Cuyahoga Valley NP:
Chronicle Cuyahoga Valley National Park to collect oral histories
Whether it was a family sledding trip at Kendall Hills, a marriage proposal at Brandywine Falls or an entire childhood growing up nearby, memories related to Cuyahoga Valley National Park abound. In preparation for its new documentary about the park, Western Reserve PBS invites people to share their memories of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
http://www.thesuburbanite.com/communitie...-oral-histories

Everglades NP:
Inauguration Feature: Housing And Tourism Leaders Optimistic Obama Stimulus Plans Could Benefit Florida (I almost omitted this as a news piece because it does not delve much into the park, only to mention it as a potential 'shovel ready' project)
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013773972

Kaibab National Forest:
Kaibab National Forest officials are honoring some unique furry friends today because it is National Squirrel Appreciation Day. The Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona is the only place in the world where the Kaibab squirrel lives in the wild.
http://prescottdailycourier.com/main.asp...86&TM=81.13


Misc. Parks News:
Estimates put inaugural crowd at over 1 million
But experts not sure if turnout surpassed LBJ's inauguration in 1965.
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/01/21/0121inaugcrowd.html

Hundreds Visit Medical Tents Seeking Care for Cold Feet and Worse
Marshall Anderson, park ranger and paramedic, arrived at his first aid tent northeast of the Washington Monument at 5:30 a.m. yesterday. His first patient arrived at 5:31.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/20/AR2009012003781.html

National Park Service Finally Buys Land for Controversial Flight 93 Memorial
After what seems like years upon years of standstills, redesigns, and often-aggravating controversy, there has finally been some movement on the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural Pennsylvania. The National Park Service has announced that they have finally finalized the plans to buy the piece of land needed to start building a permanent memorial.
http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/parks...ial__106255.asp

Parks have been shoveled aside for ages (Editorial)
Given that our national parks were created to preserve their natural wonders the geysers of Yellowstone, Hawaii's volcanoes, Florida's serene River of Grass, and 388 others we don't necessarily associate such pristine places with that economic buzz phrase, shovel-ready.
http://www.news-press.com/article/20090121/COLUMNISTS09/901210395/1058/SPORTS

Outside the US/Canadian Parks System
Elusive search for Kruger crocodile die-off baffles scientists
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) When three rotting crocodile carcasses were spotted in a remote corner of South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park wildlife reserve, alarm bells started ringing for scientists.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h2_a1wVgAVhUQ9ItStc81OqmfQqA

Elephants in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand have been installed with microchips, which will act as their identification proof.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-78806.html

Marine park to save the coastline
A PROPOSAL for a massive marine park stretching along Sydney's coast - from Gosford in the north to the Royal National Park in the south and three kilometres out to sea - is being launched today.
http://merredin.yourguide.com.au/news/na...ne/1377273.aspx


Waterton Lakes National Park:
Historic Canadian lodge gutted by fire
WATERTON PARK, Alberta, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An old-fashioned lodge in Waterton Lakes National Park in the Canadian Rockies burned to the ground early Tuesday.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/01/20/Historic_Canadian_lodge_gutted_by_fire/UPI-35041232497053/

Yellowstone NP:
Snow dictates avalanche forecasters' work
CODY -- Dozens of avalanches have occurred this winter at Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park, keeping avalanche forecasters busy.
http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/01/21/news/wyoming/3d21ed92d1b3a35b8725754400030d9c.txt

Zion NP:
East Zion area offers easy getaway
With a short drive thru some of the most beautiful country in the nation, residents of Cedar City and St. George can find new terrain to explore, all kinds of attractions from concerts to caves and, of course, life's staple: golf.
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20090120/LIFESTYLE/901200326

Last edited by James Morrissey; 01/21/09 06:05 PM.