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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

  • Connecting youth with North Cascades National Park is the goal of a fund-raising campaign on Thursday that lets you donate to the North Cascades Institute and watch your donation grow through matching funds.

    The campaign is being run through the Seattle Foundation, a community based nonprofit whose goal is "to create a heal

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

  • A cow elk that had become brazen around visitors to the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park was put down by rangers after efforts to haze the animal proved fruitless, park officials said.

    The animal was killed Monday with two shots to its heart, a park release said.

  • Too much snow will keep the Sunrise area in Mount Rainier National Park closed through the Fourth of July weekend and until at least July 8, according to park officials.

  • Without doubt, Glacier National Park is in the heart of one of the wildest ecosystems in the lower 48 United States -- the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. But how wild is it when it comes to grizzly bears?

  • How can the National Park Service, whose mission hinges predominantly on the preservation of the resources that fall within the National Park System, turn its back on 40,000 acres it deemed suitable for wilderness designation?