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Public Access To Santa Rosa Island At Channel Islands National Park To Be Restricted For Deer, Elk Hunt

Public access to most of Santa Rosa Island at Channel Islands National Park will be restricted in the coming months to allow for a final hunt of non-native deer and elk on the island.

Mannheim Steamroller Celebrates Glacier National Park in New CD

In "True Wilderness, a Glacier National Park Celebration," Mannheim Steamroller composer Chip Davis has returned to the national parks and come away with a moving celebration of nature.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Preparing To Hurricane Irene

With Hurricane Irene taking aim on North Carolina, officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore were shuttering campgrounds and facilities, closing beaches, and directing visitors to leave the area.

Road Work Will Create Some Delays For Travelers To Zion National Park

A year after a major reconstruction of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway caused traffic delays in Zion National Park more road work through the end of the month will cause delays on that stretch of scenic highway.

Cracks Caused By Earthquake Closes Washington Monument

Engineers are taking another look at the Washington Monument today to determine whether any cracks caused by Tuesday's earthquake created structural problems with the iconic monument in Washington, D.C.

Cape Cod National Seashore Featured On New "American Treasures" Stamp From The Postal Service

An iconic scene of summer -- sailing off the shores of Cape Cod National Seashore -- has been immortalized in the latest addition to the Postal Service's American Treasures stamp series.

Reader Participation Day: Are you a VIP (Volunteer in the Parks)?

Danny in the Smokies
Volunteers are an integral part of the functioning in national parks. We want to know if you're a Volunteer In the Parks.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Releases Plan To Repair ORV Trails

A plan to repair off-road vehicle routes in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has been released by the National Park Service, which will need to find an estimated $4 million to have the work performed.

How Many Bison in Yellowstone National Park?

The winter of 2010-2011 was considerably snowier than usual across much of the West, but how did that affect animals such as the bison in Yellowstone National Park? Scientists have released the results from the park's annual summer bison population, and it offers some answers.

Authorities Investigating Deaths of Two Visitors To Joshua Tree National Park

Authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in a rugged section of Joshua Tree National Park.

Learn How To Sculpt In The Shadow Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Through the month of September you can learn how to sculpt at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Birding In the Parks: Reviewing Binoculars from Vanguard

The truly essential items for the birder’s or wildlife watcher’s gearbox are few, but binoculars are pretty difficult to do without.

Bat Night Events On August 27 at Mammoth Cave National Park and Around the World

This year has been designated as International Year of the Bat, and August 27 was chosen as International Bat Night. Mammoth Cave National Park is one of the sites around the world holding special activities to focus attention on these unusual and important animals.

New "Puppy Cam" Features Sled Dog Pups at Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve is the only national park in America with a working sled dog kennel. It's hard to beat a puppy when it comes to the "aaaw factor," and thanks to a new on-line "Puppy Cam," fans of sleds dogs can now enjoy live views of young canines at the park's kennels.

Lightning Strike Kills Visitor at Bryce Canyon National Park

A German visitor who was trying to seek shelter from a thunderstorm at Bryce Canyon National Park was killed when lightning struck the Ponderosa pine he was standing under.

Traveler's Checklist: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis

The Arch taken from the Courthouse
Standing under the iconic arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is awesome. But the site has so much more worth exploring.

Statue Of Liberty To Be Closed For Year During Safety Improvements

It will take a year, but when the work is finished visitors and staff will be safer while journeying to the crown of Lady Liberty at the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Visiting the National Mall? There's a New App for That

Navigation around the nation's capital has often been regarded as a bit challenging for tourists, but a new app developed by the National Park Service can make a visit to the National Mall a bit easier for smart phone users.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Changing Landscape is the Only Constant

Change is constant, and magical, at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here change is taking place right in front of you.

New Species Added to Park Lists During Bioblitz at Great Basin National Park

A "bioblitz" is an intensive, short-term effort by trained scientists and citizen volunteers to conduct an inventory of specific types of plants or animals found in a specific area. A recent effort in Great Basin National Park was very productive, but are you ready and willing to help collect hymenoptera?

What's "The Most Beautiful Place in America"? GMA Viewers Pick Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

A recent series on Good Morning America invited viewers to choose the "most beautiful place in America." After producers narrowed the field the 10 finalists, nearly 100,000 votes were cast on the programs website. The winner, announced on August 17, was… Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Million Club: National Parks That Had More Than A Million Visits in 2010

Crown jewels like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite get huge numbers of visitors, but most of the Million Club's heavy lifters don't even have National Park as part of their name.

Are Hunters Good Wildlife Stewards When It Comes To Wolves? Not According To This Study

A new study likely to be controversial in some quarters suggests that hunters are not especially good wildlife stewards when the wildlife in question are wolves.

"Parks in Focus" Program Brings Kids To Camp in Grand Canyon National Park

While there's been concern about getting younger generations out into the national parks, there's a program at work that recently brought some middle school students to Grand Canyon National Park for a camping experience.

Lend A Hand At Yellowstone National Park On Public Lands Day

Looking for an excuse to visit Yellowstone National Park this fall? Consider lending a hand in the park during Public Lands Day on September 24.
Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds Christopher Cokinos, an award-winning writer, poet, and English professor at Utah State University, has gathered up six long-lost bird species and taken a longing look at them from the perspective of personal loss for their absence in the skies above our heads.

University of Georgia Study Finds That Cold Water, As With Warm Water, Can Kill Coral Reefs

University of Georgia researchers have determined that unusually cold seawater, as with unusually warm seawater, can be deadly for the coral reefs that can be found in places such as Virgin Islands and Biscayne national parks.

National Park Quiz 97: Ships

This month's quiz will test your knowledge of ships and their role in the National Park System. Answers are at the end. If you peek, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "A ship is a vessel of considerable size, usually designed for deep-water navigation."

Persistent Pedestrians: Black Bears in Big Bend National Park

Black bears, once thought to be long gone from Big Bend National Park, have been on the comeback, though the recent drought could create problems for the small population, as Meghan Hicks has learned.