National Park Service

Biology

Biologists’ fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River – Associated Press

Photo: Juvenile smallmouth bass sit at a National Park Service laboratory near Page, Ariz. For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he’d been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish

Parks and Monuments

Native American confirmed as head of National Park Service

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make him the first Native American to lead the agency. Some conservationists hailed Sams’ confirmation Thursday night as a commitment to equitable partnership with tribes, the original stewards of the land. “I am deeply honored,”

Parks and Monuments

Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds

Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years. The money, dedicated largely to national parks but also to federal lands and tribal schools, has

Archaeology

University of Pennsylvania Receives $1.3 Million Getty Grant to Protect and Preserve Wupatki National Monument

Located in northeast Arizona, Wupatki contains more than 5,000 Indigenous archaeological sites at risk from climate change The Center for Architectural Conservation at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has received a $1.3 million grant from Getty to develop a conservation and management plan and professional training program for Wupatki National Monument

National

Trump Administration Paves Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands

The Department of the Interior announced that it finalized electric bike (or e-bike) regulations that pave the way for land managers to allow more people, especially older Americans and those with physical limitations, to experience bicycling on public lands managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service