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National Parks

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  • Conscience letters of the Petrified Forest

    They’re known as conscience letters — notes sent to the rangers at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, by visitors returning pilfered rocks. “I am writing this letter in hopes of easing my conscience,” one missive reads,...
  • National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab

     National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab
    Ever since Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall, replacing a mayor who pushed the City Council to approve protected landmark status for Wrigley Field, the Cubs have pretty much had their way with plans for the venerable, now century-old, ballpark. How...
  • Fort Monroe and Grand Canyon - can you cut them up?

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support Tuesday, Dec. 2 to seek further protection for Fort Monroe by expanding the National Park Service monument. In his remarks, McAuliffe invoked another NPS property he saw as sacred: "You don't cut up the Grand...
  • Groups seek to save Battle of Princeton's hallowed ground

    PRINCETON — The battle was going against the Americans. Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times. American soldiers were...
  • Landmarks panel OKs latest Wrigley sign plans

    Landmarks panel OKs latest Wrigley sign plans
    The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved another revised plan from the Chicago Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field, with this one coming after the National Park Service made recommendations amid concerns over the team's plans for expanded...
  • Park to honor Tubman advances in Congress

    Park to honor Tubman advances in Congress
    A long-standing bipartisan effort to create a national park in Maryland and New York to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman appears to be on the verge of congressional approval after it was tucked into a must-pass defense bill. Language to create the...
  • Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status

     Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status
    Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill. The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
  • Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail from the book (and now film) 'Wild'

    Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail from the book (and now film) 'Wild'
    The film "Wild," which opened Wednesday, tells the raw personal journey of Cheryl Strayed, who took off on a 1,000-plus-mile trek presumably to find herself. Where she chose to go, the remote and challenging Pacific Crest Trail, is a thrilling back-...
  • Rare insect imperiled by retreating ice in Glacier National Park

    Rare insect imperiled by retreating ice in Glacier National Park
    Shrinking glaciers and rising stream temperatures in Montana’s Glacier National Park areĀ  prompting concerns about the impacts on surrounding ecological systems after perennial streams of melted ice disappear. Of particular concern is the fate...
  • Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate

    Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate
    We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism. We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...