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Senator Lamar Alexander toured Point Park and the Chickimauga Battlefield Tuesday discussing legislation he supports that is designed to take revenue from energy development on federal land and use part of it toward funding backlogged National Park Service projects is the answer. Alexander called ...
About a fifth of the Yoshino cherry trees spread along the Tidal Basin are now at full blossom, the National Park Service says -- ahead of expected strong winds later this week that could wreak havoc on the newborn blossoms. About 20 percent of the Yoshino cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin are now ...

National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans' role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to Congress that his department is not censoring science. The research for the first ...
But nearly all of the 100,000 comments received by the National Park Service on the plan were opposed to the plan, according to The Washington Post. "$70 is insane!" read one comment the department shared with the Post. Another said: "Having to pay $70 just to get in would definitely make me ...
But nearly all of the 100,000 comments received by the National Park Service on the plan were opposed to the plan, according to The Washington Post. "$70 is insane!" read one comment the department shared with the Post. Another said: "Having to pay $70 just to get in would definitely make me ...

National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans' role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to Congress that his department is not censoring science. The research for the first ...
In Tuesday's City Talk column , I discussed some of the National Park Service's concerns about the western boundary of the Savannah National Historic Landmark DistricT, as detailed in a recent report. The lengthy study concluded that the SNHLD should continue to be classified as "Priority 1 ...
The National Park Service has selected the company that will provide ferry service between the beach and downtown Pensacola. Gulf Coast Maritime Services Inc., a North Carolina-based company, will operate Pensacola Bay Cruises. Starting May 18, the company will be responsible for providing at ...
Susan Combs, a former Texas comptroller and agriculture commissioner, will be named acting assistant secretary of the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday evening. The news comes eight months after President Donald ...
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service kicked off a yearlong celebration Sunday honoring the “Life and Legacy” of Frederick Douglass on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Douglass was a prominent abolitionist, orator and statesman who was born into slavery in 1818. He escaped to freedom 20 ...
In October, helicopters ferried workers to the site to install massive wooden braces to stabilize the walls in hopes of possibly rebuilding it. The National Park Service will host a community event on Feb. 28 titled “The Sperry Chalet Experience: Past, Present, and Future.” The program will be held from 6:30 ...
Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. speaks to the Honor Flight participants and onlookers at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2016. A pair of lawmakers this week voiced concerns that groups like the Honor Flight veterans are being harassed by National Park Service employees over visitor permit ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the Trump Administration for requesting that the National Park Service (NPS) provide Swain County with funds to cover all outstanding financial obligations for the North Shore Road settlement as a part of the President's Fiscal Year ...
Three years ago, the National Park Service banned trucks and buses heavier than 10 tons from crossing over the Arlington Memorial Bridge, a major transportation artery connecting Virginia to Washington D.C. And there's speculation that the U.S. Secret Service now refuses to cross the 82-year-old ...
The iconic Linn Cove Viaduct that wraps around Grandfather Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway will close for three months of road resurfacing and bridge repairs, the National Park Service said this week. One of the parkway's most popular tourist draws, the seven-mile stretch is scheduled to close on ...
Born a slave in Maryland, he became an outspoken statesman. The National Park Service has planned a yearlong celebration. Ties to Baltimore led WBAL-TV 11 News to Douglass' home in the Anacostia area of Washington, D.C. Cedar Hill was his home for the last 17 years of his life. "He purchased this ...

Acting National Park Service (NPS) Director P. Daniel Smith announced the selection of Stanley J. Austin to be the regional director of the National Park Service's Pacific West Region. He currently serves as the regional director of the National Park Service's Southeast Region. In his new role, Austin will ...
NEW YORK — The lights will be turned off at the Statue of Liberty Thursday to accommodate work on the monument's electrical system. The National Park Service says the lights that illuminate the exterior of the statue will be temporarily turned off Thursday evening, but the lights on the statue's torch, crown ...
A report from the Interior Department's inspector general's office revealed that a senior official with the National Park Service made a department-funded request for design and construction upgrades to a government-owned townhouse he intended to live in and rent out. The inspector general's office found ...
There's a new acting director for the National Park Service, and he has an interesting past. Most notably, P. Daniel Smith made headlines for the time he helped the owner of the Washington Redskins cut down trees on federally owned, protected land to lend the billionaire a better view. The Park Service ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired park superintendent who gained notoriety after helping Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder cut down trees near his home has been named acting director of the National Park Service. P. Daniel Smith, a former superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park in ...
When my father returned to his home state of Virginia after serving in the Korean War, like a lot of young men, he needed a job. Growing up poor and black with a 12th grade education, in what was then a segregated state, meant that personal dreams were overshadowed by the very real need to put food on ...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The National Park Service says it found some of the 52 bison that escaped from holding pens in Yellowstone National Park after someone cut the fence. The bison were found in the Mammoth Hot Springs area on the northern end of the park. However, the Park ...
Members of Utah's congressional caucus, not content with eviscerating two national monuments in the state, have unleashed a new assault on public lands, proposing legislation that hides an agenda of deregulation behind the shield of the National Park Service and the beloved park system it oversees.
This Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo provided by The National Park Service shows a rock fall off the iconic El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park, Calif. A massive new rock fall hit Yosemite National Park on Thursday, cracking with a thundering roar off the iconic El Capitan rock formation and ...
As Congress' deadline to pass a stopgap spending bill and delay a government shutdown nears, the National Park Service said late Thursday a shutdown won't completely close all national parks and monuments. During the last government shutdown in 2013, many national parks and monuments closed ...
“We take our directions from the National Park Service, and until they give us instruction, we're not doing anything differently,” Octavo said. The Presidio of San Francisco, which also is managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area, operates under a separate charter than most national park sites and ...
January 18, 2018 - The Coalition to Protect America's National Parks is deeply disheartened at the resignation of 9 of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board (Board). “After playing such an active and instrumental role in the planning of the highly successful National Park Service ...
The advisory board, which normally has up to 12 members and describes itself as comprising "citizen advisors chartered by Congress to help the National Park Service," has been an institution since 1935. Members of the current bipartisan iteration were appointed by President Obama and represented the ...
The board members' action comes as one of Zinke's top deputies, Doug Domenech, assistant secretary for insular areas, plans to move into the Washington offices that the National Park Service has occupied for half a century. NPS will be relocated elsewhere in the building, according to individuals briefed ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An anthropology class at Eldorado High School wants to help more kids get out and explore. Rick Sleeter's class is developing an app for the National Park Service designed to educate children who visit New Mexico's Chaco Canyon. The app will include things like a ...
This weekend, visitors to the house will be able to walk those same halls as the National Park Service kicks off a yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of Douglass' birth. Guests will get to hear from Douglass' third great-grandson, see original photography equipment from the era and listen to ...
The current US administration's lack of interest in the environment creates another victim: two weeks ago, 10 out of 12 National Park System Advisory Board members have resigned on January 17, effectively leaving the US without a functioning body to designate national historic or natural landmarks.
His name was Rick McIntyre, and he worked for the National Park Service. Bundled in a heavy black down coat that extended past his waist, ...
The plan was welcomed by tourism officials in northern Arizona towns served by the road, and it got the support of the National Park Service at ...
Afterward he took a job with the National Park Service. "I ended up in a cave in Oregon," said Gausen. "It was kind of ironic because I had said ...
Lyons Mayor Connie Sullivan has asked the National Park Service to reconsider a proposed fee hike at Rocky Mountain National Park ...
Are you the outdoorsy type and wish you could make a living off your love for nature? Well, today is your lucky day: The National Park Service is ...
The National Park Service is requesting public input as it creates a plan for managing nonnative aquatic species in Glen Canyon National ...
Killen will talk about being a National Park Service artist in residence and will discuss workflow previsualization, landscape thematics and other ...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The U.S. Court of Appeals decided that the National Park Service does not need to substantively assess the elk hunt ...
(AP) — The National Park Service is looking for ways to manage non-native aquatic species in the Colorado River system below Glen Canyon ...
National Park Service employees had to roll out about 600 feet of hose to erase the latest graffiti at Death Valley. Sometime in late October, ...
It was delayed as the group prepared to apply for federal tax credits available for historic redevelopment through the National Park Service.
Could a single visit to the Elwha Valley, Hurricane Ridge or the Sol Duc Salmon Cascades cost $70? That's what the National Park Service is ...
You can now make that dream a reality: the National Park Service is hiring for a variety of positions across its U.S. parks for next year.
FAIRBANKS — The National Park Service is holding an open public comment period to gather input for an Environmental and Economic ...
The U.S. Court of Appeals decided that the National Park Service does not need to substantively assess the elk hunt every year to comply with ...
ISLE ROYALE, Mich (KMSP) - Isle Royale sits like a gem in a cold ring of Lake Superior water. Some 15 miles off the shore of Grand Portage, ...


 

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