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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

  • The historic train station that President Lincoln arrived at in November 1863 on the eve of his Gettysburg Address, and which served as the field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, would be added to Gettysburg National Military Park under legislation pending in Congress.

    Forty-five acres of land along Plum Run that runs down Big Round Top also would be

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

  • Though it might be too late for Everglades National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a rule that would ban the importation and interstate transportation of four non-native constrictor snakes.

  • As the search for a missing 66-year-old snowshoer in the backcountry of Mount Rainier National Park moved into its third cold, snowy day, more than a few of those involved began to fear the worst. But in the end, they found Yong Chun Kim able to walk and in no immediate need of medical care.

    Details of how Mr.

  • The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Board of Directors has appointed Mark J. Wenger as the organization's new executive director, beginning in February.

    Mr. Wenger succeeds David N. Startzell, the longest serving executive director in the ATC’s history. He enters the ATC at a time of growth and development.

  • Parks Canada, which oversees 209 national parks and national historic sites, hopes a marketing agency can get more people to visit those treasures.

    While visitation to those properties managed by Parks Canada fell a bit more than 7 percent from the 2006-07 season, when 21.8 million visitors were counted, to the 2010-11 season, when 20.2 million were