Great Falls National Park News:
Waterfall has a 'Sopranos' tie.
In America's newest national park-to-be, a rainbow gleaming in the mists of a breathtaking waterfall vies for attention with glittering piles of discarded beer cans.

Misc. National Park News:
National parks to get $750 million today
National parks get $750 million in federal economic stimulus money today to chip into a to-do list that includes repairing historic buildings, constructing trails and increasing renewable energy use from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to Yosemite in California.

Pinnacles National Monument:
Condor nest found on San Benito County ranch — first in 70 years
The first condor nest in 70 years has been discovered on a San Benito County ranch and verified by U.S. National Park Service biologists.

National parks offer majestic getaways at recession prices
Feeling insecure about that job? Perhaps you are one of the millions already laid off. The recession has a tight grip on Americans, and when jobs are scarce, stress is plentiful. This is why now may be the best time to take your vacation. If you have job related stress, you may be doing more harm than good to yourself and to your career.

Conservationist Bob Burleson dies'
Robert Clair “Bob” Burleson Jr. made his living in courtrooms, but he made his mark in life by working to conserve Texas’ natural beauty and rare archaeological sites.

Outside the US/Canadian Parks System:
Afghanistan announces first national park on Earth Day
War-wearied Afghanis received uplifting news on Earth Day this year. Their government has announced the creation of the nation’s first national park, Band-e-Amir, protecting a one-of-a-kind landscape encompassing six sky-blue lakes separated by natural dams.

Poland, Slovakia, US map out national parks future (I know, the US is part of this, but we do not have an Outside and Inside section. :P)
As the world celebrates Earth Day, national park experts from Poland, Slovakia and the United States are in the Tatra resort of Zakopane to exchange experience and map out a cooperation programme.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Eco-Cleanup at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
It`s been an eventful spring in North Dakota. There`s been plenty of snow and water, and now, at least temporarily, fire. These flames were intentionally set as part of the eco-cleanup of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Public outcry keeps cell towers out of Yellowstone historic areas
Public outcry against marring the landscape of Yellowstone National Park with cell phone towers made a difference. New guidelines restrict cell towers in the backcountry, in campgrounds and along park road corridors. The new plan prohibits wireless Internet service at all historic lodges and calls for relocation of the cell tower located near the geyser basin and Old Faithful to a less visible site at a nearby water treatment plant.

Yellowstone plans expanded cell, Internet service
As the host of more than 24,000 visitors on busy summer days, Yellowstone National Park has adopted a wireless communications plan that seeks to balance safety and convenience with its mission of preserving the park's natural condition.

Park wireless plan set
A final plan for wireless communications in Yellowstone provides the potential for a modest increase in developed areas while protecting backcountry and historic sites, National Park Service officials say.

To read what the NPS has to say about the Wireless Plan...

American White Pelicans Vs. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout; Public Comments Being Taken
From 2004 to 2007 the number of American White Pelicans doubled in the Blackfoot Reservoir area. In return, the number of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout have dramatically decreased.

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone not experiencing the best of times
There's a troubling trend within Yellowstone National Park: Too many grizzly bears are dying or being killed by hunters, and the animals are being forced to expand range in search of food.