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Repairs Slated For Hurricane-Damaged Fire Island National Seashore Light

The National Park Service says work to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, was to begin Monday. Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the project, slated for completion by June.

A New, Free Audio Book Of The Exploration Of The Colorado River And Its Canyons From LibriVox

A unique service allows you to download, for free, an audio copy of John Wesley Powell's The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons so you can listen to what Powell saw on your next trip down the Colorado River through Canyonlands and Grand Canyon national parks.

Latest Additions To Cover Alaska, Natural Resources, Night Skies And More

The April 2017 update for features 225 studies touching on national park subjects as diverse as Alaskan histories, night skies, and natural sounds. Other papers added to the site touch on National Park Service history, natural resources, social science, and National Wild and Scenic River studies.

Paper Trail Shows Lots Of Communications Over Bears Ears National Monument

Down through the past four years there have been multiple communications, and meetings, between the Obama administration and Utah politicians and communities over the possibility of national monument status for the Bears Ears landscape in southeastern Utah, according to documents obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Lawsuit Filed Over Administration's Border Wall, Claims It Will Adversely Impact National Parks

The Trump administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep illegal aliens out of the country has drawn a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, who claim that wall if constructed would impact millions of people, endangered species, and national parks.

Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated A Traditional Cultural Property

The National Park Service has designated Rainbow Bridge a Traditional Cultural Property, recognizing the national monument's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes, and establishing its listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is the first site in Utah to gain a TCP designation.

OIG: Women Harassed In Yellowstone National Park's Maintenance Division

A "good old boy system" that spewed inappropriate comments and behaviors toward female coworkers existed in the Maintenance Division at Yellowstone National Park, according to an investigation, which also found that the atmosphere continued "because of the actions, or inaction, of supervisors."

Delays In Seasonal Hirings Affect Hours At Zion National Park Visitor Center And Museum

A hiring freeze implemented by the Trump administration that has been slow to thaw has forced Zion National Park officials in Utah to delay the usual extension of operating hours for the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Human History Museum until month's end.

Good Books For Visiting...Mount Rainier National Park

There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.

Two Rivers In The National Park System Among "Most Endangered" For 2017

Two glorious rivers in the National Park System – the Buffalo, America’s very first national river, and the Middle Fork of the Flathead, which races along Glacier National Park’s southern border – have the inglorious distinction of being among American Rivers' Most Endangered Rivers® for 2017.

Plans To Improve Salmon Habitat At Muir Woods National Monument Open For Public Comment

In a bid to improve habitat for endangered Coho salmon that use Redwood Creek in Muir Woods National Monument, the National Park Service is proposing to rebuild bridges that cross the stream, create deeper pools for rearing habitat, and revegetate sections to improve cover for fish.

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