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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

  • Terry Tempest Williams very well summed up our fate if we aren't careful with the human footprint.

    “Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.”

  • I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green glass over sunken rocks, shatter to foam again. I was fascinated by how it sped by and yet was always there; its roar shook both the earth and me. — Wallace Stegner

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    Come Friday, you'll be able to carry Shenandoah National Park around in your pocket. Well, at least a 25-cent piece celebrating the national park.

  • After much discussion, a proposal is being floated to rename Colorado National Monument as Rim Rock Canyons National Park.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

  • A trio of U.S. senators has asked the Government Accountability Office to review the National Park Service's spending habits and recommend ways the agency can save money.

    The request, sent Monday by Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, states that the ever-growing maintenance backlog for the National Park System needs to be reversed.