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Friday, March 9th, 2012

  • Trail work, facility repairs, and even music are among some of the projects and programs that will be evident along the Blue Ridge Parkway this year thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

    The Foundation's Board of Directors this week approved more than $650,000 in funding for projects as dive

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

  • Rangers on Thursday recovered the bodies of two men who were killed by an avalanche during a backcountry skiing trip in Grand Teton National Park.

    The victims were identified as Chris Onufer and Steve Romeo, both of Jackson, Wyoming, park officials said.

  • People seem to like numbers, and hierarchy, so here's a rundown of the leading units of the National Park System in terms of 2011 visitation. The first list combs through all 397 units in the system, while the second looks only at National Park-designated units of the National Park System.

  • Wolf numbers in Yellowstone National Park at the end of 2011 were far off their peak of 174 counted back in 2003, a decline attributed to disease and a smaller prey base.

    By the end of last year, biologists said there were at least 100 wolves -- 98 in 10 different packs, and two lone wolves, according to the [url=ht

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

  • Those who head off into the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a night or two will have to pay for the privilege beginning in 2013 under a plan approved by the National Park Service.

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