An Arizona congressman trying to block the National Park Service's authority to regulate oil and gas drilling operations in the National Park System says the agency's regulations would be "job-killing," and that "extremist groups" are maligning his intentions.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
A congressman from Arizona is pushing legislation that would reduce National Park Service oversight of oil and gas drilling in units of the National Park System where it is allowed, according to a parks advocacy group.
A historic property will be turned into a new visitor center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park thanks to the Ohio park’s friends group, which has already raised nearly $5 million for the project.
When thinking about national park lodges most of us visualize impressive rustic structures such as Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Inn, Glacier’s Many Glacier Hotel, or the Grand Canyon’s El Tovar. These iconic lodges tend to garner most of the publicity and nearly all the personal pictures taken by travelers. Other national park lodges including Yellowstone’s Lake Hotel, Grand Teton’s Jackson Lake Lodge, and the Majestic Yosemite Hotel are not rustic in the manner of Old Faithful Inn, but they are certainly quite impressive.
After traveling 1,975 miles across seven states as part of the American Solar Challenge, it all ends for college teams from across the world with a checkered flag at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota on Saturday, August 6.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love appears to be in the air at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A pair of bald eagles has returned to the Ohio park and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area.
Predicting the winter movements of semi-migratory birds can be tricky business. Sometimes birds move south because food has become scarce in the north, as was the case with Pine Siskins last winter. Other times, an abundance of food creates a hyper-successful breeding season that results in overpopulation and migration south.
A short trail for mountain bikers anxious to cruise through Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio is now open, and crews are expected to continue to expand it later this year.
With time running out on the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund that sends billions of dollars out into the states to support recreation, efforts are ramping up to garner public pressure to ensure Congress renews the program.
Charges of wildlife mismanagement by the staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are being leveled in the wake of the deaths of more than 200 Tule elk caused, apparently, by a lack of water inside their fenced preserve.