Alice Waters, a chef renowned for her insistence on the freshest organically grown and locally produced ingredients, has signed on to a "friend of the court" brief in support of an oyster company trying to hold on to its operations at Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Federal budget proposals released this week by the Republicans and Democrats take decidedly different tacks when it comes to national parks, with the GOP plan continuing cuts to the National Park Service while the Democratic version would stablize funding, according to onlookers.
It's not like the swallows returning to Capistrano, but a varied collection of amphibians will be out and about the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in the coming weeks, necessitating the temporary closing of some roads.
Another county whose lands include Great Smoky Mountains National Park has gone on record opposing the park's fee for overnight backcountry use.
A dispute over the National Park Service's authority at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state has led a congresswoman to introduce legislation to remove a museum and seven acres of land from the park.
Three front-country campgrounds at Great Smoky Mountains National Park won't open this year due to the budget cuts brought on by the federal government's inability to resolve taxing and spending differences.
Traveler's View: Congress, National Park Service Need To Restructure Fees For Centennial Celebration
"Mountaineers are always free" is West Virginia's state motto, but that sentiment is getting harder and harder to find in the National Park System, where an imbalance in fee structures charges you for sleeping on the bare ground but not for burning gas as you negotiate the 11-mile loop of Cades Cove.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore Proposing Huge Jumps In Fees At Fort Pickens, Davis Bayou Campgrounds
Site fees at the Fort Pickens and Davis Bayou campgrounds at Gulf Islands National Seashore will jump 50 percent and more under a proposal the seashore is seeking public comment on.
National Park Service Sequestration Update: Closed Campgrounds, Fewer Seasonal Employees, Sunday Closures
Closed campgrounds, Sunday closures of National Park System units, and 900 permanent positions that will go unfilled are just some of the latest details of how the National Park Service is responding to the ongoing federal budget sequestration.
National Park Service road crews will begin preparations for the annual spring road opening on Sunday, March 10.
Three hunters who were charged by a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park last Thanksgiving Day acted in self-defense in shooting and killing the bear, an investigation has determined.
Under a proposal open for public comment at Everglades National Park, you would pay more than four times as much to explore the park's backcountry for a week by canoe or kayak than you would to drive into the park over that same period of time.