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Great American Outdoors Act
During a time of uncertainty, Great American Outdoors Act deserves our support
The Great American Outdoors Act passes Senate with bipartisan support
Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data – Congressional Research Service (PDF)

Headlines
How to Apply for a Job That Pays $50K to Explore National Parks
California’s Desert Fauna Will Never Recover – The Nation
Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups 
US national park gateway towns ‘devastated’ as visitors stay away amid pandemic – Guardian

How Trump bent the National Park Service to do his bidding – Mashable
National Parks chief exit sparks concerns over replacement
These US national parks are closed because of coronavirus – CNN@jenrosesmithvt
America’s most popular national park is … – CNN
The great dismantling of America’s national parks is under way
Trump aims to weaken prime environmental law – Politico
‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump – The Nation
Interior whistleblowers say agency has sidelined scientists under Trump
Midwestern GOP: We voted for Trump, but we’re not out to wreck the environment
Instagramming Crowds Pack National Parks
The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. – Washington Post
S. 47
Proposed Rule Aims To Curb Public Records Requests As Demand For Documents Increases
National parks are getting trashed amid the government shutdown – Vox
National parks left to rot during government shutdown: ‘I hope Congress is working hard … so we can have our parks back’
In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild West — heavily populated and barely supervised – Washington Post
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/423077-national-parks-facing-litter-illegal-activity-without-rangers
Trump’s retreat on the environment – NYT
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/21/ryan-zinke-montana-interior-career-1070944
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2018/ryan-zinke-investigation-timeline-photos
Between environmentalists and energy developers, Zinke shot down environmental center
I led the National Park Service. Ryan Zinke leaves lasting damage
Zinke’s likely replacement has been ‘the man behind the curtain’ – Politico
Trump will seek to weaken Obama-era wetlands protections: report
Trump’s environmental rollback rolls on – BBC
A one-woman team tried to protect cultural sites from warming. She just quit. – Grist
Monumental Disaster at the Department of the Interior
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must resign. His multiple scandals show he’s unfit to serve – Raúl M. Grijalva/USA Today
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-11-01/ryan-zinke-and-the-murky-interior-of-trumpworld
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/414970-trump-to-take-a-look-at-zinke-ethics-allegations
https://www.outsideonline.com/2357131/what-heck-happened-interior-week
Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position
trump-administration-ends-key-law-enforcement-program-at-wildlife
key-conservation-fund-for-parks-set-to-expire
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/404589-trump-taps-wyoming-national-park-superintendent-to-head-national
Ozone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as in large cities – The Conversation
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370525-official-implicated-in-redskins-owner-scandal-named-park-services
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-environment-20180118-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nearly-all-members-of-national-park-service-advisory-panel-resign-in-frustration
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/01/17/9-national-park-service-advisory-board-members-quit-disgust/1039551001/
https://www.thenation.com/article/this-is-how-the-trump-administration-gives-big-oil-the-keys-to-public-landslide/
https://the1a.org/shows/2017-11-02/national-parks-for-a-price
https://psmag.com/environment/nps-breaks-the-law
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/26/the-national-park-service-showed-that-its-bottled-water-ban-worked-then-lifted-it
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/347211-national-park-service-ends-policy-encouraging-parks-to-ban-plastic
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/national_park_service_rescinds.html
http://e360.yale.edu/features/greenlock-a-visitor-crush-is-overwhelming-americas-national-parks
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/53m-to-go-to-u-s-national-park-maintenance-infrastructure/

The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone – Wired

Threats to Parks
https://youtu.be/IzHwpFxNOwE

Conservation Webinars
https://twitter.com/usanpn/status/1232445018251464704

4th graders
https://outdoorsallianceforkids.org/2017/07/12/release-lawmakers-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-to-get-children-outdoors/
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/341918-new-legislation-tells-fourth-graders-to-take-a-hike

Parade
https://parade.com/678791/kmccleary/an-insiders-guide-to-americas-best-national-parks
https://parade.com/679501/kmccleary/how-to-be-a-good-visitor-at-national-parks/

Fee Hike
The National Park Service is considering increases to fees at 17 national parks during peak visitor seasons. The peak season for each park would be defined as its busiest contiguous five-month period of visitation. During the peak season at each park, the entrance fee would be $70 per private, non-commercial vehicle; $50 per motorcycle; and $30 per person on bike or foot.
The National Park Service is also proposing entry and permit fee adjustments for commercial tour operators. The proposal would increase entry fees for commercial operators and standardize commercial use authorization (CUA) requirements for road-based commercial tours, including application and management fees.
Public comments are being accepted on the proposals from October 24 to November 23, 2017.
Read the news release to learn more about the proposals: National Park Service Proposes Targeted Fee Increases at Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog
For proposal details, FAQs, and instructions for submitting comments, visit the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website:

https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/hot-topics.htm

Stories
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/10/26/the-park-services-proposal-to-double-entry-fees-could-fix-their-maintenance-problem-161-years-from-now
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-national-parks-fees-20171024-story.html

Zinke / Interior
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/04/whistleblower-resigns-keeping-my-voice-more-important-than-keeping-my-job
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/zinke-fundraiser-official-travel-interior-243470
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/29/trump-cabinet-secretary-ryan-zinke-private-plane
https://www.gq.com/story/ryan-zinke-secretary-of-interior-profile
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ryan-zinke-fossil-fuels_us_594befdce4b01cdedf018edd
http://www.ktvn.com/story/35744506/secretary-of-the-interior-zinke-visiting-nevada1
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/339227-channeling-teddy-roosevelt-how-trump-and-interior-sec
http://www.tribaltribune.com/news/article_621353ac-5a88-11e7-b8ba-77d14c4760f0.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/zinke-moving-dozens-of-senior-interior-officials-in-shake-up/2017/06/16/11801d3a-5295-11e7-b064-828ba60fbb98_story.html
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/interior-secretary-zinke-says-hell-tour-nevada-national-monuments-in-july
http://missoulian.com/opinion/columnists/zinke-is-coming-home-to-montana-with-a-lot-of/article_2b5530b6-fb58-5cdd-bd9f-1d9286a9192c.html

Assault on Nature / Climate Change
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/30/green-movement-greatest-threat-freedom-says-trump-adviser-myron-ebell
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-bad-day-for-the-environment-with-many-more-to-come
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316001-trump-admin-tells-epa-to-take-down-its-climate-change-webpage-report
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-epa-climatechange-idUSKBN15906G
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-usda-idUSKBN1582OB
https://twitter.com/NatlParkService/status/822826371844018177

National Parks / Twitter
https://thehumanist.com/news/national/alt-national-park-service-protecting-nature-corporate-interest

* https://www.npca.org/articles/1465-house-methane-move-hurts-parks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/former-park-service-director-speaks-out-against-trump-administration/2017/01/30/5db07e98-e738-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.htmlhttps://theringer.com/trump-national-parks-twitter-badlands-social-media-a442fb5e8940http://www.avclub.com/article/rogue-national-park-twitter-accounts-are-cropping–249037http://mashable.com/2017/01/20/national-park-service-twitter-inaugurationhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/01/21/politics/trump-national-park-service-tweets

Public Lands
http://democrats-naturalresources.house.gov/media/press-releases/grijalva-on-disavowal-of-unpopular-public-lands-giveaway-bill-by-its-sponsor-activism-is-the-strongest-power-in-washington
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/public-lands-sell-congress-bureau-management-chaffetz

Indigenous Connections
http://digital.vpr.net/post/our-national-parks-indigenous-voices
Native Hawaiian and National Park Service employee, Melia Lane-Kamahele writes that “a national park in its conventional form – complete with boundary lines on a map, non-indigenous places names and an operating structure comprised of statutes, regulations and policies – is far removed from how many indigenous people understand the world.”

Flickr
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Mount Rainier NPS
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Get Inspired – US Fish and Wildlife Service
nevadadcnr

Flickr Groups
North American Ecotourism
World Parks
Missouri State Parks and Historical Areas
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nationalparkstraveler

Facebook
National Park Foundation
National Parks Conservation Association
America’s State Parks
PortlandVancouverNationalWildlifeRefuges
https://www.facebook.com/pg/CenterforBioDivhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/CenterforBioDiv/events

Instagram
http://instagram.com/usinterior

Periscope
https://twitter.com/NatlParkService/lists/parks-on-periscope1

Pinterest
wild-for-wildlife
https://www.pinterest.com/LibraryCongress/celebrating-americas-parks

Slideshare
US Interior

Heinrich Berann Panoramas
https://www.nps.gov/carto/app/#!/maps/categories/12
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/06/yellowstone-and-co.html

House Committee on Natural Resources
naturalresources.house.gov
YouTube
Facebook
@nrdems
https://mcclintock.house.gov/issues/natural-resources-committee
https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-huffman-named-natural-resources-committee-vice-ranking-member

Department of the Interior
https://www.doi.gov
https://www.doi.gov/doitalent
Trump confirms the nomination of David Bernhardt as secretary of interior
https://twitter.com/DOIDepSec/status/1092521879569686534

Twitter
@NatlParkService
@USFWS
@NatParksBlog
@ParksTraveler
@American_Latino
@AZStateParks
@GrandTetonNPS
@glaciernps
@SaguaroNPS
@YosemiteNPS
@OhioStateParks
@CAStateParks
@INDNRstateparks
@AlaskaNPS
@XanterraParks
@PetrifiedNPS
@dinosaurnps
@andeNHS
@nps1812
@homesteadnm
@kenaifjordsnps
@cabrillonps
@JoshuaTreeNP
@NPSEducation
@ParksAreYours
@USFWSMtnPrairie
@NatlParkService
@Chimani
@protectedplanet
@NPCA
@pewenvironment
@NRPA_news
@ECOStates

https://twitter.com/modernhikerhttps://twitter.com/WildRefugehttps://twitter.com/next100cltn

@everykidinapark
@Interior
@USFWS
@NatlParkService
@publiclandsday
@PublicLandFdn
@GOMonth2015
@ShareTheExper
@friendsofnvwild

Twitter Hashtags
#wildusa tags posts about biodiversity, parks and protected areas in the USA

YouTube
US Interior
House Committee on Natural Resources

April 15-23 National Park Week
Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek
http://www.nationalparks.org/national-park-week
http://www.nps.gov/npweek
http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/nationalparksusa
@NatlParkService @IUCN_CEC

The US National Park Service hosts National Parks Week April 15-23 and Planeta.com invites readers to contribute tips and suggestions for visiting and protecting the wilderness areas and historical landmarks.

“National Parks Week coincides with the annual celebration of Earth Day,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “We will be paying attention to activities around the USA.”

Among the parks that will be featured this week: Everglades, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Yosemite and Zion.

Volunteering
https://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

Buzzword Bingo
bisongreat lakessagebrush

Recommended Listening/Podtours
Indiana State Parks History Tour

http://digital.vpr.net/term/our-national-parks

Recommended Viewing
Other videos: Desert Gems: Southwestern Desert Parks

ParkScience
http://nature.nps.gov/ParkScience

Blogs
http://natelandon.com@NateLandon

Ron’s Blog
National Parks Week (2014)
people and parks (2012)
Call to action (2011)

Endangered Species Act
http://www.fws.gov/ENDANGERED/laws-policies/index.html
Endangered_Species_Act

Bureau of Land Management
http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com
http://www.blm.gov
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en.html@BLMNV

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/history/history
Events / Free Entrance Days

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. Entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands.

US Fish and Wildlife
http://www.fws.gov@USFWSHQ
http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairiehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie@USFWSMtnPrairie (UT, CO, KS, NE, WY, MT, ND and SD)
http://midwest.fws.gov@USFWSMidwest (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio)
http://alaska.fws.gov@USFWSAlaska
http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas

Parks and Protected Areas
http://www.nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/oia/topics/sisterparks/Sister_List.htm
@NatlParkService
National register of historic places
feefreeparks.htm

Did you know that USA state parks contribute more than $20 billion to the economy? Read more facts about the… http://fb.me/CXagqoUL

Park Science: Integrating Research and Resource Management in the National Parks: http://go.usa.gov/XXM

TIPS – In the meantime, get a simple and cost-effective way to visit multiple recreation sites with an annual Lands Pass. The new Annual Interagency Pass offers access to Federal Recreation Areas* that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. The new annual pass is $80, available online at: http://store.usgs.gov/pas

State Parks
State Parks: Assessing Their Benefits
http://www.americasstateparks.org
https://twitter.com/stateparksUSA
https://www.facebook.com/americasstateparks
http://www.youtube.com/americasstateparks

US Parks Fonts
NPS_Rawlinson_Roadway
Clarendon
Clearview
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/magazine/12fonts-t.html

George Melendez Wright
George_Melendez_Wright
georgewright.org

National Park Foundation
Facebook
@goparks

Conservation Lands Foundation
conservationlands.org
@ConservationLF

Plateaus & Canyons Association
Plateaus & Canyons Association promotes understanding and stewardship of the Colorado Plateau.

Wilderness Society
wilderness.org@Wilderness

ECOS
ecos.org
Facebook
@ECOStates

Plants
https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb

Wikipedia
National_Park_Service
List_of_the_United_States_National_Park_System_official_units
Ecotourism in the United States
National Park Service Ranger
Stephen_Mather
Edmund_Jaeger
List_of_U.S._state_birds
List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States

Older Features

National Parks and Monuments

Institutions

State Parks

Celebrations/Events

Features

Recommended Listening
Icons of the spectacular: American National Parks and the rise of parkitecture – Architecture informed by rather than imposed on the natural landscape produced some of the 20th century’s most picturesque buildings.

Planeta.com

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