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Saturday, January 7th, 2012

  • If you find yourself in South Dakota during the long Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend, swing by Wind Cave National Park to take one of the free cave tours being offered then.

    The tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on January 14, 15, and 16.

  • Hoping to boost visitation during the slow winter months, officials at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado are waiving park entrance fees through February.

    “With the new recreational opportunities being offered this winter, I am waiving fees to encourage visitors and locals to visit Mesa Verde and take advantage of the quieter times in the park,"

Friday, January 6th, 2012

  • The National Parks Conservation Association, which operates a number of offices across the country to stay on top of national park issues, has opened an office in St.

  • An historic woodlot that gave a measure of shelter to beaten and battered Confederate soldiers during the battle at Gettysburg is being trimmed a bit to maintain a balance of mixed age timber, according to officials at the military park.

    The 42-acre Herr's woodlot, which stands in the northwest section of the park much as it did in July 1863, will undergo some "health cuts" in the coming six we

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

  • Not only do pythons seem to be getting more and more comfortable in the Florida Everglades, including Everglades National Park, but they don't seem to mind salt water too much, according to a study of the reptiles.

    The study, which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, demonstrates that "invasive Burmese python hatchlings from the F