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Traveler's View: Surge Pricing For National Parks Doesn't Pencil Out Or Make Sense

Having to hand over $70 to gain entrance to Yellowstone National Park for a week's stay is not outrageous. Indeed, there are many who say the fee should be higher. But the problems with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plan to institute surge pricing for 17 national parks during their busiest seasons are many.

Op-Ed | The National Park Service For Too Long Has Been Without A Permanent Director

Since 2017 dawned, the National Park Service has been without a permanent director. The lack of leadership at the top of the agency is unprecedented and damaging. There is no one to speak for our national parks, there is no internal leadership. How long this condition will last I do not know, but it has to end. The National Park Service needs a director.

Senator Says President Trump Will Reduce Size Of National Monuments In Utah

A long anticipated move by President Trump to reduce the size of some national monuments drew near Friday, with a U.S. senator's office saying Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah would be shrunk by the president. Conservationists and some members of Congress immediately responded with outrage and promised legal action.