National parks

FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks with the local community and other federal, state, tribal and local leaders celebrating President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible. (Carlos Javier Sanchez/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP, file)
June 27, 2017 - 7:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy the Kid and Apache leader Geronimo once sought refuge. The Organ Mountains-Desert...
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This Wednesday, June 14, 2017, photo provided by the National Park Service shows the clearing of the El Portal Road in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The rockslide, which came crashing down Monday at Yosemite National Park is creating a commuting headache for hundreds of park employees and thousands of tourists who are forced to drive around the roadblock. (Greg Stock/National Park Service via AP)
June 16, 2017 - 2:53 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A rockslide at Yosemite National Park has created a commuting headache for hundreds of park employees and thousands of tourists who are forced to drive around the roadblock, pushing a typically short drive past gushing waterfalls and towering granite cliffs into a hourslong...
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Marsha Donahue, of Millinocket, Maine, stands with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke while painting a picture of Mount Katahdin at the Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monument near Staceyville, Maine, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Zinke praised the beauty of the national monument Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 8:32 pm
STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters before touring Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Medway, Maine. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is one of more than a dozen that's under review by President Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 8:22 pm
STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters before touring Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Medway, Maine. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is one of more than a dozen that's under review by President Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 5:57 pm
STACEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks with reporters before touring Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Medway, Maine. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is one of more than a dozen that's under review by President Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
June 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm
STACEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the beauty of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday and said he's "comfortable" with the National Park Service property remaining in public hands. With flies buzzing and Mount Katahdin as a backdrop, Zinke...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Zinke on Monday, June 12, 2017, recommended that the new national monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected areas of the 1.3 million-acre site are managed. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
June 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize a vast new national monument in Utah (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize a vast new national monument in Utah is creating optimism for opponents of 26...
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In this undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion kittens known as P-57 and P-58, who were abandoned by their three-year-old mother. The two mountain lion kittens have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near Los Angeles. (National Park Service via AP)
June 07, 2017 - 3:58 pm
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female dubbed P-57 and P-58 were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National...
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June 05, 2017 - 6:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday tapped the head of Utah's wildlife management division as deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a newly created position where the appointee will serve as acting head of the agency until a director is named and...
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June 05, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials says a Pennsylvania man and a hiker originally from the Czech Republic have been identified as victims who died recently in separate incidents at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service say 56-year-old James Baker of Hanover,...
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