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NPCA Voices Serious Concerns With Proposed Reorganization Of Interior Department

A low resolution map of the United States, unclear goals, lack of public input, and mixing agencies with different missions and approaches to land management are among the concerns cited by the National Parks Conservation Association in comments it provided on a proposed reorganization of the Interior Department by Secretary Ryan Zinke, who seems in a rush to complete the task.
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First Impressions, A Reader’s Journey To Iconic Places Of The American Southwest

This is not a book for light reading. It is, though, one that takes a historical approach to examining the hallmarks of the Southwestern landscape. Canyon de Chelly, El Morro, Rainbow Bridge, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the Grand Canyon are among the destinations to which we are reintroduced through the writings of the first non-natives who encountered.
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Not Your Typical Coverage Of The National Park System

National Parks Traveler runs stories week-in and week-out about seasonal operations in the National Park System: campground openings, trail conditions, fee information. It’s that sort of reader service material that draws much of our traffic; people looking for the latest news that might impact their national park vacation. But that’s just the chum, if you will, to get you to explore Traveler’s other content and educate and keep yourself up to date on what else is going on in the parks.
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Desert View Inter-Tribal Cultural Heritage Site Proposed At Grand Canyon National Park

What do you know about Native American presence, historically, at the Grand Canyon? Or how today's tribes view the canyon? There's an effort under way to provide Grand Canyon National Park visitors with greater understanding of Native American use and cultural views of the canyon via an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site at Desert View.
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The Nature Conservancy Transfers 222 Acres To Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

A 222-acre property at the southern end of Hawaiʻi Island has been transferred from The Nature Conservancy to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. TNC purchased the property to preserve it for conservation. The parcel extends along 1.6 miles of Highway 11 between the towns of Ocean View and Nāʻālehu in the Kaʻū district.
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UPDATED| OIG Says National Park Service Doing Poor Job Monitoring Donated Funds

Each year, tens of millions of dollars are donated to the National Park Service, but the agency is doing a poor job of monitoring those donations or controlling how they're spent, according to an investigation by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
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UPDATED | How Much Hurricane Relief Will Congress Provide The National Park Service?

With Congress going down to the wire in an effort to reach agreement on a budget bill and avoid another government shutdown, what remains to be seen is how much hurricane relief aid will be provided for the National Park Service, which suffered extensive damage from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria last fall.
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