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Friday, July 29th, 2011

  • Efforts by the National Park Service to better manage air tours over Grand Canyon National Park could go by the wayside if an amendment pending in the U.S. House of Representatives is allowed to stand, according to other members of Congress and the National Parks Conservation Association.

    The amendment, offered by U.S. Reps.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

  • If a tree falls in the Yosemite Valley, is the view better for it?

  • The Boy Scout Slogan is "Do a Good Turn Daily," and a small army of Scouts is doing a month's worth of good turns at New River Gorge National River. Visitors will enjoy the results of their efforts on miles of trails for years to come.

    The project, known as SummitCorps 2011, runs for the entire month of July at the West Virginia park. So

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

  • A move by the National Park Service to allow Native American tribes to collect plants and minerals from units of the National Park System for traditional purposes is being condemned by Public Employees for Environmental Purposes.

    “This is a radically misguided proposal which may do lasting harm to the core principles guiding the national park system,” said PEER Exe

  • One facility, nearly 1 million artifacts and records, five units of the National Park System.