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Popular Chekika Area Reopens In Everglades National Park In April

The popular "Chekika" day-use area in Everglades National Park has reopened, and will remain open through April.

Interior: Toppling Off Fiscal Cliff Won't Immediately Impact National Park Operations

While Interior Department officials publicly refuse to discuss how failure to avert the "fiscal cliff" might impact national park operations, internally they're telling National Park Service staff that nothing should change in the short term.

Welcome Changes Mark Renewal Of Folk Art Center Lease On Blue Ridge Parkway

The Southern Appalachian Handicraft Guild has run the Parkway’s Folk Art Center in Asheville since 1979 and that record continues with the organization gaining another 10-year lease on the property.

Special Year-End Programs Scheduled At Rocky Mountain National Park

Some fun programs, for young and old, are scheduled for the last week of the year at Rocky Mountain National Parks. Kids can gain outdoor lore from rangers, or join their families on a snowshoe hike.

Ice Conditions Improving, But Not Perfect, At Voyageurs National Park

Ice conditions are improving at Voyageurs National Park for fishing and snowmobiling, but they're not perfect, according to park officials.

The Civil War In 1863 Featured In Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War continues in 2013, and a series of free lectures at Gettysburg National Military Park will explore some interesting topics. Among the subjects: Separating fact and legend concerning Pickett's Charge and Hollywood vs. history in the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as told in the 1989 film Glory.

Glacier Fund Disburses Grants To Organizations For Projects In Glacier National Park

A total of $100,000 from the Glacier Fund has been disbursed to nine organizations for 2013 projects in Glacier National Park that range from trail work to astronomy programs.

Discovery Channel Visits Yellowstone National Park With "X-Ray" Vision This Sunday

A special program coming to the Discovery Channel on Sunday takes, quite literally, an inside look at Yellowstone National Park.

Reservations For 2013 Seats On Shuttle Buses And Campgrounds At Denali National Park Now Open

If you're making plans to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year, you'd can make reservations now for a seat on the park shuttle bus or a campsite in four of the Denali's largest campgrounds.

Congress Asked To Approve Supplemental Appropriation Of $400 Million For National Parks To Recover From Sandy

Congress has been asked to provide nearly $400 million to help National Park System units recover from damages inflicted by "superstorm" Sandy earlier this fall.

A View From The Overlook: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park And The Holy Grail

Might a non-native plant at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park be used to generate power for the Hawaiian Islands?

Point Reyes National Seashore Oyster Company Will Be Allowed To Continue Operations Pending Court Hearing

An oyster farm ordered out of Point Reyes National Seashore will be allowed to continue operations at least until a court hearing in late January under an agreement the operation's owner reached with the Justice Department.

National Geographic Maps Can Guide You To Canadian Rockies, Through The Four Corners Region

Need help planning a trip to either the Canadian Rockies or the Trail of the Ancients in the Southwest? National Geographic Maps can help you out.

Colorado River Basin Study: Where Do National Parks Fit In?

Seldom Seen Smith has to be rolling his eyes, and George Hayduke just might be thinking of calling the Monkey Wrench Gang back together. Why? A voluminous Interior Department report looking at how best to manage precious water resources in the Colorado River Basin largely ignores national parks the river flows through.

Mark The Solstice With "End Of The World" Program At Bryce Canyon National Park

If you believe the Mayans were right and the world will end on Friday, you can go out in style by attending the "End of the World" astronomy program at Bryce Canyon National Park. And if you disagree with the Mayans, you still can enjoy a the Winter Solstice program at the park.

More Than Five Tons Of Elk Meat Donated To Needy Through Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Elk Reduction Program

More than five tons of meat has been donated to the needy through the elk reduction program at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Utility Work Will Close Parts Of Bright Angel Campground At Grand Canyon National Park

Work to replace an underground cable that provides electricity to Phantom Ranch will close parts of the Bright Angel Campground at Grand Canyon National Park for about two months, according to park officials.

High Fire Danger Leads To Special Precautions At Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Unseasonably warm weather, coupled with a lack of moisture in far West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, has led Guadalupe Mountains National Park officials to raise the fire danger rating to "high" in the park.

Parks Beyond Borders: High-Tech Visitor Center Will Earn Finland’s National Parks International Exposure

Finland has twenty-five visitor centers to interpret a system of thirty-seven national parks from island archipelagos in the Baltic Sea to windswept alpine peaks above the Arctic Circle—but the country’s parks have never had a national gateway. With a radically high-tech, hyper-engaging new visitor center, that’s about to change.

Cumberland Island National Seashore Seeking Public Input For "Foundation Document"

Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are visiting their core mission and the significance of the national seashore, and want public input to help them sculpt a "Foundation Document" for the seashore.

Grand Teton National Park Reaching Out To High School Students With An Eye On 2016

To highlight the National Park Service’s upcoming centennial in 2016, Grand Teton National Park will soon be launching a multi-year initiative focused on local “Class of 2016” students.

Exploring The Parks: Haleakala National Park

Looking for a new adventure? Where better to find one than on a gorgeous Hawaiian island?

NPS Extends and Revises Concession Prospectus for Blue Ridge Parkway Lodgings

Following an unsuccessful attempt to drum up interest in several commercial properties on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the National Park Service has extended the submission date and issued a revised and scaled-down prospectus.

Congaree National Park Adds Group Campsites, Bans Car Camping

More group campsites have been added to the campgrounds in Congaree National Park in South Carolina. At the same time, the national park has put a halt to car camping in the park.

Traveler's View: Don't Bestow "Rock Star" Status On Yellowstone's Wolves

Why is one wolf a "rock star," and another simply a wolf?

Everglades National Park To Try Moveable "Eco-Tents" For Flamingo Area Lodging

With an eye on people's needs, as well as on climate change and the possibility of more potent and more frequent tropical storms and hurricanes, Everglades National Park officials have come up with a portable tent of sorts for visitor housing at Flamingo.

Washington State Woman Takes Winning Photo For Theodore Roosevelt National Park Pass

A beautiful shot of the Little Missouri River has won the first annual "Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park" photo contest and will be placed on the park's 2013 annual pass.

Traveler's Gear Box: CamelBak's Octane 22 LR Multisport Daypack

More and more outdoor gear companies are trying to cover more and more bases these days, moving beyond their core product in a bid to grab a larger share of the market.

National Park Service Still Lags In "Best Places To Work" Survey Of Federal Agencies

National Park Service employees continue to give lukewarm marks for the agency when it comes to job satisfaction, according to this year's Best Places To Work in the Federal Government survey.
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Interior Department Proposing To Scratch Out Misquote On Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Nearly a year after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar promised to fix a misquote on the "Stone of Hope" at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, officials have come up with a plan on how to do that: scratch out the quote.