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Three Bison Shot And Killed Inside Yellowstone National Park

Three bison were shot and killed inside Yellowstone National Park within the last week, leading park officials Tuesday to ask the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible.

Photography In The National Parks: The Story Of Bison Mourning A Cow Elk

It is March madness in Yellowstone. The weather is warming, the snow is melting, the rivers rising. The bluebirds have come back to town, and every once in awhile one might see a splash of intense blue flitting across the otherwise drab landscape.
Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years Though Rocky Mountain National Park doesn't mark its centennial until next year, there's no reason you can't celebrate now with a book that looks back over those 100 years.

Should Jessie Benton Fremont Be Remembered With A Mountain In Yosemite National Park?

Naming geographic features can be a touchy thing, and when a call is made to rename one, well, a good debate likely ensues. That's the case with efforts by some to rename Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park.

Man Falls 350 Feet To His Death At Grand Canyon National Park

A Texas man visiting Grand Canyon National Park has fallen 350 feet to his death.

Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Wild And Scenic River Plan Will Halt Roadside Parking

Though it's called a "wild and scenic river plan," roadside parking will be a victim of the approach Yosemite National Park officials are taking to protect the Tuolumne River.

Shenandoah National Park Ready To Move Into Spring Season

Winter might be tossing its last fits of the season at the eastern sweep of the country, but that's not altering plans to move Shenandoah National Park's facilities into the spring season later this month.

Stretch Of Blue Ridge Parkway To Close For Mabry Mill Restoration Work

Restoration work at Mabry Mill will require closure of a short stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway beginning Monday.

Some Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Travelers Will Need Bear Canisters

With bears present in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, backcountry travelers heading into the district will need to use bear canisters to store their food and garbage.

Zion National Park Might Ticket Illegal Parkers

There are only so many vehicles you can squeeze into Zion National Park, and fewer parking spots. And with spring weather in the offing, park rangers just might start ticketing folks who park in the wrong spot.

UPDATED: Case Of Hubbell Trading Post Indian Trader Heard By 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

During a nearly 45-minute back-and-forth Friday judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tried to sort out the details offered by both sides in the case of an Indian trader who lost his job at the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site due to questionable actions by the National Park Service.
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Dispersing Isle Royale National Park Wolf Killed By Pellet Wound

A female wolf that crossed from Isle Royale National Park to Grand Portage National Monument via an ice bridge across Lake Superior was killed by a pellet gun wound, according to veterinarians.

NPCA: States Should Be Repaid For Opening National Parks During October Shutdown

The National Parks Conservation Association is urging Congress to repay those states that made it possible for a handful of national parks to open for business during last October's shutdown.

Input Sought On Preliminary Alternatives For Olympic National Park Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Olympic National Park managers are working to develop a "wilderness stewardship plan" for their park, where 95 percent of the landscape is officially designated wilderness.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Identifies Prenesting Areas For Shorebirds

Where can you drive, and even walk, on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore this spring? You'll soon know, as seashore crews will be identifying prenesting areas for piping plovers, Wilson's plover, American oystercatchers, and other colonial waterbirds.

Non-Native Croc Removed From Everglades National Park

What looks like a crocodile and moves like a crocodile, but doesn't belong in Everglades National Park?
Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide I love technology and the national parks, so it's always interesting to see how traditional books transfer into the electronic medium. Daryl Hunter's new eBook – “Grand Teton: Photography & Field Guide” is a good first addition by a very knowledgable writer and skilled photographer who is making the challenging move to the electronic world of publishing.

Montana Supreme Court Says Yellowstone National Park Bison Can Roam Into State

Yellowstone National Park bison do roam, and can continue to do so into Montana following a ruling Wednesday by the Montana Supreme Court.

Ice Caves At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Coming To End Of Season

After providing an estimated $10-$12 million boom in tourism, the ice caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin will soon be off-limits due to deteriorating conditions, according to lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker.

Reader Participation Day: What Needs Fixing In The National Parks?

What maintenance needs have you seen in your travels about the National Park System? Let's build a list on what needs fixing out there.