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  • Yosemite shuffles into a new era

    Yosemite National Park has a new management plan intended to reduce traffic and restore habitat, by using 500 buses to shuttle visitors through the park, among other changes.

  • Counties want a park road opened

    ORVers and local county commissioners are battling the Park Service over the closure of the popular Salt Creek road to Angel Arch in the Needles district of Canyonlands.

  • Yellowstone goes retro

    Yellowstone National Park wants to reintroduce the old yellow convertible buses that were used to carry park tourists back in the 1920s.

  • Permanent user fees in the pipeline

    The Bush administration wants to permanently install user fees for recreation on public lands, but opponents are speaking out.

  • 'biles get the boot

    A final winter use plan for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will ban snowmobiles altogether by the winter of 2003-2004.

  • Judge vaporizes Yellowstone snowmobile ban

    Judge Clarence Brimmer strikes down Clinton's ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, but another lawsuit may still bring limits on traffic

  • Ego climbing at Delicate Arch

    The writer doesn't appreciate the prowess of a climber of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

  • Watch out for hijackers in national parks

    The writer gets held up by ravens in two national parks

  • The Far East yearns for the Wild West

    The writer visits an Old West theme park in Japan and compares it to theme parks close to his home in South Dakota

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