All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘park management’

What Does It Take to Run a National Park? Shenandoah Staff Give the Rest of Us a Clue


Few of us appreciate the monumental task of caring for America’s national parks—each one a unique part of the country with its own specific management challenges and irreplaceable public resources. Shenandoah National Park staff recently decided to shine a light on what it takes to maintain their landmark Virginia park on a day-to-day basis. Why? Last year’s federal government shutdown [...]

Posted on: January 14 2014
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Why Can’t Visitors Walk In to “Open-Air” Parks?


By John Garder, Director, Budget and Appropriations National parks are prominent icons representing the very best of America—so it’s not surprising that losing access to these inspirational places is causing heartbreak and anger around the country. When Congress closed the national parks as part of the government shutdown on October 1, it affected hundreds of thousands of visitors, business owners, [...]

Posted on: October 11 2013
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Hunting in the National Park System? A Closer Look at the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act


By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill known as the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act which, if passed in the Senate in its current form, could allow hunting in units of the National Park System that currently do not permit it. NPCA strongly opposes this provision of the bill. What follows is an [...]

Posted on: April 25 2012
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The Public Promise Waiting to be Kept


By Catherine Moore, Cultural Resources Program Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research “The best ships in the worst navy”—that’s how one NPS staffer responded when asked to describe history in the National Park Service. Check out a new report by the Organization for American Historians, Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, to find out [...]

Posted on: March 23 2012
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