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The Battle For The Skies Over National Parks Drags On

by National Parks Traveler | February 20, 2024
Congress in 2000 passed the National Parks Air Tour Management Act governing scenic flights over national parks outside Alaska and the Grand Canyon National Park, which obtained its own flight plan in 1987. It directed the National Park Service to work with the Federal Aviation ...

PEER: Point Reyes National Seashore Cattle Deals Cost Taxpayers

by National Parks Traveler | February 13, 2024
The National Park Service is failing to recover fair market value on the leases for beef and dairy ranches at Point Reyes National Seashore, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which claims taxpayers are losing millions of dollars on the operations. The advocacy ...

2023 In Review | Some Of The Top Stories From Around The National Park System

by National Parks Traveler | December 31, 2023
Nearly two years after Chuck Sams took over as director of the National Park Service with a determination to improve employee morale, workforce morale continues to fall, employee flight from the agency is growing, and the agency’s directorate is failing to reverse those trends,  ...

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Points To NPS Morale Issues

by National Parks Traveler | December 19, 2023
Insights into morale issues within the National Park Service are contained in the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which points to concerns with leadership as well as unsustainable workloads. “We know we still have room for improvement,” Park Service Director Chuck ...

Trying Times For National Park Service Funding

by National Parks Traveler | November 12, 2023
The fiscal seesawing that the Park Service, and other federal agencies, have had to endure over the years takes a toll on the Park Service’s workforce. Earlier this year Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility noted that the agency’s attrition numbers have been on ...
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