National Parks

Park Service seeks further review of North Dakota refinery

Jan 30, 2018

The National Park Service wants further review of a refinery proposed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to see how emergency flaring could affect air quality

US conservationist, Chile sign creation of national parks

Jan 29, 2018

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization

The Latest: Mining industry welcomes fed move on forest land

Jan 26, 2018

Minnesota's mining industry is cheering a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to downgrade an environmental review of a proposal to withdraw certain national forest land in the state from minerals exploration for up to 20 years

Public land politics mark Denver debut of outdoor trade show

Jan 26, 2018

Organizers and industry figures have launched the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show in Denver by criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to drastically shrink two national monuments in Utah

Retired official named acting chief of National Park Service

Jan 24, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has named a retired national park superintendent acting director of the National Park Service

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Jan 21, 2018

Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Jan 21, 2018

Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown

Shutdown forces closure of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Jan 21, 2018

The U.S. government shutdown has instant impact on two top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

The Latest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

Jan 21, 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to find state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty, which closed due to the federal government shutdown

The Latest: GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact

Jan 20, 2018

A Republican senator from Montana says the Trump administration is trying to minimize the effects of the government shutdown by keeping some national parks open

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