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Friday, June 17th, 2011

  • A helpful donation from The North Face will help bring more kids and families to enjoy the wonders of Grand Teton National Park through two programs offered by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

    The $2,500 will go toward the foundation's Youth Conservation Program, a teen trail crew that operates in Grand Te

  • What would you do if you were in charge of the largest waterfront property in New York City?

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, New York Mayor Bloomberg and other dignitaries gathered earlier this week in New York City to discuss some possible answers to that question, and they involve plans "to revitalize Floyd Bennett Field and make [url=http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm]Gateway National

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

  • A woman training for an ultra-marathon found herself trapped in a creek beneath a roof of snow for about three hours at Sequoia National Park, but survived the ordeal thanks to some passing hikers.

    The unidentified 52-year-old from Squaw Valley, California, headed down the Farewell Gap Trail in the Mineral King section of the park Tuesday, according to a park

  • Black bears are relatively plentiful in northern Michigan this year in general and at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore specifically.

  • Coinciding with the first day of summer is another entrance-fee-free-day in the National Park System.

    “The longest day of the year (June 21) is the perfect time to take a short trip," National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said in announcing the free day in the parks.