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Friday, March 2nd, 2012

  • Restore Hetch Hetchy, a group that long has lobbied to see the scenic Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park drained, has begun the process to convince San Francisco voters that the O'Shaughnessy Dam is no longer needed.

    The Yosemite Restoration Campaign, sponsored by Resto

  • Nearly 52,500 comments were received by the National Park Service on the future of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, with submissions from each of the 50 states and 40 countries overall.

    The comments, 52,473 in all, have been [url=]posted to the seashore's website[/u

  • With warm weather already here in some parts of the Southwest, and with disposable water bottles on their way out from a number of national parks, what's the best way to stay hydrated in the parks?

    That's an easy question to answer: either resort to a hydration bladder in your pack, or invest in a reuseable water bottle or two.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

  • Editor's note: Updates to correct that federal share of project is estimated to be around $200 million, with the bulk of the cost to be assumed by Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Rebuffed time and again by the National Park Service, U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann and U.S. Sen.

  • A White House conference is scheduled for Friday to examine the links between conservation and local economies, tourism, outdoor recreation, and "healthy lands, waters and wildlife."

    The conference is intended to "spotlight the community-driven conservation efforts that have taken root across the country and to discuss how to build on their success.