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Arches National Park

Politicians, Conservationists, And National Parks

It's rich political theater, watching the ongoing debate over a possible national park in Maine's North Woods, as well as the long-running efforts to resolve land-use practices on millions of federal acres in Utah. Boasts have been made, promises allegedly discarded, and no resolution in either state has been made.
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Traveler's View: Utah Public Lands Initiative Defines Political Chasm Over "Conservation"

In taking three years to craft their blueprint for how public lands should be managed across a large portion of Utah, U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz have produced a smoke-and-mirrors view of conservation, one that uses the right language but disguises their true goals in obfuscation and fine print.

UPDATED: Draft Of "Grand Bargain" For Utah Public Lands Draws Attacks

Legislation that addresses the use of 18 million acres of public lands in Utah contains "something for everyone to like, and something for everyone to hate," U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said Wednesday while publicly releasing the 65-page measure he believes can gain congressional passage this year.

NPCA Launches "Parks In Peril" Campaign To Get Obama Administration To Protect National Parks

A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.

Photography In The National Parks: Your Armchair Guide To Arches National Park – Part 2

If you've read Part 1 of Rebecca Latson's armchair photography guide to Arches National Park, then you should be all set for a continuation with Part 2 as Rebecca takes you through the rest of the park, showing you places to capture wonderful images from pullouts, paved view areas, along the trail of a popular hike and even from a campground.

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