SOURCE: Powell Tribune
It’s important to preserve the history of Native tribes in the Yellowstone region.
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The national park system has long been lauded as “America’s greatest idea,” but only relatively recently has it begun to be more deeply questioned.
Eleven tribes have traditional ties to the Grand Canyon.
SOURCE: We're History
National parks are not just places of natural beauty and wildlife. National parks are also places of great significance to American history—both the triumphant and the controversial.
by John Clayton
They want to privatize campgrounds, a surprising contributor to the national park experience.
SOURCE: Associated Press
But anti-nuclear activists are fighting the process every step of the way.
The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut.Gettysburg would decrease by one-fifth the numbers of school children who learn about the historic Pennsylvania battle that was a turning point in the Civil War.As America's financial clock ticks toward forced spending cuts to countless government agencies, The Associated Press has obtained a National Park Service memo that compiles a list of potential effects at the nation's most beautiful and historic places just as spring vacation season begins......Even Declaration House in Pennsylvania, the place where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, wouldn't be spared. Nor would comfort stations on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi...
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