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Michael Baker International Wins $50M Environmental Contract

The National Park Service has awarded a five-year, $50 million contract to the Michael Baker International/AMEC team to provide technical environmental support services for the National Park Service’s Park Facility Management Division and Environmental Management Systems program. Show More Summary

Yellowstone: how not to manage a National Park

3 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

Related to my post last November about how the biodiversity of Yosemite Valley was mismanaged, author Michael Crichton shared a story at a 2005 talk about how the National Park Service has grossly mismanaged nature at Yellowstone National...Show More Summary

Direct Action on Racism, Poverty, and War: An Honest Attempt to Honor MLK

Photo Credit National Park Service Many of Martin Luther King Jr.'s best-remembered quotes deal in poetic generalities or abstract universal ideas: love driving out hatred, or a long moral arc bending towards justice. King's poetic imagery...Show More Summary

Zim to export elephants for cash

Zimbabwe's government says it must export elephants to raise funds for wildlife management. ||| Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's government says it must export elephants to raise funds for wildlife management. National Parks Service conservation...Show More Summary

FREE park entry in celebration of MLK Day

In what's become an annual thing, the National Park Service is once again waiving entrance fees in celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday, next Monday, January 19th. Related posts: Get in FREE in Celebration of MLK Jr. Day Don’t forget: Free entry into Yosemite for National Park Week Starts this Weekend Free Entry to Yosemite for National Public Lands Day – Sept. 25th

Sunset at Yosemite Bathes the Mountaintops in a Golden Glow

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This image posted to Instagram by the National Parks Service shows a perfect sunset at Yosemite National Park. The reflection of the light in the clouds and off the rock give it a beautiful halo. See the full Instagram post below. Read more...

Here's What a New Year's Snow Fall Looks Like at the Grand Canyon

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This photo from the Grand Canyon National Park Service shows what the park looked like on January 1, 2015. Snow blanketed the whole thing, with clouds promising another dusting. Read more...

The Grand Canyon Became A Winter Wonderland This New Year’s

On the morning of New Year’s Day, the Grand Canyon received a perfect dusting of crisp snow, transforming the already-gorgeous park into a wintry paradise. National Park Service staff members captured stunning photos of the snowstorm’s aftermath including panorama shots, which you can see more of here. What a magical start to the year! [Neatorama] [Images [...]

NYPD's Reverse Washington Monument Strategy

(January 4, 2015 02:25 PM, by David Henderson) Here's what Richard L. Stroup writes about the Washington Monument Strategy (WMS): A perennial case in point is the "Washington Monument strategy" of the National Park Service. At budget time, the service frequently threatens to curtail visiting hours at its... (0 COMMENTS)

Snowstorm in the Grand Canyon

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(Photo: National Park Service) Last month, we got to see the Grand Canyon filled to the brim with fog. On this past New Year's Eve, snow poured into the Grand Canyon area, making it a winter wonderland. Many of the roads remained open, but driving over them could be hazardous. Show More Summary

Storm transforms Grand Canyon into 'winter wonderland'

A rare winter storm dumped a heap of snow on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on New Year's Day, turning the desert treasure into a "winter wonderland." The roads were snow-packed and icy on Thursday, the National Park Service wrote...Show More Summary

CPD Memorial Service for NYPD Fallen

Announcement from the Chaplains: CPD PRAYER / MEMORIAL SERVICE AT GOLD STAR FAMILIES MEMORIAL AND PARK THIS THURSDAY, 01 JAN 2015, AT 2:47 P.M. (RAIN/SNOW OR SHINE)In solidarity with our brothers and sisters throughout the nation, we...Show More Summary

Inspector General Conducting Review After Biden Vacation

The Department of Interior Inspector General’s office has taken over a review into cheap vacations taken by senior government officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, at a secluded National Park Service lodge in Wyoming. First revealed in a TIME investigation in October, Biden and his family stayed at the Brinkerhoff Lodge this summer for four…

Grand Canyon Cloud Inversion

The Grand Canyon National Park Service shared this time-lapse of a temperature inversion at the beautiful canyon. Trapped by warm air, a huge mass of fog blanketed the canyon, ebbing and flowing like water at a beach.

Sandy Hook Bay Partially Covered In A Weird Mystery "Sheen"

Sandy Hook Bay is covered in a...sheen. That's the terminology that a coalition of government agencies—including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Environmental Protection, the National Parks Service and New Jersey Office of Emergency...Show More Summary

Sea of clouds cover the Grand Canyon in rare weather event

A sea of thick cloud covers the Grand Canyon. Image from the National Park Service. Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. Show More Summary

Private land in Wyoming's national park is now open to hunters

JACKSON, Wyoming — Wildlife on private land within Grand Teton National Park is now under jurisdiction of the state of Wyoming and can be hunted, the National Park Service decided. For decades, wildlife on the approximately 950 acres...Show More Summary

James Corner Field Operations wins major competition to design a new national park in San Francisco

The Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service oversaw the seven-month long Presidio Parklands design competition, which sought conceptual ideas on reintegrating a portion of the Presidio that for seven decades had

Let's All Watch This or Read the Transcript Because It Is Terrific and We Need All the Terrific Things

Below, video of the rescue of a baby elephant from a muddy pond, and his reunion with his mother, care of the Kenya Wildlife Service and Amboseli Trust for Elephants at Amboseli National Park in Kenya: Video Description: Text onscreen...Show More Summary

Landmarks panel OKs latest Wrigley sign plans

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved another revised plan from the Chicago Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field, with this one coming after the National Park Service made recommendations amid concerns over the team's plans for expanded advertising in the outfield.

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