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.
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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.
While most Americans might recognize a picture of George Wendt as the guy who played Norm on the TV show Cheers, outdoor enthusiasts knew another George Wendt: as a whitewater pioneer, and the founder of river company O.A.R.S. Wendt passed away July 9, 2016 in his 70s in California, after a luminous career in the outdoors.
Firefighters on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park contending with gusting winds on Sunday were hoping existing roads and natural features would help them gain control over a lightning-sparked wildfire that made a four-and-a-half-mile run the day before.
A wildfire ignited on Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim by a lightning strike in late June continues to grow, and at more than 3,000 acres has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road and a number of trails on the rim.
Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.