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There is a need, a growing one at that, for day-to-day media coverage of the parks and protected areas
Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift should not have used the saga of sexual harassment in the National Park System for political purposes, says a woman who claimed to have been a victim of such during her time at Grand Canyon National Park.
After putting their lives on the line to protect the United States and the values it stands for, more than 1,000 American military veterans — including retired high-ranking officers — signed a letter to the commander-in-chief urging him to “protect the public lands and traditions for which we fought, specifically by maintaining the boundaries and protections of the national monuments that were reviewed by Secretary Zinke.”
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio is scheduled to kick off its 2018 season this Saturday, January 20. The 3.5-hour National Park Scenic excursion is offered on Saturdays during the months of January and February.
Grand Teton National Park saw record visitation in 2017, the fourth straight year of increasing turnouts, according to the park staff.
Big Bend National Park in Texas recorded its busiest year on record in 2017, with 442,641 visitors coming to the park. That tally surpassed even 2016's visitation of 388,290 during the National Park Service centennial year.

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