Grand Canyon National Park

Politicians Working To Block Grand Canyon National Park's Proposed Air-Tour Management Plan

Nearly a quarter-century of work to better manage air tours over Grand Canyon National Park could go by the wayside if an amendment pending in the U.S. House of Representatives is allowed to stand, according to other members of Congress and the National Parks Conservation Association.
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National Park Service Moving To Let Tribes Collect Plants, Minerals From Parks For Traditional Practices

A move by the National Park Service to allow Native American tribes to collect plants and minerals from units of the National Park System for traditional purposes is being condemned by Public Employees for Environmental Purposes.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Stop Donating To the Parks If You Lost the Tax Deduction?

Would you still contribute to charitable organizations such as the National Park Foundation and park friends groups if you couldn't deduct the donation on your income taxes?

Got A 'Droid? Download Chimani's National Parks App ... For Free!

OK all you Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

House Of Representatives Could Act Monday on Bid to Allow Uranium Mining Around Grand Canyon National Park

How strong is the market for uranium? Is nuclear energy a key component of the nation's energy future? How many jobs would be created by allowing mining of uranium around the Grand Canyon National Park? Those are some of the questions to consider as the House of Representatives moves to vote on a measure that could allow the mining to proceed.

Grand Canyon National Park

View from the North Rim, by QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks, used with permission.

A colorful rift in the earth millions of years -- and immeasurable gallons of water -- in the making, the jagged maw of the Grand Canyon draws crowds content enough to simply stare across this impressive cross-section of geology from either the South or North rim of its namesake national park.

Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

Reader Participation Day: Do National Parks Provide Ample Wildlife Warnings to Visitors?

In the wake of last week's fatal grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park, and last fall's fatal goring by a mountain goat of a hiker in Olympic National Park, are park officials doing enough to educate visitors on wildlife?

House Appropriations Committee Goes Along With Effort To Allow Mining Around Grand Canyon National Park

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a funding bill for the Interior Department that contains a rider to allow uranium mining on 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

House Interior Appropriations Budget Carries Ill Winds for National Park System

A proposal concerning Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Interior Department stands to do more than a little harm to the National Park Service's fiscal fitness, and also could theoretically degrade the watersheds that drain into the Colorado River as it runs through Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Completion of Improvements at Mather Point

For many people arriving at Grand Canyon National Park, Mather Point provides the first chance to actually see the famous canyon. In recent years, however, some visitors probably felt they'd spent more time looking for a parking space than at the view. The park recently celebrated the completion of a multi-year project that should make a stop at Mather Point a lot more enjoyable.

Reader Participation Day: Have Campground Or Lodging Reservations Gotten Too Hard to Obtain In Some National Parks?

Has the difficulty in obtaining a reservation for either a campsite or lodge room in a national park become too much hassle to deal with in some cases?

Interior Secretary Extends Temporary Withdrawal of 1 Million Acres Near Grand Canyon National Park From Uranium Mining

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has extended a moratorium on new uranium mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park so federal land managers can finish a study on potential impacts from the mining and impacts from denying new mining claims.

Chimani Adds Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Its Library of National Park Phone Apps

Add Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the number of national park apps Chimani has in its growing library.

Montana High School Students Help With Cave Mapping Project At Grand Canyon National Park

While the showcase of Grand Canyon National Park is a big hole in the ground, there are smaller holes that lead into the park's basement. Recently a group of Montana high school students helped park staff inventory some of those caves.

Backpacker Magazine's National Parks Collector's Edition

Backpacker magazine has devoted its June issue to the national parks, and the 112-page mag packs quite a lot of information -- including some great features on park destinations and a discussion-spurring list of parks the editor-in-chief would do away with in favor of new units -- between the covers.

Getting To Know Condors -- Up Close -- At Grand Canyon National Park

California condors, with their rare status and 10-foot wingspan, likely qualify as charismatic megafauna for many visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. And now the folks at the National Geographic Visitor Center near the South Rim's entrance are bringing the birds to you for a close-up.

Traveler's Gear Box: Hummingbird Gear Cargo Carrier

Spend time playing in the water during your national park excursions? If you paddle in the parks or slither through slot canyons that might offer water hazards, the Hummingbird Gear Cargo Carrier is a pack you might want to consider.

Odds and Ends From Around the National Parks To Kickoff The Summer Travel Season

With spring still on its way to the Rockies and High Sierra, and summer well under way in some parts of the country, this seems a perfect time to honor all 2010 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, consider ways to support national parks, and look at ways to enjoy the parks.

Take Traveler With You On Your Next National Park Trip

Leaving your laptop or desktop computer behind when you head to a national park doesn't mean you have to leave the Traveler behind, too. Through an exclusive agreement with Chimani, LLC you can now subscribe to the Traveler's feed on your iPhone.

National Park Road Trip 2011: North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

As this is the third straight wet, cool May in the Rockies, perhaps it's no surprise that David and Kay Scott were snowed upon during their visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The two spent two nights at Grand Canyon Lodge to update their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

National Park Quiz 94: Ringer IV

Nine of the first ten statements are true, but one is not. Can you tell which one is the ringer? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Lodging on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Having left Canyon de Chelly National Monument behind, our lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, have settled into rooms on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Discounted Campsites On the Way in June to Mark 'National Great Outdoors Month'

To help encourage folks to get out and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month in June, a wide array of campgrounds across the country, many close to national parks, are offering a 20 percent discount on camping fees.

Rangers Need Nearly Five Hours To Recover Man's Body From Below South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

It took Grand Canyon National Park rangers nearly five hours to recover the body of a young man spotted far below the park's South Rim, and authorities worked into the night Friday to identify the man.

FAA Rules Might Ground Rocketman's Bid To Fly Over Grand Canyon On A 'Wingsuit'

A Swiss "rocketman" wants to soar over the Grand Canyon affixed to his "wingsuit," but his plans might not be OKed from the Federal Aviation Administration. Regardless, Grand Canyon National Park officials have told him to stay away from the park if he does take to the air.

Report Raises Concerns Over How Colorado River Basin Dams Impact National Parks

Some of the most magnificent national parks of the Southwest owe their rugged beauty to the Colorado River and its tributaries. Unfortunately, dams that have sprung up along the river have changed the water flows in a way detrimental to these national parks, according to a report from the National Parks Conservation Association.

Driver Survives Plunge Off South Rim At Grand Canyon National Park

Not everyone who drives their car off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park survives the fall, but this young man did.

Road Trip 2011: The National Park Lodges

"On the road again." That's what David and Kay Scott soon will be singing, as our lodging experts are heading out on a swing through the National Park System to update their book on national park lodges. And you're invited to tag along.

Interior Department Issues Report That Looks At Climate-Change Impacts On Western River Basins

Climate change is leading to a sizeable decrease in stream flows in the major river basins of the Southwest, declines that could impact recreation and wildlife in national parks such as Arches, Canyonlands, and Big Bend, according to an Interior Department report.
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