Old railroad in Montana will be converted into pathway
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A nine-mile (14.5-kilometer) stretch of abandoned railroad in southwest Montana will be resurrected to once again carry Yellowstone National Park-area tourists.
Archaeologists seek to find relics at National Park site
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — There was a time when plows were drawn across the prairie by early settlers, starting lives in a new world.
These early versions of the plow are long retired, and a...
Well-known grizzly spotted in Grand Teton National Park
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Bear No. 399 became one of the most well-known grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park after raising three cubs near Jackson Lake Lodge about a decade ago.
Wolf population declining in Yellowstone National Park
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say Yellowstone National Park's gray wolf population has dropped to about 80 wolves — less than half of the highest population mark in the park.
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — A man found dead at the bottom of a popular narrow trail bordered by steep drops at Zion National Park has been identified as a hiker from Salt Lake City.
Popular national park hub to start charging for parking
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A popular hub for visitors to Acadia National Park is going to start charging for parking.
Bar Harbor, Maine, has set time limits on parking in much of the downtown...
North Cascades Highway reopens amid quick work by crews
DIABLO, Wash. (AP) — Getting across North Cascades National Park in northern Washington is now a whole lot easier after the annual reopening of the North Cascades Highway.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The National Park Service is investigating the looting of an archaeological site at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.
Some Yellowstone roads opening Friday
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the new season on Friday — weather permitting.
Smokies campgrounds and picnic areas opening for spring
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Most campgrounds, picnic areas and roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening just in time for Easter weekend.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The former superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, who recently resigned after being cleared of allegations she created a hostile workplace, is taking a new job in...
4 skiers cited for violating Grand Teton park closure
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Four skiers have been cited for ducking under a boundary rope and entering an area of Grand Teton National Park that had been closed because of avalanche danger in...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Environmental organizations are suing the Trump administration over the approval a coal-mining project near a national park in southern Utah.
Montana court blocks drilling north of Yellowstone
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has blocked an exploratory gold mining project on private land in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park.
Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American...
Herbicide to control invasive plants in Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service says it will apply cut-stump and occasional spot spray treatments of herbicide along Colorado River's banks in the Grand Canyon to control...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the...
Great Smoky Mountains hosting volunteer work days
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting volunteer work days in April to prepare popular trails for the busy summer season.
Yellowstone biologists making headway against lake trout
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The war is still being waged against lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, but fisheries biologists are seeing new trends that offer optimism, and anglers hunting cutthroat...
Wisconsin bill seeks to elevate status of 2 state trails
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to elevate the status of two trails, therefore providing access to more funding to expand and maintain the...
Montana measure proposes study of wolves, grizzlies
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Proposed legislation would study on the economic value and costs of grizzly bears and wolves in Montana and how the animals relate to agriculture, tourism and hunting and...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Kentucky's plan to meet federal air pollutant and visibility requirements around Mammoth Cave National Park.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Harmful nitrogen pollution is drifting onto fragile, high-elevation ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park from Colorado highways, power plants and livestock operations,...
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials at the Grand Canyon say they're expanding programming at a historic watchtower where visitors can learn about Native American culture.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A renewed effort was launched Tuesday to halt federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say Yellowstone National Park's northern elk herd count is down and that the herd will likely be affected by fewer calves surviving winter.
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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A man who died in a fall over the edge of the Grand Canyon this week was alone at the national park.
Reintroduced California condors could reach Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A plan to reintroduce the California condor to the Redwood National Forest could mean the giant raptors will eventually repopulate Oregon's Rogue Valley as well, a newspaper...
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper reports Verizon Wireless has won federal approval to build a 138-foot (42-meter) cellular tower in California's Sequoia National Park to improve...
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor has died at Grand Canyon National Park after a man fell 400 feet (122 meters) over the South Rim, authorities said Thursday.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species.
Devils Tower climbing routes temporarily closed
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Climbing routes on the west face and southwest shoulder of Devils Tower National Monument are temporarily closed to protect nesting peregrine and prairie falcons.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Mud season has hit Acadia National Park in Maine.
The park announced Monday that the park's famed carriage roads have been closed to all users until things dry out....
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is looking for a new home for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory after it became displaced because of the Kilauea volcano eruption last year.
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Officials are urging visitors to Glacier National Park to be cautious as bears emerge from hibernation in and around the park.
Some Yellowstone Park roads open to bicyclists
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some roads in Yellowstone National Park have opened to bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable spring weather and other potential hazards.
3 Acadia Trails closed because of nesting falcons
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park officials are closing trails to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
Rangers say falcons have returned to several locations and are defending...
Tourist taking photos dies in fall at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (AP) — Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week that included one man stumbling over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures,...
GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on deaths at the Grand Canyon (all times local):
The body of a Hong Kong man who fell over the edge of the Grand Canyon has been...
Park rangers euthanize bull elk that bashed cars
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — An ill-tempered bull elk in Wyoming has been euthanized after bashing into at least two cars.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported on Wednesday that Grand Teton...
More than 300 Yellowstone bison removed so far
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — More than 300 bison have been culled from Yellowstone National Park during the current effort to keep the park's herd at a manageable level.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale, the latest in an ongoing battle over energy development in a region that's...
Crews begin plowing Glacier National Park roads
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Crews have started clearing snow from roads in Glacier National Park.
Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley tells the Hungry Horse News that crews started clearing Two...
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians signs harvest agreement
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have signed an agreement that will allow tribal members to gather sochan in the park....
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in...
The Latest: Moose hunter calls decision a win for Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting federal authority to enforce laws on state-owner rivers in Alaska (all times local):