Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West

Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

#booker-cory-a, #conservation-of-resources, #elk, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #gianforte-greg-1961, #house-of-representatives, #hunting-and-trapping, #idaho, #livestock, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #senate, #state-legislatures, #wolves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

Prehistoric Rock Art ‘Irreparably Damaged’ by Vandals, Officials Say

Geometric rock carvings that are believed to be at least 3,000 years old were scratched with names and dates at Big Bend National Park in Texas.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #big-bend-national-park-tex, #graffiti, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #vandalism

Climate Change Is Thawing Arctic Alaska

The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #caribou, #gates-of-the-arctic-national-park-alaska, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #weather, #wilderness-areas

900 Bison at Yellowstone Are Targeted for Removal

The bison will be slaughtered, shot by hunters or relocated under a plan to address a booming population in the national park that has led to overgrazing.

#bison, #brucellosis, #cattle, #hunting-and-trapping, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #yellowstone-national-park

Treasure Hunter Who Got Lost in Yellowstone Must Repay Cost of Rescue

Mark Lantis had to be airlifted by helicopter while searching for treasure buried by the eccentric art collector Forrest Fenn. Three courts have said he has to pay a $2,880 fine.

#airlifts, #appeals-courts-us, #fenn-forrest-1930, #helicopters, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #the-thrill-of-the-chase-book, #treasure-troves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

Lights Out: 5 New ‘Dark-Sky Places’ for Top-Shelf Stargazing

The International Dark-Sky Association awards certifications to sites with exceptionally high-quality night skies, including national parks, sanctuaries and reserves.

#appalachian-mountain-club, #black-gap-wildlife-management-area, #chiricahua-national-monument-az, #international-dark-sky-assn, #lighting, #mammoth-cave-national-park, #milky-way-galaxy, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pollution, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states, #watoga-state-park-w-va, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

She Climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan to Celebrate Turning 70

Dierdre Wolownick, whose son, Alex Honnold, is one of the world’s top rock climbers, ascended Yosemite’s El Capitan to celebrate her 70th birthday.

#content-type-personal-profile, #el-capitan-mountain, #honnold-alex, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nevertoolate2021, #rock-climbing, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Has Climate Change Cut Us Off From the Wilderness in California?

In California, there is no escape from global warming for many of the species affected and none for the species causing the problem.

#california, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #forest-service, #global-warming, #kings-canyon-national-park-calif, #muir-john, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pacific-crest-trail, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wilderness-areas, #wildfires

Woman Jailed for Close Encounter With Grizzly and Cubs at Yellowstone

The woman was sentenced to four days in jail and was barred from the park for a year for not yielding space to the bear and three cubs.

#animals, #bears, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

Biden to Restore Three National Monuments in Utah and New England

President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans

8 Places to Visit Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #blue-ridge-parkway-va, #content-type-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #virginia

Daintree Forest in Australia Is Returned to Indigenous Owners

The rainforest is among nearly 400,000 acres of land in northeast Australia that were handed back on Wednesday to Aboriginal people who have lived in the region for thousands of years.

#indigenous-australians, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #queensland-australia

Three Men Are Charged With Approaching Bears in Alaska

The men could face up to six months in prison after entering a restricted area of Katmai National Park and Preserve in 2018.

#bears, #katmai-national-park-alaska, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Arrest Warrant Issued for Brian Laundrie, Days After Gabby Petito’s Body Was Found

Mr. Laundrie is facing a felony charge of debit card fraud in Wyoming after the death of Ms. Petito, his fiancée, on a cross-country trip. The death has been ruled a homicide.

#capital-one-financial-corporation, #debit-cards, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle, #wyoming

Gabby Petito’s Disappearance: a Timeline

The authorities said on Sept. 19 that they had found human remains consistent with a description of Ms. Petito, 22 in Wyoming. She had traveled to national parks with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Their social media accounts provide a glimpse into their trip.

#arches-national-park-utah, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #petito-gabrielle

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires

At least two wildfire complexes are threatening some of the giant sequoia groves in Central California.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires

Stop the Bison Hunt in Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service should stop a planned cull of these animals in Grand Canyon National Park.

#arizona, #bison, #gosar-paul-1958, #grand-canyon-national-park, #haaland-deb, #hunting-and-trapping, #interior-department, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-rifle-assn

Yellowstone National Park Sets August Record for Visitors

The park had more than 920,000 recreational visits in August, surpassing its previous busiest August on record, in 2017, when crowds came out to watch a solar eclipse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #norris-geyser-basin-museum-yellowstone-national-park, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-warnings, #yellowstone-national-park

The Tetons’ Ever-Changing Beauty: A 45 Mile Hike Through the Wyoming Range

A three-day hike through the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming offers consistently stunning — and constantly unfolding — scenery.

#camps-and-camping, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rockefeller-john-d-jr, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

Why We Need More National Parks

There are dozens of natural wonders around the country worthy of the designation.

#environment, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores

Woman Sentenced to 7 Days in Jail for Walking in Yellowstone’s Thermal Area

The authorities used her case to warn the public about the dangers of the park’s hot springs, geysers and steam vents.

#madeline-casey, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #norris-geyser-basin, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

Fred Zalokar, Marathoner Who Took On Mountains, Is Found Dead in Yosemite

The body of the 61-year-old, who had been missing since Saturday, was recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, the National Park Service said.

#deaths-obituaries, #marathon-running, #missing-persons, #mountaineering, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #new-york-city-marathon, #ultramarathon-running, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zalokar-fred

Grizzly Bear Suspected in Fatal Attack in Montana Is Killed

Wildlife officials believe the bear was the same grizzly that killed a California woman on Tuesday, given the proximity to the attack and evidence found at both scenes.

#animal-behavior, #bears, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #grizzly-bears, #leah-davis, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #wyoming

How Crowded Are America’s National Parks? See for Yourself.

Americans are flocking to national parks in record numbers, in many cases leading to long lines and overcrowded facilities. Here’s what four parks looked like over the holiday weekend.

#acadia-national-park-me, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-canyon-national-park, #independence-day-us-july-4, #joshua-tree-national-park-calif, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #travel-and-vacations, #yellowstone-national-park

Touring Alaska in an R.V.

For a photographer based in Juneau, two Alaskan roads — the Glenn Highway and the Richardson Highway — formed the backbone of a stunning late-spring road trip.

#alaska, #automobiles, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mines-and-mining, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #recreational-vehicles, #travel-and-vacations

Congress Backs National Memorial Designation for Former Pulse Nightclub Site

Congress has adopted legislation to formally designate the site of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., as a memorial to the 49 people who were killed there on June 12, 2016.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mateen-omar-1986-2016, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #orlando-fla, #orlando-fla-shooting-2016, #pelosi-nancy, #pulse-orlando-fla-nightclub

Driving the States of Maine

Taking U.S. 1 the length of Maine reveals the shifting nature of the state’s character, from lobster shacks and antiques stores to vast forests and a lost French colony.

#maine, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #u-s-route-1

Deb Haaland Wants to Restore National Monuments Slashed by Trump

Deb Haaland has advised the president to reinstate former boundaries at Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and also in a marine area off New England.

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #environment, #global-warming, #grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah

Memorial Day Travel Forecast: Crowds, Traffic and Where is Our Waitress?

As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.

#american-automobile-assn, #american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #automobiles, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mackinac-island-mich, #memorial-day, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #outer-banks-nc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #shortages, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

What to Save? Climate Change Forces Brutal Choices at National Parks.

For decades, the core mission of the Park Service was absolute conservation. Now ecologists are being forced to do triage, deciding what to safeguard — and what to let slip away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #wildfires

Joseph D. Mount Was Charged For Organizing a Hike of More Than 150 people to the Grand Canyon.

Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-canyon-ariz, #grand-canyon-national-park, #hikes-and-hiking, #mount-joseph-don, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #timothy-hopp

Grand Canyon Bison Hunt Draws 45,000 Applicants to Kill 12 Animals

National Park Service officials want to reduce the size of a herd that they say has damaged vegetation, archaeological sites and the water supply.

#arizona, #bison, #forests-and-forestry, #grand-canyon-national-park, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-america

Why Biden Must Save Bears Ears National Monument

‘We are rooted to Mother Earth through her body like the plants are rooted to the soil.’

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #earth, #federal-lands, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #language-and-languages, #lee-michael-s-1971, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah, #women-and-girls

How to Reserve a Campsite, Even at the Last Minute

Who says you can’t get a reservation for the great outdoors this weekend?

#bureau-of-land-management, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-service, #federal-lands, #kampgrounds-of-america, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tents

Grizzly Bear Fatally Mauls a Backcountry Guide Near Yellowstone Park

When the bear charged at Montana officials who were investigating the attack, they shot and killed it.

#animal-behavior, #bears, #deaths-fatalities, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #idaho, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores

Asian-Americans’ Politics, Pandemic Wilderness Explorers and O.J. Simpson’s Twitter Account: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#asian-americans, #bankruptcies, #brooks-brothers, #fashion-and-apparel, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #simpson-o-j

How About a Luxury Tour of Your Own Backyard?

Many group tour companies are trading their international itineraries for souped-up domestic trips aimed at nature-loving Americans.

#alaska, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #glacier-bay-national-park-alaska, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #organized-tours, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #yellowstone-national-park

Visited a National Park This Year? Now, Help Save It.

More people than ever visited national parks during the pandemic. We need to harness that interest for change.

#conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #haaland-deb, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #salmon, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Get Outside and Safely Visit a National Park

Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.

#camps-and-camping, #federal-lands, #forests-and-forestry, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

How Bad Was the Coronavirus Pandemic on Tourism in 2020? Look at the Numbers.

The dramatic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry and beyond are made clear in six charts.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #carbon-dioxide, #carnival-corporation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #travel-and-vacations

A Sacred Place Undone by Trump Must Be Saved by Biden

Bears Ears is one of the nation’s most compelling and mysterious landscapes and a place of worship for Native Americans.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #federal-lands, #haaland-deb, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wilderness-areas

On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

The danger of avalanche is high in parts of the Cascade Mountains and areas farther south, the Northwest Avalanche Center said.

#avalanches, #cascade-mountains, #idaho, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #rain, #washington-state, #western-states-us

Getaway Planning Tips: How to Prepare for Your Next Escape

Right now, pulling off a getaway to the great outdoors requires extensive planning. Here’s what to keep in mind.

#content-type-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

Native Americans ‘Left Out in the Cold’ Under Trump Press Biden for Action

After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #federal-lands, #haaland-deb, #indian-health-service, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #pipelines, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Meet America’s 63rd National Park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.

#capito-shelley-moore, #coal, #geology, #hunting-and-trapping, #land-use-policies, #mines-and-mining, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #west-virginia

Archaeologists Discover Spot in Alaska Where Indigenous Fort Once Stood

The location of the fort, which was used by the Tlingit people to ward off Russian invaders in 1804 and was destroyed by the Russians, has eluded researchers for decades.

#alaska, #alaska-natives, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #russia

6 Park Rangers Ambushed and Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve

The attack in the Virunga National Park was the latest assault on rangers charged with protecting one of Africa’s oldest nature areas.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #goma-congo-democratic-republic-of, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #virunga-national-park-congo-democratic-republic-of

6 Park Rangers Killed in Congo Gorilla Reserve Ambush

The attack in the Virunga National Park was the latest assault on rangers charged with protecting one of Africa’s oldest nature areas.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #goma-congo-democratic-republic-of, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #virunga-national-park-congo-democratic-republic-of

How This Spot (in Mozambique) Got Its Leopard

Gorongosa National Park, steadily recovering from the ravages of civil war, recently added to its list of resident predators.

#animals, #area-planning-and-renewal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #leopards, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

George W. Bush’s Childhood Home Eyed for National Park Service Inclusion

The home, in Midland, Texas, was part of a formative time in the shaping of the future president, historians said.

#bush-barbara, #bush-george, #bush-george-w, #bush-laura, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #midland-tex, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #united-states-politics-and-government