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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

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

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

last monthNews : 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

Florida woman dies after falling off edge at Grand Canyon

A Florida woman accidentally stepped off an edge at Grand Canyon National Park and plummeted hundreds of feet to her death. Officials say 35-year-old Colleen Burns of Orlando fell at Ooh Aah Point on Friday, about a mile down the popular South Kaibab Trail. Park rangers found her body about 400...

Kaskade Remembers Fan Who Fell to Death at Grand Canyon

Colleen Burns, the 35-year-old Orlando, Florida tourist who fell to her death at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Friday July 8th, was mourned by her musical hero Kaskade. The DJ-producer posted an Instagram photo of him and Burns with a lengthy caption about what her early support meant to him. "Colleen showed up...

Grand Canyon Death: Woman Dies After Falling 400-Feet Off Cliff At Grand Canyon National Park

A Florida woman died after falling off a cliff at the Grand Canyon National Park on Friday. The Associated Press reports that Colleen Burns, 35, was found by park rangers about 400-feet from where she accidentally stepped off a cliff at Ooh Aah Point. Show More Summary

Florida Woman Snaps Selfir at Grand Canyon, Dies Soon After

A Florida woman named Colleen Burns tragically plummeted to her death on Friday while hiking the Grand Canyon, not long after sharing a photo of herself at the iconic national park. She was 35 years old. The story has gone viral because...Show More Summary

There’s now a Tinder for National Parks

Would you swipe right on the Grand Canyon? I don't know, I hear he’s kind of a dick.

We Must Save the Grand Canyon From Being Spoiled

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service in 2016 because, a century ago, a group of visionaries had the courage and the foresight to protect some of our nation’s natural wonders. Their foresight, however, could not predict the population and industrial growth of the intervening years. Show More Summary

Deal: Grand Canyon Railway offers free rides and selected meals for kids

Here’s one way to avoid traffic at Grand Canyon National Park: Take the train instead. The Grand Canyon Railway sweetens the cost of a two-night stay this summer by adding free train tickets and meals for kids this summer. The deal: The Grand Canyon Railway takes visitors on a 2-hour, 15-minute...

Beware creeping corporate influence on national parks

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

I recently was lucky enough to travel to several national parks and national monuments in the Southwest, including Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and all five parks in Utah. We were awash in nature, beauty, and Native American culture. Everyone loves the national parks. Show More Summary

Memorial Day in America's national parks: Wish you were here

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, "Two Boys with Striped Shirts, Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon," 2010 (Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe) It's the unofficial beginning of summer in the centennial year of the National Park Service. In honor of the anniversary, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.,...

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