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Big Cypress National Preserve Officials Crafting Hunting Management Plan For Addition Lands

Officials at Big Cypress National Preserve, which offers one of the last stands for the endangered Florida panther, are crafting a management plan to guide hunting in the big cats' habitat.

Reader Participation Day: What's Your Solution When the Weather Doesn't Cooperate During Your Trip?

Any park traveler knows that sooner or later Mother Nature will dish out a generous and sometimes unexpected helping of rain, snow, bone-chilling cold or scorching heat on your park vacation. When that happens, what's your approach to salvaging the trip?

Snowcoach Operator Ahead Of The Curve At Yellowstone National Park

While Yellowstone National Park officials are going to be requiring much cleaner snowcoaches in the not-to-distant future, one operator has gone ahead and made the move to the cleaner technology.
The Birth of the National Park Service: The Founding Years, 1913-33 (Institute of the American West books) This is a book I wish I had read many years ago. Told by Horace M. Albright not long before his death, it’s a recounting of the establishment years of the National Park Service told by one of the two men who literally created it and rightfully became legends in its history.

Yosemite National Park Officials Release Ideas For Rehab Work Along Tioga Road

Yosemite National Park officials have developed a draft plan for addressing much-needed improvements to the Tioga Road.

Bryce Canyon National Park To Explore Ways To Expand Transportation Options

Bryce Canyon National Park, which has offered visitors a shuttle system since 2000, is launching work on a new transportation plan.

Cumberland Island National Seashore Now Offering Interpretive Tours By Van and Open-Air Tram

Exploring Cumberland Island National Seashore off the Georgia coast is a little easier now that the park has begun offering interpretive tours via van and open-air tram.

Traveler's Checklist: Petersburg National Battlefield

Virginia has plenty of Civil War battlefields, many of which are part of the National Park System. One that seems to rise above others, though, is Petersburg National Battlefield, which history has left with a massive crater from a poorly executed Union attack.

Rocky Mountain National Park Visitors Encouraged To Ride The Shuttle

With hopes of easing congestion around Estes Park, and making it easier for visitors to negotiate their park, Rocky Mountain National Park officials are testing out a shuttle system.

Shutting Down Small-town Post Offices Could Make Things Tough For Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

How far are you willing to go out of your way for a meal? For Appalachian National Scenic Trail thru-hikers, that question could take on more relevance if the U.S. Postal Service closes down some of its smaller operations in a cost-saving move.

Where Can You Enjoy The Best Wildlife Experiences In the National Park System?

Here at the Traveler we put our heads together to come up with a list of where best to watch wildlife in the National Park System. We're sure you can help us grow this list.
Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Death Valley - A Great Destination (Explorer There are times when one national park jaunt could entail several national parks, and so you think you'll need several guidebooks to the parks on your itinerary. Well, if you're heading to the High Sierra parks of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon, there's just one book you really need.

Rare Bird At Channel Islands National Park: First California Common Murre Chicks In 100 Years

They really do have a rare bird at Channel Islands National Park: For the first time in a century biologists have spotted California Common Murre chicks on one of the park's islands.

National Park Service, Garden Club of America Renew Partnership Aimed At Conservation of Native Plants

The National Park Service and the Garden Club of America recently renewed a formal partnership based on conservation and management of native plants.

By the Numbers: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

"Two" has important meaning in the context of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and so do many other numbers.

Statewide North Carolina Trail Nearly Completed on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Video

Despite a very rainy Saturday that could have changed the BIG DIG into the BIG DELUGE, the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail attracted volunteers from across North Carolina and came very close to finishing the Blue Ridge Parkway portion of the trail from the Great Smokies to the Outer Banks.

Civil War Bullets Found Inside Tree Cut Down At Gettysburg National Military Park

Stories of the fierce fighting at Gettysburg during the Civil War continue to emerge 148 years later. This time, though, the story revolves around bullets found inside an oak tree at the national military park.

Coast Guard Called In To Help Rescue More Than 50 From Sinking Ship At Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

More than 50 people who signed up for a scenic cruise on Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore got more than they bargained for when the vessel began to sink in high seas.

National Park Mystery Spot 27 Revealed: A Home for a Man Who Sure Could Write

That dairy goat clue is a lot more important than it might appear.

Special Photo Exhibit Features Rock Groups 'America' and the 'Eagles' At Joshua Tree National Park

It might seem to be an odd confluence, but Joshua Tree National Park is the backdrop for an exhibit of photographs and album cover art featuring such artists as America and the Eagles. But if you're familiar with the album covers, and the park, you understand the connection.

Yosemite National Park Officials Proposing To Remove Structures From Rockfall Zone

Rather than risk visitor and staff safety in the rockfall zone below Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing that 72 rental units closest to that zone be permanently removed from the area.

Rocky Mountain National Park Officials Looking At Rebuilding Section Of Bear Lake Road

Negotiating parts of Rocky Mountain National Park could get a bit tricky later this year and into next as officials are planning to rebuild a section of the Bear Lake Road.

Reader Participation Day: What If You Could Wave a Magic Wand?

What would you cause to happen for the benefit of the National Park System with just one wave of your magic wand?

National Park Mystery Spot 27: On a Hill It Stands

Last month's mystery spot puzzler was a real mind bender. This one is considerably less twisty.

End-of-Season Lodging Deals Yours For The Asking At Yellowstone, Grand Canyon National Parks

With summer's end surprisingly near, lodging rates are dropping at Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks, with some rooms available for as little as $59 a night.

Friends of Acadia Holding Auction To Help Acadia National Park

The Friends of Acadia is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Saturday with a dinner and auction to help it continue to work on behalf of Acadia National Park. And you don't even need to attend in person to vie for such items as Maine-made artworks or tickets to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House come December.

Birding in the National Parks: Down The Park Road Towards Flamingo in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park offers some of the best birding in the National Park System, but you need to be alert for the hazards -- gators, poisonous snakes, mosquitoes, and sharp, slippery rocks, as Kirby Adams discovered.

Issue Of Hunting Brown Bears At Katmai National Preserve Arises Again

Four years ago we brought you a video that touched more than a few nerves. The subject was hunting brown bears in Katmai National Preserve and raised the question of whether it was really sporting or ethical. While the resulting uproar died down, it's creeping up again as Park Service officials seek public comment on a proposal to allow two sport-hunting guide businesses to operate in the preserve.

Concessionaire Teams Up With National Park Foundation To Offer End-of-Summer Trips

Trying to figure out how to squeeze in one more national park fix before summer ends? Well, the National Park Foundation and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations are closing out the summer with a “National Park Adventure Sweepstakes” that offers one giveaway each week now through Labor Day.

At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Birds, Turtles, And Humans Have Created An Air of Controversy, Part II

Having deflated the tires of his Suburban so each held only about 20 pounds of pressure, John Couch drives me out onto the seashore under a bright June sun. The ocean is rhythmically slapping the beach, the air is warm, not yet too humid.