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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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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Episode 5 — Kansas City and Learning in the National Parks

Episode 5 — Kansas City and Learning in the National Parks

Today on RV Miles, we’re going to Kansas City, a great town for RVers to spend a day or a whole vacation. We talk about the different educational opportunities the National Park Service offers, and in the news, a motorhome recall, Jellystone parks expanding to the West and Southwest, and...

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North Face, REI, and More Caution Sec. Zinke from Revoking National Monuments

North Face, REI, and More Caution Sec. Zinke from Revoking National Monuments

The Secretary, who was to visit all of the concerned sites before Thursday’s deadline, has only visited 8 and is currently on vacation in the Mediterranian.

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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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Search Continues for Missing Couple in Joshua Tree

Search Continues for Missing Couple in Joshua Tree

The search continues for a couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park 10 days ago.

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21 National Parks Prepare for Solar Eclipse Crowds

21 National Parks Prepare for Solar Eclipse Crowds

Expected to be the worst travel day in U.S. history, parks are gearing up for the upcoming total eclipse.

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