So, have the stories of tremendous crowds at some national parks this summer convinced you to put off your national park adventure until next year? Or have you shied away from the iconic parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon, and instead focused on small, less traveled units?
Grand Canyon National Park
Traffic stretching more than three miles from a national park entrance station. Parking areas inside some national parks filling by 10 a.m. National park superintendents acknowledging that the visitor experience is being impacted.
The centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) is inspiring an impressive amount of soul-searching about the agency and the lands for which it is responsible. This is timely and potentially beneficial. As many analysts as well as agency employees themselves have long argued, the NPS faces serious challenges that affect the preservation and management of these precious lands.
Human remains found below the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park are believed to be those of a young Louisiana woman missing since April, park officials said Wednesday.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis expects to hear of more incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct from his agency once a hotline is set up to receive reports.
Bipartisan Request To National Park Service: What Are You Doing About Sexual Harassment And Misconduct?
Concerned that the National Park Service is not taking adequate steps to root out sexual harassment and misconduct in the Service, members of Congress have asked National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to provide three reports from more than a decade ago that looked into the problems so they can "understand NPS's response to sexual harassment and misconduct."2016-07-28-jec-eec-cl-bl-to-jarvis-nps-misconduct-letter-due-8-11-redacted.pdf
Outlining steps that will be taken to root out sexual harassment across the National Park Service, the agency's leadership team has laid out its zero tolerance policy to employees, who will be anonymously surveyed this fall to determine how extensive the problem might be.
UPDATED: Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent To Take Grand Canyon National Park Helm
Christine Lehnertz, a long-time federal employee who currently is superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, has been chosen to take the helm at Grand Canyon National Park and work to help the park overcome a long-running chapter of sexual harassment.
Rainfall has come to the aid of firefighters battling a blaze on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, where efforts Tuesday were transitioning to mop-up work.
Grand Canyon National Park Wildfire Nearing 14,000 Acres, Higher Humidity Expected To Help Firefighters
While winds have pushed the Fuller Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park across nearly 14,000 acres, higher humidity and cloud cover Monday were being counted on to tamp down fire behavior.