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National Park Air Tour Management Plans In California Challenged In Court

by National Parks Traveler | March 21, 2023
n the ongoing trend of air tour management plans for national parks being called shoddy and insufficient in their crafting, a lawsuit has been filed challenging tour plans for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods National Monument, and San ...

Study: States And NPS Need To Reach Cooperative Goals On Wolves

by National Parks Traveler | February 12, 2023
The study, which appeared in the January 17 edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (attached below), followed by a handful of years a wolf study in Yukon-Charley Rivers that was forced to end in 2016 because the Alaska Department of Fish and Game had sponsored a predator ...

National Park Service Working To Bolster Special Agent Ranks

by National Parks Traveler | January 5, 2023
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility had obtained an internal memo from Jennifer Flynn, the Park Service’s associate director for visitor and resource protection, that noted the drop in agents. Part of the memo, which went out to regional Park Service directors and ...

National Park Service Has Lost Nearly 50 Percent Of Its Special Agents Since 2000

by National Parks Traveler | December 30, 2022
According to PEER, the latest annual report (2020) from the NPS Investigative Services Branch estimates that felony investigations of property crimes and serious drug-related offenses represent approximately one-fifth of the current workload. “Reducing our official response to ...

NPS Explains Approach To Crafting Air Management Tours At Bryce Canyon National Park

by National Parks Traveler | November 23, 2022
Under the Bryce Canyon plan, which takes effect in January, up to 515 air tours per year may be flown over the park on defined routes. At Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility, Jeff Ruch has said the two agencies were bypassing the NEPA requirements and simply grandfathering ...
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