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National Park Service Silent On Dropping Public Input On Cell Tower Installations

by National Parks Traveler | March 25, 2022
National Park Service officials in Washington have been silent on retaining a Trump administration policy not to seek public involvement on proposals to locate cell towers in the National Park System or to provide other pertinent information surrounding the towers. According to Public ...

FAA, NPS Running Behind On Finalizing Air Tour Management Plans For Parks

by National Parks Traveler | March 10, 2022
Despite more than two decades to get the task accomplished, and almost two years after a federal judge ordered the Federal Aviation Administration and National Park Service to get the job done by this summer, air tour management plans for eight national parks will not be completed on ...

PEER: Ironman Competition Eyed For Blue Ridge Parkway Conflicts With NPS Policies

by National Parks Traveler | January 31, 2022
A proposal to close a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway for an Ironman competition runs counter to National Park Service policies and regulations, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The proposed race would close 21 miles of the scenic highway to the public ...

Funding Questions Arise Over Padre Island Sea Turtle Program

by National Parks Traveler | January 18, 2022
“This recent funding strengthens the STSR program because it shows commitment to furthering the science and understanding of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles,” Taylor told the Traveler in an email last week. “Think of it as dividing and conquering; Dr. Shaver and the ...

Looking Ahead To Coverage Of The National Park System In 2022…

by National Parks Traveler | December 30, 2021
The National Park Service Voices Report, launched in late 2017 with interviews with Park Service employees to uncover the extent of harassment across the agency, was completed two years later. Then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called for the investigation after a survey showing that  ...
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