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This 18 August 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay of California. Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover that could see the imposing former prison island become a tree-hugger's paradise. The US Parks Service is studying plans to make Alcatraz self-sufficient in an attempt to lessen the impact on the environment and provide an example to the rest of the US. By 2014, authorities expect to have installed a waste reprocessing plant as well as a de-salination plant to provide drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Helene Labriet-Gross/FILES (Photo credit should read HELENE LABRIET-GROSS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Unveils $3 Million In Improvements To Alcatraz Island

The National Park Service is pulling the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in improvements to the guardhouse, library and schoolhouse and other historic features.

07/01/2015

North Window of the Turret Arch in Arches National Park (credit: GERO BRELOER/AFP/Getty Images)

Travel Guide To Utah’s Arches National Park

Travel guide to Utah’s Arches National Park, featuring the world’s largest collection of natural stone arches.

06/10/2015

Muir Woods in Marin County. (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Muir Woods Entry Fee Going Up From $7 To $10

Entry for children under 16 years of age will continue to be free, said the National Park Service, which announced the price increase on Thursday.

05/28/2015

Muir Woods (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Free Entrance To National Parks Offered This Weekend

This weekend may be the perfect time to visit a national park, as entrance fees are being waived for the third time this year.

04/16/2015

National Park Service (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

National Parks Call On Americans To ‘Find Your Park’

After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.

03/31/2015

Michael Dahl was last seen in the Lower Yosemite Falls area on Saturday about 10 a.m.

Marin Man Who Went Missing In Yosemite National Park For 2 Days Found Safe

A 20-year-old Marin County man missing for two days in Yosemite National Park has been found alive.

03/23/2015

View from inside the rescue chopper of the collapsed cliff (circled in red). (CBS)

Hikers Tumble 70 Feet After Cliff Collapses At Point Reyes Hiking Trail, 1 Dead

A woman who died in a rockslide at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday has been identified by the Marin County coroner’s office as 58-year-old San Francisco resident Nancy Blum.

03/21/2015

A flag flies on a ferry as it approaches Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Marina District Residents Want To Block Plans For Alcatraz Ferry Service From Fort Mason

The National Park Service has a plan the could move to the ferry service to Alcatraz from from Embarcadero to Fort Mason in the Marina District where some residents are fuming.

03/09/2015

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Will San Francisco Ocean Beach Bonfires Continue? Park Service Deciding On Future Of Tradition

The future of bonfires at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach will get a hearing Thursday evening at a public meeting hosted by the National Park Service.

02/05/2015

1882 Winchester Rifle

Mystery Find: 1882 Winchester Rifle Discovered Leaning Against Tree In Eastern Nevada Mountains

The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November.

01/18/2015

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