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Public Comment Sought On Grand Canyon National Park's Draft Backcountry Management Plan

Rim-to-rim runners and hikers, river runners, and climbers all are exerting pressures and creating impacts on Grand Canyon National Park's backcountry. How to manage those activities while preserving the basic character of the more than 1.1 million acres of backcountry terrain is the goal of the park's draft Backcountry Management Plan, which is now open for public review and comment.

Another Bill Being Considered To Boost National Park Service

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop has drafted legislation intended to help provide the National Park Service with additional funds to tackle needed projects across the National Park System and also bolster interpretation and education in the parks. No federal appropriations are called for; rather, public donations would be needed.
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Packrafting Association Lobbies For Access To Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks

In a rebuttal to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis' contention that packrafting shouldn't be allowed to more waters than presently allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, the American Packrafting Association is challenging his arguments in a letter of its own to U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop.
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19th Century Christmas Celebration Planned For Chatham At Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park

Even during the Civil War troops marked the Christmas holidays. Some insights of those celebrations will be offered at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia when "Christmas at Chatham" is marked on December 20.

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