Alaska National Parks News (Non Specific)
Stimulus funds flow into Alaska's national parks
ALASKA: Denali, Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords, others will see improvements.
The toilets should work better at Denali National Park and Preserve thanks to President Barack Obama's federal stimulus spending.

Cuyahoga National Park News:
Park system targeted for federal stimulus funds
The National Park Service has announced the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will receive $7.8 million in federal funds to pay for maintenance that had been put off in the park.

Everglades National Park News:
I-75's Alligator Alley closed, will reopen tomorrow
The wildfire that started April 21 after an early morning lightning strike –– and forced the periodic closing of Interstate 75’s Alligator Alley –– was in its final stages today.

Snook season closes May 1 in Gulf, Everglades
The recreational harvest season for snook will close beginning May 1 in all of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters.

Grand Canyon National Park News:
Endangered Grand Canyon fish making comeback
Chubs rebound » Warmer water from Lake Powell helps.
Endangered humpback chubs in the Grand Canyon have increased their numbers by half since 2001, federal biologists report.

Grand Teton National Park News:
Park roads update
The new multi-use pathway in Grand Teton National Park will not open until late May, the park announced on Monday.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Brush fire burns 2 cabins; Park firefighters battle three fires
A brush fire destroyed two cabins and forced dozens of people to evacuate Monday night in the Cobbly Nob area of Sevier County, one of three fires being battled in or near Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tennessee Wildfire Burns Two Homes
Firefighters this morning contained a wildfire that forced the evacuation of Cobbly Nob near Gatlinburg, destroyed two homes and damaged two others.

Dolly Parton’s Annual Parade Drawing In More Celebs;
TLC’s Duggar Family Coming to Pigeon Forge May 5-9
The ever-expanding Duggar family, stars of TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting,” is coming to Pigeon Forge May 5 –9 to explore what entertainment legend Dolly Parton and more than 10 million annual visitors already know–the Smoky Mountains’ town is ideal for families of all kinds.

Threats to Smokies park require our earnest stewardship
Yesterday we noted the astounding range of biodiversity found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Smokies' borders are butting up against creeping development
Development closes in around national park
COVE CREEK GAP – Wildlife biologist Donald Linzey has been in love with the Smokies most of his life. One of the more recent events in the affair was when he and his wife bought a house more than 65 years old bordering the national park on the edge of Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Mammoth Cave National Park News:
National Park Service Announces Recovery Act Projects at Mammoth Cave National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million that can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This major effort includes projects in the agency’s Southeast Region, which includes Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mammoth Cave National Park will receive $9.120 million under this program.
Utah Parks News (Misc. Non Specific)
Dino-mite: Utah quarry gets explosive treatment
Sometimes the delicate tools of dinosaur diggers just don't cut it.

Misc. National Park News:
People opting for shorter trips, finding better deals (Note - obviously not about the parks, but it is obviously connected)
With more people waiting out the recession at home, it’s become a buyer’s market for summer travel.

Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Burning issue
Gauging the effects of the mountain pine beetle epidemic is a study in progress in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wind Cave National Park News:
Wind Cave National Park plans prescribed burn
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Officials at Wind Cave National Park say they plan to burn 617 acres west of the park's visitor center this spring if weather conditions and other factors are acceptable.

Wood Buffalo National Park News:
Bison population remains stable in Wood Buffalo National Park
The bison in the country's largest national park appear to be thriving after the population reached a low point about 10 years ago.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Meetings set for YNP road projects
The third set in a series of public meetings is scheduled to provide residents with information on road construction that will take place in Yellowstone National Park this year.