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Fracking Approved in Virginian National Forest Area

WASHINGTON — Fracking, a divisive energy issue, has been approved in the George Washington National Forest in the state of Virginia. Fox News reported the U.S. Park Service initially banned fracking in the forest, which is the largest national forest on the East Coast, but rethought their plans after energy companies protested the ban. Fracking, or […]

Dominic Esquibel, Navy Cross recipient, in legal tiff with Park Service

John sends us a link to an article about Dominic Esquibel, a Marine who earned the Navy Cross in Iraq in 2004 and was roughed up by a National Park Service forest ranger in a dispute over a Sequoia National Park handicap parking space. According to Esquibel, the park employee handcuffed him and mistreated the […]

National parks consider raising entry fees

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier. The U.S. National Park Service said 115 of its 401 park units plan to seek public comment on entrance fees that could go up starting next year. Show More Summary

Man Arrested In Second Wife’s Fatal Fall Off Mountain Also Investigated In First Wife’s Gory Death

Harold Henthorn, a Colorado native, was arrested Thursday by authorities with the National Park Service and the FBI, in connection with first-degree murder for the Sept. 29, 2012 death of… READ ON

Yellowstone National Park: Now with Wi-Fi?

If some officials at Yellowstone National Park get their way, you soon may be able to get a Wi-Fi signal while looking at Old Faithful. That's because the National Park Service is considering running a $34 million fiber-optic line through...Show More Summary

Vice President Biden's lodge vacation comes under scrutiny

Vice President Joe Biden is causing controversy after TIME reported he, at least four Cabinet secretaries, and other Obama administration officials used a lodge in the Grand Tetons for vacations. The National Park Service is now reviewing...Show More Summary

National Parks to Raise Entrance Fees in 2015

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

You best review those freebie days for your national park visit once 2015 rolls around, as it looks like Uncle Sam and friends might be raising admission prices. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but the National Park Service is kicking around the idea of increasing admission costs. Show More Summary

Hiker’s Poor Paintings on National Parkland Pique Feds

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

A hiker who has been painting portraits on cliffs, rocks, and slopes at national parks in the western United States and posting images of the acrylic compositions on social media is now the subject of a National Park Service (NPS) investigation.

Vandalism Investigated at National Parks Out West

The National Park Service has launched an investigation following reports of vandalism in at least 10 parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah, officials said today. “On Tuesday we received a phone call from a reporter who directed us to a web blog called...

Authorities look for woman who may have vandalized 10 national parks

The National Park Service is hunting for a serial vandalizer: a woman believed to have spent the last few weeks visiting parks in the West and defacing landmarks by painting images on them.

National Fossil Day - Arizona's state fossil is petrified wood

Happy National Fossil Day! The National Park Service organizes the events and promotional materials - The Arizona State Fossil, petrified wood, is among a long list of state symbols shown on the Arizona Secretary of State's website.

Authorities Investigating Blogger for Painting on Rocks in National Parks

A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online. National Park Service agents have found the images at five...Show More Summary

Four battlefields receive grants to buy land

The National Park Service on Friday announced the awarding of $2.2 million in grants to four Civil War battlefields to purchase land: Gettysburg, Pa., Manassas, Va., North Anna, Va.  and Rappahannock Station, Va.  The funds come from...Show More Summary

Glacier National Park Breaks Its All-Time Attendance Record

Glacier National Park just broke its all-time record for annual visitors — and there are still three months left in the year. The park in Montana welcomed 2,238,761 people in 2013 through Sept. 30, according to National Park ServiceShow More Summary

Judge rules park ranger was wrong to use stun gun on dog walker

More than two years ago, a Northern California man gave National Park Service ranger Sarah Cavallaro an attitude and was generally uncooperative as they discussed his off-leash dogs.

Wooden Discovery Centre Blends in With the Forests of Québec

The building is located in Canada’s Mont-Tremblant National Park and consists of three parts: an amphitheater, a space for service facilities and a discovery zone. It was created as a continuous band of rustic wood that unfolds into walls, a roof and a floor

Camera Drone Slams Into Turkey's Blue Mosque, Recovers, Moves On

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Camera wielding quad copters are becoming a major issue in many of the top tourist spots around the globe. The National Park Service has even outlawed unmanned aircraft within their domain as they were becoming a major annoyance to non-drone toting visitors. Read more...

Dog Rock Fire 10% Contained – Highway 140 (Arch Rock Entrance) Still Closed

Here's the latest from the National Park Service on the Dog Rock Fire including updates on the road closures. Related posts: Highway 140 Closed and More Dog Rock Fire Information Junction Fire Update – Highway 41 Open Junction Fire Threatens Oakhurst – Highway 41 Closed

Firefighting air tanker crashes inside Yosemite National Park

A twin engine turboprop air tanker fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park has crashed, the National Park Service confirmed.

Andrew Wyeth Studio designated National Historic Place

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Today the Andrew Wyeth Studio was named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This exciting designation for the studio follows that of the two other properties owned and made open to the public by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Show More Summary

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