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  • Trump donates first quarter salary to National Park Service

    04/03/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/03/17 | LISA HAGEN
    President Trump will donate his first quarter salary to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday. "The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first quarter salary to a government entity," Spicer said at Monday's briefing. Spicer handed a check for $78,333.32 for the National Park Service to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Spicer said the paycheck starts from Jan. 20, when Trump took office, until now.
  • Legal analysis argues Trump could revoke Bears Ears

    03/30/2017 10:08:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    UtahPolicy.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Brian Schott
    A new legal analysis concludes that President Trump could undo the Bears Ears National Monument. The analysis from the Pacific Legal Foundation finds that a president can revoke a national monument if they determine the areas under protection are "illegally large." The analysis was conducted by Todd Gaziano and John Yoo. From E&E News: Yoo and Gaziano argue, however, that even if a president does not have a "general discretionary revocation power," Trump could seek to revoke monuments by declaring them overly large. "The Congress that enacted the Antiquities Act did not intend monuments of that size to be established...
  • The best place to commit a crime in America? Yellowstone National Park

    11/22/2016 12:59:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ken Jennings
    More than 3.5 million people visit Yellowstone—the jewel in the United States's national park crown—every year. They gawk at the geysers, crisscross the canyons, bond with the bison, and take selfies with the scenery. So far no one, as far as I know, has ever gone to Yellowstone to commit murder, murder most foul. But it's not a bad spot for it! (If you're a murderer—and we don't advocate that you become one.) The park actually contains a narrow corridor less than two miles wide where evildoers could do literally anything, and the law couldn't touch them. Beware when you...
  • Oregon Man’s Body Dissolved After Fall Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

    11/17/2016 11:28:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    KTLA ^ | , Updated at 06:37am, November 17, 2016 | Anthony Kurzweil
    The body of an Oregon man who slipped and fell into a scalding hot spring while he was trying to “hot-spot” at Yellowstone National Park earlier this year dissolved before rescue crews could finish their recovery, according to a recent report. A view of a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park on May 12, 2016. (Credit: Mladen Amtonov/AFP/Getty Images) Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, was with his younger sister when he walked more than 200 yards away from the boardwalk on June 7 to a hot spring called Pork Chop Geyser. Scott was planning to “hot-spot,”...
  • National Park Service: Discharging Firearms for Self Defense Illegal

    10/27/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from nbc29.com The National Park Service is giving bad legal advice to people who visit their web page and attempt to find out about firearms policy at various national parks.  For Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, they claim that firearms "cannot be used as a wildlife protection strategy". From nps.gov: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, etc.); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms may not be discharged in this national park (except during legal hunting seasons) and can not be used as...
  • As national parks mark milestone, visitor misbehavior abounds

    08/29/2016 4:45:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-28-16
    <p>YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.</p> <p>“They’re going to give me a heart attack,” said Gleason’s mother-in-law, Barbara Henry, as the group came within about a dozen yards of the massive animal.</p>
  • Celebrate 100 years of National Parks this weekend (Free admission thru tomorrow, 8/28)

    08/27/2016 6:27:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Harriey Edleson
    They’re having a birthday-- and it's a big one. The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25 and parks around the country are celebrating the milestone. Starting Thursday, entrance to the 124 parks that usually charge admission is free through Sunday (Aug. 28). Throughout the nation, special events at over 400 parks will celebrate the centennial. From birthday cakes and cupcakes to special classes and programs, most parks have something special planned. National parks may be synonymous with camping and hiking today but Americans haven't always been able to enjoy these protected lands. The story of the national...
  • 100 Years of the National Parks Service | TIME

    08/26/2016 9:39:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | n/a | Time Staff
    They're yours you know? The National Park Service is 100 years old on August 25, 2016. This video will take you from 0-100.
  • Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

    08/22/2016 4:16:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    After a century of shooing away hunters, tending to trails and helping visitors enjoy the wonder of the natural world, the guardians of America’s most treasured places have been handed an almost unimaginable new job – slowing the all-out assault climate change is waging against national parks across the nation. As the National Parks Service (NPS) has charted the loss of glaciers, sea level rise and increase in wildfires spurred by rising temperatures in recent years, the scale of the threat to US heritage across the 412 national parks and monuments has become starkly apparent. As the National Parks Service...
  • Obama Saving Lady Liberty from Imaginary Global Warming

    06/23/2016 9:29:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile it’s not safe for anybody now that Barry’s come out of the school bathroom and into the parkland The Pirate in the Oval Office is not only fleecing American citizens out of more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters, he’s rubbing their noses in his park acquisition on his way out of the door. Barack ‘Captain-Kidd-you-not” Obama spent Father’s Day weekend hanging out in the park.
  • Obama's family trip intended to put focus on national parks

    06/18/2016 11:46:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 1:27 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama wants more people to appreciate and visit America’s national parks as the park system nears its 100th birthday. […] The president plans a speech at Yosemite on Saturday, and he’s expected to highlight the economic benefits of the 400-plus sites managed by the National Park Service. Obama also is expected to discuss climate change and other threats to the park system, and highlight programs to encourage more people to visit parks. …
  • NY Times Author: Whites Prevent Minorities from Going to National Parks

    07/13/2015 1:52:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 80 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/13/15 | Aurelius
    Glenn Nelson of the New York Times asked last week, "Why Are Our Parks So White?" Mr. Nelson believes that race plays a role in visiting national parks and not enough minorities are going to parks. According to Nelson, "The national parks attracted a record 292.8 million visitors in 2014, but a vast majority were white and aging. The most recent survey commissioned by the park service on visitation, released in 2011, found that 22 percent of visitors were minorities, though they make up some 37 percent of the population. "This suggests an alarming disconnect," he writes. Nelson believes that...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ to Latinos for Absurd Reason

    05/15/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/6/16 | Mike Miller
    A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.” The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including: Assess...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason

    05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Jeff Rainforth
    Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that...
  • Hardball at Yosemite National Park

    01/28/2016 10:32:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Jan. 14, the National Park Service announced that Yosemite's iconic Ahwahnee Hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1. A news release explained that because of a trademark dispute with outgoing concessionaire Delaware North of Buffalo, N.Y., the Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village. People readily saw a case of corporate greed. At Mother Jones, Kevin Drum posted a blog with a photo of company executives and the heading: "Meet the corporate suits who claim to own the trademark to 'Yosemite National Park.'" The next day, Drum conceded...
  • VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land

    01/20/2016 9:44:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 1/20/16 | VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land Jim Hoft
    This will make your blood boil. Federal employees with the Park Service brag about how they swindled two World War II veterans off the land for pennies on the dollar. Federal employees revel in the fact that they swindle land from private property owners at pennies on the dollar, in astonishing admissions captured in a recently released video. “We went out to the mine and the owners were two little guys that had been in the Second World War,” a California park service employee recalls at a retirement celebration for Mojave National Preserve Superintendent Mary Martin in 2005. The employee...
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community

    04/29/2015 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 26, 2015 | Louis Sahagun
    Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant. Two months ago he showed up on the decidedly un-fashionista website Modern Hiker, along with a photo of a boulder he tagged in Joshua Tree National Park. Since then, Saraiva, who lives in France and is known by his fans as Mr. Andre and Mr. A., has been scorned by American nature lovers and thrust into a highly charged...
  • 'Thinning the blood' of the national park system

    12/29/2014 9:10:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2014 | Shawn Regan
    Would you pay more to visit your favorite national park? The National Park Service hopes so. The agency is proposing to increase entrance fees at many national parks across the country in an attempt to raise more revenue from visitors to help cover the cost of park operations and maintenance. The proposal comes at a time when Congress just authorized the largest expansion of the national park system in nearly three decades — but with no plan for how to fund it. The defense authorization bill, recently signed by President Obama, creates seven new national parks and expands nine existing...
  • Another Bear Spray, Gun and Grizzly National Park Incident

    11/27/2014 12:18:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I actively look for and monitor defensive uses of firarms.   While some defensive uses of firarms are common, such as driving off intruders from a home, others such as defense against a grizzly bear, are rare.  They tend to stand out when they happen.   I missed this one, even though it did get some coverage in 2013.  The actual defense occurred two years ago in November of 2012. It is especially interesting because both bear spray and bullets were used.  The only other one that I recall happened this year. The bear was killed by the gunfire, dropping, literally...