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10 Underrated National Parks for Landscape Photographers

National parks are an incredible treasure for landscape photographers. While popular parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon tend to get the most attention in regards to photography, there are plenty of other parks with amazing scenery. The post 10 Underrated National Parks for Landscape Photographers appeared first on Loaded Landscapes.

Sexual harassment common at national parks, panel told

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is investigating complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at national parks across the country, including at iconic sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. The...Show More Summary

What can be wrong at Yosemite? Lawmakers want to know

The National Park Service could be in for a rough day Thursday, as officials from Yosemite and Grand Canyon are scheduled to testify at a congressional hearing on alleged mismanagement … Click to Continue »

Grand Canyon 2016 - The Paintings

As promised, here are the paintings from the 2016 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. These are all for sale through the Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. For details on the event and the sales, please visit www.grandcanyon.orgStill to come is the Quick Draw piece. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon 2016 - Part 7

Canyon Trails 12x24 oil by Michael Chesley JohnsonAvailable at Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park Friday, September 16, 2016My goal Thursday afternoon was to finish the 12x24 I’d started at Yaki Point the day before. I was eager -- okay, let’s be honest and say “impatient” -- to get going. Show More Summary

Proposed Grand Canyon Development Continues to Stir Controversy

A raft floating the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park. Last week, the Arizona Republic reported that a Navajo Council member has introduced legislation to approve the Grand Canyon Escalade Project, a...Show More Summary

Buckey's Cabin

William “Buckey” O’Neill constructed his cabin in 1890 in the area now known as Grand Canyon National Park. Buckey was an author, sheriff, a judge and an associate of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. He was a contributory of the Grand Canyon Railroad and died while fighting in Cuba in 1898. Show More Summary

Park worker falls to her death in Yellowstone canyon

An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. Twenty-one-year-old Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar was a park concession worker from Quito, Ecuador. She fell into the canyon at Grandview Point around 3:15 a.m. Friday. Park officials...

Grand Canyon Tragedy: Yellowstone National Park Worker, Estefania Alcivar, Fell To Her Death After Getting Too Close To A Cliff

Yellowstone National Park worker, Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, fell to her death at the Grand Canyon around 3:15 a.m. on Friday. Alcivar was socializing with a handful of co-workers when she stepped too close to a huge drop-off area and plunged onto the rocks far below. Show More Summary

Park service starts 2nd century with $12B maintenance backlog

Grand Canyon's aging, leaky water pipe is the No. 2 priority on the National Park Service's long maintenance backlog.        

Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities’ support

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else. Continue reading ? The post Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities’ support appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Grand Canyon preservation: Activists pushing to ban toxic mining near park

Environmentalists want government to create a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, environmental organizers in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada are...Show More Summary

Why Grand Canyon's new distinction is "life-changing" for stargazers

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Seeing the national park in daylight is only half the story as we watched astronomers gathered for a "Star Party"

5 deep sea wonders may become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO wants to expand its list of Word Heritage Sites to include ecosystems within the depths of the open ocean, which would enjoy special recognition and protection like the Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. or the Galapagos Islands … Continue reading ? The post 5 deep sea wonders may become UNESCO World Heritage Sites appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Notes from the Monsoon in Grand Canyon National Park

2 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

One of the most awesome things I've ever seen Timing is everything. If one schedules a trip to the American Southwest in July or August, one may very well have to contend with the monsoons, the change in prevailing winds that brings warm humid air out of the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

New Grand Canyon park chief on sexual misconduct: ‘Some of our colleagues have suffered immeasurable harm’

  Now that eliminating sexual harassment is a top priority for the National Park Service, Director Jonathan Jarvis is laying out the steps he is taking to create a “zero tolerance” culture. “First, some have asked what it means for the National Park Service to have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment,” Jarvis wrote in an email last week to […]

Grand Teton Mountain Guide Gary Falk Falls To Death In Canyon

A mountain guide at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park died on Saturday after falling about 2,400 feet into a canyon. Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group of clients to the summit of the Grand Teton when he fell into the Valhalla Canyon, according to a statement released by the National Parks Service. Show More Summary

Confessions of a National Park Ranger

A park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park. (Hemis.fr / SuperStock) Each year, Grand Canyon National Park sees close to 5 million visitors. From wildfires to helicopter rescues to lost tourists, a park ranger dishes on what really goes...Show More Summary

How Much Are America's National Parks Worth?

Researchers have assessed the value of places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, and while their answer isn’t “priceless,” it’s pretty close.

Woman Falls To Her Death Hours After Posting Grand Canyon Photo

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A Florida woman plunged hundreds of feet to her death at Grand Canyon National Park, hours after posting a photo that appears to show her sitting on a cliff ledge overlooking the canyon. Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, had been “hiking...Show More Summary

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