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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.

Summer Jobs, Some Paid, Some Volunteer, Abound For Kids In National Parks

A great way to get your son or daughter into the outdoors this summer, and possibly have them earn some money at the same time, is to have them apply for one of many jobs that exist for teens across the National Park System.

Arches National Park Searching For Solution To Parking Problems At Delicate Arch Trailhead

If you've ever tried to find a parking spot at the Delicate Arch Trailhead in Arches National Park, you know there's not enough space to meet demand. But how should the national park address the problem?
The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition Today is March 11, a date North American birders have been looking forward to for quite some time. This is the publication date for the second edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley. Let the quibbling begin.

Gettysburg Park Advisory Commission To Meet In April

Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet in early April to provide an update on the Museum and Visitor Center, battlefield landscape rehabilitation, the development of a park fire management plan, and other park projects and to provide a citizens' open forum.

Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Wants Your Thoughts

The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.

C&O Canal Trust, C&O Canal National Historical Park Receive ACHP Chairman’s Award For Canal Quarters Program

Canal Quarters, an innovative program that preserves and provides public use of historic lockkeepers’ houses along the 184.5-mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, has received the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation.

Annual Bison Reduction At Yellowstone National Park Ends With 600 Hunted, Culled

The annual reduction of bison from Yellowstone National Park has ended, with an estimated 600 of the iconic animals removed from the park's herds via hunting or culling.

National Park Service Proposing Hunting Restrictions In Alaskan Units

The National Park Service, responding to the state of Alaska's liberalized hunting seasons for predators, is proposing to shorten the hunting seasons in some of its units in the state.

Rare Killer Whale Skeleton From Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve Goes On Public Display

In the summer of 2005 a killer whale calf was found dead in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and the discovery led to an unusual opportunity. Very few complete killer whale skeletons are known to be on display anywhere in the country, and now, after an impressive cooperative effort, the articulated skeleton has gone on public display near the park.

The Sounds Of Austria's National Parks

"Sounds Like Nature" provides a novel, and fanciful, listen to Austria's national parks.

Ramsay Cascades Trail At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Temporarily Closed

Storm damage to a footbridge that crosses Ramsey Prong in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will force closure of the Ramsey Cascades Trail into late April.

Snowpack Points To Bodacious White-Water Rafting Season In Southwestern National Parks

With March typically one of the snowier months of the year in the Rocky Mountains, the coming summer float season on rivers through Dinosaur National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park will be something to rave about.