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1 hr ago | Canyonlands National Park
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.
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5 hrs ago | Local NEWS 8
Park rangers have arrested a man who chained himself to a cement-filled drum to protest the slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.
10 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville
The University of Tennessee has fired Dr. Gary Sousa as director of the Pride of the Southland Band, but he will retain his faculty position in the school of music.
14 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News
A new federal report says tourism at national parks in New Mexico generated about $81 million in visitor spending that benefited the state's economy.
18 hrs ago | WKOW-TV
According to a new National Park Service report nearly 274,000 people visited Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield and Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway in St. Croix Falls in 2012.
A new National Park Service report for 2012 shows that 5.6 million recreational visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway spent $125.9 million in the communities surrounding the Park.
From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders -- a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew during one of the roughest winters in memory.
This May 21, 2013 photo provided by the National Park Service shows wildlife biologist Terry Hines standing next to a massive scar on an old growth redwood tree in the Redwood National and State Parks near Klamath, Calif., where poachers have cut off a burl to sell for decorative wood.
The Google barge is seen docked on a pier along Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
The National Parks Service says more than 4 million people visited South Dakota's six national parks in 2012.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
Congress has given final approval to a bill designating 32,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness.
The U.S. House Tuesday passed legislation to designate nearly half of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as federally protected wilderness - the highest level of conservation provided to federal public lands.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.
A recent report shows that more than 8 million visitors to national parks in Tennessee spent $541 million in 2012.
A new report from the National Park Service says the national parks in Alabama had nearly 718,000 visitors in 2012.
The Cape Cod National Seashore, one of more than a dozen national parks in Massachusetts, accounted for nearly one-third of those visitors.