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Friday, September 30th, 2011

  • [i]Editor's note: It was long in coming, but the official ceremony marking the dismantling of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams at Olympic National Park was decidedly short. But the future for the river and its watershed will be revolutionary.

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

  • A Montana man who abandoned his climbing companion in Grand Teton National Park, thinking rangers would rescue his friend, has been cited for disorderly conduct, the park announced Thursday.

    Dave Shade, 33, of Missoula, was cited because he assumed a rescue would occur and left his partner, taking their only climbi

  • Yellowstone National Park officials did not fully examine all aspects of winter-use impacts in the park and will delay implementing a final winter plan while more studies are conducted, Superintendent Dan Wenk said Thursday.

    While those studies go on, temporary guidelines allowing as many as 318 snowmobiles and 78 s

  • Big wall climbing is hard enough, but to do it without a thumb...well, it would be difficult at best.

  • Restoring landscapes is not always easy, but when they are restored, the benefits to the surrounding ecosystem can be highly measurable. At Channel Islands National Park off California's coast, restoring Prisoners Harbor will bring back a particularly rare landscape -- a coastal wetland.