Grand Canyon National Park
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.
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.
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.
Not everyone who drives their car off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park survives the fall, but this young man did.
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.
In a development that would be great to see replicated across the National Park System, particularly in its more arid corners, you'll soon be able to relatively easily refill your water bottles for free at Grand Canyon National Park.