Birding In The National Parks: In The Wake Of The Christmas Bird Count

Did anyone partake in a Christmas Bird Count in or around our national parks? Preliminary reports from the field indicate some robust species counts.

112th Congress Took Backward Steps When It Came To Designating Wilderness In National Park System

Not only did the 112th Congress fail to pass any legislation creating additional wilderness in the National Park System, but it turns out the body actually cut some official wilderness out of the system.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part II

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In this, the second of our two-part series, the Traveler looks at why some properties are not as well-maintained as you might expect.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part I

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In a two-part series, the Traveler looks at the highs and lows of upkeep in the National Park System.
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Dock Thought To Be From Japan Lands On Shores Of Olympic National Park

A section of a dock thought to have drifted from Japan following the March 2011 tsunami has come ashore along the coast of Olympic National Park, and officials are working on a plan to remove it.

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Winter Regulations In Effect At Olympic National Park

Winter access rules are in place for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, where plowing operations are scheduled for three days a week.

Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins In Olympic National Park Open Winter Weekends

Having a cabin with a roaring fire to return to after a long day in a national park is a great way to top off the day. And in Olympic National Park, you'll be able to do that weekends this winter if you can reserve one of the Roosevelt Cabins at Lake Crescent.

Olympic National Park Officials Say It's Too Expensive To Keep Hurricane Ridge Open Daily In Winter

In a move not popular with locals, Olympic National Park officials have decided they cannot afford to maintain daily access to Hurricane Ridge during the winter months.

Rock Slide Forces A 50-Mile Detour At Olympic National Park

A rock slide on Highway 101 near Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is forcing visitors to take a roughly 50-mile detour while crews clean up the rubble and stablize the cliffside.