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National Parks

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  • Tourism guru shares journey to creating a destination

    Tourism guru shares journey to creating a destination
    Roger Brooks travels 350 days per year and spends most of them trying to create a place where you want to be. Brooks, 61, a tourism consultant, has worked with more than 1,000 destinations in 45 states and places abroad since the early 1980s. This is an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Did camera-equipped drone crash into Yellowstone's largest hot spring?

    Did camera-equipped drone crash into Yellowstone's largest hot spring?
    If you're going to a national park this summer, leave your drone at home. The National Park Service banned the use of "unmanned aircraft" of any shape or size in parks in June, but that hasn't stopped some tourists from using high-tech flying cameras to...
  • Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort

    Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort
    The authorities in charge of Fort Monroe are looking for new ways to bring history to visitors beyond traditional brick-and-mortar displays within the Casemate Museum. Guides have started hosting weekly walking tours that wind through the nearly 560-...
  • Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest

    Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old hunter with starting a campfire last year that spread to become the Rim fire, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park. It became the third-largest blaze in state...
  • Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes

    Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes
    Hemmed in by freeways and other development, the few mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are predictably -- and dangerously -- losing genetic diversity. Researchers suspected as much, but a new analysis of the big cats finds that, in...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...