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Video: Exploring Grand Teton National Park, Day And Night

Grand Teton National Park, in western Wyoming, is a masterpiece of rock and ice, forest and water. In this short video from the Grand Teton Association and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation you catch a glimpse of the park's wonders, both day and night.

NPS Director Jarvis’ "Call to Action" Answered By New Program At Great Smoky Mountains Institute

When National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis exhorted conservationists to find ways to celebrate the 2016 anniversary of the NPS, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont came up with the Youth Leadership Class of 2016.

West Virginian's Death Associated With Hantavirus Outbreak At Yosemite National Park

A West Virginia resident's recent death is being linked to a hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, raising to three the number of fatalities thought to be connected to stays in the scenic park.

Remains Found At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Belonged To Missing Tennessee Man

Remains found last month in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been identified as those of a Tennessee man who went missing in the park back in March.

Independent Panel Raises Questions Over National Park Service Science Concerning Oyster Farm

An independent panel's review of a draft environmental study into impacts an oyster farm is having at Point Reyes National Seashore suggests substantive revisions for the final document.
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Scientific Progress Could Help Share Yellowstone National Park's Pure-Bred Bison With Other Sites

One small bison calf born in New York is causing a big stir in the wildlife conservation and scientific community, and for good reason. He could represent a breakthrough in efforts to introduce genetically pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to other parts of the country.

EPA Raises Concerns Over Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Calculations

The lexicon built around enjoying the winter season in Yellowstone National Park grew this year when park officials coined "transportation events" to help define the impacts of snowmobiles and snowcoaaches. But that phrase has even Environmental Protection Agency officials scratching their heads over exactly what it represents.

Reader Participation Day: Which Songs Do You Connect With National Parks?

Are there any pieces of music that remind you of a national park – or a park experience? Some compositions, such as Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, have clear connections to a park. Others, such as "Rocky Mountain High," might bring to mind a specific park - or a whole state with lots of great parks. How about you? Do you have any favorite songs that you associate with national parks?

A View From The Overlook: Global Warming, Goat Haunt, And North America's Best Hike (Maybe)

Waterton Lakes National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
Musing on climate change, International Peace Parks, and North America's best hike. Or maybe it's only Canada's best hike.

Dedication Of Bronze Bear Statue At Denali National Park On Friday

A public unveiling of a bronze brown bear will be held Friday at the Denali Visitor Center Campus in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Concession Prospectus for Glacier National Park Coming Shortly

The National Park Service will soon issue a prospectus for the major concession contract in Glacier National Park. The prospectus will cover lodging, retail, transportation, and food & beverage services currently operated by Glacier Park, Inc.

Check Out Traveler's Guide To Grand Canyon National Park

Traveler has added Grand Canyon National Park to its list of Essential Park Guides. Check it out!

How Might The National Park System Fare Under A "President Romney"?

With Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, vague on details concerning his plans for reducing the federal deficit and shrinking government, speculation is running heavy, and it's not encouraging for the National Park System.

New Facilities At Grand Canyon National Park Help Encourage Automobile-Free Visits

Officials at Grand Canyon National Park have been trying for years to reduce the congestion on the South Rim caused by private vehicles. On September 12, the park staff will celebrate several new facilities that they hope will encourage additional auto-free travel in the busy park.

Legal Challenge Coming To Backcountry Fee At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It might not cost you extra to venture off into the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for an overnighter next year. That's because the park's intentions to levy a $4 per person per night charge is going to face a legal challenge.

NPS Releases Concession Proposal for Gulf Islands National Seashore

The National Park Service recently released a concession proposal for retail services at two locations in the Florida unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Forest Fires Leads To Closure Of Popular Avalanche Lake Trail In Glacier National Park

A forest fire has forced the closure of the Avalanche Lake Trail, a relatively short hike with an impressive payoff, in Glacier National Park.

Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches Open Despite Shark Sightings In Nearby Waters

All six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches were open on Labor Day despite the sightings of great white sharks in nearby waters.

Dine and Donate: First Ever "Plates for the Parkway" Program Offers Fuel For You And The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Raise a toast to the Blue Ridge Parkway—and do it while enjoying a great meal at one of dozens of restaurants sponsoring “Plates for the Parkway” on September 18th, 2012. The first annual event will include restaurants that agree to donate a minimum of 10% of a meal or the day’s sales to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s efforts to protect the Parkway.

White-Water, Apple Harvests, And Indian Summer On The Coast Are Among 10 Great Fall National Park Activities

Fall is, in many people's eyes, the best season to enjoy the National Park System. Temperatures are moderating, insects are a thing of the past, forests wrap themselves in dazzling colors, and wildlife is easy to see and often vocal. Here are ten great fall destinations in the park system.
Floating down the Green River through the Gates of Lodore offers up an exciting and spectacular perspective of Dinosaur National Monument, one that differs so greatly from the wall of fossilized bones that earned the monument its place in the National Park System.

Parks Beyond Borders: Australia Developers To Gain Park Resorts in Victoria; Top Five National Parks Britain and Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu National Park Malaysia
Recent relaxation of rules against private commercial development in Australian national parks in the state of Victoria are calling attention again to the ongoing plethora of park controversies. And here are the "Top Five" national parks in Britain and Malaysia.

Road Work Continues On Stevens Canyon Road In Mount Rainier National Park, Closures Expected

While road work is said to be progressing well on the Stevens Canyon Road in Mount Rainier National Park, a section of the road will close to traffic beginning September 4, according to park officials.

National Park Service Revises "Call To Action," NPCA Suggests Further Changes

National Park Service officials have updated their blueprint for preparing the agency for its second century, though National Parks Conservation Association officials believe the Service needs to be even more aggressive in looking to the future.

Wolf Trap Foundation For The Performing Arts To Present Face Of America: Spirit Of South Florida

Inspired by graceful herons, crawling insects, and even alligators, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is focusing on south Florida's national parks in its latest edition of Face of America.

Crater Lake Temporarily Off-Limits To Scuba Divers

Crater Lake is an appealing dive for scuba aficionados, but the lake will be temporary closed to them until Crater Lake National Park officials can formulate protocols for keeping invasive species out of the water.