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National Park Service Will Offer Buyouts To ‘A Number Of Employees’

Already burdened by chronic staff shortages, low morale, an $11.3 billion maintenance backlog, and claims of disloyalty by the Interior secretary, the National Park Service will soon ask “a number of employees” to accept voluntary early retirement, according to a memo obtained by the Traveler.
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National Park Service Accepting Proposals For The Save America’s Treasures Grant Program

The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is now accepting applications for $5 million in matching grants to support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections through the Save America’s Treasures program.
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Winter Programs Getting Under Way At North Cascades Institute

As snow falls in the North Cascades of Washington state and the highway closes for another winter, life is slower and quieter at the Environmental Learning Center at the North Cascades Institute. After a busy summer and fall of teaching, the institute's naturalists are off for a well-earned break, some upriver staff head out on furlough, but learning continues at the organization's campus on Diablo Lake.
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