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Yellowstone National Park Fisheries Experts Working To Restore Native Fishes In Grayling Creek

Once upon a time, there were enough Arctic grayling in a creek on the western border of Yellowstone National Park that the stream was named for them, Grayling Creek. In the not too distant future, that creek might once again harbor Arctic grayling, as well as native westlope cutthroat trout, under a plan being implemented by park fisheries experts.

Fall In The National Parks: Great Park Hikes For A Great Season

Fall hiking in the East conjures immediate thoughts of Acadia National Park in Maine, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, or Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. All three are justly famous for fall color, have hundreds of miles of hiking trails…and lots of traffic on the roads, especially on autumn weekends.

Though Still Going Strong At 93, Seasonal Ranger At Glacier National Park Thinking About Retiring

At 93-years-old, Glacier National Park Ranger Lyle Ruterbories is contemplating retirement from his seasonal position at Kintla Lake Campground, but isn’t quite ready to make it official.

Traveler's Gear Box: Kokatat's Maximus Prime PFD

If you're going to play in the water -- rivers, lakes, and oceans -- you're going to need a PFD, aka life preserver. Now, how hefty of a preserver, well, that's another matter.

Rim Fire Expanding Run Into Yosemite National Park

The "Rim Fire" continued its spread in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, though the fire was far to the north of the iconic Yosemite Valley. While some park roads were affected by the blaze, most were open, park officials said.

Museum Store Opens In Renovated Benjamin Franklin Museum At Independence National Historical Park

A new museum store has opened in the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Museum at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

Springhouse Branch Trail At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Closed To Horse Use

Heavy rains have created unsafe conditions for horses on the Springhouse Gap Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

22-Year-Old Dies In Fall At Rocky Mountain National Park

Yet another climbing fatality has occurred in Rocky Mountain National Park, where a 22-year-old man has fallen to his death on Lumpy Ridge.

Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Plan Meets With Tempered Approval

Yellowstone National Park's latest winter-use management plan has drawn measured approval from two groups that had been concerned that its draft version was too weak to adequately protect the park's resources.
My Nature Book: A Journal and Activity Book for Kids, 2nd Edition Young children can get a little stir crazy riding in cars or planes for long distances en route to a national park vacation. That's where books -- yes, books! -- come in. And with My Nature Book: A Journal and Activity Book for Kids in hand, your kids can prepare for their vacation while heading there, and then document it in the same book.

Exploring The Parks: Yellowstone National Park By Canoe

Ahab had his white whale, Moby-Dick, which drove him to his death. I had the Common Loon, a fish-loving, deep-diving waterfowl that mocked me with its tremolo call as I stood on the shore of Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Bryce Canyon Natural History Association Hires Education Specialist

The Bryce Canyon Natural History Association has hired Caitlin Scully as its new education specialist in charge of education and outreach programing, running social media, and assisting with interpretive events.

Wildfires In Yellowstone National Park Being Managed As The "Druid Complex"

More than 200 firefighters on Thursday were battling five wildfires in Yellowstone National Park that covered more than 11,000 acres in total, and received some help from cooler, wetter weather.

Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Plan Gains Approval

Yellowstone National Park's winter-use management plan, which has been criticized for being too weak in defending the park's resources from impacts, was approved today by the National Park Service's Intermountain regional director.

Heavy July Rains Washed Away Many Roads In Death Valley National Park

Heading to Death Valley National Park any time soon? If so, and you're planning to explore some of the more remote areas of the park, you should know that a good handful of roads have been washed away by unusually heavy (for Death Valley) July rains.

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Says Gravel Bar No Longer Safe For Plane Landings

A gravel bar at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve that long has been used by bush pilots is no longer safe for planes to land upon, according to park officials. Going forward, the National Park Service will not take responsibility for pilots who decide to land there.

Traveler's Gear Box: The Atlas 8 From Precision Travel Werx

In these days of high gasoline prices and smaller vehicles, sometimes getting all your gear to the trailhead can be a chore and require creativity. Fortunately, for those of us who struggle with cramming all our gear and luggage into our rigs, there's the Atlas 8 from Precision Travel Werx.

Camping Fees Increasing At Big Cypress National Preserve

It's going to get a little more expensive to camp in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, where new fees will take effect October 1.

Grand Loop Road In Yellowstone National Park Completely Open

Though the Alum Fire continues to burn out of control in Yellowstone National Park, officials are confident visitors can travel past it on the Grand Loop Road and have reopened a stretch that was closed due to the fire.

Fall In The National Parks: Great Accommodations With Great Views

What better way to end a fall day of hiking in Glacier National Park than to enter the Many Glacier Hotel and settle comfortably into one of the armchairs before the cracklin’ fireplace in the hotel lobby? Along with the popping wood and flickering flames, the soft smell of wood smoke mingles with the steam wafting from your hot chocolate, Irish coffee, or hot tea.

"Stories Of The Past" Festival Comes To Cedar Breaks National Monument

Visitors to Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah this weekend will be able to enjoy some stories out of the past as the monument celebrates its 80th anniversary.

A View From The Overlook: The Yellowstone Ranger Museum, Take Two

In the last issue of the View From the Overlook, P.J. Ryan, retired park ranger, described his experiences as a volunteer docent at the Yellowstone Ranger Museum. He continues his observations in this issue of The View

UPDATED: Wildfire Forces Temporary Closure Of 7.5-Mile Stretch Of Grand Loop Road In Yellowstone National Park

A 7.5-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park was closed indefinitely Tuesday due to growth of the Alum Fire burning near Mud Volcano, park officials said.

New Water-Filling Station At Lake Mead National Recreation Area Helps Cut Disposable Plastic Water Bottle Use

A new water-filling station at the main visitor center for Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been in service for six months, and in addition to reducing the use of disposable plastic water bottles, the filtered water is catching on with visitors. Since its installation, the station has been used to fill 13,600 water bottles.

Bus Stop Building At Acadia National Park Next Month Will Limit Some Parking

Heading to Acadia National Park next month? You could find some limited parking in areas of the park as construction on bus stops takes place.

National Park Service Turns 97 On Sunday

On Sunday the National Park Service will turn 97, and for park visitors that means a day without entrance fees.

Photography In The National Parks: Shooting Grand Teton National Park In The Dark Of Night

Just because the sun sets on the Tetons doesn't mean you can't get some incredible night shots of the stars over Grand Teton National Park.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Kayakers Gain Better Real-Time Information On Water Conditions

Kayakers at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore have gained more tools to gauge water conditions before they leave shore and head to the park's sea caves.

Wildfires Growing At Yellowstone National Park, Threatening Sections Of Grand Loop Road

Hot, dry conditions are feeding wildfires in Yellowstone National Park, some of which have grown by thousands of acres in just two days and were threatening a section of the Grand Loop Road on Monday.

Major Disease Outbreak Bad News For Bighorn Sheep Population At Mojave National Preserve

Bighorn sheep were once common in Southern California and Nevada, but by the 1960s their numbers had been sharply reduced by disease, unregulated hunting, and habitat loss. Forty years of cooperative efforts to rebuild the herds were paying off, but now a major disease outbreak poses a major threat to the majestic animals.