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Most Operations On North Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park To End For Winter On October 15

With winter on its way, operations on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are winding down and most will be shuttered for the winter months as of October 15. The North Rim will remain open to day-use visitors and overnight campers until Thursday, December 1, unless heavy snowfall closes State Highway 67.

Merger Of Yellowstone Park Foundation And Yellowstone Association Gives Rise To Yellowstone Forever

Months of talks and work between the Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Yellowstone Association have given rise to Yellowstone Forever, a new nonprofit entity that the organization believes "will become a national model for public-private partnerships to protect and support the park, and connect the next generation with Yellowstone."

Scorecard Indicates That Congress Isn't Terribly Fond Of National Park Service

It might come as a surprise, but Congress is not as "parks friendly" as many folks might think. Indeed, a recent "scorecard" prepared by an affiliate of the National Parks Conservation Association found that nearly half of Congress regularly voted against parks during the 114th Congress. That's something to keep in mind when you vote this fall.

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