On a day set aside to celebrate the Earth and the environmental movement, the Interior Department and National Park Service gave us dollars and cents.
Glance through National Park System visitation statistics for a few years, and some puzzling numbers surface. For example: Doesn't anyone like to backpack?
Nearly two dozen World Heritage Sites, which have been found by the United Nations Eduational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to offer outstanding global value for their cultural and natural resources, can be found in the United States. And the National Park Service has just made it easier to locate them.
Eighty-Eight Units Of National Park System Tapped For $49.6 Million To Help Grand Canyon National Park
Eighty-eight units of the National Park System, from Acadia National to Yosemite National Park, provided a total $49.5 million in an open-ended loan to help Grand Canyon National Park buy down the interest Xanterra Parks & Resorts holds in concessions on the park's South Rim.
For those of us who love our national parks and are confronted daily with media, politicians, and pundits warning us of a coming global-warming disaster, it’s only natural to ask what that warming will mean for our national parks. This is exactly what the well- known Union of Concerned Scientists discuss in their recent report, National Landmarks at Risk: How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the UnitedStates’Most Cherished Historic Sites.
The Fourth of July and the reopening of the Statue of Liberty are still more than a month off, but that doesn't mean you can't buy a ticket for that event now.
Crews continue to work to return to service units of the National Park System that were hammered by Superstorm Sandy back on October 29, with personnel coming from as far as the National Park Service's Intermountain Region to help with the cleanup.
Though it's only a temporary fix, the Statue of Liberty will cast her out-stretched glow once again Friday night as a bright beacon of hope to storm ravaged residents of New York and New Jersey as the recovery from the massive damages inflicted by Hurricane Sandy continues.
Following a year of renovations, tours up into the crown of the Statue of Liberty are resuming, and tickets are being made available on-line.
A proposal concerning Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Interior Department stands to do more than a little harm to the National Park Service's fiscal fitness, and also could theoretically degrade the watersheds that drain into the Colorado River as it runs through Grand Canyon National Park.
Did the National Park Service bend over too far to accommodate Sarah Palin and her family during their East Coast tour, which had more than a few political overtones? That's what at least one congressman wants to know, and he's asked Park Service Director Jon Jarvis for an explanation.
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