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About 10 Vehicles Trapped In Slides On Going-to-the-Sun Road In Glacier National Park

A heavy downpour Tuesday triggered some mud and rock slides along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, trapping about 10 vehicles and requiring at least one visitor to be taken to a hospital.

Search Under Way For Missing Hiker At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A man who went for a hike Sunday morning and never returned was being searched for Tuesday in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.

Group Claims National Park Service Planning To Erect Cell Tower In Yellowstone Without Proper Approvals

Charges were raised today that the National Park Service is moving to OK a 100-foot-tall cellphone tower in the middle of Yellowstone National Park without having properly taken all the steps to OK the project, including informing the public along the way.
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Parks Beyond Borders: Canadian Park Group Makes National News Indicting Budget Cuts, Other Impacts

Glacier Skywalk
Last week’s “State of Canada’s Parks” report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is making news across the country as budget cuts cleave 638 employees from Parks Canada.

Work Continues On Many Glacier Hotel Renovations In Glacier National Park

Progress is being made on the latest phase of renovations to the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, though it still will be some years before the entire hotel has been brought up to code.

Birding In The National Parks: The Black Widow Camera Holster From Spider

A camera holster from Spider Holster allows you to hang your camera on your hip when it's not immediately needed.

Battlefield Preservation Grants Bestowed By National Park Service In 17 States Or Territories

Pequot War
A long list of states and sites will receive more than $1.3 million in grants to help preserve, protect, document, and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) will support 27 projects at more than 75 battlefields nationwide.

Parks Beyond Borders / Video Feature: Riding the Rails to Canada's Banff And Jasper National Parks

Jasper Park View
There are great national park train trips all over the world—and one of the best is riding the rails to Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks. Swaying through the Canadian Rockies is as good as it gets—and on the Rocky Mountaineer, the setting, service, and food are first-class. Lesser cost options make these parks a not-to-be-missed world-class experience.

National Geographic Adds Trails Illustrated Maps For Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, And Yoho National Parks In Canada

If you're making plans to head into Canada to explore Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, or Yoho national parks, you can plan to add maps from National Geographic's Trails Illustraetd series to your packing list.

State, Federal Partnership Established To Manage Urban Parks In Metropolitan New York Area

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be in New York City on Tuesday to join Mayor Michael Bloomberg in announcing a partership between the National Park Service and New York City to cooperatively manage urban parks in the greater New York metropolitan area.

National Water Trail Designated In Kansas, New Visitor Center Dedicated At Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

A National Water Trail has been designated in Kansas, bringing to nine the number of water trails that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has dedicated this year.
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone In Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone, author George Black pulls on three main threads that went into the creation of Yellowstone National Park: America's lust for exploring its new lands, a determination to drive Native Americans from their homelands, and the political backstory of Yellowstone.

Salt Lake City Man Who Separated From Climbing Partners Dies In Fall At Grand Teton National Park

A Salt Lake City man who separated from his three partners while attempting the Cathedral Traverse in Grand Teton National Park died from a fall of roughly 500-600 feet, according to park officials.

Enjoy Plein Air Artworks From The National Parks Through August 26

Plein air artists, who head to the fields, mountains, and lakeshores to capture the settings in front of them on canvas, produce impressive, moving works that can provide unique perspectives on the settings. Through late August you can enjoy some great plein air works created in the national parks if you find yourself in Georgia.

Pilot's Video Provides Close-Ups Of Landslide In Glacier Bay National Park

An Alaska pilot who offers air tours over Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve returned home with some stunning up-close video footage of a massive landslide that covered roughly 5 miles of the Johns Hopkins Glacier in June. Watch it here.

Exploring Glacier National Park With Insider Tips From The Glacier Fund

Tucked far north in Montana, hard against the Canadian border, Glacier National Park is a rumpled and craggy masterpiece. Within the park’s 1 million acres rise rustling aspen glades, stands of an unusual evergreen—larch—that loses its needles in winter, even a temperate rainforest of Pacific red cedars, hemlocks and Pacific yew. This is the kingdom of grizzlies and wolves, wolverines and lynx, species that for many exist only in books, magazines, and nature documentaries.

String Orchestra Performing At Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Denali Visitor Center.

Colorado Man Dies In Fall On Glacier In Rocky Mountain National Park

A Colorado man descending a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park with friends was killed when he slipped and slid about 100 feet down a glacier.

National Park Mystery Photo 53 Revealed: A Shared Wonder

Millions of people have seen this gorgeous waterfall in the movies or on TV.

Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

Don't let Africanized bees discourage you from visiting Joshua Tree National Park.

Lodging In The Parks: Frontier Cabins At Badlands National Park

Teepee sits among the cabins at Frontier Cabins.
Frontier Cabins, just 8 miles from the north entrance to Badlands National Park, is a great place to base your park visit from.

June's Contest Winner Of A Lodging Guidebook Is.....RoadRanger!

Either June's contests were particularly difficult, or readers decided to go on vacation, as only 25 qualified for a copy of David and Kay Scott's Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

Fire Ban Lifted At Rocky Mountain National Park, Fire Restrictions Added At Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks

While a ban on fires at Rocky Mountain National Park has been lifted, fire restrictions have been imposed at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks due to dry conditions.

National Park Mystery Photo 53: Do You Recognize This Waterfall?

This photo was taken in a national park, but not here in the U.S. We’ll give you some clues to help you out with this first international puzzler in our mystery photo series.

NPS Line-Item Construction Requests Down In 2013 Budget

Fewer dollars mean fewer repair and rehabilitation projects will be tackled around the National Park System during the coming fiscal year.
TIDEWATER: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs You can get a feel for the Chesapeake Bay setting that greeted Captain John Smith 400 years ago in Tidewater: The Chesapeake Bay in Photographs, a book compiled through the lens of Stephen R. Brown that reflects the past and the present on the bay's waters.

Example Of "How Not To Do It" Leads to Rescue At Zion National Park

Zion National Park offers some popular locations for climbers, but a recent ill-advised attempt to scale a route known as the Moonlight Buttress offers some good reminders...and an example of "how not to do it."

Traveler's View: Yellowstone National Park Deserves A Better Winter-Use Plan

Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park and the place that started the global national parks movement, deserves a better winter-use plan than the one being pushed by park officials.

Federal Court Tosses Out ORV Plan For Bear Island Unit Of Big Cypress National Preserve, Says Park Service Acted Without Reason

A federal judge has ruled that the National Park Service acted without sound reasoning in 2007 when it reopened more than 22 miles of off-road vehicle trails in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida and ordered that the routes be closed before month's end.
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