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Friday, June 8th, 2012

  • You can add Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., to the slowly growing list of parks that have turned to lethal means to tamp down burgeoning populations of ungulates, whether they are elk or deer.

    The National Park Service last week OKed a plan to cull the park's deer herd so as to protect the forests and shrubs from being browsed out of existence.


  • If you missed celebrating International Migratory Bird Day last month, you can make it up by heading to Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday for a bird walk in the park.

    While many parks celebrated International Migratory Bird Day in May, Rocky Mountain is marking the day this weekend with a walk with experienced bird watchers.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

  • A 41-year-old Canadian visitor reported missing in Joshua Tree National Park early Wednesday was found dead in the park later that day.

    Park officials say the body of the Vancouver, British Columbia, man was found in an area of rock formations near Jumbo Rocks Campground.

  • Nearly four years after a federal judge tossed out most of the claims by a California county to what it considered roads in a remote area of Death Valley National Park, the judge has thrown out the final piece of the claims.

    Back in October 2006, Inyo County filed a lawsuit claiming it was within its rights to maintain the rights-of-way for the two stretches

  • Three new puppies arrived at the Sled Dog Kennel at Denali National Park and Preserve on May 3, and they’re attracting plenty of fans via a new video on YouTube and images on the park’s “Puppy Cam.”