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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

  • A photographer from California who captured an intriguing photo of cinder cones in Lassen Volcanic National Park has been named the winner of the park's 2012 annual photo pass contest.

    I-Ting Chiang, of Fremont, had his photo -- "Painted Dunes Atop Cinder Cone" -- selected from more than 100 entries in the contest, which is held each year and open to the publi

  • If the National Park System is to expand, and it surely will continue to do so, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis believes his agency should recommend a more methodical approach, one that takes into consideration not just natural resources but also human stories.

    Currently, many areas end up proposed for inclusion in the National Park System by members of Congress. Moving forward, Mr.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

  • Someone Paul Buyanesque in stature sure would be handy at Redwood National and State Parks, where the toppling of four massive trees has blocked access to roughly 8 miles of the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

    The trees fell across the parkway last Wednesday just north of the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

  • More than 60 years after U.S. President Franklin D.

  • As the National Park Service and U.S.