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Crater Lake National Park

National Parks Are Managed In Very Inconsistent Ways...Or Are They?

Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.

Climate Change Poses A Threat To Deep Blue Water At Crater Lake National Park

Will Crater Lake National Park continue to be such a popular park if its deep blue water wasn't so blue, but perhaps a murkier hue due to algae blooms? That's a question to consider in light of predictions that warming air temperatures will affect both the late's water temperature and water column mixing.

Crater Lake Partners With ‘Sister Park’ In China

Crater Lake National Park saw its most visitors in a quarter-century last year, but that mark might not last long thanks to a partnership that spans the Pacific Ocean. In a nod to increasing tourism from the world’s most-populous country, representatives from Crater Lake traveled to China last week to establish a “sister park” relationship with Wuyishan National Scenic Area.

"It Is Obvious We Need To Educate The Visitors"

How are we to act in a national park? That might seem to carry an obvious answer, but it's not always so obvious these days. As different generations, different racial groups, and different cultures enter the National Park System, not all seem out to enjoy the natural beauty on display in the landscape parks simply by walking about and gazing at the setting, hiking or backpacking, paddling or climbing, or watching wildlife.

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