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Florida Man Killed In Fall Into Christine Falls At Mount Rainier National Park

Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park worked today to recover the body of a Florida man who fell from a cliff above Christine Falls while taking pictures with his son.
A Photographer Natural beauty in the National Park System is not harbored solely in the Rocky Mountains, the High Sierra, or the Cascades. Drift through the pages of a new book that revolves around the nation's capital and you'll be treated to snow drifts and Swallowtail butterflies in perhaps the most unexpected places.

Biscayne National Park Working On Update To Its General Management Plan

Biscayne National Park officials are working on revising their General Management Plan to address a range of issues, from climate change and sea-level rise to declining fisheries and coral reefs.

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $10.5 Million For Trail Restoration In Yosemite National Park

A years' long $13.5 million campaign to restore hiking trails in Yosemite National Park has concluded, with improvements seen from the Yosemite Valley to the park's spectacular high country.

Bio-Blitz Coming To Sandy Hook At Gateway National Recreation Area

Just how many species of animals, birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, etc., are there at Sandy Hook in Gateway National Recreation Area? A 24-hour "Bio-Blitz" later this week will provide some insights to that question.

Politicians Past And Present Want Interior Secretary To Permit Oyster Farm At Point Reyes National Seashore

Via a series of letters, studies, and excoriations, politicians past and present are urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to permit the continued operation of an oyster farm in an area of Point Reyes National Seashore to be designated as official wilderness.

Archaeologists Find Curious Prehistoric Artifacts At Noatak National Preserve

A curious set of prehistoric clay disks has been discovered in Noatak National Preserve in northwestern Alaska, leading archaeologists to believe they've encountered a new aspect of the region's past.

Accidental Bear Spray Discharge Forces Evacuation of Visitor Center at Grand Teton National Park

A popular series of TV commercials asks "What's in your wallet?" but sometimes it's more important to remember what you're carrying next to your wallet. That was certainly the case recently at Grand Teton National Park when a park visitor accidentally set off a canister of bear spray inside a visitor center.

Chimani Has Added Rocky Mountain National Park To Its Library Of Park Apps

Chimani has added to its library of national park apps with one on Rocky Mountain National Park.

Buy A Starry Print, Help Friends of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

For the third year running, a spectacular shot of the Milky Way over Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been snared photographically and reproduced in a beautiful print you can buy. All proceeds are earmarked for Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Easy Park Hikes – Bass Lake Trail Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The busiest weeks for the Blue Ridge Parkway—fall color season—are almost here. If a drive along the scenic roadway is on your calendar, here's a fine stop for an easy walk to stretch your legs and enjoy the view at a slower pace.

AARP Recognizes Eastern National As Great Place For Workers Over 50 Years Old

Finding a good employer can be tough to do, particularly when the job market is so tight. But for workers over age 50, jobs with Eastern National are great to land, according to AARP.

Botanical Artworks Coming To Biscayne National Park

That national parks inspire artists is no surprise. And if you're heading to Biscayne National Park between September 16 and late November, you can see the results of that inspiration at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center.

Duneland Heritage Days Festival Coming To Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Come September 17 and 18 they'll be celebrating Duneland Heritage Days with a festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Major Addition to Petrified Forest National Park May Hold Significant Features

The treasure trove of unique geology and archeology found in Petrified Forest National Park has just grown by the addition of some 26,000 acres to the park. The recent purchase of a privately-owned ranch within the park's authorized boundaries expands the protected area by about twenty-five percent.

Olympic National Park Officials Kill "Aggressive" Mountain Goat

An "aggressive" mountain goat has been killed by park officials at Olympic National Park, almost a year after another goat fatally gored a hiker in the backcountry.

National Park Mystery Spot 28 Revealed: A Delicate Subject

You might say that it was a delicate subject.

Former President George W. Bush To Help Dedicate Flight 93 National Memorial

Former President George W. Bush will be on hand Saturday to help dedicate the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Wyoming Governor Calling For More Snowmobiles In Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming's governor believes 540 snowmobiles a day could travel through Yellowstone National Park in winter without adversely impacting wildlife, air quality, or the park's soundscape.

Travel In Style With National Park Foundation Branded Luggage

There are lots of ways to show-off your love for the national parks, from park-specific hats and pins to T-shirts. Now, through a deal orchestrated by the National Park Foundation, you can travel in style with national park-branded luggage.

Updated: Climbing Fees Rising At Denali National Park and Preserve

It will cost more to climb Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker in Denali National Park and Preserve, as park officials are moving to offset the cost of protecting and rescuing climbers.

National Park Mystery Spot 28: A Natural Shape

You must climb up high to see it up close.

Yosemite National Park Personnel Ready To Help Deaf Visitors Enjoy The Park

There's certainly lots to see in Yosemite National Park, what with the soaring granite walls, wispy waterfalls, and the spectacular high country. And there's lots to hear, too, when you consider all the interpretation programs and park tours. Deaf visitors don't need to miss those programs, as the park's Deaf Services Program is ready to offer sign language interpretation.

Reader Participation Day: Do Grizzly Attacks Have You Leery of Hiking in Yellowstone National Park?

With two fatal grizzly maulings in Yellowstone National Park this summer, it's understandable if some feel intimidated about hiking in the park's backcountry. Would you cancel a hike because of those incidents?

Windy Weekend Weather Blows Fire In Yellowstone National Park To 1,100 Acres

Steady winds during the Labor Day weekend helped spread the Point Fire in Yellowstone National Park to 1,100 acres, while fires elsewhere in the park remained comparatively small.

National Park Service Working With IUCN To Bolster National Park Protection World-Wide

Though the national park movement is more than a century old, efforts are ongoing to support that movement and enhance the protection of national park lands globally. Recently the National Park Service bolstered those efforts by agreeing to work with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature on the support of parks and other protected areas world-wide.

Birding in the National Parks: Fall Migration's On the Way

You might not like it, but fall is in the air. Sure, the temperatures might not feel like it, but the migratory birds know what time of year it is and soon will be taking flight. Around the National Park System there are more than a few parks where you can see this in action.

Crisp September Weather Brings Crisp Apples, Along with History, To the National Parks

Finally, the most-anticipated month for visiting national parks has arrived. That's right, September, the month when apples ripen and are ready for picking. From Pennsylvania to Utah and on west to California, the desire to bite into a nice crisp apple, or pick a bag or bushel for pies and sauce, are luring visitors to parks.

Sal Hollow Trail In Mammoth Cave National Park Closed To Mountain Bikers, Open To Horses

If you're heading to Mammoth Cave National Park with your mountain bike, you can no longer pedal down the Sal Hollow Trail. However, if you're heading there with your horse, you can explore that trail with your steed.
The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier Just hours from their car, promise of a hot shower, cold beers, and soft beds, Jim Davidson and Mike Price literally plunged into a nightmare that left one of them dead and the other struggling to understand why his friend died and figure out how he would save himself.