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Articles tagged “parks”

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Niagara Falls doesn’t really know how many people visit each year

Increased attention on the operations and costs of national parks under tight budget restraints should motivate state and regional parks to also analyze and reassess how they run.

Niagara Falls doesn’t really know how many people visit each year

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Controversial Yosemite plan would restore river’s flow and curb amenities

Should Yosemite National Park resemble a natural wonder or gridlock in Manhattan? Those are the stakes in the debate over the plan to restore the natural flow of the Merced River.

Controversial Yosemite plan would restore river’s flow and curb amenities

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Run-down New Jersey city tries to capitalize on its baseball past and natural wonders

It will be extremely tough for Paterson, the Silk City, to weave its tourism vision into a reality. But, It has so much to offer, including the history of the Negro Leagues, its immigrant and working-class past, the legacy of the Beat Generation's Alan Ginsberg (not mentioned in the article), a Bob Dylan song, and the splendors of the Great Falls.

Run-down New Jersey city tries to capitalize on its baseball past and natural wonders

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U.S. federal judge tosses challenges to roadless national forests in Alaska

While limited roads may make sense, over a decade of challenges from multiple political partisans don't, and it serves the forests well to finally be able to plan for the future.

U.S. federal judge tosses challenges to roadless national forests in Alaska

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California parks need a new business model says report

This is a radical rethink of the National Parks model on a state level, and California needs it due to it size. If California goes this way, other smaller states will likely be looking at it for guidance.

California parks need a new business model says report

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The battle over the future of Yosemite National Park is just beginning

Balancing activities that draw visitors and protecting natural resources has always been a challenge for the thinly-stretched park service. The outcome of this Yosemite struggle will likely be reflected in similar battles being waged across the U.S.

The battle over the future of Yosemite National Park is just beginning

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National parks and museums decry the impact of Washington’s sequester

In a case of “you don’t know how good you have it until it’s gone,” the budget cuts have awakened Americans to the significance of their natural and cultural institutions.

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Yellowstone’s first brush with budget cuts: Two weeks delayed opening

So the sequestration budget cuts aren't just empty loud threats, they are here, and Yellowstone will start showing it much earlier than others.

Yellowstone’s first brush with budget cuts: Two weeks delayed opening

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Tennessee national forest says species are at risk if sequestration goes through

You will be reading stories like this across the U.S. this week as the pending budget cuts will only make operations backed by the federal government more difficult, whether that be airports or natural habitats.