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The Battle to Save Yellowstone from Invasive Fish [Slide Show]

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The National Park Service is scoring some victories in its fight to eradicate nonnative lake trout from Yellowstone’s largest lake. Released by an anonymous angler in the 1980's lake trout have come to dominate Yellowstone Lake—sending native cutthroat trout into steep decline and wreaking havoc on this iconic ecosystem. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, National Parks Service!

The National Park Service celebrates its 98th birthday on August 25, so in honor of the federal bureau that has helped preserve the country's most important and stunning landscapes, we've compiled this list of our National Parks coverage...Show More Summary

Visit Any National Park for Free on Monday

last weekNews : The Newsroom

National Park Service (NPS) turns 98 years old on Monday (Aug. 25), and to celebrate, the agency is throwing open the doors to all national parks, and inviting people to visit for free. The NPS is a government agency under the Department of the Interior that manages national parks, monuments and historical sites. Show More Summary

Monday Is Your Chance To Visit Any National Park In America For Free

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

America's National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, August 25th. To celebrate, each of the country's 401 national parks, monuments, memorials, and assorted historic sites will be waiving its entry fees. Read more...

The Morning News: Feds Consider Moving Grizzly Bears into Washington; Seattle Judge Busted

Adam Van Spronsen/Shutterstock Grizzly bears in Washington State may get a boost from the federal government. Feds Consider Moving Grizzly Bears into Washington: The National Park Service is considering whether to restore grizzly bears in the North Cascades of Washington State, reports the AP. Show More Summary

Take a Hike: No Drones Allowed on the Appalachian

Drones won't be allowed to fly over the Appalachian Trail until the National Park Service can further study their effects.

John Muir Took the Scenic Route

last weekOdd : Neatorama

When an accident robbed John Muir of his sight, he gained a vision that shaped the National Park Service. John Muir was living the American Dream. In 1867, Muir, who had emigrated from Scotland as a boy, parlayed his technical acumen and inventive spirit into an engineering gig at an Indianapolis carriage factory. Show More Summary

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again

last weekNews : The Newsroom

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One of the most lucrative contracts in the National Park Service is going out to bid for a third time, after Grand Canyon officials found the previous bids unacceptable.

This Is What The Rattlesnake "Combat Dance" Looks Like

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes are a common sight in the forests and hiking trails in Southern California, so it was no surprise that a group of mountain bikers - who were also National Park Service volunteers - came across a pair of the rattlers last week. They were, however, treated to a unique bit of snake behavior. Read more...

Three bodies found on Mt. Rainier may be those of missing climbers

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Bodies of three people who may have been among six climbers killed in a fall on Mt. Rainier in late May were discovered last week, officials with the National Park Service said Tuesday.

Embracing the Safety of Reconciliation in Petersburg

Here is the link to the commemoration ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the battle of the Crater. The event was organized by the National Park Service and held on the Crater battlefield this past July 30. A nice size crowd attended the event and I was quite impressed by the number of African Americans... Continue reading

Banned Drone May Have Damaged Yellowstone Spring

The U.S. National Park Service has an important message for visitors: Leave your drones at home! Park officials have yet to recover the drone, and have not determined if the crash caused any damage to the site, but an investigation into the matter is ongoing, Amy Bartlett, a park spokesperson, told Live Science. Show More Summary

Study: History of cultural bias has led to a lack of diversity at liberal green groups

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

More than 50 years after the Kennedy administration found that the National Park Service had a single black ranger and bemoaned a serious lack of diversity in the federal conservation corps, not much has changed at public and private organizations that serve as stewards of the environment, according to a survey. Read full article >>

The National Park Service Racks Up a Major Victory by Expelling the Plum Beach Cats but It Is Thwarted in Its Evil Designs to Dance a Merry Little Jig on Their Graves

This Is How The National Park Service Issues an Eviction Notice "We all came down to the reality that no matter how much we fight, these cats are not going to be able to stay where they are."-- Nancy Rogers of K9 Kastle It was a sad,...Show More Summary

Park Service Considers Plan to Cull Deer on Historic Battlefields

Earlier this month the National Park Service (NPS) released the final version of its plan to manage growing deer populations in several historic battlefields across the country. Located in Maryland and Virginia, the Antietam, Monocacy, and Manassas bat...

Taxpayers foot $140K for 10 students’ ‘climate change journey’ to Australia

By Elizabeth Harrington | Washington Free Beacon The National Park Service is spending $140,368 to fly 10 students to Sydney, Australia so they can experience a “climate change journey.” The government announced last week they are paying for the group to attend the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress, a global conference...

Canarsie Pier damaged during Superstorm Sandy stuck in bureaucratic morass

Residents are angry the National Park Service still has not repaired dozens of broken lights and other damages Hurricane Sandy wrought to Canarsie Pier nearly two years ago.

Canarsie Pier damaged during Superstorm Sandy stuck in bureaucratic morass

Residents are angry the National Park Service still has not repaired dozens of broken lights and other damages Hurricane Sandy wrought to Canarsie Pier nearly two years ago.

The National Park Service Tells an Oyster Farm to Shuck Off

"'O Oysters,' said the Carpenter, 'You've had a pleasant run!'" -- Lewis Carroll, The Walrus and the Carpenter Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reiterated Lewis Carroll's pronouncement when it refused to hear an appeal of a lower-court decision that would banish an oyster company from its home on a bucolic estuary an hour north of San Francisco. Show More Summary

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