- Public comment sought on Yellowstone road project Updated: Feb-14-16 3:48 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - The National Park Service is accepting public comments on a proposed road repair project on the east side of Yellowstone National Park.
- Economists express optimism about Montana's economy Updated: Feb-14-16 12:49 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Manufacturing, tourism and consumer spending are expected to keep fueling Montana's economy this year, economists said at an economic seminar.
- Maintenance backlog cited by LePage in opposing new park Updated: Feb-14-16 9:18 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state doesn't need another national park, especially when there's a $12 billion backlog of maintenance.
- Idaho hiking reopens, with hikers warned not to feed goats Updated: Feb-13-16 2:45 pm
CLARK FORK, Idaho - A hiking trail in northern Idaho reopened Saturday, but with an admonishment to hikers: don't feed the goats.
- Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list Updated: Feb-12-16 4:33 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands be removed from the endangered species, saying their populations have made an historic recovery.
- Lawmakers: National Park director doesn't address concerns Updated: Feb-12-16 3:33 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A letter from the National Park Service director to U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has done little to allay concerns that President Barack Obama's administration could create a national monument on privately owned land east of Baxter State Park.
- Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline Updated: Feb-12-16 12:52 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline's initial path through sensitive national forest areas.
- Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert Updated: Feb-12-16 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama granted national monument status Friday to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
- North Carolina elk hunting approved for mountains Updated: Feb-12-16 7:22 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fifteen years after elk made their return to western North Carolina, the once overhunted animals will now be targeted for hunting in the state again.
- National Park Service announces Virginia battlefield grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The National Park Service says $5.3 million in preservation funding is heading to 17 Civil War battlefields, primarily in Virginia.
- Elk hunting reduction approved for northern Yellowstone herd Updated: Feb-12-16 2:20 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife officials are placing restrictions on elk hunting north of the Yellowstone National Park border near Gardiner for the next two years.
- National Park Service, Google sharing US artifacts online Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 pm
TUSKEGEE, Alabama - The National Park Service and Google are making it easier to visit U.S. historic sites without leaving home.
- IMAX film 'National Parks Adventure' celebrates parks Updated: Feb-11-16 1:36 pm
A new IMAX movie debuts Friday, starring geysers, red rock canyons, mountaintops and redwood forests.
- C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains Updated: Feb-11-16 4:46 am
- Grand Teton plans to demolition, restore old park buildings Updated: Feb-11-16 1:52 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A plan to renovate or demolish a number of historic Grand Teton National Park buildings is drawing pushback from residents.
- Interior asked to do more to protect Grand Canyon employees Updated: Feb-10-16 1:17 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Arizona's congressional delegation says the National Park Service must do more to protect Grand Canyon employees who participate on the agency's river rafting trips.
- Report: Zion National Park has $70M maintenance backlog Updated: Feb-09-16 11:44 pm
OGDEN, Utah - A report shows that Zion National Park is about $70 million behind on maintenance work, while continuing to see a record number of visitors.
- US may limit items collected at Vietnam Vets memorial Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service is considering limiting the items it collects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Public comment opens on gold mining project near Yellowstone Updated: Feb-08-16 11:42 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed gold mining project just north of the Yellowstone National Park border.
- Feds award $1.3M toward C&O Canal aqueduct restoration Updated: Feb-08-16 4:08 pm
HAGERTOWN, Maryland - The National Park Service is providing $1.3 million to help restore the Conococheague (kah-nah-kah-CHEEG') Aqueduct in the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park at Williamsport.
- Glacier Park maintenance backlog still growing Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The estimated cost of needed improvements in Glacier National Park has grown to $179.8 million, according to the National Park Service.
- Arapahoe Basin ski expansion advances Updated: Feb-07-16 10:53 am
DENVER - Arapahoe Basin's plan to expand backcountry terrain is going forward.
- Park Service: Over 1 million visited Badlands last year Updated: Feb-07-16 10:37 am
INTERIOR, South Dakota - For the first time in 15 years, more than a million people visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
- Judge denies bid to halt Yellowstone bison slaughter Updated: Feb-05-16 3:56 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.
- National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work Updated: Feb-05-16 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.