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US Forestry Service wages war on photography in national parks

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The new, stupid ban on "professional" photography violates the First Amendment, the Service admits that there's no actual need for it, and it will undermine the visibility of the national parks at a time when they are under unprecedented threat from developers, the energy sector, and mining. Read the rest

Ai Weiwei's Next Project Will Fill Alcatraz with LEGO — Design News

On September 27, Alcatraz will have some new attractions: 176 LEGO sculptures by artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service, the exhibit will include plastic brick portraits of political prisoners. READ MORE »

Trust for the National Mall announces two new Board of Directors members

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Trust for the National Mall, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, announced that John Drew, president and chief executive officer of Trade Center Management...Show More Summary

Fire Crews Safety Threatened by Wildfires and Bears

U.S Forest Service officials claim that bears are threatening the safety of fire crews already risking their lives putting out a wildfire in Yosemite National Park. The wandering bears, smoked out into the open foraging for food in trash...Show More Summary

Park Service Proposes Ban on Predator Hunting Methods in Alaska Preserves

The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed a ban to three specific hunting methods in Alaska. NPS officials say that these practices, which include baiting for brown bears, hunting wolves and coyotes in early summer, and using lights to harvest...

“The protection of these places is a constant battle”

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis on the perilous future of America's parks -- and why they're so essential

Visual changes coming to Manassas Battlefield

Within a month, visitors to Manassas National Battlefield Park will see a change in the landscape: Where there had been trees, there will be open space. The Civil War Trust is partnering with the National Park Service to jointly remove...Show More Summary

Morning Linkage: Metro Service Cuts Ahead?, Venomous Cobra in Ventura

· Even with fare increases, Metro might have to cut back service · Threatened Arts District Dog Park will grand reopen this weekend · How national monument status could improve the San Gabriels · More huge waves on the...

Yes, the Government Can Turn Even the Grand Canyon Into a Money Pit

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Grand Canyon National Park has unrivaled views, and a steady flood of tourists eager for a look, and for a place to get a bite and sleep while they're visiting. So why can't the National Park Service (NPS) get companies to bid on aking...Show More Summary

USCG, National Park Service Rescue Sea Turtle

Members from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued a loggerhead sea turtle Sunday in Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina

The Battle to Save Yellowstone from Invasive Fish [Slide Show]

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The National Park Service is scoring some victories in its fight to eradicate nonnative lake trout from Yellowstone’s largest lake. Released by an anonymous angler in the 1980's lake trout have come to dominate Yellowstone Lake—sending native cutthroat trout into steep decline and wreaking havoc on this iconic ecosystem. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, National Parks Service!

The National Park Service celebrates its 98th birthday on August 25, so in honor of the federal bureau that has helped preserve the country's most important and stunning landscapes, we've compiled this list of our National Parks coverage...Show More Summary

Visit Any National Park for Free on Monday

last monthNews : The Newsroom

National Park Service (NPS) turns 98 years old on Monday (Aug. 25), and to celebrate, the agency is throwing open the doors to all national parks, and inviting people to visit for free. The NPS is a government agency under the Department of the Interior that manages national parks, monuments and historical sites. Show More Summary

Monday Is Your Chance To Visit Any National Park In America For Free

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

America's National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, August 25th. To celebrate, each of the country's 401 national parks, monuments, memorials, and assorted historic sites will be waiving its entry fees. Read more...

The Morning News: Feds Consider Moving Grizzly Bears into Washington; Seattle Judge Busted

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Adam Van Spronsen/Shutterstock Grizzly bears in Washington State may get a boost from the federal government. Feds Consider Moving Grizzly Bears into Washington: The National Park Service is considering whether to restore grizzly bears in the North Cascades of Washington State, reports the AP. Show More Summary

Take a Hike: No Drones Allowed on the Appalachian

Drones won't be allowed to fly over the Appalachian Trail until the National Park Service can further study their effects.

John Muir Took the Scenic Route

last monthOdd : Neatorama

When an accident robbed John Muir of his sight, he gained a vision that shaped the National Park Service. John Muir was living the American Dream. In 1867, Muir, who had emigrated from Scotland as a boy, parlayed his technical acumen and inventive spirit into an engineering gig at an Indianapolis carriage factory. Show More Summary

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again

last monthNews : The Newsroom

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One of the most lucrative contracts in the National Park Service is going out to bid for a third time, after Grand Canyon officials found the previous bids unacceptable.

This Is What The Rattlesnake "Combat Dance" Looks Like

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes are a common sight in the forests and hiking trails in Southern California, so it was no surprise that a group of mountain bikers - who were also National Park Service volunteers - came across a pair of the rattlers last week. They were, however, treated to a unique bit of snake behavior. Read more...

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