandoah National Park's birthday thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, which is issuing a commemorative stamp to mark the occasion.

    On Saturday the Post Office staff in Luray, Virginia, be on hand between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Big Meadows in the park to issue a commemorative cancellation of the stamp.