UPDATED: Economists, Academics Urge President Obama To Protect Public Lands, Create New National Parks
Western public lands are not only an iconic slice of America's national identity, but also a valuable economic driver if properly protected and managed, according to a group of more than 100 economists and academics who want President Obama to set aside more public lands as national parks, monuments, and wilderness areas.
As an agency, the National Park Service is moving in the wrong direction in the annual "Best Places To Work" directory of federal agencies.
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, concerned that the Endangered Species Act is wasting more money on lawsuits than recovering species, has scheduled a full committee hearing on the act for next week.
National Park Service Releases Draft EIS on Transmission Line Across Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Delaware Water Gap NRA
A voluminous evaluation document has been released on the proposed expansion of a power transmission corridor through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Appalachian National Scenic Trail, but the National Park Service has not recommended a direction to go.
New Study Says More Studies Are Needed To Determine Impact of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. At Point Reyes National Seashore
While an oyster company operating at Point Reyes National Seashore seems to be influencing the behavior of harbor seals there, more research is needed to determine a "cause and effect," a new report concludes.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in finding that grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem should remain a threatened species, has ruled that federal wildlife biologists were wrong when they concluded the decline of whitebark pine trees was not detrimental to the bears' future.
There are walks, and then there are walks. This mystery spot offers choices.
Tell us, travelers, which is your favorite "historic" or "historical" unit of the National Park System, and why?
A decision by the Delware River Basin Commission to postpone a vote on regulations that could open the Delware River Basin to "fracking" for natural gas has been praised by the National Parks Conservation Association.