A small group of congressmen is lobbying President Obama to put a little extra in his budget request for the National Park Service so more parks can be "wired" for cellphone and WiFi.congress-broadband_park_coverage.pdf
Parks in the News
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for February 5 to consider a request to halt bison culling operations at Yellowstone National Park unless the National Park Service agrees to let a journalist and a wildlife advocate watch those operations.
Consider it a birthday present to the National Park Service: $48 million to be doled out across the National Park System on projects ranging from improving trail systems and park facilities to bringing youth into the parks.
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When the National Park Service wanted to expand its social media impact, this is not what it had in mind: A chief ranger at Canaveral National Seashore used his Facebook account to malign a former park employee, according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
For the second year in a row the National Park System attracted a record number of visitations in 2015, with more than 306 million visitors counted, according to unofficial numbers released by the National Park Service.
Another winter storm, another damaged staircase that leads you down to Nauset Light Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. If you're keeping track, this is the fourth year in a row that the stairs were destroyed by a winter storm, according to Superintendent George Price.
Winter storms have once again transformed Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah into a snowy wonderland. Winter recreationists are enjoying the snow, and a number of activities have been scheduled through the winter season.
When last we left the trademark tussle at Yosemite National Park, the federal government had responded to Delaware North Co.'s claim for more than $10 million for not being compensated for trademarks it holds to names of iconic lodges in the park and other intangible property. Now Delaware North has fired back with an amended claim, alleging that the National Park Service low-balled the value of its property at Yosemite and changed the lodge names in a bid to "drive down the value" of its trademarks.dnc_amended_yosemite_claim.pdf
An investigation is ongoing to track down whoever hacked up nine saguaro cacti in Saguaro National Park, including two that were estimated to be at least 150 years old.