MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open to all traffic Saturday, even as work continues to repair roads damaged by historic flooding in June, the park service said Thursday.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government on Friday declared an eight-day state of alert due to a heightened risk of wildfires, as the drought-stricken country prepares for a heat wave packing temperatures as high as 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit).
ANDERSON, Calif. (AP) — Swaths of private California forestlands will be closed to the public starting this week due to extreme drought and risk of wildfires, the owner announced.
Sierra Pacific Industries said the closure will take effect July 1 and will remain in effect until further notice.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new park that will allow public access to the Kentucky River is planned in Fayette County.
The city plans to purchase 30 acres (12 hectares) on the river near the Interstate 75 bridge into Madison County, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said last week in a statement.
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — New public access areas will be available later this year at Alabama's largest state park, which is growing with the purchase of more than 1,600 acres (647 hectares) of land in metro Birmingham.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Community Tree Planting Program is accepting applications for its cost-share program that pays half the cost of trees and associated expenses for public tree planting projects.
DEAL, N.J. (AP) — Deal has made a deal.
And it just might satisfy everyone who had been fighting about public access to a beach in this wealthy Jersey Shore enclave in a lawsuit that had been bouncing around the legal system for three years.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A record muskellunge has been caught in West Virginia, a state agency said.
Lucas King of Burnsville caught the musky on Saturday from a public access site along the Little Kanawha River in the tailwater section of Burnsville Dam in Braxton County, the Division of Natural Resources said in a news release.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board has granted preliminary approval to a plan to try to purchase land along the lower Yellowstone River in hopes of creating public access and promoting tourism and economic development.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court determined Tuesday that a rule allowing private landowners to limit public access to streams and rivers is unconstitutional and contrary to state statute.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has dismissed another member of a state panel that oversees wildlife conservation and hunting and fishing regulations as a dispute percolates over public access to streams and rivers that flow through private property.
SHEEP ISLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine conservation nonprofit has purchased an island in Penobscot Bay for $1.6 million for public usage and accessibility, starting in 2022.
The Maine Coast Heritage Trust is adding Sheep Island, off Owls Head, to the list of properties it has purchased to ensure conservation and public access.
COVELO, Calif. (AP) — A ranch in remote Northern California once owned by the late financier Dean Witter has been sold to a nature conservancy that plans to convert into a park, providing public access to a wild and scenic stretch of the Eel River for the first time.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared unlikely to disturb a 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling that held that the shoreline of Lake Michigan is, and always has been, owned by the state for the public's use.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A land preservation program in Maine will be used to provide money for conservation for the first time since 2017.
The administration of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said it is asking for proposals for conservation and recreation projects via the Land for Maine's Future program.
DENVER (AP) — The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Department of Natural Resources lands east of the Cascades will reopen to public access on Thursday.
The department closed those lands on July 23 because of extreme heat, drought and wildfire danger and large fires burning across the West that had stretched wildfire resources.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have rejected the requests of landowners who sought to restrict public access to streams and rivers that flow through their properties, marking just the latest development in a legal battle that likely won't end until the state Supreme Court weighs in.
MAZAMA, Wash. (AP) — State authorities said Tuesday the Department of Natural Resources would temporarily close all recreation and public access to DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington due to the extreme fire danger.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to make the larger Chesapeake Bay area part of the National Park Service.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday that it would be called the Chesapeake National Recreation Area.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is weighing in on a long-running dispute in New Mexico over public access to rivers and streams that flow through private property.
The Democratic lawmaker is taking aim at a rule adopted by the state Game Commission in 2018 that gives landowners the ability to petition state wildlife officials to certify waters on private property as “non-navigable” and prohibit public access without written permission.
The federal government plans to purchase a private ranch in the Jemez River Valley to expand the Santa Fe National Forest io northern New Mexico.
Acquisition of the 3.1 square miles will both protect land rich in natural and cultural resources and provide public access to areas of the forest currently difficult to reach, officials said Friday in a statement announcing the purchase.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Last winter, a group of farmers, educators and economic development professionals gathered on the Casper College campus to discuss what it would take to develop a self-sustaining food network in Wyoming and begin to solve food security issues that have long plagued small communities around the state...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate has voted to levy fines of up to $47,000 against hotels, restaurants or other property owners who restrict access to the country’s beaches...
After her son was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks at police during a protest over racial injustice, Tanisha Brown headed to the courthouse in her California hometown to watch her son's arraignment...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials are suing a billionaire who has been fighting for more than a decade to keep a secluded beach to himself, a move designed to ensure that the public always has access to the scenic stretch of sand...
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A neighborhood group in California rejected a potential compromise that would have allowed public access to a gated beach popular with surfers and nudists that it charges a fee to use, saying it is willing to take the fight to court instead.
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The way west out of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 to this artist’s colony, spiritual retreat and recreation destination for frazzled urbanites bears the scars of fires past.
Little wonder that few who make their living serving up cold beers, hot breakfasts or bait and tackle expressed qualms when the U.S.
A public access group is accusing a group of Sweet Grass County landowners and a state farming alliance of using false and misleading information to malign a Forest Service district ranger who advocated for public access to federal lands.
On the list of things we should worry about, the impact on Kittitas County of reintroduction of grizzly bears in the North Cascades probably does not make the top 10 or even top 100.
This past week the Kittitas County commissioners sent a letter to the National Park Service opposing a proposal to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades.
LIHUE — An agreement between the County of Kauai and a land developer for the use of land to provide access and parking was deferred Wednesday during the Kauai County Council meeting.
The Grant of Pedestrian Access and Parking Easements was filed by CIRI Land Development, which wants to build 10 single-family dwelling units along Weilweli, Koloa, fronting the beach.