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Exploring The Parks: West Virginia's New River Gorge National River

Follow the country roads south through West Virginia and you'll come upon the New River Gorge National River. As one of the oldest rivers on the continent, this white-water river that cuts through the Mountain State offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunity for people of all ages.

Living The Good Life At Cape Lookout National Seashore: Mare 63 Turns 30

Feral horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore live to an average age of 11, according to the National Park Service, but there's a mare on Shackleford Banks that blitzed past that birthday and has counted 30 of them overall.

Advancing Science In The Parks: Acting On The Revisiting Leopold Report

Will the Revisiting Leopold report that aims to move the National Park Service into a new direction with natural resources management succeed, or become yet another dusty report in some back room? Those closest to the report believe the vision it charts can, and will, be achieved.

Climate Change Interns Studying Brackish Ponds In Hawaii, Devising Interpretive Tools At Manassas National Battlefield Park

Interns to the National Park Service's Climate Change Response Program have been creating new interpretive materials at Manassas National Battlefield Park and studying remote, brackish ponds on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Andersonville National Historic Site Preparing For Wreaths Across America

Andersonville National Historic Site will be just one of many cemeteries across the country to remember and honor military veterans past and present by participating in the Wreaths Across America program.

More Than 300,000 Lake Trout Hauled Out Of Yellowstone Lake This Year In Yellowstone National Park

Fish fry, anyone? That could have been the question at Yellowstone National Park this year, where crews removed more than 300,000 non-native lake trout from Yellowstone Lake in a bid to protect smaller endemic cutthroat trout.

Statue Of Liberty To Cast Her Glow Again Tonight

Though it's only a temporary fix, the Statue of Liberty will cast her out-stretched glow once again Friday night as a bright beacon of hope to storm ravaged residents of New York and New Jersey as the recovery from the massive damages inflicted by Hurricane Sandy continues.

Snowmobile Industry Works With Park Partners To Install Warming Huts At Voyageurs National Park

Three new warming huts are going up in Voyageurs National Park thanks to a donation from a major player in the snowmobile industry.

The Hawaiian Petrel, Ready To Take Flight At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Though November finds relatively few bird species nesting or fledging chicks in the United States, at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park this is the time of year when one of the state's rarest endemic seabird species, the Hawaiian petrel, watches its youngsters take wing.

Farm Dating To Revolutionary War Added To Minute Man National Historical Park In Massachusetts

A 300-year-old house and its surrounding farm have been restored and added to Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, bringing to the park a Revolutionary War landmark.

Musings On Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

I really didn’t know exactly what to expect when I pulled up to the first overlook at Black Canyon. But when I walked to the edge of the canyon at Tomichi Point and looked down, the only thing I could think was "Oh, my goodness!"

Effort Fails In San Francisco To Move Towards Draining Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park

A ballot initiative designed to move San Francisco away from reliance on the reservoir that submerged the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

Historic Stone Walls At Mammoth Cave National Park To Be Documented, Rebuilt

In advance of work to redesign the Green River Ferry landing in Mammoth Cave National Park, workers will be documenting historic stone retaining walls that will be taken down, and then rebuilt in their original design.

Climate Change Interns Study Butterflies And Brook Trout In The National Park System

Students with the Park Service's George Melendez Wright Climate Change Interns and Fellows program studied butterflies at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and brook trout at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to study the effects of climate change.

Yellowstone National Park Staffer Blends Armed Forces Veteran With Park Service Career

These days Dan Hottle works in the public affairs office at Yellowstone National Park. But prior to his Park Service career, he was a Marine on active duty in the Middle East. Join him in honoring other armed forces veterans in the national parks during the Veterans Day Weekend.

Glacier National Park, Partners Honored For Collaborating On "Ice Patch Archaeology"

The Glacier National Park Ice Patch Archaeology and Paleoecology Project was recently awarded the Department of the Interior's 2012 Partners in Conservation Award in recognition of outstanding conservation achievements attained through collaboration and partnership.

Reader Participation Day: Which Movie That Incorporates A National Park Setting Is Your Favorite?

National parks have served as backdrops for countless movies. Death Valley National Park played a role in Star Wars, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, of course, was prominently featured in North by Northwest, and Thelma & Louise drove through parts of Canyonlands National Park. Which movie, with a national park in a cameo role, is your favorite?

Postcard From The Backbone Of The Continent: Days Of Discovery At Glacier National Park

My heart nearly stopped when I received the internship offer from the lead interpretive ranger at Glacier National Park. My first question, of course, was “Where’s that?” As a Floridian, I had never heard of this Glacier and could not believe I would be heading to Montana.

Student Interns Study Climate Change In The Parks: Salamander Skins And Coral Reefs

Through its George Melendez Wright Climate Change Interns and Fellows program, the National Park Service enables university students to visit national parks to investigate issues related to climate change. Over the coming days we'll present profiles of what those students investigated.

Grand Teton Lodge Company Provides $600,000 To Grand Teton National Park Foundation For Park Projects

Since 1999, the Grand Teton Lodge Company has provided $600,000 to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, money that the foundation has turned around to benefit Grand Teton National Park.

Birding In The National Parks: Blown Off-Course By Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy's winds redirected seabirds all over the northeastern United States.

Still Time To Spend A Slice Of Fall In Zion National Park...And At A Discount, Too

Sure, Election Day is here, and snows are falling in the high country of the Rockies and Sierra. But that doesn't mean you can't get one more blast of fall at a deal when it comes to lodging.

Endangered Nēnē Goose Killed By Motorist At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A female nēnē, thought to be getting ready to nest, was killed when run over on Highway 11 by a motorist at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Booker T. Washington National Monument To Offer Special Christmas Program

Booker T. Washington National Monument will be offering an “Old Virginia Christmas of 1862” program in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Superintendent Honored With Stephen T. Mather Award From NPCA

Pam Underhill, superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, has been honored with the Stephen T. Mather conservation award from the National Parks Conservation Association.

Most Yellowstone National Park Roads Closed For Winter

Gates will be blocking access to most roads in Yellowstone National Park today, as the park is readying for the winter season by ending wheeled-vehicle access for the coming months.

Guest Column: Election Day And The Dangers Of H.R. 4089, The Sportsmen’s Heritage Bill

In the not-so-distant past, Republicans as well as Democrats were strong proponents of America’s public lands. And both parties usually supported the national parks—most beloved of all public lands. But now, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan reflect the contempt of the Republican Party’s far right for all public lands—even the national parks, long renowned as “America’s Best Idea.”

A Five-Pack Of Parks Where Winter Is Anything But Off-Season

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From snowsports to whale watching, America’s national parks have it all come winter. Check out our five-pack of parks where winter gives you the entire country's worth of geographical getaways.