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After more than a year of COVID-19-related restrictions and limited travel, rising attendance figures across national parks show Americans are eager to explore the great outdoors.
CNN
June 8, 2021, 11am PDT
A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.
MinnPost
March 21, 2021, 5am PDT
With the pandemic and associated restrictions for a long year, people want to get outside more than ever. National parks are popular destinations and some are getting plenty of visitors, but there are ways to avoid the crowds.
AARP
March 15, 2021, 10am PDT
Learn about ten national parks that preserve and share the stories of women whose vision, tenacity, and resilience helped them to change history forever.
NPF Blog
February 25, 2021, 10am PST
The 72,000-acre West Virginia gem joins an illustrious list as the 63rd U.S. national park.
The New York Times
January 27, 2021, 11am PST
A three-year project to restore access to 10,000 miles of national park trails has been completed through a collaboration between the National Park Foundation and food company Nature Valley.
Lonely Planet
January 13, 2021, 10am PST
The New River Gorge in West Virginia, one of the most popular recreation areas in the United States, will be the newest national park thanks to the stimulus package approved by the federal government in December 2020.
Outside
November 11, 2020, 12pm PST
A small token of gratitude to the veterans who fought to protect the freedoms of the United States, and the families who sacrificed everything.
The Washington Post
September 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
A midwestern commuter rail line found a unique, if controversial way to achieve 100 percent mask compliance on its trains: Set aside one car, though preferably not the bike car, for riders who opt to travel maskless.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 5, 2020, 8am PDT
By signing this new law into effect, President Trump seems ot have departed from his administration's previous actions on public lands.
The Mercury News
March 17, 2020, 10am PDT
With the Trump administration's support, private industry is busy building new broadband infrastructure on public lands. The effect is already obvious in many national parks.
High Country News
October 12, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration is exploring ways to outsource operations at national parks to private businesses. Lobbyists for private businesses welcome the invitation.
Yahoo News
March 4, 2019, 11am PST
The Natural Resources Management Act enjoyed bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. But it left out contentious issues like wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting wildlife corridors.
High Country News
January 7, 2019, 2pm PST
The consequences of allowing the public free access to national parks without any supervision or maintenance operations are to great a risk, according to a former director of the National Park Service.
The Guardian
December 31, 2018, 11am PST
Zinke’s tenure at the Interior Department was not lengthy, but the damage he inflicted will be long-lasting.
Vox
December 5, 2018, 10am PST
In his sixth annual list of gift ideas for “plannerds,” park plan-nerd Clement Lau takes a different approach.
UrbDeZine
October 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
Newly obtained documents reveal the extent of the state's efforts to strip protections from federal lands around the United States.
Pacific Standard
November 23, 2017, 9am PST
Eleven attorneys general have sent a letter, and a warning, to the Trump Administration: we'll battle new entrance fees in court if we have to.
The Sacramento Bee
October 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Threats facing major U.S. cultural sites today include development, drilling, and the federal government.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
Two years after increasing entrance fees at national parks, The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to raise daily vehicle entrance fees at the nation's most popular parks to $70.
CNN