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400 acres donated to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park has grown by 400 acres, officials announced Wednesday. This is the largest expansion in close to seven decades.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Yosemite National Park National Park Service John Muir National park
Yosemite expanding by 400 acres
The Trust for Public Land purchased Ackerson Meadow and donated it to the national park.
-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | National Park Service Yosemite National Park National park Plant
Yosemite announces biggest expansion in 70 years, adding new meadows and forest land
In the biggest expansion in 70 years, Yosemite National Park officials announced Wednesday the addition of 400 acres to the park. The addition features wetlands and a grassy meadow surrounded by tall pine trees on rolling hills that are home to endangered wildlife.  Ackerson Meadow is located along...
23897 points by Los Angeles Times | Yosemite National Park Great Grey Owl National Park Service Sierra Nevada National park John Muir Pine
Officials: Yosemite National Park to add 400 acres of meadows, forest in largest expansion in decade
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Officials: Yosemite National Park to add 400 acres of meadows, forest in largest expansion in decades.
1 points by The Washington Times | Yosemite National Park National Park Service Mariposa County California Sierra Nevada Madera County California Yosemite Valley John Muir National park
Montana DEQ requests more information on mining application
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana environmental officials have once again asked a company for more information about its plan to mine for gold on the border of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2bTsFAK ) that the Department of Environmental Quality has asked Crevice Mining Group LLC to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Yellowstone National Park Bozeman Montana Montana Gallatin County Montana United States National Park Service Yellowstone River National park
National parks are free Monday for Presidents Day
National parks across the nation, including the six in Colorado, will be free Monday in celebration of Presidents Day
4 points by The Denver Post | National Park Service Bureau of Land Management National Public Lands Day National park Conservation in the United States Appalachian Trail Zion National Park Bryce Canyon National Park
Free entry to national parks and forests on Presidents Day
If you don’t have plans for Presidents Day, maybe it’s time to make some. National parks and national forests that charge entrance fees will be free to all on the Monday holiday. That means you save $25 at Joshua Tree National Park and $30 at Yosemite National Park, for example. And, in the local...
45 points by Los Angeles Times | National Park Service Death Valley National Park Yosemite National Park National park Pacific Crest Trail John Muir Mojave Desert Sequoia
Colorado’s public lands are boosting local economies
As citizens, government officials and business owners grapple with the value of public lands, one things holds true: Federal designation of an area as a national park or monument can help the local economy. The two newest national monuments in Colorado are buoying the communities that surround them.
794 points by The Denver Post | National park National Park Service Colorado municipalities Bureau of Land Management Archuleta County Colorado Colorado Salida Colorado Federal lands
Bison sent to slaughter over Montana tribes' objections
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control as a quarantine facility that could help spare many of the animals sits empty because of a political dispute.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Yellowstone National Park American Bison Montana National Park Service Billings Montana United States National park Yellowstone River
Yellowstone allows campfires again
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again. The National Park Service on Wednesday lowered fire restrictions that prohibited campfires since last week because of extreme fire danger. However, the park has seen cooler temperatures and some rain this week. Campfires are now ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | National Park Service Yellowstone National Park Fire Washington D.C. National park Wyoming Camping Fort Yellowstone
‘Nature is the great equalizer’: A black couple’s road trip discovering the national parks
A few years ago, a dear friend and I traveled to the Grand Canyon — a trip we'd talked about taking for a decade before we actually made it happen. It was my third visit to the copper-colored wonder of the world, but my friend had never been. I grew up with parents who drove us all over the United...
596 points by Chicago Tribune | National park Yellowstone National Park National Park Service Yosemite National Park Black people Race Ohio and Erie Canal Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Hiker who fell into Yellowstone hot spring 'dissolved overnight'
The body of a hiker who who fell into a hot spring at Yellowstone Park was never retrieved because it "most likely dissolved overnight."
564 points by Daily News | National Park Service Geyser Yellowstone National Park Water Fahrenheit National park Hot spring Spring
Yellowstone National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit
With more than 3,472 square miles to see, it's good to start your trip with a plan.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Yellowstone National Park National Park Service Rustic National Park Service Old Faithful Inn Old Faithful Geyser Geothermal areas of Yellowstone National park Lewis Lake
8 of the most memorable drives in the West
In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | National Park Service Yosemite National Park Yellowstone National Park National park California Yosemite Valley Sierra Nevada United States