Acadia National Park:
Guns barred in buildings
ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Although recent changes in federal regulations allow visitors to take loaded, permitted concealed weapons into national parks and wildlife refuges, visitors cannot take guns into any building, except standalone rest rooms.

BAR HARBOR — The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for all of Eastern Maine after temperatures plummeted to their lowest readings in years overnight. In Bar Harbor temperatures as low as minus 21 were reported around daybreak on Friday.

Snow falls across Maine as temperatures rise slightly
HOULTON, Maine — A blast of snow is moving across northern New England on Sunday as the temperature rises, offering relief from bitter cold.

Arches/Canyonland NP:
11th-Hour Ruling Blocks Utah Oil and Gas Leases
A federal judge on Saturday blocked oil and natural gas exploration on tens of thousands of acres of federal land in Utah, saying in an 11th-hour decision that the Interior Department had not done sufficient environmental analysis, particularly of how air quality might be degraded.

Death Valley NP:
Death Valley road project lines up for stimulus funding
A $11.2 billion road rehabilitation project in Death Valley National Park is among the projects getting in line for a piece of the proposed federal stimulus package.

Grand Canyon NP:
Canyon in need of restoration stimulus
Facilities, trails and campgrounds are starting to fall apart, with the backlog reaching $262 million.
If he had about $65 million annually over the next four years, the superintendent of the Grand Canyon would create more than 1,000 new jobs improving roads, trails, water lines, campgrounds and buildings there.

Grand Teton NP:
Quake update: Geologists of Jackson Hole: 'Just be prudent'
Geologists of Jackson Hole issue press release on Alpine quake.

Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore:
How many species at Ind. Dunes? May event to tell
PORTER, Ind. - Thousands of scientists, students and volunteers will gather at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in May to record every species living there during a 24-hour period.,0,3673675.story

Misc. Parks News:
How much is the Flight 93 crash site worth?
The owner of the land where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, has said he thinks the Somerset County property is worth $50 million, but he'd be willing to take $10 million.

Land Deal Is Reached for a 9/11 Memorial
The National Park Service and an organization representing victims’ families have reached a deal to buy the most critical piece of land needed for the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

Outside of the US/Canada Parks System:
Bushfire rages in Burleigh national park
It is burning on a steep slope in an inaccessible area and firefighters are concerned about homes bordering the park.

Encroachers close in on National Park
Mumbai Authorities at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) are facing fresh encroachment attempts, this time from its original inhabitants — the tribal population in and around the park.

Rocky Mountain NP:
Girl rescued from Rocky Mountain National Park
A 17-year-old Estes Park girl was rescued from Rocky Mountain National Park on Friday after becoming stranded while hiking.

Yellowstone NP:
Deja vu All Over Again
White House Still Wants to Delist Gray Wolf
n what many environmentalists hope is its last affront to their sensibilities, the Bush administration is once again trying to remove endangered species protection for the rebounding gray wolf population of the Northern Rockies. Just this past September, environmentalists won a challenge in federal court overturning a previous Bush order to remove federal protection for the wolves, which were reintroduced to the greater Yellowstone area a dozen years ago and, although thriving, are still considered vulnerable by biologists.