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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

National Park Foundation Program Addresses Transportation Issues In National Parks

National parks often are the setting for some incredible traffic issues, be they related to "bison jams," lack of parking, or simply high visitation. To help parks find solutions to some of these problems, the National Park Foundation has offered a program that places transportation experts in the parks to brainstorm solutions.

Efforts to Restore the River at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Take a Big Step Forward

"A river runs through it" could describe San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, but the current version of the San Antonio River bears little resemblance to the waterway of years past. The first phase of a project to both restore the river to more natural conditions and create improved trails and public access has just been completed.

Republicans, Democrats Differ Over Whether National Park Designations Should Block Energy Projects

When the Bush administration late in 2008 tried to auction energy leases near national parks in Utah, there was an outcry by many who considered siting oil and gas exploration projects next to parks was anathema. The Obama administration quickly reversed the decision, but the debate over whether to locate energy projects next to parks continues.

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