Tag: national parks
“This legislation will be good news for anyone who likes clean drinking water, fish and wildlife habitat, and public lands recreation. It will protect some of the most scenic rivers we have in Oregon.”
The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.
"What's happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years."
Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.
Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.
Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.