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NPS Advisory Board issues 21st Century perspectives report

(April 11, 2013) -- To advance the priority objectives of the National Park Service as it thinks more creatively about its next century of service, the National Park System Advisory Board enlisted the involvement of a group of 100 outside subject matter experts to help address specific work. A 2013 report looks at engaging independent perspectives. Read More »

Oops! Rangers lock high school team into state park

(March 28, 2013) -- According to the News Telegram, Tuesday's practice had run late and whoever was in charge of locking the gate did not wait despite the fact there were five cars and more than 30 people still in the park. The answering machine at the park states it is open until 5:30 p.m. daily, and when the team was ready to leave at 5:38 p.m., the gate was closed. 

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Funding restored for Alabama state parks in 2014

(April 11, 2013) -- he Associated Press is reporting N. Gunter Guy, Alabama State Parks conservation commissioner, announced Wednesday that money will be restored in 2014 that may stave off closures and layoffs during that budget cycle. Read More »

Forest Service cuts impact summer workforce

(April 11, 2013) -- In Colorado, an 18 percent budget cut for the White River National Forest this year will impact the seasonal work force at area campgrounds and along trails this summer, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports. The 18 percent is not related to the sequestration. Read More »

Manitoba private campgrounds let campers drink

(April 10, 2013) -- "These privately owned and operated campgrounds set their own policies, and that includes the option to allow campers the choice to bring alcohol into their parks during May long weekend," said Dennis Crockatt, president of Manitoba Association of Campgrounds and Parks.

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Arizona’s Catalina State Park to celebrate 30 years

(April 10, 2013) -- Catalina State Park in Tucson, Ariz. will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 4. Arizona State Parks and the Friends of Catalina State Park are co-sponsoring a daylong celebration that will take place at the park. Admission will be free that day. Read More »