Olympic National Park

U.S. House To Consider Legislation Opponents Believe Would Degrade Public Lands, National Parks

A package of legislation that sponsors call the Conservation and Economic Growth Act and which critics maintain would severely cripple the nation's environmental laws and pose a threat to the National Park System is expected to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week.

The Best National Park Campgrounds (According To Us)

Here are the best national park campgrounds, according to the Traveler's lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, who actually spend more time in a tent than you might imagine!

Dining At The Parks: Roasted Acorn Squash With Scallops In Olympic National Park

Without question, one of the bonuses of visiting Olympic National Park is eating the incredibly fresh seafood you find in the restaurants.

Olympic National Park's Kalaloch Lodge Gets New Concessionaire

In a bit of a surprise, the National Park Service has awarded Delaware North the concessions contract for facilities in the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park. The 10-year contract includes operation of Kalaloch Lodge in addition to food and beverage services, retail, firewood sales, and fuel sales.
Before They In approaching Before They're Gone, A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks, Michael Lanza desires to take his young son and daughter to places that most amazed him -- national parks -- before climate change alters their appearance too greatly.

Lake Crescent Lodge, Following Renovations, Opens Thursday In Olympic National Park

Following some significant renovations, Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park is ready to open for the summer season on Thursday.

National Park Week Quiz #4 Revealed: Four Letters Unscrambled

Does the sound of the can opener make your dog salivate?

Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here's my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours?

Sol Duc Hot Springs In Olympic National Park Turns 100, Offers Special Deals

It might be hard to believe, but the Sol Duc Hot Springs resort in Olympic National Park is enjoying its 100th season this summer, and that means deals for you.

Facilities At Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park Gaining a Makeover

Facilities at Olympic National Park’s Lake Crescent Lodge are undergoing extensive renovations that are expected to be mostly complete for the 2012 spring opening.

Birding in the National Parks: Kindling An Affair For Bird-Watching

Olympic National Park offers three distinct landscapes for birders -- coastal settings, emerald rain forests, and alpine vistas.

Survey Shows Growth in Mountain Goat Population In Olympic Mountains

The mountain goat population within the Olympic Mountains of Washington state has grown by more than 100 animals to roughly 344 since 2004, according to a U.S. Geological Survey population study, which adds that the population could double in 15 years if the rate of growth stays constant.

Government Denies Responsibility In Death of Man Gored By Mountain Goat at Olympic National Park

U.S. attorneys representing the National Park Service in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a man gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park say the Park Service is not at fault nor responsible.

Whiskey Bend Road In Olympic National Park Reopens To The Public

Whiskey Bend Road, the 4.5-mile road that connects Olympic Hot Springs Road to the Whiskey Bend trailhead in Olympic National Park, has reopened to public vehicle access.

House GOP Expected To Resume Push To Exempt Border Patrol From Environmental Laws Across National Parks

When Congress returns to Washington later this month, watch for Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee to resume a push to exempt the Border Patrol from a wide variety of environmental and National Park Service regulations.

Birding in the National Parks: Chasing The Snowy Owl

The United States has been invaded. None of the presidential candidates are talking about it and I haven’t even seen it mentioned on the national news reports yet. Birders, however, are well aware of this invasion and we welcome our new owl overlords.

Olympic National Park To Revise Spruce Railroad Trail Expansion Project

Officials at Olympic National Park saty they will revise an environmental assessment prepared on a proposal to expand and improve the Spruce Railroad Trail along Lake Crescent and in the Sol Duc area.

With Salmon Runs Ending, Work Resumes On Demolishing Dams At Olympic National Park

Call it a mix of good news and bad news. On the upside, contractors removing dams along the Elwha River at Olympic National Park are getting a two-week head start on the work. The downside is that that early start is made possible by the end of chum salmon runs up the river.

Reader Participation Day: Why Are National Parks So Controversial?

Why are national parks so dang controversial?

Glacier National Park Not Taking Lead From Olympic National Park On Mountain Goats

While Olympic National Park is facing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit over the fatal goring of a hiker by a mountain goat and has implemented regulations designed to ward off future run-ins with the goats, at goat-rich Glacier National Park officials are not altering their regulations.

No Razor Clam Harvest At Olympic National Park Until Spring

Poor overall populations of razor clams, and recent downward trends in those populations, have prompted Olympic National Park officials to cancel the fall and winter clamming season at Kalaloch.

Family of Man Killed By Mountain Goat in Olympic National Park Sues National Park Service

The family of a man gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park a year ago has sued the National Park Service for wrongful death, arguing the park staff knew the animal was a danger to hikers but failed to do anything about it.

Public Access To Lake Aldwell Near Olympic National Park Closed Due To Dam Removal

Tearing down dams is no easy job, and to do it safely requires some public access closures from time to time. One of those times has arrived at Olympic National Park, where they've closed the Lake Aldwell area to the public while work continues on taking down the Elwha Dam.

National Park Quiz 99: Native Americans

Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you write 100 times on the whiteboard: "To show respect and avoid a geographical misnomer, many people now use the term Native American instead of Indian."

Colors Peaking In The National Parks Across The Country

With mid-October practically here, the fall colors are really starting to put on their best in many national parks, places like Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, and Acadia.

Groundbreaking Of Elwha River Restoration At Olympic National Park Something To Remember

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. David Graves, the National Park Conservation Association's Northwest program manager, reflects on the event.

New Webcams At Olympic National Park Allow Views of Largest Dam Removal Project in U. S. History

The largest dam removal project in U. S. history is now underway in and near Olympic National Park, and six new webcams will allow viewing of the project from anywhere in the world.

History To Be Made With Dismantling Of Dams Impacting Olympic National Park Watershed

Nearly a century after they rose up and blocked the Elwha River to generate power, two dams on the river with headwaters in Olympic National Park will begin to be removed this weekend in a historic event aimed at restoring the watershed.

Olympic National Park Officials Kill "Aggressive" Mountain Goat

An "aggressive" mountain goat has been killed by park officials at Olympic National Park, almost a year after another goat fatally gored a hiker in the backcountry.
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