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NPCA: Olympic National Park Can't Possibly Afford Its Visitor, Infrastructure Needs

More and more people are visiting national parks, media channels are flooding consumer publications with features on the parks, congressional interest seems higher than ususal, and yet parks are struggling to get by, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.

Congressman From Maine Trying To Block President From Designating A North Woods National Monument

A congressman from Maine has introduced legislation aimed at preventing the president of the United States from designating a national monument in the Pine Tree State without approval from the state legislature and governor.
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Conservationists Divided Over Proposed Everglades National Park Land Swap With Florida Power And Light

A proposal by the National Park Service to swap some land at Everglades National Park with a utility company looking to build a transmission line corridor is dividing conservationists over whether it will benefit or harm the national park.

House Subcommittee Hears Options To National Park Centennial Legislation

A "Centennial Penny for the Parks," a $1 fee surcharge for entry into national parks, and increases in mandatory appropriations to fund infrastructure needs were among the ideas presented to a House subcommittee considering legislation aimed at helping the National Park Service prepare for its next century as guardian of "America's Best Idea."

Interior Secretary Attends Global Climate Change Conference, Uses National Parks To Illustrate Concerns

Examples of how climate change is impacting the National Park System from Everglades National Park in Florida to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska were cited by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week to illustrate to a global audience the threats climate change poses.

Victorian Christmas Celebration To Be Held At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

A Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held this Saturday at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Millbrook Village buildings decorated in mid- to late-19th century style and open for tours and demonstrations.

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