national parks

Rule Easing Public Lands Transfer Concerns Hunters, Others
BOISE, Idaho (AP) A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.
Lawmakers earlier this month passed a rule eliminating a significant budget hurdle and wr…
Country’s Largest National Parks Hit Visitation Records
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Many of the country's most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set new visitation records in 2015.
Officials say the records could be short-lived as the National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016, when even bigger cro…