National Parks May Receive Congressional Funding for Shutdown Losses
According to an internal email, the National Park Service will be given congressional funding to retroactively pay for operational costs expended during the partial government shutdown.
National Parks Suffered Irreparable Damage During the Shutdown
Many national parks were kept open but unstaffed or understaffed, with serious consequences for the parks, their employees, and their visitors.
How Desert Advocates Are Trying to Protect the Landscape They Love
The number of visitors to Joshua Tree National Park has doubled in the past four years, an increase that spells trouble for local flora and fauna. But as tourism has increased, so have the numbers of conscious residents and conservation efforts.
How Ken Layne Created a Publishing Oasis in a Desert Town of 8,000 People
Ken Layne's quarterly magazine, Desert Oracle, tries to give readers a sense of the profound solitude—and weirdness—of the Mojave Desert.