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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened some campgrounds and restrooms in the park that had been closed since the partial federal government shutdown began in December. The National Park

Jan 16, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua trees cut down. Graffiti painted on rocks. Those images and more circulated like wildfire on social media as people expressed outrage over the damage in California's National Parks

Jan 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

A new year. A new beginning for some. The same old battle for others. And so it is with the environment, as perennial battles continue for the year ahead. Here...

Dec 28, 2018 : Hugh Owen
The Government Has Shut Down: Here’s What it Means for the Appalachian Trail

The Government Has Shut Down: Here’s What it Means for the Appalachian Trail

What does a government shutdown mean for the Appalachian Trail? Like other recent closures, this is considered a “soft” closure, which means the Appalachian Trail will be “closed but accessible”

Dec 21, 2018 : The Editors
Arctic Refuge Leasing Plans Outlined by Trump Administration

Arctic Refuge Leasing Plans Outlined by Trump Administration

The Trump administration this week outlined plans for selling drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, raising the stakes in a decades-long battle to protect the far-northern Alaskan

Dec 21, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

A federal court has rejected permits for a natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, saying that the US Forest Service bowed...

Dec 15, 2018 : The Editors
2019 National Park Week Free Days Announced

2019 National Park Week Free Days Announced

Each year, the Department of the Interior waives the national park entry fees on a selection of designated days. Here are the 2019 dates for fee-free entrance to every national park...

Dec 9, 2018 : The Editors
JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

Forty has never looked so good!  We're teaming up with the CDTC (Continental Divide Trail Coalition) to celebrate the CDT's 40th birthday!  Join us at the Trailhead Taphouse and Kitchen in...

Nov 21, 2018 : The Editors
House Takes Step to End Protection for Gray Wolves

House Takes Step to End Protection for Gray Wolves

The House of Representatives voted Friday, Nov. 16, to end more than 40 years of legal protections for gray wolves in the continental United States. The action comes as the...

Nov 17, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

A federal judge in Montana has temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, saying the Trump administration ignored the project's effect on climate

Nov 9, 2018 : The Editors