- Park officials say euthanized bear didn't bite hiker Updated: May-23-16 6:11 pm
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say a bear that was euthanized this month wasn't the same one that bit a sleeping Appalachian Trail hiker.
- Saint-Gaudens event commemorates national park anniversary Updated: May-23-16 5:08 pm
CORNISH, New Hampshire - Several people have gathered at a New Hampshire farm for a Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
- Outdoor, conservation groups criticize Utah lands push Updated: May-23-16 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Leaders of Utah's roughly $6 billion outdoor recreation industry joined a conservation group Monday to launch a billboard campaign criticizing a push by state officials to take control of vast swaths of public land from the federal government.
- Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park Updated: May-23-16 2:58 pm
EAST GLACIER, Montana - Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.
- National Parks Service opens environmental education camp Updated: May-23-16 2:34 pm
HINTON, West Virginia - A camp for environmental education is now open to the public in Summers County, West Virginia.
- Professor's television program highlights historical events Updated: May-23-16 10:22 am
MANSFIELD, Massachusetts - If you didn't know that a riot once broke out in Mansfield over the abolition of slavery or what triggered Europe's 30 Years War, you might want to take a "short" course with historian Paolo DiGregorio.
- Smoky Mountains, partners give guide books to 4th-graders Updated: May-23-16 4:25 am
SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee - Fourth-grade students in Sevier County are receiving a guide book from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge and Great Smoky Mountains Association.
- Photo exhibit shows Yellowstone changes over 140 years Updated: May-23-16 1:39 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An upcoming exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole will show how Yellowstone National Park has changed over more than 140 years.
- Hiker found dead in Sequoia National Park Updated: May-22-16 12:52 am
VISALIA, California - A Southern California man has been found dead along a hiking trail in Sequoia National Park.
- Sites open for season in Deschutes National Park Updated: May-21-16 5:25 pm
BEND, Oregon - Several sites in the Deschutes National Forest will open for the season this weekend.
- Michigan sites get national recognition for historical value Updated: May-21-16 5:16 pm
DETROIT - The National Park Service is adding five Michigan sites to the National Register of Historic Places, including a former Detroit TV studio.
- Nearly 70 countries at 1st World Ranger Congress in US Updated: May-21-16 4:29 pm
An American who oversees a National Park Service site at the northern tip of Wisconsin remembers listening to a colleague from Congo speaking in matter-of-fact tones and a slight French accent about protecting wildlife and wild lands in a war-torn swath of Africa.
- San Antonio food bank, federal parks join to provide produce Updated: May-21-16 4:17 pm
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Food Bank and the National Park Service are joining forces for a project that will provide up to about 500,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to feed the hungry.
- Yellowstone Lake Hotel, Park Service hit milestones Updated: May-21-16 2:02 am
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Sarah Bierschwale wished the banners marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 125th anniversary of Lake Hotel could have been ironed before they were hung from the light poles, but with dignitaries and guests gathering she was just glad they were in place.
- Wind Cave National Park set to hold bird blitz event Updated: May-20-16 8:07 pm
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, South Dakota - Wind Cave National Park is holding a bird blitz for experienced and novice bird watchers.
- Pioneer Pass Campground in Globe closed after bear sightings Updated: May-20-16 5:45 am
GLOBE, Arizona - Tonto National Forest officials have issued a temporary closure at the Pioneer Pass Campground in the Pinal Mountains because of repeated bear sightings.
- Scientists, volunteers to tally species in national parks Updated: May-20-16 12:37 am
WASHINGTON - Scientists and volunteers will be heading out to national parks in the Washington area and around the country to discover and document the species that live inside them.
- Volunteers help find Kemp's ridley nests on Texas coast Updated: May-19-16 6:03 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - People on turtle patrol have counted dozens of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests on Padre Island National Seashore in South Texas.
- Rushmore, National Park Service milestones may drive tourism Updated: May-19-16 1:48 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota officials hope a pair of high-profile milestones and stable gas prices bring vacationers to the state during the 2016 tourism season, which will be well underway by the end of May.
- Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials Updated: May-19-16 1:26 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, May 18, 2016
- Utah lawmakers again decry possible Bears Ears monument Updated: May-18-16 9:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's Republican-dominated Legislature trumpeted its opposition Wednesday to a possible national monument in the Bears Ears area of southeastern Utah.
- The Latest: Utah lawmakers trumpet opposition to monument Updated: May-18-16 8:43 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on Utah lawmakers' opposition to a proposal to designate a new national monument in the state (all times local):
- Park director didn't change minds of vocal opponents Updated: May-18-16 5:02 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The director of the National Park Service this week sought to allay concerns that a national monument designation in Maine could stymie industrial development or lead to the taking of land by eminent domain.
- National forest in Ohio requiring permits to harvest ginseng Updated: May-18-16 4:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Officials trying to ward off ginseng poachers in southern Ohio's Wayne National Forest will now require a permit to harvest the root plant that's thought to have medicinal properties and can sell for hundreds of dollars a pound.
- Undiscovered burial mounds may abound in Iowa national park Updated: May-18-16 2:40 pm
HARPER'S FERRY, Iowa - Officials at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa say new American Indian burial mounds could still be discovered after 70 years of numerous archaeological investigations.