Parks in the News
The change in administrations has created an opening for a new director of the National Park Service. Mary Bomar officially ended her tenure at the top on Tuesday, and one of her deputies, Dan Wenk, is holding down the job on an acting basis.
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Every little bit helps, particularly in these challenging times. Just ask the folks at Friends of Big Bend, who just received an $8,000 grant to help pay for a new orientation film for Big Bend National Park.
In the case at hand, the dogs could hunt. They just didn't know they weren't supposed to go into Glacier National Park in their pursuit of mountain lions.
Second Round of National Park Service "Centennial Projects" Produces $27 Million Worth of Improvements
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Some deadly diseases you’ve never heard of lurk in our national parks. It's extremely unlikely that you'll ever be infected, but the odds are not zero. And if you are among of the unfortunate few, may the Good Lord have mercy on you.
A federal judge is working on a schedule to hear arguments on the Bush administration's decision to allow national park visitors to carry concealed weapons. With no injunction in sight, that means park managers across the nation should be taking down their "no guns allowed" signs today.