National Park Service

House Democrats challenge Interior on altered report
House Democrats challenge Interior on altered report
Secretary Zinke said he hadn’t seen drafts omitting humans’ role in climate change.
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
From charging bears to glacier-carved valleys, photographs capture the real nature of the national park.
Reckoning with History: The parks have been fixed before
Reckoning with History: The parks have been fixed before
How the government tackled the post-war threats of national park ‘disfigurement’ and ‘destruction.’
Mountain bike association wheels into national parks
The National Park Service has agreed to explore opening some of the parks to mountain biking
You don’t need a motor to experience Yellowstone
The writer takes issue with Interior Secretary Gale Norton for seeing only motors when she tours Yellowstone National Park
Anasazi outpost dodges the drill
Hovenweep National Monument in remote southeastern Utah narrowly escapes an attempt to lease nearby land for oil and gas drilling
Lawsuits swarm around Yellowstone snowmobiles
As soon as the National Park Service announced its new snowmobile rules – which slightly reduce the number of vehicles allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton – lawsuits began flying from both sides of the political divide
Park police chief canned for candidness
U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers is reprimanded, and then fired, after she speaks openly about the Park Service’s budget problems
National parks pinching pennies
Former Park Service workers say the agency is being hurt by budget cuts, but that employees are under orders from headquarters to hide the problems
When does our garbage become archaeology?
The writer explores garbage on public lands and wonders what makes some of it archaeological treasures
One national park could tell the truth about the West
The West’s endless tug-of-war between scenery and resources is brought into dramatic focus at Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
One national park could tell the truth about the West
The writer sees an object lesson in a national park that has a "dual, if not dueling" mission
Park Service wilderness in disarray
National Park Service wilderness coordinator Jim Walters resigns in frustration over the agency’s neglect of wilderness, after the superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks allows helicopters in wilderness areas
Park expansion threatened
In South Dakota, Wind Cave National Park has been trying to purchase the neighboring Casey Ranch, but approval of the sale has stalled in Congress, and now the ranch is for sale on the open market
More helicopters to buzz Glacier Park
Park managers plan to increase the number of agency helicopter and airplane flights over Glacier National Park this summer
Park Service guts budget to fight terrorism
The Park Service will cut millions of dollars in trail and building repairs to cover its share of the "war on terror"
Like it or not, Utah’s controversial monument is here to stay
Paul Larmer tells Utah critics of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that they’re fighting a losing battle
Peer pressure
The Web site of PEER - Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility - features a report on increasing violence against National Park Service employees, along with other topics.
Permanent user fees in the pipeline
The Bush administration wants to permanently install user fees for recreation on public lands, but opponents are speaking out.
Does desert cross cross the line?
A cross placed on Mojave National Preserve by Veterans of Foreign Wars as a memorial is the center of controversy between the National Park Service and the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims it violates the separation of church and state.
Zion's geriatric cottonwoods
Cottonwood trees in Utah's Zion National Park may vanish in the next few decades, according to a study by the park and the Grand Canyon Trust that recommends removal of flood-protection stone levees as a way to save the trees.
Paul Fritz left a unique legacy for the Park Service
The late Paul Fritz is remembered as a conservationist whose years in the Park Service reflect a man who was independent and outspoken.
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