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Lawsuit Filed Over Decision To Permit Transmission Towers Near Historic Jamestowne

The National Parks Conservation Association, claiming that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to conduct due diligence in reviewing a permit application to string power lines along 300-foot tall towers through the James River near Historic Jamestowne has sued the agency in federal court.
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Concern Voiced Over Protection Of Everglades National Park

There is only one site in the United States, Everglades National Park, that is listed as a "World Heritage Site in Danger" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. And there is concern that there soon could be an effort to remove the park from the list, and not because it deserves to be removed.

Point Reyes National Seashore Must Review Impact, Consider Removal Of Ranchers

The National Park Service must consider a future that doesn’t include beef and dairy cattle ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore and will conduct a public environmental review of how the those operations, some of which date to the 1800s, impact the park’s California coastline under a settlement agreement filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Cape Cod National Seashore Ranger Programs Aim To Get You On The Water

Cape Cod National Seashore’s location makes it ideal for exploring diverse natural resources and habitats through water and beach-based recreational activities. In July and August park rangers are ready to take you for guided canoe and kayak trips, surfcasting lessons, snorkel tours, beach yoga, and salt marsh explorations.

EPA Revives Possibility Of Massive Mine Near Lake Clark National Park And Preserve

As expected, the Trump administration is proposing that a company that wants to sink a massive copper, gold, and molybdenum mine not far from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and near the headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska be allowed to apply for the necessary permits.

Interior Secretary Says Comments Will Help Form His Recommendations On National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that the more than 1 million comments received on the fate of 27 national monuments will play a role in his recommendations to President Trump on whether the monuments should be revised in size, abolished, or left as is.

Analysis Of Comments Points To Overwhelming Support For National Monuments

A statistical analysis of comments made on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's charge to review national monuments to determine if some are too big or shouldn't be monuments indicates that 98 percent of the comments are in support of leaving the monuments as they are, or even enlarging them.

Photography In The National Parks: Favorites For Each Season

It goes without saying that everyone has one or more favorite seasons during which they like to visit their favorite national park. Having visited a number of national parks, herself, photographer Rebecca Latson lists her favorites during each season of the year and encourages you to take your cameras out to these parks during those same seasons.

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