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Sunday, June 17th, 2012

  • Happy Camper Comes to the Rescue of Parks Canada

    Though the donation took place four years before Parks Canada’s current news-making round of budget cuts and layoffs, a $1 million gift from a longtime park camping enthusiast has provided a bright spot for Canadian Parks.

    Today, Canadians are lamenting new austerity measures that are diminishing park staff and facility hours.

  • In a bid to keep the Schaus Swallowtail butterfly from blinking into extinction, U.S.

  • A chief operating officer has been hired by the National Park Foundation to provide strategic oversight and management of the non-profit organization chartered by Congress to raise charitable dollars for the National Park System.

    Patricia Nicklin comes to the job, which also includes the title of executive vice president, from Share Our Strength,

  • One of the favorite meals at the Jordan Pond House at Acadia National Park is a bowl of thick, rich lobster stew.

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

  • Four of five members of a Japanese team are presumed dead on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park after an avalanche swept over them as they descended the West Buttress.

    The avalanche hit about 2 a.m.