Thousands of Federal Campgrounds Will Close as Government Shuts Down

Thousands of Federal Campgrounds Will Close as Government Shuts Down

Thousands of campgrounds operated by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other federal agencies will close until Congress can agree on funding for the federal government.

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3/4 of a National Park Advisory Council Resign in Protest

3/4 of a National Park Advisory Council Resign in Protest

9 of the 12 members of a National Park Service advisory board resigned their posts Monday night in protest of how Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has treated them.

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New Experiences Make Nevada a Top 2018 Destination

New Experiences Make Nevada a Top 2018 Destination

Nevada is one of the most popular RV destinations, and 2018 is shaping up to be full of new adventure opportunities for the RV traveler, or anyone else looking to get away.

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National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Fee Increase

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Fee Increase

The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior have announced that the public comment period for proposed fee increases at 17 national parks has been extended to December 22nd. Under the proposal, the peak season entrance fee for a seven-day pass to each park would be $70...

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The National Park Fee Increase Doesn’t Add Up

The National Park Fee Increase Doesn’t Add Up

The proposed 180% increase in fees at national parks is not going to do what the administration says it will. There’s no way it can. We took a look at the numbers, and how they only add up to using our national parks as political pawns.

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Massive Fee Increases Proposed for National Parks in 2018

Massive Fee Increases Proposed for National Parks in 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke – photo by Gage Skidmore The National Park Service and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today plans to increase entrance fees during peak season at many of the nation’s busiest national parks by up to 180%. The proposed new entrance fee...

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What Does an Eclipse Sound Like? Scientists Will Study Soundscapes Across US

What Does an Eclipse Sound Like? Scientists Will Study Soundscapes Across US

The types of changes to the soundscape that occur during an eclipse are relatively unknown. What will the eclipse sound like? Will insects and birds that sing during the day fall silent? Will animals that are only active at night get vocal?

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National Park Service Ends Water Bottle Ban

National Park Service Ends Water Bottle Ban

The 2011 policy, which encouraged national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable water bottles, has been rescinded to expand hydration options.

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$50 Million Joint Funding Announced for National Parks Infrastructure

$50 Million Joint Funding Announced for National Parks Infrastructure

The Alluvial Fan Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the many deferred maintenance projects that will benefit from the Centennial Challenge Program. – NPS Photo NPS Centennial Challenge Program is Matching $20 Million in Congressional Funding with $33 Million from Partner Organizations to Support Maintenance Projects at...

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America the Beautiful Senior Pass Price Increase Date Announced, New Annual Senior Pass

America the Beautiful Senior Pass Price Increase Date Announced, New Annual Senior Pass

Last December, Congress increased the price of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass from $10 to $80. We finally have a date that the change will take effect. 

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