Posts Tagged ‘ National Parks ’

Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance expected to open to public

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance is expected to open to the public for the winter season Thursday. Park officials say rubber-tracked snowcoaches and snowmobiles will be allowed to travel between the entrance through Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge and West Thumb.
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Top 10 US National Parks

Top 10 U.S. National Parks Acadia National Park, Maine: This 190 km2 park is known for its mountains, coastal scenery and variety of mammals and marine species. Zion National Park, Utah: This 590 km2 park is known for its stark, red sandstone formations, from natural rock arches to the Zion Canyon. Yosemite National Park,...
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Yellowstone National Park looking for volunteers on National Public Lands Day

Volunteers at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers for one work project which is being held in conjunction with the 18th annual National Park Service event.
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Might Charge For Camping

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Entrance

Great Smoky Mountains National Park | May have to start charging campers at some point in time. That time may be here very soon.
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Saguaro National Park reopens; Coronado may reopen tomorrow

Cycling at Saguaro National Park

As of today, Saguaro National Park and all of the trails have been reopened and the temporary fire restrictions have been lifted.
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Man killed by grizzly at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park | A man out on a hike with his wife in Yellowstone National Park's back-country was killed by a female grizzly bear after the couple apparently surprised the bear and its cubs Wednesday
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Mount Rainier National Park opens for summer activities

Mount Rainier National Park | Washington

Mount Rainier National Park | Washington | The road to Sunrise, located on Mount Rainier's northeast corner, will open Friday, July 1, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, and there are plenty of summer time activities to enjoy.
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Fort Monroe in Virginia one step closer to becoming National Park

Fort Monroe, Virginia

Fort Monroe, Virginia | James Webb and Mark Warner introduced the Fort Monroe National Historical Park Establishment Act of 2011 on Wednesday. The measure would “establish a national park presence at the fort to preserve historic and natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations,”
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Report Warns of Myriad Threats, Neglected Cultural Resources in US Parks

Redwood National Park

A group report, warns that adjacent residential, commercial and industrial developments threaten air, water and noise pollution and fragmented wildlife habitats for the National Park Service's nearly 400 parks and other attractions.
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Negotiations under way to save crafter’s space

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Led by Gerry Hope and Isabella Brady, the respective presidents of the local Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood camps, members of the local Tlingit community and others called on the Park Service to reinstate the cultural center, which has housed Native carvers, artists and other cultural exhibits for more than 40 years....
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Shenandoah National Park marks 75 years with celebration

Shenandoah National Park Waterfall

Shenandoah National Park | Virginia | The 75th anniversary of Shenandoah National Park and rededication ceremony at Big Meadows along Skyline Drive’s milepost 51.
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar suggests mining ban in Grand Canyon

Don't Mine in the Grand Canyon

The Obama administration has recommended banning new uranium mines for as long as 20 years on about 1 million acres of federal land near Grand Canyon National Park in northwestern Arizona.
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National Park Service wants to further restrict flights over Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service wants to cut the annual number of tourist flights over the Grand Canyon by 30 percent, one of several proposals aimed at reducing aircraft noise heard on the ground. Air tour companies said current noise-reduction efforts are working and that increasing restrictions would mean a big loss of tourism dollars. “In this...
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Overdue hiker rescued in Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Arizona

GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. – William (Billy) Driscoll was found Saturday as the National Park Service and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office, with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety, made plans to ramp up search efforts. Late in the evening on Wednesday, rangers in Grand Canyon National Park received notification that 64-year old...
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Heavy winds blow cyclist off road in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park at Sunset

A 30-year-old man from Toronto, Canada, was injured Thursday while riding his bicycle along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. About 1 p.m. Thursday, park rangers were notified that the man had been blown over on his bicycle in heavy wind, officials said in a Rocky Mountain National Park news release. A...
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Wildfire changes landscape at national park in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Visitors are returning to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, but gone are the postcard-like vistas along its main highway. A fast-moving wildfire reduced many of the spiny cactus pads and leggy ocotillo plants that lined the canyon to ash. “It looks very different. It’s very black,” Paula Bauer, a park management...
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Caverns employees react to Loop Fire scenario

CARLSBAD — It was business as usual on Wednesday night at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, but there is view different. A fire that started at the park Monday and deemed 70 percent contained by officials has scarred and blackened the landscape leading up to the park’s Visitor Center and bat flight amphitheater. Over 30,000...
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Emergency rescue at Sequoia National Park

Emergency rescue at Sequoia National Park

A Squaw Valley hiker had to be rescued this week at Sequoia National Park after falling through a snow bridge into the icy cold creek below, park authorities said.  The woman, 52, was found by hikers three hours later suffering from hypothermia, but was able to walk away from the scene. Park officials declined...
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Wildfires prompt evacuations at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wildfires prompt evacuations at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wildfires burning for nearly two weeks in Arizona and New Mexico have threatened several historical sites, the latest being Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.
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New Mexico: Fire shuts Carlsbad Caverns National Park

June fires in New Mexico

A brush and grass fire burning in steep, rugged terrain has forced the closure of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico. Park Supt. John Benjamin said he was optimistic that the park would reopen Thursday morning. Visitors with reservations for ranger-guided tours (Hall of the White Giant, Kings Palace, Left Hand Tunnel,...
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