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Thursday, August 4th, 2011

  • An agreement reached by officials from the Interior Department and the state of Wyoming, if enacted, would make Yellowstone National Park a sanctuary for wolves.

  • With a need for $10 million to finish the Flight 93 National Memorial, the National Park Foundation is offering a match of up to $2 million with hopes of spurring private donations.

    Fewer than 40 days remain until the 10-year commemoration of the September 11 attacks, and with the large sum of money yet to be raised the foundation has gotten behi

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

  • The National Park Travelers Club, a diverse group of nearly 800 national parks enthusiasts representing almost every state and multiple foreign countries, will hold its 9th annual convention from August 4-9 in Washington, D.C.

  • A 4-year-old grizzly bear has been put down at Yellowstone National Park for a growing history of habituation to humans that was capped when he charged a man along the northern edge of Yellowstone Lake.

    The boar weighed 258 pounds and had nearly 15 percent body fat, normal for this time of year, say park biologists,

  • How should national parks deal with vegetation that has grown up and, in some cases, altered landscapes or blocked views?

    At Yosemite National Park, officials are debating what to do with vegetation that obscures nearly 200