Big Bend NP:
Black Bear and Mountain Lion Sightings December 2008 at Big Bend National Park

Glacier NP:
For Many Glacier caretakers, blog helps with sanity
When Ron Hoppner goes to work, he bundles up and heads out into the chill, passing by the dozen or so bighorn sheep that hang out near his door everyday.

Grand Teton NP:
Grand Teton National Park Employees Give “Day of Service” to Local Community (Blog)
Grand Teton National Park employees donated a “Day of Service” to their local community of Jackson, Wyoming in observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 19, 2009. Park Service staff contributed their time and energy in answer to the nation-wide challenge from President Barack Obama, who called upon American citizens to provide community service during the federal holiday.

Misc. Parks News:
Attendance at Avalanche Classes Surges
After Dangerous Early Winter Conditions, Backcountry Beckons

Freeze On New Regs Could Impact Efforts to Expand Mountain Biking in National Parks
A freeze on new regulations proposed in the waning days of the Bush administration puts in limbo a number of rules and actions that affect national parks. One pending rule, for instance, could greatly expand mountain biking in the parks.

Mount Rainier NP:
Limited access to Paradise (Mount Rainier style)
Mount Rainier National Park continues to explore ways to safely open the road to Paradise on weekdays, but this can only occur on days when road and weather conditions are optimal.

Wonderland Trail will be rerouted
Mount Rainier National Park trails crews will proceed this spring or summer with a reroute of the Wonderland Trail in the Carbon River area.

Rocky Mountain NP:
Elk Culling To Start In Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park
Rifle scopes will soon be set on elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say they plan to start culling the herd in the next few weeks.

Saguaro NP:
Saguaro National Park needs volunteers to help preserve trails
Saguaro National Park is looking for volunteers to help preserve the scenic trails in the Cactus Forest and the Tucson Mountain District.

Yellowstone NP:
Yellowstone National Park will receive a half million dollars in federal funds to match a private donation enabling the park to conduct a groundbreaking research project.