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UPDATE: President Trump Issues Proclamation To Shrink National Monuments, Tees Off Legal Battle

A handful of hours after President Trump on Monday issued a proclamation to chop 1 million acres off the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah a lawsuit was filed to prevent that from happening. Other groups were expected to file a similar lawsuit over the president's move to reduce Bears Ears National Monument, also in Utah, by 1 million acres.
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Pew Opposes Surge Pricing For Park Entrance Fees, Proposes Other Options

The National Park Service should not move to surge pricing techniques at 17 parks in a bid to address the park system's maintenance backlog, but look at options such as charging international visitors more and moving to daily entrance fees instead of weekly, according to officials at The Pew Charitable Trusts working to wipe out the backlog.
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Parks Canada Announces Free Admission For Youths 17 And Under Starting In 2018

After waiving entrances fees at all of its parks throughout 2017 to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada announced Thursday that all youths 17 and under will be granted free admission to its national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas starting in 2018.
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National Park Service Construction Projects To Be Delayed To Pay For Repairs To Arlington Memorial Bridge

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday afternoon announced a $227 million plan to make critical repairs to the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. While he said the project as bid will save taxpayers $35 million, it also will take a quarter of the National Park Service's annual construction fund budget and lead to delays in construction projects elsewhere in the National Park System.
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How To Spend A Winter's Day At Craters Of The Moon National Monument And Preserve

Winter is coming, and the staff at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho is looking forward to some snowy fun. As snow accumulates the loop drive is closed to automobile travel and groomed for skiing and snowshoeing. If you're wondering what you can do at the monument this winter, read on.
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide