Canyonlands NP:

Protests pour in against drilling leases:
Protests rolled in Thursday against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's upcoming oil and gas lease sale: Preservationists, conservationists, archaeologists, businesses, river runners, anglers and hunters criticized plans to allow drilling in some of Utah's most sensitive and popular public lands.

Miscellaneous Parks:
National parks can be wonderlands in winter
When bison snort out steam at Yellowstone, snow bunnies traverse Yosemite's slopes, and mosquitoes vacate the Everglades, it's nature's way of telling travelers to consider a counterintuitive winter trip to a national park.

National Mall will be open for Obama inauguration
In a change from tradition, the entire length of the National Mall will be open to the public during the upcoming presidential inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural committee announced Thursday.

National Park Foundation and National Park Service Present 85th Anniversary of the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree

Yellowstone NP:
Group seeks to reverse park snowmobile ruling
BILLINGS, Mont. An environmental group wants a federal judge in Wyoming to dismiss his November order allowing up to 720 snowmobiles daily into Yellowstone National Park.

Yosemite NP:
Target shooter who sparked Yosemite fire sentenced
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Target shooter who sparked Yosemite fire sentenced
The Associated Press
Posted: 12/04/2008 07:00:28 PM PST

MARIPOSA, Calif.A 29-year-old target shooter convicted of sparking a wildfire that burnt down 30 homes outside Yosemite National Park has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service.