National Park Service Assesses Accomplishments, Or Lack Thereof, Of The 112th Congress As It Applies To Parks
For the National Park Service, the 112th Congress, which was in session over 2011 and 2012, was notable more for what was not accomplished than what was. In a departure from all other sessions in recent memory, the two-year Congress that ended on January 3rd did not authorize any new national park units, national heritage areas, wild and scenic rivers, national trails, wilderness areas, or studies of potential new designations.
Teachers interested in field programs in Yellowstone National Park are being encouraged to apply for full-tuition scholarships to attend Yellowstone Association seminars.
When President Obama steps to the podium Tuesday evening to layout his agenda for the country, onlooking environmental groups hope he lays out a plan for tackling climate change driven by human actions.
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A poll of Western attitudes on the environment shows some disagreement with politicians over public lands stewardship and energy generation.
A half dozen moose, and a couple wolves, are to be captured in Voyageurs National Park so they can be fitted with collars that will track their movements and gather information to help biologists understand how they're responding to climate change.
If you're heading to Joshua Tree National Park next week, you should know that about 11 miles of the Pinto Basin Road will be reconstructed, beginning Monday.
“Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Mammoth Cave Region” is the theme of a research symposium coming February 14 and 15 to the Rotunda Room of the Mammoth Cave Hotel in Mammoth Cave National Park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hope some financial incentives, and disincentives, will speed repairs to the Newfound Gap Road, which was severed by a landslide in January.
Fifteen Years Of Searching For Life In Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Be Celebrated In March
For going on 15 years now scientists and researchers have been sifting through the landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- from streambeds and caves into the tree tops -- to see just how much life there is. What they've found will be celebrated in March when a scientific conference is held in Gatlingburg.
A weekly ranger-led snowshoe hike, including one by moonlight, is scheduled at Voyageurs National Park through the next month.
After watching several boat captains swim to shore after dropping off passengers and gear at Elliott Key Harbor for camping, Biscayne National Park officials have decided to close the harbor and campground to prevent possible drownings.
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Folks who run the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument access the river at Deerlodge Park, and if you've been down that road lately you know it's a bit bumpy. Monument officials want to improve that condition with a rehabilitation project.
Sally Jewell, who runs the outdoor gear retailer REI, is to be nominated to replace retiring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, it was being reported this morning.
A body found propped up against a tree in Rocky Mountain National Park by two snowshoers is thought to be that of a Texas man missing since late last week.
Will expanded wireless service for cellphones and the Internet enhance your national park experience, or will it clutter it with a technological Disneyification of the parks, one that will detract from, not add to, the national park experience?
With springtime drawing near, another park is proposing an inrease in campground fees. At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, a hike of not quite 15 percent in the fees charged at the Wilderness Road Campground is under consideration.