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The 150th anniversary of the idea of national parks
Merced River and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, circa 1865, Carleton Watkins photograph One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States was in the midst of the Civil War.
elfling 07/05/2014 40 96 1 -
As Obama designates his 11th National Monument, Republicans seek to strip away his power to do more
A view in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument , 496,000 acres in the southern Rockies designated by President Obama ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2014 79 96 2 -
DKos Tour Series: Goblin Valley State Park
Please note : I have had a few emails asking about the Acoma Pueblo diary's posting. It was posted on Thursday, as promised, but there was a lot of ...
richholtzin 03/22/2013 41 35 2 -
628 Wolves Slaughtered this Fall: Ecological Disaster & Extreme Cruelty
Papers across the world have reported the killing of Yellowstone's most photographed wolf. “She is was the most famous wolf in the world,” said Jimmy Jones, a wildlife photographer who lives in ...
FishOutofWater 12/12/2012 287 221 - -
Most famous wolf killed by hunter when pack ranged just outside Yellowstone
This has to stop. Yellowstone National Park’s best-known wolf, beloved by many tourists and valued by scientists who tracked its movements, was shot and killed on Thursday outside the park’s ...
samizdat 12/09/2012 283 222 - -
A New National Monument: Chimney Rock Receives Much Needed Protection
Colorado's Chimney Rock is a spectacular rock formation and archaeological site that thousands have fought to protect over the years. Today, we received the great news that this special place has ...
Frances Hunt 09/21/2012 13 25 - 99
America’s National Parks, Air Pollution Knows No Boundary
Summer is a time when American families plan vacations. Many are centered on the natural beauty of our country and the National Parks System . However, what many tourists may not anticipate is that ...
Marcia G Yerman 08/15/2012 5 9 1 47
Four Mile Trail - Yosemite National Park (photo diary)
The trails from floor to rim at Yosemite Valley are strenuous. This trail is no exception at 9.6 miles/15.5 km round-trip with 3,200 feet/975 m elevation change in each direction it can take ...
jbob 06/15/2012 36 32 1 156
HR 4089 in Senate would eviscerate wilderness areas, national parks
The phony "Sportsmen's Heritage Act HR 4089" would open rare wilderness areas to motors and mining, bar the EPA from banning lead in hunting ammunition, open national parks to hunting, and allow the ...
Gallatin 05/08/2012 7 31 3 101
Ancient America: Chaco Culture National Historic Park
More than a thousand years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans constructed a number of larges pueblos in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. The ruins of these ancient pueblos came to the attention of the Americans ...
Ojibwa 02/26/2012 57 118 8 411
Rockefeller and the Yosemite Sugar Pines
Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot defend themselves or run away. It took more than three thousand years to make some of the oldest of the Sequoias, trees that are still standing in perfect ...
craigkg 02/14/2012 16 51 1 303
Texas' Grand Canyon
In the western panhandle of Texas lies a vast 32,000 sq mile area tabletop mesa best described by what it lacks rather than what it contains, which is pretty much nothing. When the Spanish explorer ...
craigkg 01/16/2012 76 168 5 995
State Parks of the San Juan Islands: Jewels in the Salish Sea
The San Juan Islands comprise an archipelago of 172 jewels set in the sparkling blue waters of Washington State’s northwest corner. (There are as many as 743 at low tide.) Within these islands are ...
RonK 01/14/2012 140 96 11 618
Goodbye: The "End Of Wilderness" bill
H.R. 2834, Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act This bill is sponsored by Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) and 42 co-sponsors. It has passed out of the House ...
vexed weasel 01/12/2012 25 32 1 156
Jefferson National Forest
Jefferson National Forest, administratively combined with Washington National Forest, lies within the states of Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.  Most of Jefferson National Forest lies within ...
godzakka 12/22/2011 18 26 2 131
Yosemite in mid-November, 2011 (picture heavy)
My wife and I try to spend some time in Yosemit National Park each November. This year we arrived on the 13th and departed on the 15th. Eschewing our travel trailer, we stayed at Yosemite Lodge, in ...
enhydra lutris 12/06/2011 40 32 - 138
Good News, But Yellowstone Grizzlies Aren't Out of the Woods Yet
Grizzly bears and the many people working to protect them received great news recently:
Frances Hunt 12/01/2011 5 13 - 44
A Coal Strip Mine Next to a National Park?
When I think of Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park, I envision its beautiful rock spires (also known as “hoodoos") reaching into the sky. I think of it as an amazing place to visit and hike, one of ...
Mary Anne Hitt 11/30/2011 6 11 - 51
Visiting Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island National Seashore.  It's probably not a place you're familiar with, unless of course you're truly a National Park Service connoisseur or from southern coastal Georgia or northern ...
godzakka 11/24/2011 22 35 5 211
What Should I Know Before Camping at Glacier National Park?
I know the format is bit different than the normal "Things to Know Before.." series. I'd like to crowd source some of the juicier details rather than rely solely on a travel guide. I'm trying to ...
markdd 11/10/2011 33 9 1 124
Hoodoo you think you are? Bryce Canyon National Park
The canyon that isn't. Bryce Canyon is not a "real" canyon. It is not carved by flowing water. Water is the active ingredient here, but in the form of "frost-wedging" and chemical ...
SJerseyIndy 11/03/2011 142 97 6 440
Obama establishes new national monument
Congratulations to Fort Monroe National Monument, the 396th and newest unit of our National Park System. Today President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to set aside a ...
craigkg 11/01/2011 10 25 2 126
Grand Staircase - Escalante: Land of Rocks
In 1996, President Clinton made a bold and controversial move, declaring 1.9 million acres of land in southern Utah a National Monument. The designation turned almost the entire southern portion of ...
Phoenix Rising 10/27/2011 100 92 7 338
Park Avenue: Call for Writers
The weekly Park Avenue National Parks diary is being delayed until tomorrow, as I do not have a diary ready. When the series stopped in spring, there were a decent number of writers who had signed ...
Phoenix Rising 10/20/2011 3 6 - 54
Photo Friday and Park Avenue Open Thread
This week marks the return of the Park Avenue National Parks series, with a piece on Assateague Island ...
Phoenix Rising 10/14/2011 3 8 3 30
Assateague Island National Seashore
Just south of Ocean City, Maryland lies the 37 mile long barrier island of Assateague - a narrow, ever-changing landscape of dunes and marshes that protects the shoreline of southern Maryland and ...
Phoenix Rising 10/13/2011 33 39 3 146
The Return of Park Avenue: Photo Friday Open Thread
It's been a long time since the Park Avenue group has been active here. I guess when you're writing about our wonderful outdoor parks, vacation season can find you pretty far away from writing blogs!
Phoenix Rising 09/30/2011 5 9 1 44
Glacier National Park: Spiritual Water (Photo Diary)
Water is a living thing according to many Native American traditions. In some Anishinabe traditions, water symbolizes humility and provides the people with many important lessons regarding life, ...
Ojibwa 07/17/2011 56 162 7 549
Manchester State Park: A Photo Diary
Ojibwa 06/30/2011 10 32 1 91
Things to Know Before You Come to Glacier National Park
Straddling the border Montana and Alberta lies the worlds' first international park, the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park consisting of Glacier ...
craigkg 06/21/2011 57 95 14 631
The Oregon Coast: Bullards Beach State Park (Photo Diary)
Bullards Beach State Park is located on the Oregon coast just across the Coquille River from the little town of Bandon by the Sea. The park��
Ojibwa 06/10/2011 51 46 1 187
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 06/10/2011 10 13 - 59
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: A Cycle of Water
The United States has 58 National Parks. The first was Yellowstone, created by Congress on March 1st, 1872. One hundred thirty-two and a half years later on September 13th, 2004, the 58th national ...
craigkg 06/09/2011 30 44 3 203
Things to Know Before You Come to Redwood National and State Parks
Redwood National and State Parks is a cooperative union of federal and state park lands preserving the tallest trees in the world. Situated approximately half way between Portland, Oregon and San ...
craigkg 06/07/2011 60 65 9 341
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks. ...
craigkg 06/03/2011 10 14 - 61
Rocky Mountain, Reflecting The Changing Parks
Phoenix Rising 06/02/2011 46 66 5 319
Ona Beach State Park (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/31/2011 19 51 1 168
Ancient America: Hovenweep
In 1854 a Mormon expedition under the leadership of W. D. Huntington reported finding some ancient ruins in southeast Utah. Twenty years later, the photographer William Henry Jackson gave the name ...
Ojibwa 05/28/2011 43 221 8 752
Itasca State Park: The Mighty Mississippi's Humble Beginning
Oh the Mississppi's mighty but it starts in Minnesota At a place that you can walk across with five steps down... - Indigo Girls Everything has to start somewhere.
birdbrain64 05/14/2011 77 78 5 413
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 05/13/2011 11 18 - 68
Matriarch of the Everglades
Over the course of a lifetime, people can wear many hats though finding success in all or most of those aspects of one's life tends to be rare. Most people would consider it a full life to have "...
craigkg 05/12/2011 18 59 3 223
Things to Know Before You Come to Denali National Park
Home to the highest peak in North America, Denali National Park was established in 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park. A gold prospector had named the peak after President William McKinley in 1897.
craigkg 05/10/2011 87 69 7 372
Our State Parks: Ricketts Glen, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Rising 05/07/2011 19 22 - 89
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 05/06/2011 17 16 - 103
Getting Better Pictures of the Parks
For this week's park feature, I decided to mix it up a bit for one week and talk about some general strategies and tips for photography in the parks. Much of this of course is applicable to ...
craigkg 05/05/2011 30 42 7 212
Things To Know Before You Come To Mesa Verde
Phoenix Rising 05/03/2011 126 87 5 559
Our State Parks: Colorado's Golden Gate Canyon
Phoenix Rising 04/30/2011 44 45 2 228
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 04/29/2011 27 16 - 100
Saguaro National Park
Located in the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona, Saguaro National Park protects the iconic "Saguaro" cactus, and the desert ecosystem in which it resides. Arizona is the only location in the ...
tnaskedov 04/28/2011 81 74 4 393
Things to Know Before You Come to Great Smoky Mountains Natl Park
Of the 58 areas in the United States designated as national park, the Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited. In fact out of the nearly 400 units in the ...
craigkg 04/27/2011 83 93 4 472
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 04/22/2011 48 16 - 82
Zion National Park
Zion National Park was the first national park located in Utah. Located adjacent to the town of Springdale, Utah, the park contains 229 square ...
musing85 04/21/2011 70 52 2 237
Things to Know Before You Come to Everglades National Park
Authorized in 1934 and formally established in 1947, Everglades National Park is the first national park created for the protection of wildlife rather than protection of scenic landscapes or ...
craigkg 04/19/2011 33 65 6 281
Assault on our national parks by mining operations
"The mineral lands of the public domain, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and occupation by all citizens of the United States." - ...
DWG 04/18/2011 46 95 3 313
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 04/15/2011 28 16 - 90
Death Valley National Park
Deep in the Mojave Desert on the boundary of California and Nevada lays the largest national park in the lower 48 states, Death Valley National Park. At 3.4 million acres it is a million acres ...
Ed in Montana 04/14/2011 79 89 3 386
The budget deal will be the end of wolves in the Rockies
If you're already pissed about Obama's budget deal, prepare to get madder :
Scott in NAZ 04/12/2011 27 39 - 124
Things To Know Before You Come To Arches National Park
A weird, lovely, fantastic object out of nature like Delicate Arch has the curious ability to remind us - like rock and sunlight and wind and wilderness - that out there is a ...
Phoenix Rising 04/12/2011 63 59 5 293
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 04/08/2011 15 19 - 101
Passages in the Prairie: Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument
birdbrain64 04/07/2011 93 78 4 450
Things to Know Before You Come to Acadia Natl Park
Established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916 from the aggregation of privately donated land, Acadia National Park became the first national park east of the Mississippi River when it was ...
craigkg 04/05/2011 77 50 3 304
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 04/01/2011 45 24 2 111
Dry Tortugas National Park
The Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most geographically isolated national parks in the country lying 68 miles west of Key West, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. It consists of 101 square miles,
craigkg 03/31/2011 49 74 6 400
Things to Know Before You Come to Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is the second most visited national park in Alaska after Denali. Popularized by the nature writer and environmentalist ...
craigkg 03/29/2011 41 31 1 323
A huge new national park in Maine?
RLMiller 03/27/2011 102 161 3 769
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 03/25/2011 11 12 - 58
On the trail of John Muir: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
In 1993, I drove the scenic roads through Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in the Sierra Nevada of California. The mountains were just gorgeous. I ...
Scott in NAZ 03/24/2011 41 35 1 189
Things to Know Before You Come to Olympic National Park
This is the third in a series of diaries from the Park Avenue Daily Kos group about planning a visit to a National Park. Each week we will ...
Phoenix Rising 03/22/2011 208 108 14 814
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 03/18/2011 26 20 1 143
250 Million Years In The Making: A Virtual Tour of Petrified Forest National Park
My travels in life had always been somewhat limited. Sure, there was the day or weekend family trip to the Jersey shore here and there. There was, when my parents could afford it on two occasions, a ...
SJerseyIndy 03/17/2011 93 45 3 245
Things to Know Before You Come to Yellowstone
This is the second in a series of diaries from the Park Avenue Daily Kos group about planning a visit to a National Park. Each week we will be opening up a diary on a specific park chosen the ...
craigkg 03/15/2011 124 95 9 741
Park Avenue: Photo Friday & Open Thread
Welcome to the Park Avenue Photo Friday diary and open thread. Each Friday, people are encouraged to join us in sharing their pictures of the national parks, state parks and other major parks and to ...
craigkg 03/11/2011 6 6 1 63
Capitol Reef National Park
This is the third in an ongoing series of diaries profiling our National Parks and public lands. This week I would like to introduce you to Capitol ...
Phoenix Rising 03/10/2011 77 71 8 411
Things to Know Before You Come to Yosemite National Park
This is the first in a series of diaries from the Park Avenue Daily Kos group about planning a visit to a National Park. Each week we will be ...
craigkg 03/08/2011 146 80 12 763
Park Avenue: Patriotism and a drinking song
Welcome to the second of the Park Avenue group's features on the National Parks. Today's feature is by JenS about Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. When our nation ...
JenS 03/03/2011 20 23 1 183
Jackson Hole National Monument
Welcome to the first of the Park Avenue group's features on the National Parks. Today's feature is on Jackson Hole National Monument in Wyoming, a monument created in 1943 and later merged with ...
craigkg 02/24/2011 58 82 4 428
Park Avenue Open Thread
Welcome to the first Open Thread of the Daily Kos Park Avenue group: a group dedicated to America's National, State and other public parks. Some group business below the fold and see everyone down ...
craigkg 02/22/2011 15 6 - 76
Park Avenue National Park Sign-up
As park of the Park Avenue Daily Kos group on the National Parks, we plan to have regular features on specific parks written by members and followers of the group. We'd like to start publishing the ...
craigkg 02/18/2011 19 10 - 90
National Park Tidbits
First, I've culled a few tidbits of news regarding the National Parks over the last few weeks, but the primary purpose for this diary is to get some feedback from the Park Avenue group followers and ...
craigkg 02/16/2011 32 13 - 123
Park Avenue Group Introduction
"If you have ever stood at Jenny Lake and looked across to Cascade Canyon weaving its sinuous way toward the summit of the Tetons, you will know the joy of being in a sacred place, ...
craigkg 02/13/2011 27 11 - 91
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