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Photography On Display At Biscayne National Park Through Late February

Unique glimpses of Biscayne National Park will be on display at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery through February 24 as award-winning photographer Matt Stock displays a dozen shots he took in and around the park.

National Park Service Urged To Follow The "Precautionary Principle" In Overseeing Cultural, Ecological Systems In The Parks

Can the National Park Service more fully embrace the "precautionary principle," the concept that it err on the side of "science-informed prudence and restraint," as suggested by Revisiting Leopold: Resource Stewardship in the National Parks?

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park To Celebrate Old-Time Christmas

Celebrate the year-end holidays the way they did back in 1901 with a visit to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park on December 8, when park staff bring maritime history to life around a unique Christmas program.

How Did The Interior Department Function During The Civil War?

The Civil War threw the federal government into a measure of chaos, as the country was divided and the focus was winning the war. How did the Interior Department function during this time? A new book from Eastern National recounts the department's history during those trying years.

Reader Participation Day: Which Is Your Favorite Winter's Day Hike In the Parks?

If you are in reach of a unit of the National Park System in the coming months of winter, which hike is a must-do in your opinion?

Hunters Kill Grizzly Bear In Grand Teton National Park, Claim Self-Defense

Hunters looking for elk in Grand Teton National Park on Thanksgiving Day wound up killing a grizzly bear they said suddenly charged them. The incident prompted calls for the park to bring a halt to the annual elk hunts, but the fact remains more bears are killed by motorists than hunters in the park.

2013 Off-Road Vehicle Permits For Cape Hatteras National Seashore Go On Sale December 1

Cape Hatteras National Seashore off-road vehicle permit offices will begin issuing the 2013 annual ORV permit on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Photography In The National Parks: Reading The Book Of Nature

National parks are a great place to experience wildlife in their natural element, and to photograph them. But at times the plight of nature can generate pangs of helplessness, as nature photographer Deby Dixon realized in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Updated: Hiker In Big Bend National Park Attacked By Mountain Lion

A remote section of Big Bend National Park remained closed Monday in the wake of a mountain lion attack that left a visitor with minor injuries.

Study Finds Nearly All Of Wupatki National Monument Qualifies For Wilderness Eligibility Determination

Nearly all the lands within Wupatki National Monument in northern Arizona qualify for a formal analysis as to whether they merit wilderness designation, according to a survey by the National Park Service.

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Guest Column: Science, Open Space, And The Future Of Our National Parks

While a report to the National Park Service on how to overhaul its approach to science in the national park is laudable, the authors of Revisiting Leopold failed to address a large issue that goes to the health of the parks -- "an abiding respect for open space."

Parks Beyond Borders: New Park Inked in Nunavut, Indonesian/Korean Parks To Cooperate

A roundup of global national parks news, including the new Qausuittuq National Park in Nunavut, and plan for cooperation between Indonesian and Korean national parks.

Winter Regulations In Effect At Olympic National Park

Winter access rules are in place for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, where plowing operations are scheduled for three days a week.

Traveler's View: National Park Service Is Sending Conflicting Messages Concerning Bike Race At Colorado National Monument

Sadly, in less than four months the National Park Service seemingly has reversed itself and cracked open the door to a professional bicycle race climbing through Colorado National Monument.

Whale Watching: Here's Your National Parks Traveler 2013 Vacation Planner

If National Parks Traveler’s blue whale creature feature got you in the mood to do some whale watching, we’ve put together a guide of the best national parks for just that. From coast to coast and throughout the year, each park provides the opportunity to enjoy these majestic creatures.

Emerald Ash Borer Infests The Backcountry Of Great Smoky Mountains

Last week, Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced and infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB). Park Biologist, Glenn Taylor, said, “The 1/2 inch-long metallic green emerald ash borer beetle lays eggs on the bark on all species of ash trees. That creates feeding tunnels that cut off nutrient and water flow to the tree, killing it in three to five years.

Annual Cave Sing At Mammoth Cave National Park Set For December 2

The 33rd Annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is set for December 2.

Scenic Road Through Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed By Snow, But Lots To Do There This Winter

Snowshoes are one of the preferred forms of transportation in Lassen Volcanic National Park now that snowstorms have closed the scenic drive through the park.

Public Invited To Scientific Conference At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

An upcoming one-day scientific conference at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will offer the public a chance to learn more about one of the most biologically diverse national parks in the country.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Schedules Holiday Celebration

An 1840s holiday celebration will be held December 8 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state.

It's "Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site," Not "Beautiful Collection Of Late-Victorian Furniture National Historic Site"

It’s called Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. It isn’t called “Beautiful Collection of Late-Victorian Furniture National Historic Site. The theme is the open range cattle era. The theme is not how much the paneling in the dining room cost.

Creature Feature: A Whale Of A Big Blue Leviathan

Blue whale Channel Islands National Park, California.
The blue whale is one of the earth’s loudest (its song travels thousands of miles), longest-lived (80-90 year lifespan) and largest animals known to have ever existed. Though long and slender, with a tapered body and a small dorsal fin, blue whales measure in at up to 100 feet in length. These more than 200-ton leviathans are truly creatures to be reckoned with.

Reader Participation Day: What Are You Thankful For This Year In Terms Of National Parks?

Our national Thanksgiving holiday has taken on a host of meanings, including gatherings with family and friends, favorite dining delights and Black Friday shopping, but for many of us, it's also still a time to pause at least briefly and count our blessings. In that spirit, is there something connected with our national parks that you're thankful for this year?

Some Items To Consider For Your Year-End Gift List

What can you stuff the stucking with, or place under the tree, at year's end for your national park or outdoor lover? Let us count the items.

Mount Rainier National Park Has Transitioned To Winter Season Hours

Snowstorms so far this month have convinced officials at Mount Rainier National Park that it's time to move to winter hours in the park in Washington state.

Mesa Verde National Park Has Been Added To Traveler's List Of Essential Park Guides

Mesa Verde National Park is the latest addition to Traveler's essential parks guides. In these pages you'll find information on cliff dwelling tours, lodging, hiking and more.

Birding In The National Parks: A Second Look At Newfoundland's National Parks And Birding

It’s time to head north once again to wrap up our discussion of birding the national parks on the island of Newfoundland. Gros Morne is certainly the most famous of Newfoundland’s parks and a gem of the entire Parks Canada system, but the other corners of the island have parks with their own unique birding opportunities.

Buffalo National River Officials Respond To Public Requests With Limits On Winter Closures

Officials at Buffalo National River in Arkansas have reversed themselves a bit concerning proposed winter closures after an outpouring of public reaction in favor of keeping facilities open.

Public Comment Period Extended On Cell Phone Tower Proposal At Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials have extended for 30 days the public comment period on a proposal to erect a 100-foot-tall cell tower to serve the Lake and Fishing Bridge areas of the park.