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Stories with subject: National parks
  • Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:30 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park.

  • Meeting on northern Maine national park plan turns heated 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:16 pm

    EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine - A discussion about a proposed national park east of Baxter State Park turned heated during a public meeting in northern Maine.

  • Yellowstone National Park considers cutthroat reintroduction 
    Updated: May-21-15 7:04 am

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park officials are working with state game and fish agencies and others to seek public comment on a plan to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek in order to reintroduce genetically pure native cutthroat trout.

  • Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:33 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land.

  • Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jump 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:20 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.

  • Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jump 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:31 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.

  • Shoshone National Forest bars tent camping in some areas 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:46 am

    RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has decided to bar tent camping in the area of Brooks Lake and Pinnacles campgrounds, as well as the corresponding overflow areas and dispersed sites, because of increased bear activity over the last few years.

  • BASE instinct: The thrill to fly carries risk with each jump 
    Updated: May-18-15 6:10 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The deaths of extreme athlete Dean Potter and his friend Graham Hunt in Yosemite National Park brought renewed attention to the risks of BASE jumping and its more dangerous offshoot, wingsuit flying.

  • Many try to shape Valles Caldera's future 
    Updated: May-18-15 12:29 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The National Park Service has a challenging task ahead as it transitions into management of the sweeping 88,900-acre Valles Caldera landscape in the Jemez Mountains.

  • Comments delay Navy expansion of electronic-warfare training 
    Updated: May-17-15 2:01 pm

    PORT ANGELES, Washington - The U.S. Forest Service says a flood of public comments is delaying its decision on whether to grant the Navy a permit for expanded electronic-warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula.

  • Group sues to halt logging project in Kootenai Forest 
    Updated: May-17-15 12:39 pm

    KALISPELL, Montana - A conservation group has filed a lawsuit to halt a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana.

  • Exchange student injured by bison in Yellowstone Park 
    Updated: May-16-15 4:11 pm

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal.

  • Group sues to stop Kootenai logging project 
    Updated: May-16-15 9:05 am

    KALISPELL, Montana - An environmental group is suing to stop a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest near Libby.

  • Environmental groups, EPA settle suit over Sherco emissions 
    Updated: May-15-15 7:07 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement designed to reduce emissions from the coal-fired Sherco plant in Sherburne County, according to documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to repatriate, rebury remains 
    Updated: May-15-15 5:04 pm

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and its Ziibiwing Cultural Society are working to repatriate and rebury the remains of 43 Native Americans.

  • Montana looks at trapping restrictions near parks 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:42 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana wildlife officials are considering stricter regulations in an effort to reduce the chances of Canada lynx being caught in traps set for other animals outside Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

  • Wolf hunting season near Denali ends early 
    Updated: May-15-15 12:06 pm

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Wolf hunting season will end two weeks early near Denali National Park and Preserve after reports of a recent wolf shooting at a bear baiting station.

  • Entrance fees at Grand Canyon National Park going up 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:41 am

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - The Grand Canyon has raised the price to enter the national park and camp overnight in the backcountry areas.

  • Officials to use dogs to run off geese at National Mall 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:34 am

    WASHINGTON - National Park officials say dogs will be used to move Canada geese from parts of the National Mall because the bird droppings are damaging the pumps and filters of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

  • Bridge to Forks of the Road donated to city 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:05 am

    NATCHEZ, Mississippi - In the early to mid-19th century, where Liberty Road meets St. Catherine Street, one can only imagine the cries of lament and terror that reverberated throughout the area.

  • Montana want to keep wolf hunt rules for upcoming season 
    Updated: May-14-15 3:08 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana wildlife officials want to keep the existing rules in place for the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season, saying Thursday they think they've hit on the right formula in how they manage the predators.

  • Navajo president takes firm stance against Grand Canyon tram 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:09 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon.

  • Navajo president takes firm stance against Grand Canyon tram story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 8:08 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye stood before hundreds of people at his inauguration ceremony and signed a document stating he would pursue development of an aerial tram at the Grand Canyon.

  • Free shuttle service into Grand Canyon begins this month 
    Updated: May-13-15 8:49 am

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Free shuttle service between the Grand Canyon and the neighboring town of Tusayan (TOO'-say-ohn) begins soon.

  • Patrols for drunken boaters set for Colorado River 
    Updated: May-13-15 8:46 am

    LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona - Colorado River boaters can expect an increase in law enforcement efforts this coming weekend as several agencies work together to crack down on intoxicated operators.