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Parks Canada Turns To Marketing Firm To Boost Visitation To Its Parks

Parks Canada, which oversees 209 national parks and national historic sites, hopes a marketing agency can get more people to visit those treasures.

Marriage Proposal in the Dunes at White Sands National Monument Takes an Unwelcome Turn

A prospective groom-to-be had a fine idea for a unique place to propose marriage to his sweetheart—the beautiful, snow-white dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The event took an unexpected turn, however, when the pair became the subjects of a search and rescue effort that includes some unusual resources.

Update: Searchers Find Missing Snowshoer Alive At Mount Rainier National Park

A 66-year-old man missing since Saturday afternoon in snowbound Mount Rainier National Park somehow survived wintry conditions without a tent or sleeping bag, park officials said Monday shortly after he was found.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park To Be Celebrated On a 25-Cent Piece

Come August, you'll be able to comfortably place a volcano in your pocket.

Government Denies Responsibility In Death of Man Gored By Mountain Goat at Olympic National Park

U.S. attorneys representing the National Park Service in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a man gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park say the Park Service is not at fault nor responsible.

Mojave Desert Land Trust Working To Secure Land for Wildlife Corridor Near Joshua Tree National Park

The Mojave Desert Land Trust, which in the past has engineered successful campaigns to protect lands for Joshua Tree National Park, is now embarking on a campaign to preserve a wildlife corridor important to the park.

Yellowstone National Park Report To UNESCO Outlines Issues of Park's Genetic Isolation, Human Pressures

Ever more human pressures, largely in the form of hunting, development, and ranching, are forcing Yellowstone National Park's managers to be more hands-on in their approach to wildlife in the world's oldest national park.

Searchers Looking For Missing Snowshoer At Mount Rainier National Park

More than two dozen personnel were searching an area near Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday for a missing snowshoer who failed to return from an afternoon outing the day before.

Being On The Coast, Shipwrecks Should Come As No Surprise To Acadia National Park Visitors

Acadia National Park is surrounded by water and much of its history and resources relate to its maritime location. It should be no surprise, then, that there are many shipwrecks in the waters around the park.

Fort Caroline in Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve; the French are Coming

Fort in Fort Caroline
Fort Caroline in Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve commemorates a short-lived French community in North Florida. The reconstructed fort will fulfills a child's dream of long-ago adventure.

Furnace Creek Campground At Death Valley National Park To Close For Water, Sewer Line Work

The winter months are some of the best for visiting Death Valley National Park thanks to the cooler temperatures and the wildflower bloom that arrives as early as February. But if you're planning to pitch a tent at the Furnace Creek Campground in the coming months, you'll need to alter your plans.

100 Years Of Observing Volcanic Activity At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

For a century now researchers have been studying volcanic activity from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, a facility that has provided many insights into volcanoes and earthquakes in the Pacific.

NPCA Accuses Alaska Officials of Waging "Quiet War" Against Bears

Contending that the state of Alaska has "declared a quiet war" on bears, National Parks Conservation Association officials on Friday urged the Alaska Board of Game to curtail bear baiting, snaring, and spotlighting of bears in national preserves in the state.

National Park Mystery Spot 33 Revealed: The Way Out

This natural feature acquired its name when it provided a way down, and thus a way out.

Whiskey Bend Road In Olympic National Park Reopens To The Public

Whiskey Bend Road, the 4.5-mile road that connects Olympic Hot Springs Road to the Whiskey Bend trailhead in Olympic National Park, has reopened to public vehicle access.

Check Out Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 3D

Thanks to the laser mapping of CyArk, a non-profit group that works to digitally preserve cultural heritage sites around the world, you can now appreciate the three dimensions of Mount Rushmore National Memorial via your computer.

Any Interest In A Botanical Field Trip To Isle Royale National Park This Summer?

What’s better than a camping trip to Isle Royale National Park? How about a camping trip to Isle Royale with a renowned North Woods botanist?

Award-Winning National Park Service Publication Examines Slavery and The Civil War

With the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War upon us, a firm understanding what was at the root of the war between the states is key, and the National Park Service has provided that primer in an award-winning publication, Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War.

National Park Mystery Spot 33: Hitting a Quail on the Fly

Mind your gluteus maximus when you close the door.

It Takes A Community To Create Glacier National Park's Annual Pass

You could look upon the small card as the 2012 annual pass for Glacier National Park, but you also could look upon it as a work of art.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Offers Chance To Reflect On Equality In America

The upcoming three-day Martin Luther King, Jr., Day weekend offers a chance to not just celebrate the life of one of the country's foremost civil rights advocates but also an opportunity to reflect on the equality we enjoy in the United States.

Applications Being Accepted for Research Projects In Denali and Other Alaskan Parks

The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.

"Hickory Hill Fire" At Cumberland Island National Seashore 95 Percent Contained

A fire reported at Cumberland Island National Seashore a week ago is almost fully contained, park officials said Wednesday.

REI Donates $10,000 To Friends of The Smokies

A $10,000 grant from REI to Friends of the Smokies will make it a little bit easier for the friends group to improve trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Reader Participation Day: When Do You Feel You've "Done" a National Park?

When do you feel you've done a park? Is it when you've been to the visitor center? Spent a day walking its trails?

Enter A Traveler Contest, Win a Prize

How vast is your national park knowledge? Each month the Traveler offers you a chance to prove your mettle with Mystery Spots and Mystery Photos. To further encourage your participation, we're going to start handing out prizes.

Find Time To Escape To Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is a land of borders. Situated on the boundary with Mexico along the Rio Grande, it's a place where countries and cultures meet. It's also a place that merges natural environments from desert to mountains, where south meets north, and east meets west, creating a great diversity of plant and animal life.

Check Out Photographic Exhibition Celebrating Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park displays so many different moods throughout the year, that it's hard to capture them all. A photographic exhibition that opens Thursday in Orange, Virginia, promises to display many of the park's moods.

Free Cave Tours On Tap At Mammoth Cave National Park Next Weekend

With another holiday weekend on tap, the folks at Mammoth Cave National Park are planning to offer some free cave tours on January 14, 15, and 16th.

Everglades Coalition's Priorities For 2012 Include Better Water Conservation, Land Acquisition

During its 27th Annual Conference the Everglades Coalition announced its priorities for 2012, priorities that range from better water conservation in the landscape that surrounds Everglades National Park to prioritization of land acquisition.