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.
Yellowstone National Park
A former chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park, although required to live in the park, over a number of years opened his government-owned housing to friends and relatives, and even a family from France looking for a house exchange, while he lived in nearby Gardiner, Montana, according to an Interior Department investigation.oig-timothyreid_yellowstonechiefranger_public.pdf
Erin Peabody has crafted a book on Yellowstone National Park that follows a common path in telling the story of how the world's first national park came about, but which through her deep research and colorful writing rises as an entertaining and informative work that deserves a space on every park lover's bookshelf.
Having already announced earlier this year that the maintenance backlog across the National Park System is closing in on $12 billion, the National Park Service is now highlighting the structural problems with the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., in a bid to raise congressional awareness of the problems.
UPDATED: USFWS Proposes To Remove Yellowstone, Grand Teton Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species Act Protection
Stating that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has recovered to the point of sustainability, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Building support, and revenues, for the National Park System can not be done as simply as designating a unit in the system.
While the spring opening of Yellowstone National Park's roads is still some weeks off, anyone visiting the park on foot, ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, or snowcoach should know that grizzly bears are starting to come out of their dens.
Late in the 19th century, as conservationists pushed to preserve the Grand Canyon, local opposition stalled action with arguments like “the fate of Arizona depends exclusively upon the development of her mineral resources.”
Increased cellular and broadband service clashes with the values and policies of the National Park Service, according to the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
After receiving year-end numbers from around the National Park System, visitation to the parks last year reached a record 307.2 million, according to the National Park Service. A number of parks attracted some staggering numbers of visitors, such as Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain, which each surpassed 4 million for the first time, and Grand Canyon which tallied more than 5 million, the agency said.