Yellowstone National Park
A shutdown of the federal government, while shuttering most of the National Park System, might not save much money, as local economies would be stung and the National Park Service still would have to maintain some presence in the parks.
Odds and Ends -- Bears and Guns, Shuttles, Roads, Cycling, and More -- From Around the National Park System
Clingmans Dome Road opening early in Great Smoky Mountains, spring cycling in Yellowstone National Park, and other tidbits from around the National Park System.
Reader Participation Day: Where in The National Parks Do You Head To Bird, and What Birds Do You Hope To See?
Holding that Yellowstone National Park bison should not be allowed to "reproduce prolifically beyond the capacity of its range," a federal judge ruled Monday that he would not stop park bison that roamed into Montana from being slaughtered.
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President Obama's FY12 budget request, if approved by Congress, would give the National Park Service a $2.9 billion budget, an increase of nearly $138 million above current funding levels.