The entire Newfound Gap Road across Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened today between Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee, North Carolina, a month ahead of schedule.
Billy Malone, an Indian trader who was forced out of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Arizona by National Park Service investigators, is taking his case for damages to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Yes, our national parks are grappling with the loss of millions of dollars due to the failure of Congress and the Obama administration to treat the country's ailing fiscal condition, but they're still open, and still spectacular places to explore.
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve's Wolf Population Plummets, NPS Blames State Of Alaska's Hunting Regs
Wolf numbers have plummeted at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, where National Park Service officials attribute the steep decline to the state's desire to reduce predators to improve hunting.
To better understand the history and scope of the National Parks and their administration, we worked with OnlineMPADegrees.com to create a visualization on one our greatest national assets—Our National Parks: The Pride of America.
Sally Jewell, a businesswoman with a diverse background ranging from the energy and banking sectors to running Recreational Equipment, Inc., was confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the 51st secretary of the Interior.
Update: President's FY14 Budget Proposal Would Get Interior "Out Of Ditch," Provide $2.3 Billion For National Park Service
Recent years of relatively sparse federal funding have left the Interior Department and its agencies "in the ditch," according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who says President Obama's FY14 budget proposal will reverse that trend if approved by Congress.
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Summer-like temperatures are commonplace in some parts of the National Park System, snow is falling in others. Regardless of the weather, look to the parks for some outdoor exercise or historical interpretation during National Park Week April 20-28.
The battle between man and bug continues at Rocky Mountain National Park, where crews will be busy this spring trying to blunt the onslaught of bark beetles in the park's forests.