- Ill-fated Wyoming antler hunt likely will lead to review Updated: May-05-15 7:57 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - National park rangers and other federal law enforcement officers kept watch without intervening as dozens of antler hunters in western Wyoming gathered for what turned out, for some, to be an ill-fated rush to cross an ice-cold raging mountain river at night.
- Dream of tribal national park in South Dakota crumbling Updated: May-05-15 11:28 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - An effort to create the nation's first tribal national park in southwestern South Dakota has degenerated into a bureaucratic standoff.
- Bridger-Teton Forest seeks comment on Greys River plan Updated: May-05-15 8:10 am
AFTON, Wyoming - Officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest are seeking public comment on what projects to address in the Greys River area.
- North America's tallest peak opens for climbers Updated: May-04-15 4:05 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun.
- Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat Updated: May-04-15 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former National Park Service official in Iowa says she was unfairly blamed and fired for approving illegal construction projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial site.
- Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act Updated: May-04-15 2:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government's suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana's Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer.
- Study: Mount Rainier tourism adds $57.7M to local economy Updated: May-02-15 9:04 am
ASHFORD, Washington - A study done for the National Park Service finds that tourism at Mount Rainier contributed nearly $58 million to the local economy, including direct spending of more than $45 million.
- Body of Nevada man recovered after fall at Grand Canyon Updated: May-01-15 6:29 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - The body of a Nevada man who fell about 400 feet off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to his death was recovered Friday, authorities said.
- Body recovered after fall off Grand Canyon's South Rim Updated: May-01-15 6:17 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they've recovered the body of a Nevada man who fell to his death about 400 feet off the South Rim.
- Forest Project targets illegal roads for restoration Updated: May-01-15 3:01 pm
BEND, Oregon - The Deschutes National Forest hopes to stop illegal off-highway use south of Bend while restoring riverside habitat along the Deschutes River.
- Lawsuit filed over bird habitat in Everglades National Park Updated: May-01-15 3:05 am
MIAMI - The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the federal government over the flooding of habitat for the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National Park.
- Conservation groups appealing ruling on Grand Canyon mining Updated: Apr-30-15 9:25 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A coalition of conservation groups announced Thursday that it's appealing a court decision that opens the door to new uranium mining 6 miles from Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim.
- Bridger-Teton National Forest selling firewood permits Updated: Apr-30-15 7:04 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to start selling firewood permits on May 15 at district offices. The price is $7 a cord with five-cord minimum purchase.
- Report tallies economic benefit from North Cascades tourism Updated: Apr-30-15 5:05 am
SEDRO WOOLLEY, Washington - A National Park Service report shows that nearly 770,000 people visited the North Cascades National Park Service Complex last year, spending more than $33.5 million in nearby communities.
- Plan reviews wildlife buffers at Cape Hatteras Seashore Updated: Apr-30-15 4:05 am
MANTEO, North Carolina - The National Park Service is taking public comment through the middle of next month on proposed changes in wildlife buffers at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
- Marine Corps Memorial to be restored after $5.4M donation Updated: Apr-29-15 2:25 pm
ARLINGTON, Virginia - The famous bronze U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial overlooking Washington that depicts Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima during World War II has begun turning green with age but now will be restored with a $5.37 million gift.
- New deputy superintendent announced at Great Smoky Mountains Updated: Apr-29-15 4:04 am
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - A new deputy superintendent has been selected for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Ranger uses stun gun on man operating drone over lava lake Updated: Apr-28-15 9:01 pm
HONOLULU - A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that flying an unmanned aircraft at a national park is prohibited.
- Denali National Park wolf count drops below 50 Updated: Apr-28-15 1:44 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Denali National Park and Preserve's wolf numbers have reached a new low this spring with an estimated population of just 48, according to a National Park Service study.
- Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations Updated: Apr-28-15 11:34 am
SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois - You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
- New data shows size of a python's home range in Everglades Updated: Apr-28-15 11:13 am
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida - New research is revealing how far invasive Burmese pythons are slithering through the Everglades.
- Feds plan meetings to discuss Valles Caldera transition Updated: Apr-28-15 8:43 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal officials plan three public listening sessions as management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve transitions from a board of trustees to the National Park Service.
- To salvage Klamath deal, tribes look to national forest Updated: Apr-27-15 4:20 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A failed land deal that would have returned part of the former Klamath Indian Reservation to the Klamath Tribes has tribal leaders now eyeing the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
- Elko County fight over fish, forest road resumes in US court Updated: Apr-27-15 3:35 pm
RENO, Nevada - A 15-year-old legal battle between a Nevada county, the U.S. government and environmentalists resumed Monday in federal court in Reno, where Elko County officials once again are trying to prove a national forest road belongs to them based on claims it existed before the national forest was created more than a century ago.
- Ky. communities benefit from visits to Lincoln Historic Park Updated: Apr-27-15 5:04 am
HODGENVILLE, Kentucky - A new report shows that visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky spent $13 million last year in nearby communities.