A lot going on today. Of course, the Yellowstone Earthquakes are still a huge topic of news. The news last couple of days looks pretty good. Also, the floods at Mt. Rainier are also featured in several articles.


Biscayne NP:
Biscayne National Park kicking off Family Fun Fest

Misc Parks News:
Parks groups oppose gun rule
Suit filed to block loaded weapons
Two national park advocacy groups are going to court to challenge a recent change in federal rules that allows people to carry loaded weapons inside national parks.

Legislation may benefit area wildlands, park
Congress is resurrecting a package of public land bills that would protect 700,000 acres of wildlands and rivers, including areas near the Coachella Valley.

National Park infrastructure should be on stimulus list (Editorial)
With more than 10 million out-of-state visitors bringing more than $3 billion into the state annually, tourism is Montana's second largest industry.

Mount Rainier NP:
Floods hit Western Washington hard
Dozens of roads closed, including passes and I-5 near Chehalis

Mount Rainier to close entrance
Officials at Mount Rainier National Park will close the park's western Nisqually entrance Wednesday evening as a precautionary measure against flooding.

Theodore Roosevelt NP:
Dorgan with Game and Fish
Sen. Byron Dorgan, (D-N.D.) said he agrees with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department on the elk situation at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Yellowstone NP:
Scientists ready to analyze Yellowstone Park quake data
No signs of coming eruption, geologist says

Between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, more than 500 small earthquakes shook Yellowstone National Park. The swarm of quakes was centered below Yellowstone Lake, beginning southeast of Stevenson Island and migrating north toward Fishing Bridge before quieting.

Expert: Quakes could alter Yellowstone
JACKSON, Wyo. -- The recent swarm of small earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park could alter some of the park's thermal features but should not raise any concern about the park's large volcano erupting anytime soon, a researcher said.