Six years after National Park Service officials set aspirational goals to reduce plastic waste across the park system by installing water-filling stations for the public, the agency has fallen far short of its hopes.green_parks_strategic_plan_04.12.10.pdf
Grand Canyon National Park
UPDATED: National Park Service Director Urged By Congressional Representatives To Survey Workforce For Sexual Harassment
Nearly two dozen members of Congress have signed a bipartisan letter to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis asking that his staff conduct a system-wide survey to see whether sexual harassment is an ongoing problem in the agency.
With the peak river-running season coming to Grand Canyon National Park, Park Service officials are working to replace the River District office that provided, in part, inspection of commercial and private river trips on the Colorado River through the park.
Concerns that hantavirus-carrying rodents have taken up residence in the Cave of Domes at Grand Canyon National Park has prompted the National Park Service to close the cave to the public for the immediate future.
Bison are not native to Grand Canyon National Park and a report that claims they are should be withdrawn by the National Park Service and not relied upon as the park staff debates how to handle a bison herd on the North Rim, maintains Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, acting in the wake of a tide of sexual harassment complaints, has dismantled the River District Office where the grievances arose.
A soaring new 3D IMAX film premiered recently, showcasing the wonders of national parks from Katmai in Alaska to Everglades in Florida. Narrated by none less than Academy Award® -winner Robert Redford, the film was created by the National Park Service and Brand USA in honor of the Park Service’s 100th anniversary and is airing here and in 60 countries around the globe. Intended to showcase the best of our nation, the film falls woefully short as critics have pointed out, because it features only athletic, young white Americans recreating in pretty places.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent David Uberuaga on Friday praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to deny a permit for a development that could have placed more than 2,000 housing units roughly a mile from the park's South Rim.forest_service-stilo_development_.pdf
Building support, and revenues, for the National Park System can not be done as simply as designating a unit in the system.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…