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Why Don’t States Run National Parks?

Earlier this month, several states helped lessen the economic hardship from the federal government shutdown by opening a handful of […]

If Americans Overwhelmingly Love Our National Parks, Why Isn’t Congress Fully Funding Them?

It’s not difficult to understand why Americans show such strong bipartisan support and genuine love for our national parks—one visit […]

The road to Schwabacher Landing at Grand Teton National Park, closed in spring 2013 due to sequester cuts. Photo © Chris Mabey.

Small Potatoes in a Big Standoff

National Parks Reopen, but Remain Threatened by a Broken Budget Process

After an agonizing 16-day impasse, Congress and the administration finally reopened the federal government on October 17 and authorized a […]

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Why Can’t Visitors Walk In to “Open-Air” Parks?

National parks are prominent icons representing the very best of America—so it’s not surprising that losing access to these inspirational […]

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Q&A: Do Visitors Really Need to Be Shut Out of National Parks During the Government Shutdown?

As we enter week two of the government shutdown, closed signs and barricades at national parks have become powerful symbols […]