Hey Everyone,

Lots of news today - both local and international. Hope everyone enjoys.


Alaska Misc. National Parks News (Non Specific):
Ned Rozell reminds readers of his love of Alaska wilderness
Regular readers of the Daily News-Miner are familiar with Ned Rozell’s weekly column, “Alaska Science Forum,” that presents current research in clear and compelling language...

Reader Travelogue: Alaskan Adventure
Northern expanses inspire exploration beyond ship, shore
We have all heard about the magnificent beauty of Alaska. Last fall, my wife, Cindy, and I took a long-awaited trip there.

Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Bryce Canyon City set for future growth (only peripherally related to the Park)
One of Utah's newest towns now has its own streets and addresses.

Canadian Rocky Mountains News:
Avalanche kills snowmobiler in Canadian Rockies
A 24-year-old snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche in western Canada's Rocky Mountains, police said Saturday.

Glacier National Park News:
Adventure runs deep for cave club
Bigfork group pitches in for Glacier monitoring

Grand Canyon National Park News:
An Old-Fashioned Train Trip to the Grand Canyon
Taking the Kids
It's that rare vacation moment when everyone is happy at the same time. And all it took was an old-fashioned train in a remote Arizona town and a singing cowboy leading the kids in a spirited rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."

Grand Teton National Park News:
Grand Teton visits for winter down little
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming is reporting a slight decrease in recreation visits for the 2008-09 winter season.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Kentucky hiker, 73, dies in Smokies after fall
A 73-year-old Kentucky man hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park fell and later died Friday at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Man dies after fall in Smokies
A Kentucky man died Friday after a fall while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Misc. National Parks News:
Permit outlaw’ banned
A National Park scofflaw who lived in Jackson Hole and described himself as a “permit outlaw” has been banned from all national parks after threatening a ranger, federal officials said.

How to navigate the national parks with dog in tow
Seven days. Two thousand miles. Five Utah national parks. One four-legged friend.
It sounds more like something from "The Amazing Race" than a vacation. We'll visit southern Utah's five national parks, plus a national monument.

Park ranger enjoys developing programs
Park ranger Tracy Shives became a curator for Monocacy National Battlefield a few years before the new visitors center opened in 2007.

North Cascades National Park News:
Fish stocking ban looms at Wash. national park
Every summer, Sandy McKean and volunteers lug plastic jugs full of baby trout into the rugged wilderness of North Cascades National Park and plant them in alpine lakes for anglers to catch.

Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
12 species of bat uncovered in Nui Chua National Park

Body found: believed to be missing bushwalker
Police have located a body in the Royal National Park on the New South Wales south coast, believed to be that of a doctor missing for two weeks.

The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal - The Road Ahead…
Not many of us know that just 60 kms away from Kullu town lies a 765 sq km area known as the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). As management students we were given the task to build a sustainable model for ecotourism in the park but when we started our project on the its promotion of we were clueless about the complexities of the issue at hand.

Galapagos Volcano Erupts
National Park officials notified that the La Cumbre volcano has started spewing lava, gas and smoke on the uninhabited island Fernandina.

Galapagos volcano erupts, could threaten wildlife
Ecuador officials say a volcano is erupting in the Galapagos Islands and could harm unique wildlife.

Pico Bonito National Park
Jungle Gym
Welcome to Bigfoot's winter hideaway, where unclimbed mountains, roaring whitewater, and a new luxury eco-lodge await you

National park warden leaves British cricket team stranded in Monzo
The British cricket team on a mission to set world record by playing a cricket match at the Everest Base Camp has been left stranded after Sagarmatha National Park denied entry on Saturday.

Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Hiking News: Rocky Mountain National Park Entrance Plans
There may soon be a faster way to get into Rocky Mountain National Park at the West entrance.
Hiking News: Rocky Mountain National Park entrance plans

Students take learning out of classrooms and to the outdoors
The brilliance of the Rockies takes your breath away as you climb the winding roads into the Rocky Mountain National Park. You reach for your cell phone to take a picture and remember that you’ve left it at home on purpose. No distractions on this trip. That’s not what this is for. You’re seeking inspiration, and understanding. You’re learning. This is not vacation, this is class.

Where are all the grizzly bears?
Most Rocky Mountain Front grizzly bears still haven't emerged from their high-elevation dens, according to flight observations conducted this week by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, breaking with a recent trend of earlier awakenings.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Visit Yellowstone this summer minus the crowds
According to tourism officials, advance bookings at Yellowstone National Park are down 13% this year which means that this summer would be a great time to put gas into a vehicle and head west.

Federal study of bear denning planned
Scientists intend to study whether climate change delays hibernation by Yellowstone National Park grizzly bears.

Will Wyo get federal wolf funds? (Beware Annoying Commercial)
GREEN RIVER -- A new federal program enacted into law recently aims to compensate ranchers in Wyoming and elsewhere for livestock killed by wolves, but it's not certain when it will begin.

Yosemite National Park News:
U.S. parks an alternative to behold
Greatness -- even grandness -- still exists. The notion is easy to forget when teetering banks, faltering housing and disappearing jobs dominate the news.