Misc. Parks News:
Looking ahead to summer trips to national parks
If you're thinking about a trip to a national park next summer, you may want to start researching your itinerary now. Campsites and cabins can be secured up to six months in advance at http://www.recreation.gov and the National Park Service has a wealth of free information online for individual parks.

Olympic NP:
Owls on Peninsula under pressure
PORT ANGELES -- The northern spotted owl is being driven off its territory by a larger, more aggressive cousin, say wildlife biologists.

Stones River National Cemetery
Historic Weathervane Towers Over Battlefield
A piece of history returned to its place high above the hallowed ground of Stones River National Cemetery as employees replaced a repaired weathervane atop the cemetery flagpole.

Yellowstone NP:
Gray wolves becoming star attraction at Yellowstone
More than 350 now roam the park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - It is a sunny winter afternoon, and Simond Raymond has a problem.
His flight home to Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland leaves this evening from Bozeman, Mont. But at the moment, Raymond is standing in the snow of the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, 120 miles away.

Scientists eye unusual swarm of Yellowstone quakes
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something bigger to come. Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone, but it's very unusual for so many earthquakes to happen over several days, said Robert Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.

Zion NP:
Under the Dixie SUN: Charting the Course of History
Zion National Park Begins its Centennial Year
One hundred years ago, a St. George man was working on a report that would forever change the course of Southern Utah history.
His name was Leo A. Snow and he was a United States deputy surveyor who had been detailed to survey Township 40 South, Range 10 West from Salt Lake City.