National Parks

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

Jan 24, 2019

As shutdown drags on, government closure poses increasing risk to wider US economy

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Jan 15, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral in California that could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and lead to the slaughter of wild horses.

Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

Jan 13, 2019

Selective reopening of government offices to ease the pain for some citizens shows willingness to cut corners and wade into dubious territory, experts say

US orders refuges to staff for hunters despite shutdown

Jan 9, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return to work to make sure hunters have access despite the government shutdown

Joshua Tree National Park closing over shutdown problems

Jan 8, 2019

Joshua Tree National Park will temporarily close this week so officials can address damage and sanitation problems that have occurred during the partial federal government shutdown

Puerto Rico closes colonial-era forts due to US shutdown

Jan 7, 2019

Two popular colonial-era forts in Puerto Rico's capital have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown

Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

Jan 6, 2019

Interior Department will dip into user fees to pay for staffing national parks during the government shutdown

National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

Jan 6, 2019

The National Park Service has reached deals with more than 60 partner groups, concessionaires and states to handle trash removal, restroom cleanup and other basic tasks at more than 40 parks _ and, in a few cases, to keep park staffers on the job

Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

Jan 4, 2019

As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by unresolved ethics investigations, he says he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insists the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue

Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

Jan 4, 2019

Shutdown spares federal park rangers at site in Trump hotel

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