Updated: National Park Service Says Looming Sequestration Will Impact Visitors, Shorten Hours Of Operations In Park System
Failure by Congress and the White House to avert a budget sequestration by March 1 will force the National Park Service to reduce visitor services, shorten hours of operation, and possibly even close areas to the public, according to Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.
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Calling spotty, and in many places non-existent, cellphone and Internet service in the National Park System a possible "irritant that adversely shapes memories of a park visit," the National Park Hospitality Association is pushing the National Park Service to greatly expand the service across the system.
Do you enjoy national parks, consider yourself a good communicator, and live near Rocky Mountain National Park? If so, the park could use you, as it has a number of openings in its summer volunteer program.
Interested in lending a hand at Everglades National Park? On Saturday park staff will be looking for volunteers to help with removing invasive plants in the "Hole" in the Donut restoration area.
Grand Teton National Park rangers on Monday worked to recover the body of a Jackson, Wyoming, man killed by an avalanche the day before.
As Yosemite National Park officials work to draw up a defensible plan for managing visitors in the Yosemite Valley, they are striving to delicately balance preservation of resources against recreation.
Is a reliable water source at the Dunewood Campground in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore worth $3 a night to you? If so, then you probably won't mind the lakeshore's proposed increase in camping fees at the campground.
Four years after it lobbied hard against a proposal to allow national park visitors to arm themselves with firearms, the National Parks Conservation Association is backing a move to block assault weapons sales.
Parks Beyond Borders / Video Feature: Peterson Cay National Park, Just One Of Many Parks In The Bahamas
Check out this short video about a trip to Peterson Cay National Park in the Bahamas. If you’re a cruiser and haven’t scoured the excursion list for the chance to visit a national park somewhere in the world—definitely start looking. It’s a best-kept-secret option as I found out with a kayak trip to the smallest of the twenty-seven parks in the 900-island nation.
On January 22, 2013, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the award of more than $1.8 million in grants to help with 310.79 acres of land acquisition at six Civil War battlefields. Those sites are Mansfield, Louisiana; Appomattox Court House, Virginia; Cedar Mountain, Virginia; Chancellorsville, Virginia; Sailor’s Creek, Virginia and Buckland Mills, Virginia.
Planning to backpack through Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Beginning February 13 you'll need to pay for the privilege as the park implements a user fee to help cover costs for managing its backcountry program.
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How best can the Loft Mountain Wayside in Shenandoah National Park serve park visitors? That's the question park staff are working on with help from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.