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NPS, FAA Develop Framework For Air Tour Management Plans

by National Parks Traveler | August 31, 2020
“Sprawling across across 244,000 acres of prairie, canyons, buttes, and wondrous multi-colored geologic formations, Badlands National Park in South Dakota can be hard to fully grasp and navigate if you’re on foot or even in a vehicle. That’s where taking a flight over the ...

PEER: Margaret Everson Illegally Was Put In Charge Of National Park Service

by National Parks Traveler | August 27, 2020
“Margaret Everson, counselor to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, was illegally placed in charge of the National Park Service, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Everson was named acting director for the Park Service on August 7 when Bernhardt announced ...

Vela Out As Acting National Park Service Director

by National Parks Traveler | August 7, 2020
“David Vela reportedly was replaced Friday as acting director of the National Park Service, the latest upheaval the organization has endured under the Trump administration. There was no official word from the Park Service on Friday morning of the change, but three sources told  ...

Traveler’s View: The National Park Service Shouldn’t Weaken Sea Turtle Science

by National Parks Traveler | July 20, 2020
“A concerning story arose this past week from Padre Island National Seashore on the gulf coast of Texas. For decades biologists at the national seashore have run a Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Program. In short, this widely acclaimed and popular program has helped build the ...

Funding Cuts Imperil Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Program At Padre Island National Seashore

by National Parks Traveler | July 16, 2020
“A National Park Service review of the renowned Kemp’s ridley sea turtle recovery program at Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is calling for substantial funding cuts and programmatic changes that would greatly hamstring the program and amount to “conservation ...
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