Visitors left behind human waste and trash, graffiti'd a Joshua tree and created unauthorized trails with off-road vehicles.
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Meyer is traveling to all 418 National Park Service sites. He plans to finish the journey on April 29, 2019, three years to the day that he started.
The Monument is unsure when Rim Rock Drive will safely reopen or when entrance booths will again be staffed.
The president’s closed door meeting with congressional leaders produced no results, so the stalemate will continue.
The goats are reproducing rapidly. Now might be the best time to reduce or eliminate the animals before they’re too numerous to bring under control.
A recent New York Times story surveyed how global warming is impacting America's first national park and the animals and plants there.
Between 1885 and 2010, National Park areas warmed about 1 degree Celsius, while the nation as a whole warmed just 0.4 degrees Celsius.
The National Park Service office oversees Yellowstone, Grand Teton and dozens of other national parks in eight states.
Zinke has made reorganizing the Interior — which manages 780,000 square miles of public lands, mostly in the West — a signature mission since taking over the agency.
The changes follow complaints from a bipartisan group of Western state governors that the secretary did not consult them.