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Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

The body of Dane M. Offutt, 29, from Big Sky, MT, was recovered from the Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 10. On Saturday, Oct. 6, a...

Oct 12, 2018 : Krista Diamond
The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg Hosts AT Museum

The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg Hosts AT Museum

The Appy Lodge, a new hotel in Gatlinburg, TN, will include a mini Appalachian Trail museum in its lobby, according to the lodge is at 168 Parkway in the site...

Oct 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

On Sept. 30, the three-year temporary extension of the recent closure of the top-down route of the Narrows hike at Zion National Park, which came as the result of a decision...

Oct 8, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is preparing to release an updated management plan in the fall of 2018. This plan would affect the 1.1 million acre Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North

Oct 6, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than one mile from the Appalachian...

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors
Zion National Park Resumes Issuing Narrows Permits

Zion National Park Resumes Issuing Narrows Permits

Zion National Park resumed issuing permits for the top-down route of the popular Narrows hike on Sept. 29 following a brief suspension that was announced on Sept. 25. The closure...

Oct 1, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 53-year-old woman was reported missing near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25. According to park service officials, Susan Clements of Cleves, Ohio, and...

Sep 28, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Federal Judge Blocks Grizzly Hunt in Yellowstone

Federal Judge Blocks Grizzly Hunt in Yellowstone

A federal district judge ruled to return grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park to the endangered species list, a year and a half after their removal resulted in plans to...

Sep 26, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Senate Committee Backs Extension of Federal Conservation Fund

Senate Committee Backs Extension of Federal Conservation Fund

Updated on Oct. 2 The US Senate Energy and Resources Committee approved a bill on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to permanently reauthorize the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and provide...

Sep 13, 2018 : Zach
Oregon Authorities Believe They Killed Cougar in Fatal Attack

Oregon Authorities Believe They Killed Cougar in Fatal Attack

Oregon officials believe they have killed the cougar that fatally mauled Diana Bober, 55, whose body was recovered Sept. 10 in Mount Hood National Forest. “It is highly probable that...

Sep 13, 2018 : Andrea Davis