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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

  • In a show of support for the U.S. military, the Obama administration has announced that all active-duty members of the military will be given free access to the entire National Park System.

    The annual passes will be given out under the administration's Joining Forces initiative designed to support the soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their families.

  • A study intended to measure the impacts of climate change on Western bird species involves Yosemite National Park, where researchers will spend a year examining how some common Sierra Nevada species will respond to climate changes.

    Along the way, these ornithologists will try to identify strategies land managers can

  • Anxious to explore Yellowstone National Park this summer but not sure how to approach your visit?

  • Add Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park to the growing lists of scenic drives in the National Park System now open for the summer. The road, the highest paved road in the Lower 48, opened for traffic just after 11 a.m.

Monday, May 14th, 2012

  • Don't be too alarmed if you see smoke wafting above the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park later this week. Park officials are planning a prescribed burn in that part of the park to reduce a buildup of fuels.

    The burn is planned for Wednesday, but is contingent on favorable burning conditions.