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Companies push to outsource work in national parks

(July 6, 2017) -- The hospitality industry is betting that Trump’s desire to cut the National Park Service’s , combined with the GOP’s long-standing goal of moving federal functions to the private sector, presents an opportunity to make inroads in campgrounds, fee collection and other services at parks. Read More »

Hospitality industry seeks bigger role in national parks

(June 30, 2017) -- The hospitality industry hopes Trump’s desire to cut the National Park Service’s (NPS) budget, combined with the GOP’s long-standing goal of moving federal functions to the private sector, presents an opportunity to make inroads in campgrounds, fee collection and other services at parks. Read More »

Find Your Way launched to celebrate trails, river systems

(June 2, 2017) -- Today, several federal agencies and their nonprofit partners announced the launch of #FindYourWay to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the Wild & Scenic Rivers acts in 2018. Over the next two years, #FindYourWay will invite visitors from all backgrounds to explore America’s trails and rivers. Read More »

N.M.: Valles Caldera National Preserve

(June 2, 2017) -- mong the newest additions to the National Park System, the 88,900-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve is a surprising gem at the top of the Jemez Mountains in north-central New Mexico that helps earn the state its motto—“The Land of Enchantment.” Read More »

NPS commemorates Memorial Day with special events

(May 26, 2017) -- “Throughout the country, national parks will hold ceremonies and programs to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds. “We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives in defense of our country and our freedoms.” Read More »

President proposes $2.55 billion for NPS

(May 23, 2017) -- President Donald J. Trump today proposed a $2.55 billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the National Park Service (NPS), including funding increases for top Trump Administration priorities like deferred maintenance. Read More »

W.V.: Gauley River National Recreation Area

(May 2, 2017) -- The Gauley River National Recreation Area established in 1988, protects 25 miles of the Gauley River and six miles of the Meadow River. Dropping more than 668 feet through rugged, remote terrain, this part of the river features more than 100 rapids with steep gradients, technical runs, an incredible volume of water, and huge waves. Read More »