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North Dakota: Refinery Near National Park Could Win Permit

By Blake Nicholson | Dec 11
A proposed oil refinery close to the picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park has met federal and state air pollution rules but must undergo a period of public comment before a permit can be issued.

U.S. Considers Higher Entry Fees at 17 Popular National Parks

By Felicia Fonseca | Oct 26
The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects.

Check In to Get Away: Zion Park Aims to Require Reservations

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 24
It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah.

In Park Service's Centennial, Gay Ranger Finds His Story

By John McDonald | Jan 8
The Park Service's designation of Stonewall Inn as a National Monument was part of an overall effort to broaden the nation's narrative. Incorporating stories from America's minority communities adds to the country's rich history.

Groundbreaking National Park Service LGBT Exhibit Opens in SF

By Michael Nugent | Dec 17
The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park has made history with the opening of its new exhibit "LGBTQ Histories: Stories from the WWII Home Front."

Park Service Releases LGBTQ History Study

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 16
The National Park Service has released a sweeping history of America's LGBT community, which preservationists hope will assist in the protection of various LGBTQ historic sites across the country.

Parks Service Marks Centennial With New Citizens, Monument

Aug 26
The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C.

Park Service Seeks Minorities' Support As It Marks 100 Years

By Felicia Fonseca, Beatriz Costa-Lima | Aug 24
When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

Idea for Burt's Bees Land to Become Park Becoming Partisan

By David Sharp | Jun 1
A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands.

Large Graffiti Carved at Arches National Park in Utah

By Michelle R. Price | Apr 30
Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.

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