July 1st:

Badlands National Park News:
Aerial Spraying at Badlands National Park
Aerial herbicide spraying for management of Canada thistle will occur as weather permits from Tuesday to July 21 in the Badlands National Park.

Congaree National Park News
Congaree National Park changes canoe trip rules
The National Park Service has changed its policy on reservations for the free guided canoe tours at Congaree National Park based on feedback from the public.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park given OK for Newfound Gap Road reconstruction
The National Park Service (NPS) has cleared the way for the rehabilitation of the 14.5 miles of Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Pride of lions spotted roaming S.African village
South African authorities on Wednesday said they were searching for four lions believed to have escaped from a wildlife park which have been spotted roaming villages in the northwest.

Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Fire expected to have minimal impact on Estes Park events
As Estes Park prepares for Fourth of July weekend crowds, the city and Rocky Mountain National Park officials are working to see that efforts to contain the Cow Creek Fire will have a minimal impact on planned events.

Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park News:
Yet Another Bear Lost in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park rangers on Wednesday put down a female black bear that had come to rely on humans for food.

Ten millennia old hunting weapon discovered in melting ice patch
A University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has discovered a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon in a melting ice patch in the Rocky Mountains close to Yellowstone National Park.