Jonathan Jarvis, the 18th director of the National Park Service, whose seven-year stint at the top of the agency witnessed the highs of the National Park Service Centennial and the lows of sordid sexual harassment scandals, on Friday announced that he would retire on January 3, 2017.
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Michael Caldwell, the National Park Service's Northeast Regional director, ran up nearly $11,500 in personal travel that he billed the Park Service for and collected nearly $6,000 in pay on these travels rather than taking vacation time, according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.allegationoftravelfraudbynpsneregionaldirector_public.pdf
Rehabilitation of the historic White Grass Dude Ranch located within Grand Teton National Park is complete after 11 years of meticulous preservation work. The former dude ranch has been transformed into the home and primary training center of the National Park Service's Western Center for Historic Preservation.
After the busy and exciting summer celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, a little quiet with elbow room isn’t a bad thing. You can have just that at Acadia National Park this winter by pitching your tent at the Blackwoods Campground.
The family friendly snowplay area at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park is expected to open Friday, thanks to recent snowfalls.
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Can you design the best reservation system for parking at Muir Woods National Monument in California? The National Park Service is interested in hearing from you.
A grant from Eastern National has enabled the staff at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee to expand its night sky programs.
Beginning in March you'll be able to book your backcountry campsites at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan online.
Stephany Cortez participated in the YouthWorks in the Parks trip to Canyonlands National Park and the Moab area last September that was sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, and YouthWorks Salt Lake. She wrote the following essay upon returning home.