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Friday, June 29th, 2012

  • A day-long celebration, complete with chuck wagon dinner and an appearance by President Theodore Roosevelt, is planned to celebrate the addition of more than 5,500 acres to Wind Cave National Park.

    The affair, on July 7, is to officially welcome the so-called "[url=

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

  • An approximately 200-acre fire in the north district of Shenandoah National Park has forced trail closures. Firefighters are on the ground working to contain the Neighbor Mountain Fire.

    Park spokesperson Karen Beck-Herzog said the fire is burning entirely within the park on Neighbor Mountain and was reported Tuesday morning at approximately 6:40 a.m.

  • Young military veterans, youth of color, Native Americans and others will benefit from new programs announced this week by the Student Conservation Association in conjunction with the organization’s 55th anniversary.

    The programs are part of a strategy to have the SCA place 10,000 students each year in landscapes across the country by the end of the decade.

  • There's more -- much more -- to explore in Boston than the Freedom Trail this summer. Head into Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and you'll discover activities for the whole family all summer long.

  • For the first time in 163 years, the general public is being allowed to tour the South Vancouver Barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state.

    The National Park Service, Portland State University, and Washington State University Vancouver are inviting the public in behind the chain link fences of South Barracks to visit the 11th Public Archaeology Field School at Fo