LIMA, Peru (AP) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of ...
GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park.
National Park Service spokeswoman Linda Veress tells ...
‘Firefall’ phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite’s El Capitan
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California’s Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual “firefall.”
Every February for a few days, the ...
Grand Canyon looking into possible radiation exposure
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic ...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The National Park Service is collecting input on a plan to add seasonal housing for employees who provide concessions services in Yellowstone National Park.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Feb. 14 about the Trump administration approving two coal mine projects in Utah, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of coal produced at the two mines. The Alton Coal mine is expected to produce an estimated 2 million tons (1.8 billion kilograms) ...
Yellowstone proceeds with river bridge replacement plan
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is moving ahead with plans to replace a deteriorating bridge in Yellowstone National Park.
Park officials say the bridge built in 1960 is deteriorating to the point where it could eventually become unstable.
Rocky Mountain National Park reports record-breaking year
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Officials say nearly 4.6 million people visited Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado last year, breaking the park’s attendance record.
The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald
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Senate backs major public lands, conservation bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments.
The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by ...
Dead trees to be cut at Acadia this winter and spring
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — National park officials say hazardous trees will be cut down at Acadia National Park over the next three months.
The National Park Service says many of the trees slated to be removed are dead red pines that succumbed to red pine scale, an invasive insect that harms ...
Head of Grand Canyon cleared of undisclosed allegations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. investigation at Grand Canyon National Park has ended with the exoneration of the park’s superintendent and an announcement that she’ll return to work soon.
Christine Lehnertz was reassigned in October while investigators from the Interior Department’s Office ...
Grand Teton Park bison to be moved for goring horses
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A herd of bison in northwest Wyoming will be moved to new rangeland because they have gored multiple horses on private land within Grand Teton National Park.
Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall returns to mainland
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded a $614,000 grant toward preservation of 280 acres of West Virginia farmland that was the site of a Civil War battle.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Yellowstone National Park records third-busiest year
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its third-busiest year on record with more than 4.1 million visitors last year.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Legislation that would allow the state of Wyoming to take over operation of Yellowstone National Park and other facilities during a federal government shutdown was approved Wednesday by the state Senate.
The measure passed 17-12 and went to the House.
Under the ...
Glacier park records second-busiest year, despite fires
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park recorded its second-busiest year in 2018 despite wildfires that closed popular areas of the park during the peak season.
The Flathead Beacon
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials say mild weather and a lack of snowfall have allowed bison to largely stay inside Yellowstone National Park, resulting in only a few of the animals being hunted so far this winter.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company facing opposition from environmentalists and landowners as it works to build an $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota has cleared another hurdle by obtaining a state water permit, though the matter could still end ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday.
Point Reyes National Seashore rangers ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California.
During the 35-day government ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on efforts to clean up and repair damage at national parks after the government shutdown (all times local):
Officials at Death Valley National Park in California say the impact of human waste and trash left by visitors during the government ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park workers are trying to figure out just how much the recent government shutdown set them back in hiring hundreds of summer workers. In Yellowstone, they’re catching up with a backlog of applications for filming, research and other special park ...
Rare whale found dead in Everglades National Park waters
MIAMI (AP) — A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida’s Everglades National Park.
In social media posts, park officials said the Bryde’s (pronounced BROO-dus) whale carcass was recovered Wednesday. The young adult male was 38 feet (12 meters) long and weighed nearly 30 tons (25 ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico and other areas sacred to Native American tribes.
The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal ...
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Snowfall, rockfall, road damage delay Mesa Verde reopening
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — Officials say it will take some time before Mesa Verde National Park reopens to the public despite President Donald Trump signing a bill that reopens the federal government for three weeks.
The Cortez Journal
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park says it is running at full strength following the end of the federal government shutdown over the weekend.
Many of the employees were furloughed during what became the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The Portland Press Herald
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California’s signature national parks are getting back to normal operations following the 35-day partial federal government shutdown.
Yosemite National Park’s entrance stations were staffed by rangers on Monday to collect fees and provide ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company is fulfilling its $100,000 donation to support three national parks in Utah despite the end of the partial government shutdown.
With shutdown over, scientists rush to salvage wolf study
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, officials ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Monuments and memorials on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and Smithsonian museums closed during the partial government shutdown are set to reopen.
Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end.
While there were signs that some ...
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say visitor centers will reopen by Sunday afternoon as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ends.
Park officials said in a statement Saturday that entrance fees also will be charged starting ...
What’s up now that the partial government shutdown ended after 35 days:
Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial ...
National parks open to visitors in Boston post-shutdown
BOSTON (AP) — The National Park Service says it is reopening parks in Boston, now that a partial government shutdown has come to an end.
The park service said Saturday that operations will be limited at Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site and the ...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York airports forced to cut down flights during the government shutdown returned to normal Saturday, but some museums and historical sites run by the National Park Service remain shuttered as officials scramble to bring back staff.
Flights at LaGuardia and Kennedy ...
Grand Canyon National Park resuming normal operations
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park remained open with limited services during the partial government shutdown and the shutdown’s end has park officials gearing up to resume regular operations.
Officials said Saturday that visitor centers and permit offices ...
Maine State Parks set a record for attendance in 2018
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say the state set a record for attendance at its state parks last year.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands says Maine State Parks logged nearly 3 million visits in 2018. There are 48 state parks ...
Utah company donates $100k to fund parks during shutdown
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah company donated $100,000 on Thursday to keep three national parks open during the federal government shutdown.
The money from Salt Lake City-based uniform and linen rental company Alsco will fund operations at Zion, Bryce and Arches national parks.
Government shutdown hurts Yosemite-area economy
ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family home on Atlanta’s west side will now become part of the federal park in Atlanta that includes sites such as the church where he preached and King’s birth home.
The home in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood will be accessible to the public ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has upheld a state permit allowing construction to begin on an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, upsetting environmental groups hoping to stop the project.
Judge Dann Greenwood ruled that the state Health Department has ...
Historic Indiana beach homes could become lakeside rentals
BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — The National Park Service is teaming up with two partners to renovate five historic beach homes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and rent them out as vacation properties.
The Park Service, Indiana Landmarks and the Dunes National Park Association hope to ...
Falls of the Ohio interpretive center celebrating 25 years
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Falls of the Ohio State Park is hosting a series of events this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its interpretive center.
The center in Clarksville opened January 1994, and it will offer 1994 admission rates of $2 for adults and $1 for ...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Rail visitors to Denali National Park have a new venue to stay warm.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska ...
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina’s Outer Banks is being vandalized while park staffers are furloughed during the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.
The Charlotte Observer