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Secretary Zinke's Positions On National Monuments Link Him More Closely To Pinchot Than Roosevelt

Though he likes to be seen in the image of Theodore Roosevelt, by his actions Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seems closer to Gifford Pinchot, the country's first chief of the U.S. Forest Service who viewed natural resources as existing to be consumed by people.

Wildlife Crossing That Would Aid Mountain Lions In Santa Monica Mountains Closer To Reality

Help may be on the way for an at-risk population of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains, as the California Department of Transportation intends to move forward with building a wildlife crossing over busy Highway 101, which could both help reduce the number of animals struck and killed by vehicles in addition to increasing the genetic diversity of the pumas by bringing new big cats into the area.

Individually, It Doesn't Cost A Lot For A Year's Worth Of National Park Stories

As a nonprofit media organization, we depend on donations and grants to stay online. An astonishingly low portion of our readers donate to get daily news on national parks, monuments, historic sites, seashores, lakeshores, and more from the National Park System every day of the year. If everyone who stopped by the Traveler each month donated just $5 once a year, we not only could keep the Traveler online, but expand our staff by two or three positions and greatly expand the depth and breadth of our coverage.