"Find Your Park," the marketing campaign tied to the celebration of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, is being rolled out from coast-to-coast this week as individual parks invite you to not only connect with your favorite national park unit but also relate your favorite stories about that park.
Cost Of Firefighting On Public Lands This Summer Expected To Run Nearly Half-A-Billion Dollars Over Budget
Hot, dry weather and prolonged drought in some parts of the West have federal officials expecting to spend nearly $500 million more than they're budgeted for fighting wildfires this summer.
Heading into the long Fourth of July holiday, fire managers across the West are keeping their fingers crossed that folks are careful when they head into the national parks, national forests, and other public lands. The landscape is, as they say, tinder dry, due to unseasonably dry and hot conditions.
The EPA in its formal comments to the Yellowstone snomobile DEIS says the parks' preference to allow as many as 720 snowmobiles in Yellowstone on a daily basis in winter "may not ensure adequate resource protection" and would result in much more pollution than the snowcoach-only alternative.