National Parks

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.

“There’s Only 58, So Get Over It!”

Nobody can be wrong 100 percent of the time.

Be Careful Celebrating the Fourth of July

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.

EPA Takes Issue With Yellowstone's Winter Use DEIS

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone; NPS Photo
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.

Museum of the National Park Service

One Centennial Initiative idea that is making the rounds, is that a Museum of the National Park Service be constructed to chronicle the history and impact of the agency.
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