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Remains of Missing Yellowstone National Park Concessions Employee Identified

Nearly three years ago Candace May Kellie went missing in Yellowstone National Park after crashing her SUV near Tower Junction. Now DNA tests have identified some of her remains.

Sen. Obama On Record Opposing Cline Mine North of Glacier National Park

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has gone on record opposing the Cline Mine proposed to burrow into an area of pristine wilderness of British Columbia just to the north of Glacier National Park.

National Park Service Director Bomar Scheduled to Meet With Mountain Bike Community

When the International Mountain Bicycling Association holds its 2008 World Summit in Utah later this month, it will have a very special guest. National Park Service Director Mary Bomar apparently has agreed to deliver a keynote address to the industry arm.

Artists' Paint Pots Area in Yellowstone National Park Temporarily Closed Due to Thin Surface Crust

Yellowstone National Park officials have temporarily closed public access to the Artists' Paint Pots thermal area after a visitor broke through a patch of thin crust and received burns to her leg.

Couple That Was Lost In Grand Canyon National Park Had Good Survival Plan

A couple that went missing for nearly a week in a rough and remote corner of Grand Canyon National Park survived by keeping their wits about them and waiting to be found after they realized they were lost.

Research Indicates Annual Precipitation Might Control Yellowstone National Park's Geysers

The eruptive fury of Yellowstone National Park's geysers, those wonderful spouters of steam and hot water, seems to be determined by annual precipitation in the park, according to a study published in the journal Geology.

Alexander Hamilton's "Country Home" on the Move in New York City

A tricky move, one some see as controversial, is under way to move Alexander Hamilton's "country home" to a new location in New York City.

Congressman Accuses Sec. Kempthorne of Pandering to NRA on Gun Issue

Congressman Raul Grijalva, who heads the House subcommittee on national parks, is accusing Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne of pandering to the National Rifle Association.
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Search Scaled Back for Climbers Missing On Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

After four days of overflights rangers in Denali National Park and Preserve are scaling back their search for two Japanese climbers missing on Mount McKinley.

Yosemite National Park Waterfalls Approaching Full Throttle

Thanks to this past winter's hefty snowpack, the now-melting snow is accelerating the intensity of Yosemite National Park's waterfalls. If you're fortunate enough to have the time to visit the park, a trip to the Yosemite Valley in the coming weeks should reward you with an incredible display of the park's waterworks.

Development of Valley Forge National Historical Park Inholding Gets Green Light from Planners

Despite opposition from the National Park Service and park advocacy groups, a development proposed for land bounded on three sides by Valley Forge National Historic Park has been given the green light by community planners.

Missing Couple Found in Grand Canyon National Park

A Salt Lake City couple that got turned around in a remote and rugged section of Grand Canyon National Park has been found. Park rangers plan to interview them today to find out exactly what happened.

"BioBlitz" Coming to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

When people talk about national parks, the discussion usually revolves around vacations, not biodiversity. And yet, America's national parks are biodiversity sinks. How extensive those sinks are, well, that's a good question. It's one researchers are trying to answer through All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories.

Search on For Overdue Hikers In Grand Canyon National Park

A search is under way in Grand Canyon National Park for two Salt Lake City residents who are thought to have headed into the western portion of the park for a 45-mile backpacking trek.

Improving Weather Aids Search for Missing Climbers on Mount McKinley

Improving weather Monday was welcomed by National Park Service rangers searching for two overdue climbers on Cassin Ridge of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Beaches Among Country's Best

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Cape Hatteras National Seashore has made the top ten in Dr. Beach’s 2008 list of America’s Best Beaches. To put a finer point on it, Cape Hatteras Beach is ranked number eight.

Creature Feature: The American Marten

The American Marten is a rare North Woods animal that you'll probably never see, save for paw prints in the snow. This brown, bushy-tailed little critter, which looks something like a cross between a mink and a house-cat, was prized for its luxurious fur and darn near trapped to extinction in the United States during the 19th century. Today, despite habitat losses and related problems, the American Marten still inhabits much of its historical range.

Two Japanese Climbers Overdue on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park

A search is under way at Denali National Park and Preserve for two Japanese climbers who failed to descend from Mount McKinley on schedule. Poor weather has been hampering search efforts.

Star Party Scheduled for June 21-28 at Grand Canyon National Park

Star gazers will have an opportunity to scan the heavens from Grand Canyon National Park later in June during a week-long star party that will feature activities on both North and South rims.

CCC To Be Remembered at Grand Canyon National Park

It was 75 years ago that the first Civilian Conservation Corps teams arrived at Grand Canyon National Park. To mark that anniversary, the park is holding a symposium recalling the CCC's efforts in the Southwest.