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U.S. parks and trails rely on a volunteer labor force

by Ben Bradford Oct 17, 2019
Like most public projects, public lands have a backlog of needed repairs.
Tim Morris, a retired bank trader, clears overgrowth from the Pacific Crest Trail using a long brush saw.
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National Park Service budget problems are subject of congressional hearing

by Andy Uhler May 7, 2019
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is set to testify before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday. Bernhardt is likely to face questions about a severe maintenance backlog in the National Park Service, which says it can’t afford to keep its parks…
A volunteer cleans a restroom at Joshua Tree National Park on January 4, 2019 in California.
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What are the economic benefits of a national park?

by Janet Nguyen Feb 26, 2019
It's the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, which has spurred millions in spending in nearby communities.
A general view of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, on Feb. 13, 2017.
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How to be a park ranger

by Eliza Mills Jan 21, 2019
You don't have to major in environmental sciences.
Andrew LaValle switched careers to spend more time outdoors.
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The rekindling of fire lookout towers

by Danielle Chiriguayo Oct 26, 2018
How one state is fighting wildfires.
A fire lookout tower in Pennsylvania.
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The rekindling of fire lookout towers

by Danielle Chiriguayo Oct 26, 2018
How one state is reinvesting in a century old method to fight wildfires.
A fire lookout tower in Pennsylvania.
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The private dollars that help fund our national parks

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Oct 25, 2017
The National Park Foundation helps fill the gap when the Park Service's $3 billion budget falls short.
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Here’s the company that makes those National Park and Smokey Bear signs

by Robert Garrova Jun 23, 2017
One woman started it out of a garage and now they make 25,000 signs and markers a year
Wood Product Signs and Rocky Mountain Aluminum workers posing with Smokey the Bear signs.
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At 100 years old, the national parks need $12 billion of TLC

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 24, 2016
With more visitors and sites to maintain, the National Park Service is playing catch up.
A view of the "Morning Glory" hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
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Celebrating 100 years of National Parks

by David Brancaccio Feb 11, 2016
A conversation with famed mountaineer Conrad Anker.
A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska.
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