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Friday, January 6th, 2012

  • An historic woodlot that gave a measure of shelter to beaten and battered Confederate soldiers during the battle at Gettysburg is being trimmed a bit to maintain a balance of mixed age timber, according to officials at the military park.

    The 42-acre Herr's woodlot, which stands in the northwest section of the park much as it did in July 1863, will undergo some "health cuts" in the coming six we

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

  • Not only do pythons seem to be getting more and more comfortable in the Florida Everglades, including Everglades National Park, but they don't seem to mind salt water too much, according to a study of the reptiles.

    The study, which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, demonstrates that "invasive Burmese python hatchlings from the F

  • After more than 15 years at Friends of Acadia, the last four as president and chief executive officer, Marla O'Byrne is stepping down, a career move that opens up a wonderful position at a great national park.


  • Rangers are ready to lead you into the landscape of Denali National Park and Preserve on weekends this winter.

    The hikes will be done on snowshoes when snow conditions are favorable, and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning this coming Saturday. Hikers will meet at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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