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National Parks

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  • Feds to look at restoring grizzly bears to Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE Nearly four decades after grizzly bears were declared threatened in the Lower 48 states, long-stalled efforts to bring the species back to Washington's North Cascades are rolling again. The federal government announced Thursday that it will...
  • Free admission Monday at Everglades National Park

    You can see the alligators, turtles and wading birds for free on Monday, as Everglades National Park waives entrance fees in honor of the 98th anniversary of the National Park Service. The park will offer free admission at its Shark Valley and...
  • Missing hiker found dead in Kings Canyon park was first-year teacher

    Missing hiker found dead in Kings Canyon park was first-year teacher
    A body discovered in steep, rocky terrain in the Kings Canyon National Park area is that of a man who had been reported missing earlier this week after failing to come back from a weeklong hiking trip, authorities said. The body of 46-year-old Gregory...
  • National Parks May Boost Filming Fees

    When filmmakers shot Fox Searchlight's upcoming "Wild" at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, officials could not have been more helpful, says the movie's location manager, Nancy Haecker. What a contrast from the stereotype of government bureaucracy --...
  • Evacuations ordered as wildfires rage in California's forests

    A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency. The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 612 acres and was 35%...
  • Climber proposes to girlfriend before falling to death at Yosemite: report

    (Reuters) - A veteran outdoorsman fell to his death on a solo climb at Yosemite National Park in California the same day he proposed to his girlfriend, a newspaper reported. Brad Parker, 36, of Sebastopol, California, and his girlfriend, Jainee Dial,...
  • Wildfire near Yosemite park prompts 13,000 evacuation orders

    (Reuters) - Firefighters from across California were sent to battle an out-of-control wildfire on Tuesday near Yosemite National Park and authorities ordered the evacuation of 13,000 homes and businesses, officials said. Gusty winds fanned the Junction...
  • Poway girl dies after falling down canyon in Yellowstone National Park

    Poway girl dies after falling down canyon in Yellowstone National Park
    An 8-year-girl from San Diego County died after falling more than 500 feet down a canyon in Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday. Zahra Allahyari of Poway was hiking with family members Sunday morning when she fell down the Grand Canyon of...
  • Girl plunges 550 feet to her death at Yellowstone National Park

    (Reuters) - An 8-year-old girl plunged some 550 feet (168 meters) to her death at Yellowstone National Park on Sunday after stepping off a trail overlooking a 1,200-foot (366-m) canyon and losing her footing, a park official said on Monday. The child and...
  • Lawmakers have competing ideas about expanding Yosemite

    WASHINGTON Two veteran California lawmakers are at loggerheads over how to expand Yosemite National Park. A House Republican and House Democrat now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park's boundaries. They...
  • The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine

    The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine
    The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach. My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By day, swarms of kids played on the sun-...