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Happy New Year! Continuing a tradition started several years ago with the Traveler, photographer Rebecca Latson lists 5 of her favorite photos taken during 2017 and explains why they are her favorites. Rebecca details settings, weather and lighting conditions, as well as the story behind each photo.
With winter swirling all about the Northeast, the folks at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine are planning to host a public meeting on winter use in the monument.
James Polk's name doesn't often come up when the question of who were the most famous presidents is raised. But a congressman from Tennessee believes Polk, the country's 11th president, is deserving of a national park system unit.
Although there are pending lawsuits that challenge the legitimacy of President Trump's dismantling of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is moving forward to develop management plans that could allow mining within the original boundaries of the monuments.
Across the country, nearly 150 communities have passed resolutions asking Congress to provide the funding needed to wipe out the National Park Service's maintenance backlog. The tiny town of John Day, Oregon, is not one of them.

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