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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.

Escaping Civilization in Isle Royale National Park

Jul 24
If you want to avoid the crowds and satisfy your inner explorer, take a look at one of the least-visited gems, Isle Royale National Park.

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

LEGAL | 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.

National Park Rises from Former Ohio Wasteland

NATIONAL | May 28
The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of protecting and promoting America's most awe-inspiring natural resources.

Large Graffiti Carved at Arches National Park in Utah

CULTURE | 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.

National Parks Encourage LGBTs to Come Out and Visit

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 12
The latest move by the park service to engage the LGBT community is part of the new Find Your Park initiative, launched recently in conjunction with the National Park Foundation.

Lesbian Named Chief of SF National Park

NATIONAL | Mar 29
A top-ranking lesbian National Park Service employee who has infuriated dog owners and local recreation activists has been named the incoming superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Jan 26
On Monday, the park marks its 100th anniversary, celebrating a record number of visitors last year who were enjoying one of the nation's crown jewels.

LGBT Heritage: National Park Service's Latest Initiative

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Oct 18
The Park Service's plan is to identify locations that are significant to the history of America's LGBT community and protect those places for future generations to enjoy and remember.

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