Bay Area Parks Reopen After End Of Government ShutdownWhile the end of the federal government shutdown meant that many recreation spaces reopened on Monday, some Bay Area parks will feel the lingering effects of the shutdown for weeks to come.
Government Shutdown Forces Yosemite To Limit Entry To Park Due To Trash, FecesThe partial federal government shutdown has forced Yosemite National Park limit entry due to a buildup of trash and human waste.
National Parks Warming, Drying Up Faster Than Rest Of Country, Study FindsNational parks are important. They're home to irreplaceable ecosystems, cultural sites and extraordinary wildlife. But according to a new study, things are not looking good for them.
Yosemite, Alcatraz Remain Open Amid Federal Shutdown, Muir Woods Closed Yosemite National Park and Alcatraz remained open to visitors Sunday while several other National Parks shuttered their doors amid the federal government shutdown.
Deadly Beauty Hidden In National ParksTwo California National Parks – Yosemite and the Golden Gate National Recreational Area -- are among the deadliest in the nation, according to a special report by Outside magazine.
Cash-Strapped National Parks System Considers Alcohol Advertising Within ParksThe cash-strapped National Parks system continues to look for new forms of revenue to help keep the parks maintained and open to the public, but a new proposal to allow alcohol companies to place their logos within the parks is getting the ire of health groups.
Free Weekend As National Park Service Turning 100-Years OldThe National Park Service turns 100-years old Thursday, and it's celebrating all weekend long.
Bay Area's National Parks Pumping $1 Billion Into Local Economy, Report FindsThe Bay Area’s eleven National Parks sites are more popular than ever, and the result is more tourist dollars being directed into Bay Area communities and businesses.
Record Number Of Visitors At National Parks In 2015Many of the country's most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set new visitation records in 2015.
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Yosemite's Dying Trees, Skimpy Waterfalls Are Latest Signs Of Epic California DroughtPark officials say the tallest waterfall in North America - Yosemite Falls - will likely run dry about two months early this year.
Travel To California’s Joshua Tree National ParkPack your camping gear and a comfortable pair of hiking boots, then make plans to head on out and enjoy time in the great outdoors at the Joshua Tree National Park.
Plan For Free Admission To National Parks For 4th Graders, Their Families To Be UnveiledPresident Barack Obama is turning a historic South Side neighborhood in Chicago into a national monument Thursday, in a visit that also could provide a political lift to the city’s mayor.
Tougher Sentences For Pot Growers Focus On Environmental DamageBay Area Congressmen are applauding a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to toughen sentences for illegal marijuana growers whose pot farms damage the environment, particularly on public lands and in national parks.
Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414MThe Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.