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America's national parks face existential crisis over race
"The the re re openings openings many many people people in in the the United United States States so so using using the the opportunity to get outside and visit public spaces, especially during this holiday weekend. But the national parks are always seen as a breath of fresh air. ABC is Devon Dwyer talked to the National Park Service's first Latino Park service director about the challenges, racism and history that have made it difficult to get more black and brown Americans into national parks. The sweeping vista stir the soul, wildlife and waterfalls awaken a sense of wonder. American wilderness of playground for old and for young and overwhelmingly white. When you look around, you don't see people that you identify with you Don't Feel welcome. You feel out of place you feel Like you are an outsider and bring Terek is founder of Brown people camping When she was eight years old. Her family moved from India to Minnesota, where she fell in love with the outdoors. 20 years later, she's still astonished not to see more people like her. Some people might say, Isn't this just that people of color don't like to camp? That's a generalization, and they're just because something isn't happening or the presence of someone is missing does not mean they don't want to be there. Too many Americans of color parks campgrounds enforced land are stubborn bastions of self segregation. Racism was a factor at the founding of America's national parks created in part to be an escape for white urban elites. Several were racially segregated into the 19 fifties. Many considered uninviting to people of color into the 19 nineties. We have an inherent fear we do because of our history about Glenn into these remote rural places where we're not sure that will be accepted. Lauren Gay, the self described outdoorsy diva blog's about Our experiences is a woman of color in the wilderness. When you don't see it in marketing advertising for one in the psyche. You don't necessarily think this is something that For me. The National Park Service is the persistent whiteness of its 419 parks is an existential crisis. David Vela is the first Latino to lead the agency as a person of color. I think that Our national parks and what I have found their places where we can learn Maura about What happened in the past because that reflects our thinking today. In a report for shared with ABC News, the park service find 77% of its visitors are white. Just 23% are people of color. The minorities make up 42% of the US population. The lack of transportation opportunities is clearly going to be a factor. Oh, what a lot of folks don't understand is that We're closer than what you think, especially in the urban areas.
Fresh update on "park service" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Director about the challenges racism and history that have made it difficult to get more black and brown Americans into national parks. The sweeping vistas stir the soul. Wildlife and waterfalls awaken a sense of wonder. American wilderness of playground for old and for young and overwhelmingly white. When you look around, you don't see people that you identify with you Don't Feel welcome. You feel out of place you feel Like you are an outsider and bring Terek is founder of Brown people camping When she was eight years old. Her family moved from India to Minnesota, where she fell in love with the outdoors. 20 years later, she's still astonished not to see more people like her. Some people might say, Isn't this just that people of color don't like to camp? That's a generalization, and they're just because something isn't happening or the presence of someone is missing does not mean they don't want to be there. Too many Americans of color parks campgrounds enforced land are stubborn bastions of self segregation. Racism was a factor at the founding of America's national parks created in part to be an escape for white urban elites. Several were racially segregated into the 19 fifties. Many considered uninviting to people of color into the 19 nineties. We have an inherent fear we do because of our history about going into these remote rural places where we're not sure that will be accepted. Lauren Gay, the self described outdoorsy diva blobs about our experiences is a woman of color in the wilderness. When you don't see it in marketing advertising for one in the psyche. You don't necessarily think this is something that For me. The National Park Service is the persistent whiteness of its 419 parks is an existential crisis. David Vela is the first Latino to lead the agency as a person of color. I think that National parks and what I have found their places where we can learn Maura about What happened in the past because that reflects our thinking today. In a report for shared with ABC News, the park service find 77% of its visitors are white, just 23% or people of color. The minorities make up 42% of the US population. The lack of transportation opportunities is clearly going to be a factor. But what a lot of folks don't understand is that We're closer than what you think. Especially in the urban areas. The national parks.
Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore sparks controversy
"Von controversy and protests in South Dakota today ahead of 1/4 of July fireworks display tonight around Mount Rushmore. President Trump is due there in 7500 tickets have been given out, but despite the pandemic South Dakota's governor says quote We won't be social distancing. It has been a decade since fireworks were shot off it Mount Rushmore over a year ago at the urging of South Dakota Republicans, the president took it as a personal mission to revive the pyrotechnics that had been banned by the park service under the Obama administration because of worries about brush fires. However, Native American activists will protest what they say is stolen land for the monument Tonight late today, the president will fly out to see the fireworks and returned to Washington in the
Fresh update on "park service" discussed on Live From Here with Chris Thile
"Black faces white spaces. What do you think it's going to take for this country to stop thinking of the outdoors as white spaces? I think that's a great question, and it's a hard one to just answer quickly. But I think I think part of what's what it's going to take is what's happening now and actually what's been happening. It's what's really important for me is the honor people black, Brown and White, who have actually been doing this work to change that for some time I served on the National Parks Advisory Board for eight years. Up until two years ago and One of the things that I came to learn and understand when we go around the country looking at different parks, meeting the staff, and many of the people who take care of our public lands and work is that there is a lot of love there. There are people who are trying to Who are thinking about what that means, you know, too. Go beyond diversity, and I want people to understand that when I say diversity, I'm not talking about assimilation, if difference is invited to the table If we're going to have a different kind of people in the room, it is not making everybody assimilate toe one way that it's always been. Actually it may be that you have to throw out. The table and start over from scratch, which is what's really hard. And so one of the things I learned about the National Park Service as a huge government agency is that you can have individuals really trying to do that work, and they're struggling because they're up against a structure, an agency structure that's been in place for a long time. So I think one of the things that's going to take is a prolonged commitment. It is not about an end goal. Diversity is not an end goal that we're trying to reach. We have always been diverse in this country. Always for me. It is about improving our ability to stand you in good relationship with each other with our differences and work together. It is going to be a prolonged attention to how we treat each other in our relationships and our willingness to own. What has come before. It doesn't matter if you were alive 100 years ago. I wasn't either. But I am bearing the brunt of the consequence of that, as are you. So how do we look at that together? And on that, And what does that look like? How the way we determine where it is. We want to go. We have so much potential. That's what the incredible thing is for me about this, someone we have so much potential, you know, and so a lot of it is our ability to get better at claiming that potential. You know, I hear you saying this and is someone who's old enough to remember the civil rights movement of the six days and lived through that, and sometimes I think I'm back in the sixties. Watching what's going on. And yet there was the failure of that movement in the sixties to move us to the place we wanted to get. You seem to be saying now that you are more hopeful now that your time has arrived. Well, I know what I'm saying to you is I was I was really small during the sixties, so I only remember It is a vague sort of a vague memory as you do in your A small child, but I I actually would say to you that it did get us somewhere. Here's what's true. You know, it meant that my parents and myself had different. Actually, me and my brothers had better opportunities than my parents did. What couldn't happen in the exact same way would be someone. If I looked for a job as a park Ranger, I could not actively be told that you can't hire me because I'm Negro. So, actually, we have We have come down the road one, too. I want to say that actually have an incredibly hopeful, optimistic person because I've had to be. I have to believe we can be better as human beings. First and foremost, All of us are human beings, which doesn't mean we get to skip over our differences, right? To get to where it is. We want to go. But we have done so many things as human beings that are simply amazing. We've gone to the moon. We've We've done so many things we proven to ourselves. We are so much more than we think we can be. Why can't we do it here around this work? Let me just take a short break and remind everybody if there's just joining us on Myra Plato, this is science Friday from W. Studios. And if you are just joining us, we're talking with Dr Caroline Finney, author of the book, Black faces White Spaces. She is also a scholar in residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. Doctor Finney. Your book has been out for quite some time now. But what is it like to have worked with this subject for so long? And now all of a sudden, everyone is talking about it. Yeah, I read. That's a good question when that book came out six years ago, and yes, this is not me patting myself on the back like I'm so great. I haven't had to look for work at all. Because I see only way that I'll I show up in somebody spaces. You have to invite me to have this conversation and often when predominantly white organizations are groups invite me This is a hard conversation to have. You know when I use humor and I have all kinds of strategy to come into a room, but I have to be invited. So this is now how I make my living..
Trump to host Mount Rushmore fireworks show
"Tonight at Mount Rushmore and President Trump is flying out there to witness what he says he ordered the National Park Service to allow once again, which has ignited debate. Including expected protest from Native American groups and environmentalist president took on the idea of reviving fireworks at Mount Rushmore a couple years ago after sounds to go to Republicans complained. The National Park Service stopped the displays a decade ago over the threat of wildfires, contamination, toe, water supplies and waste material from pyrotechnic shells. Here's Mr Trump in January. Yeah, environmental reasons. I said What? Khun Burnett Stone scratched. So nobody knew why. They just said environmental reasons. So I called up our people, and within about 15 minutes we got it approved. That was before the covert 19. Pandemic hit the U. S. Tonight. Some 7500 Spectators will not be social distanced and can wear masks optionally But
Fresh update on "park service" discussed on Brower Home Power Hour
"Of color parks, campgrounds enforced land or stubborn bastions of self segregation. Racism was a factor at the founding of America's national parks created in part to be an escape for white urban elites. Several were racially segregated into the 19 fifties. Many considered uninviting to people of color into the 19 nineties. We have an inherent fear we do because of our history about Glenn into these remote rural places where we're not sure that will be accepted. Lauren Gay, the self described outdoorsy diva blog's about her experiences is a woman of color in the wilderness. When you don't see it in marketing advertising for one in the psyche, you don't necessarily think this is something that For me. The National Park Service is the persistent whiteness of its 419 parks is an existential crisis. David Vela is the first Latino to lead the agency as a person of color. I think that Our national parks and what I have found their places where we can learn Maura about What happened in the past because that reflects our thinking today. In a report for shared with ABC News, the park service find 77% of its visitors are white, just 23% or people of color. The minorities make up 42% of the US population. The lack of transportation opportunities is clearly going to be a factor. But what a lot of folks don't understand is that.
Fencing returns around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC
"Told there's no let up in protests around Washington DC more police were patrolling Tuesday night in Lincoln Park around an area now called black lives matter plaza fencing will go back up around Lafayette square so the National Park Service can repair stand choose another park resources a new fence was put up around the historic Saint John's Episcopal Church near the White House here in Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther will deliver virtual address to the city set for this afternoon some protesters of call forget there to resign over the police handling of protesters downtown over the past few weeks get there earlier this week told ABC six he has no plans to resign last night protesters were ordered by police to stay on the sidewalks and not go into the streets as a March from city hall to the Franklin County
Fresh update on "park service" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"About us collectively watching out for each other and doing our best to keep everybody safe. Now there's enforcement starts on Tuesday, no face covering no service. By the way, the governor says businesses cannot opt out. Of this new mandate. Ah family homeless shelter opened inside a gleaming Amazon corporate building on the tech giant Seattle campus. It's believed to be the first homeless shelter built inside a corporate building in this country. Part of the shelter helps homeless Children with life threatening health conditions. The glass in case building is divided in half with a non profit on one end and workers and Amazons Cloud computing unit. And the other two floors reserved for family dealing with health issues, many of them with compromised immune systems from chronic illnesses or a chemotherapy. Authorities saying a riot declared in downtown Portland for the third time this week when the Hatfield federal courthouse was attacked early Saturday about 1 a.m. That protesters began throwing rocks at the federal courthouse and then firing commercial grade fireworks toward the Justice Center. Officials say some people dragged material and barricades and began to make a fence in the area. Portland police quote stayed away from the demonstrators as there was not an identified life safety risk. No tear gas was used in Alaska, the National Park Service, saying a small airplane made an emergency landing in recent days and Denali National Park and preserve and two people inside the plane were rescued. Shortly there after the park service, saying that it was a Cessna 1 80 landed mid morning Thursday in the air, the aisles and visitors center, an interpretive center and rest stop in my 66 of Denali Park Road. Park Service employees airlifted to people on the plane to McKinley National Park Airport that's near the entrance of the park, where they met up with emergency medical services. The park Service's neither person was injured. Back here, Local kicking a soccer ball seems simple enough. But the practice and play soccer games this summer will require kids, coaches and parents to follow detailed Corona virus guidelines. One who's had a look at this, by the way, Mom and dad almost Bill Schwartz is a quantitative, Aaron Red wine is played and coached the beautiful game her entire life with no spring season and folks staying in homes and apartments the last four months. She knows there are kids and coaches just itching to dribble and kick a ball. That energy of being part of a team is barely missed by players and coaches alike. So just gadgets really eager to get back out there and do what they love and learn from the game that they love..
Protesters vow to tear down Emancipation Statue in Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Park
"After a couple nights of clashes between protesters in DC police the area near the White House is the site of unrest once again new developments with the fence around Lafayette square going back up as we speak the National Park Service tells WTOP that Lafayette park will be closed while it assesses the damage and begin repairs to statues and other park resources but another group of demonstrators or at least some of the same demonstrators and some new ones as well making a new group park in another part of DC to protest a statue that's been in the city for a long time let's go there tonight WTOP's Ken Duffy yes Dimitri were in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Lincoln Park and protesters here assembled to protest the Lincoln statue you're the official name is the emancipation memorial and the problem here is you may think well Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation but they have a problem with the visuals here with this statue one it is a white man standing over a black man it's Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave on the other is the optics as far as Abraham Lincoln holding what appears to be the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand and holding his left hand over the slave as the slave is Dick kneeling on one knee below him so they have said that they're going to come back to ME tree this Thursday at seven to take down this statue no DC congresswoman Eleanor Norton has introduced legislation to do this but as we know Dimitri when it comes the statues lightly patience runs very thing with the protesters back to you interesting that they would telegraph exactly what time they're coming back in effort to tear it down shortly police have something to say about that well truth be told we came down here with the possibility that that might happen in DC police and park police were expecting that as well we saw about thirty or so officers they're still here I in the background as people are still milling about as this demonstration came to someone and your but yeah that's the the the the group leader made the announcement to the crowd as they were symbol that they did not want to do it tonight but they're going to try to do it in
Secretary of the Interior weighs in on 'peaceful protest' in Lafayette Square: 'We will not bow to anarchists'
"The White House yesterday outside of the White House I should say protesters tried to pull down a statue of president Andrew Jackson before being dispersed by police W. USA television in Washington reporting police used pepper spray to move protesters out of Lafayette square where Jackson statues located president trump claiming in an interview on Monday that he'll sign an executive order to make cities guard their monuments use the list users grant where they want to take him down he's the one that stopped the ones that are like he's just like so much you know it's a disgrace so remember is just as great art this is magnificent hard work as good as there is anywhere in the world as good as you see in France is good using anywhere it's a disgrace most of these people don't even know what they're taking down is there anything you can do an executive orders and we're gonna make the city's guards yeah my name is just as interesting it's unclear how the president would make governors do that especially when some of the monuments are city property but the park service may be involved the interior department so there are ways that the president may be able to enforce that president trump tweeting late Monday that that numerous people have been arrested for the disgraceful vandalism adding that ten years in prison under the veterans memorial preservation act where that after the protesters tried to pull down the statue of Jackson in that military uniforms on the statue remains the interior secretary was at the scene Hey David Bernard issued a statement saying let me be clear we will not bow to anarchists law and order will prevail and justice will be served on June first law enforcement officers forcefully click peaceful protesters from Lafayette square so the president could stage a photo op at a nearby church and that is under investigation and now as well and interior parts department watchdog will probe the clearing of protest this month inspector general mark we Greenblatt announcing a review in a letter to Democrats late last week he says his office will first should work to determine what agency was calling the shots for law enforcement the night of June first
Protesters topple, burn Albert Pike statue in Washington D.C.
"Statues and monuments related to the confederacy have been vandalized and toppled in recent days across the country during protests and now it's happened in DC for decades city leaders have wanted to see the Albert park statue taken down from judiciary square last night Juneteenth demonstrators took matters into their own hands using their own roads and chanting want to pull in toppling the statue before setting it on fire enter in general and also a leader of the free masons where the statue built in nineteen oh one featuring bright as a civilian and a soldier president trump criticized DC police for allowing the statue to come down calling it a disgrace the statues next to police headquarters but it sits on national park service so technically it's U. S. park police jurisdiction John Newman WTOP
White House announces plans for July 4th celebration
"I might cross your reporting the White House announces plans for the independence day celebration despite concerns from some congressional Democrats because of the corona virus the White House says president Donald Trump will headline a lower key salute to America celebration on the fourth of July White House spokesman Judd Deere says the independence day celebration will have a different look than twenty nineteen to ensure the health and safety of those attending the president and First Lady melania trump will host the event from the south lawn of the White House and the ellipse the independence day parade that is co hosted by the National Park Service has been canceled for this year but the annual fireworks show will go on Mike Rossi at Washington
Bill Noble on Garden Design
"Now. You were not a garden designer. Then and here you came to this place, and there's views of mountains and feels, and it feels like a big open place, but. You weren't a garden designer. SORTA figured out how to make a plan. And you speak about in the book about measuring the House and measuring the distance to things and kind of drawing and taking photos and kind of pinning up that and some inspiration on almost like a mood board to get started like you know to figure out what you were going to do, yes. Yes I came here not as a gardener. But I felt that I needed to learn really quickly. And and the way I learned was that. I had been farming and. As I. Tell Maybe in the book I made. Five thousand dollars at it. My first year felt great, and I made five thousand dollars at farming my last year and I'd had enough. And I landed a seasonal job restoring a half miles worth of white, pine and hemlock hedges at the Saint God's national historic site, in Cornish, which was the garden of Augustus Saint Gaudens and was part of an artist colony that included architects, landscape, architects and artists. Like Gerald Plot and Ellen Shipman And I really immersed myself. In the Garden Gardens, but it, but then in learning about the gardens that those artists had made. A really came to gardening? As an art form I. And then I had to learn. How to draw. and. Deal with hard scape, which still not very good at. but the National Park. Service was great about supporting. It staff. By providing training and I spent a couple years running down to Boston to Cambridge to the Radcliffe Institute and to the Arnold Arboretum and guarding the woods and learning the trade there. Okay, I'm applying it. on the job at Saint Gaudens and here and in some of the other Corner Gardens. I see so. One of my favorite parts of the book, besides all those big leafed plants in that was seventy foot, long border or something. It's just magnificent. Is that you make a list in the book that I find especially helpful I think you call it guiding principles and and I know this was after the fact because you started making the garden in nearly thirty years ago or twenty years ago, and you wrote the book just recently, but but it's good for those of US making Gardener Getting Ready to find tuna. Revise our gardens to think about guiding principle so is this something like this sort of self assessment? What do I really care about? Is this something you do with clients when you first visit there places? If the let me get away with it, yes! And, sometimes, sometimes more successfully than than others. Yeah I don't have a form. That I had a a client, but I I WANNA. I as a designer WANNA be able to understand the context. The built context, the living context the landscape context. And the social context as well as how the Oman Gardner is going to use the US the space use the garden, and what their what their goals
South Dakota National Parks
"Welcome the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about South Dakota. I'd like to welcome back to the show Gary Art from everything. Dash EVERYWHERE DOT com. Who's come to talk to us? Surprise surprise about national parks. This time about the National Parks of South Dakota Gary. Welcome back to the show. It has been so long. Yeah and we never get to talk so it's always a pleasure. It has been a very short period of time since I talked to carry but we have talked about doing this show since we ran into each other. Probably at Mount Rushmore last October September September. I think yeah. Maybe it's October. But yeah we're going to t backs and and this was totally unplanned. You just happen to be a remote rushmore exact same time. It's one of those odd coincidences that happen. And it doesn't happen to meet all that often but there are some national parks in South Dakota. That are not Mount Rushmore. So where are we going if we go to the National Parks of South Dakota? They're six national park. Service sites in South Dakota and five of them are in the West located in or near the Black Hills. And then there's one all by its lonesome in the east so we might as well talk about that one. I and that is the Missouri River National Recreation area. It lies on the Missouri River as you might guess given the name it is in the charming little town of yanked him. South Dakota believe it or not. I was actually rather curious to visit yanked and because I had read a list several years ago that had the cheapest place to live in America was yanked in South Dakota so it was kind of curious to see I was kind of curious. What kind of community is this? And it's very nice and it's not rundown or anything now it's cheap. It just happens to be in the middle of nowhere and that's why the site is right on the border with Missouri arm starting Nebraska and it's fifty nine mile stretch of the Missouri River. Very nice some very large bluffs that are overlooking the river and a national recreation area. So it's not a park if you go to the visitor center and look to get your National Park Stamp. It is not a visitor center per se. It is the office. So that's where the maintenance vehicles and the office staff and they're all there and in that building there's a very small lobby and they just sort of stick the stamp out there for people that want it but unlike pretty much every other national parks that you go to. There's no movie there's no displays none of that. It's very straightforward. It's just something that you can visit. There's a bridge which goes from South Dakota to Nebraska that crosses the river and that's probably some of the best views you're going to get of the river if you WANNA take some photos. There's a place you can pull out just before the bridge. You can't really stop on the bridge nor can you really walk across the bridge. So that's kind of difficult so you just have to keep those things in mind. It's far enough east for. I think you could easily do day-trip if you happen to be in Sioux falls or if you're driving across the state I mean if you wanted to dip down interstate ninety s the interstate. The kind of runs across South Dakota East West. You could do that if you're a serious national parks. Yeah other than that. There's not a lot there. Well I should say for the listeners. The show who are either not from the US or possibly geographically challenged the Missouri River may not stick out in your mind but Missouri River is the longest river in North America. If you include the merchant into the Mississippi River in Saint Louis even if you don't include the Mississippi part I believe North think it's the Missouri Mississippi Slash Missouri. So if you took if you went from New Orleans and then just kind of banked left at Saint Louis rather than right that would take you further. 'cause THE MISSISSIPPI goes up into northern Minnesota whereas the Missouri goes much further will the I? I'm looking it up in the Missouri River just until it gets to the mouth Where it enters into the Mississippi is well for our European listers who I was mentioning this forest. Thirty seven hundred thirty seven sixty seven kilometers or two thousand three hundred forty one miles. So there's really quite an amazing amount of the length of this river not to mention the fact that it empties into the Mississippi River. The river at this point and yanked is pretty good sized. It's not a rapid river. Anything like that. It's far too big for it if anything else. It kind of gives you an appreciation for the river. Think if you go up to North Dakota there are some sites that are close to the as well and you with Lewis and Clark and these the Missouri kind of as their highway to get to the West speaking of the river. I in South Dakota many times live in Minnesota and I think South Dakota is kind of. There's two half's to the state the east and the West in the dividing line is the Missouri River it kind of goes along Nebraska and then it hooks up in when you're on interstate ninety that goes East West when you cross the river. The geography changes pretty dramatically so on the eastern side of the river. It's really flat. Is Your stereotypical great plains. Corn for miles. Once you cross it then you start to see hills instantly like instantly instantly. And that's a function of the river the meandering of the river in the flood plain and everything has basically scour out everything to the east of it and literally. When you cross the bridge you start to see some hills and that's not the black hills yet but it's kind of building up to that. I think you're still well over one hundred miles away at that point and all of the rest of the parks are in this. Western part of the state in the western part of the state is by far the most interesting. It gets the most tourists. You've heard of pretty much anything. In South Dakota it is to the west of the Missouri River in that Black Hills area. So we're talking deadwood Mount Rushmore while drug everything except the Mitchell Corn Palace.
New York City beaches open for holiday weekend, no swimming allowed
"A few days at the beach is typically a no brainer for Memorial Day weekend needless to say it is a little bit more complicated this year some beaches are open some are restricting who can go others are restricting what you can do there here to tell us where new Yorkers and new Jerseyans can go to welcome the summer wireless socially distancing is WNYC's Karen Yi and the Jake often hearts of Gothamist Karen Jake hello hi David it it it there is still so much we don't know about cope with nineteen but many epidemiologists say that with social distancing precautions in place heading to the beach does not pose a large threat for people in low risk groups Cameron let's start with you governor Murphy said beaches would re open for the holiday weekend is that right yes that's right so Murphy has said if speech is re opened they need to limit the amount of people on the beach and enforced social distancing so it's really gonna be up to each municipality to decide how to do that and what parts of the beaches or boardwalks to re open so remember not all of the beach is closed during the pandemic some have already re opened and some remain partially close and it's equally as complicated in New York City right Jake governor Cuomo joined New Jersey Connecticut and Delaware to open up the beaches but mayor bill de Blasio technically won't open up city beaches that's right David New York City is fourteen miles on public beaches are technically close what that really means is the beaches are closed to swimming sports picnics many of the social things people go to the beach for but you can still walk sit on the beach or even dip your feet into the water up to your ankles the idea is to discourage nothing Yorkers from going to the beach so it's not over crowded what about beaches on Long Island to Jones beach the Hamptons these are very popular spots for new Yorkers or they could be an option many all island beaches will be open this weekend but they're not exactly rolling out the red carpet for us New York City residents several towns including East Hampton have plans to limit or entirely banned outsiders from their shores that's led to some regional contentions of Nassau County official had to walk back in down and out of towners on Nickerson beach after my colleague Sylvia Chang points out that beaches that receive federal funding must be open to the public the state run beaches like Robert Moses in Jones beach will be open to everyone but they're restricting capacity to fifty percent and governor Cuomo says people could be turned away from parking lot as early as ten AM single parking is always a problem and beaches in both states Karen tell us about the Jersey Shore is parking to be restricted even more than usual yes so again it's gonna come down to home rule it's New Jersey right so it's gonna be up to each town since sandy hook which is run by the National Park Service is limiting parking to fifty percent and so is island beach state park which is run by the state mayors have told me that they're gonna be announcing reminders on loudspeakers there's gonna be civilian ambassadors patrolling the boardwalk there's gonna be a lot of signage but really it's gonna have to come down to trust trust that people will do the right thing and act responsibly what Jake in New York City you have reported on members of the NYPD enforcing social distancing measures in physically aggressive ways in the subways and on city streets can new Yorkers expect a large police presence on the beaches what is the plan for monitoring resource can definitely expect to see a major law enforcement presence this weekend and why PDP stale has been up thirty percent they'll be joined by parks police and thousands of social distancing ambassadors similar to New Jersey if things get too crowded the mayor says they may even put up fencing literally barricading the beaches anyone who tries to swim will be ordered out well in New Jersey some mayors are concerned about not enough police presence on the beaches Cameron that what are you hearing I spoke two point pleasant beach mayor Paul Kenitra and he's very concerned about this so his speech is partially open not the boardwalk so this means that Jenkins beach is also gonna be close but the biggest problem for him and re opening everything is that he says he can't hire the seasonal officers who normally boost up as police force during the summer because all the training academies are closed so for the things that are open for the part of each that is open he says this weekend will be a test run for whether the precautions they've implemented will work we need to see how realistic it is to have our badge checkers wearing the mask and gloves and in hot weather we need to make sure that our lifeguards are able to you know the date people and do things appropriately with the set up that we have one up one down on the lifeguard stands in with the new half the filters for their resuscitation devices so the mayor said there's really no playbook for this I mean everybody is really trying out what works for their particular beach okay so if people can solve the puzzle of finding an open beach what happens when they get there will there be open public restrooms or boardwalk restaurants open for food pickup so curbside pickup is allowed for nonessential businesses take out is going to continue for restaurants a New Jersey recently allowed to go cocktails on the public restroom issue again that's going to depend on the town whether they decide to open those or how they apply limits to that the one thing that the state is encouraging is that everyone wear a mask right and it's the same thing in New York there will be some to go through the options available re sparked beaches are is open many of the vendors on Coney Island and they'll be some bathrooms and Porta potties starting this weekend and finally you keep in mind the water's going to be fifty five degrees not exactly swimming weather even if you are out yeah I think that's gonna keep a lot of people out of the water we'll have to hear much more about how it goes this weekend WNYC's Karen Yi and the Gothamist reporter Jake often hearts thank you for joining us thanks
COVID-19 Travel News
"In these episodes the travel journalists stranded by border closures in a bungalow in rural Thailand and the band expats rescuing hungry dogs affected by in. Nineteen matter. Podcast we'll be keeping you up to date trouble alerts information about coroner buyers answering some uplifting news views to inspire you and keep them smiling high it is common and fill and we'll hear. Olivia story shortly but fill their MORE COUNTRIES ACROSS EUROPE. Easing lock damages. Belgium is to reopen to international tourist spot fifteen to June minority by the time. Listen this but it's good news for us while in. Great Sport is our to reopen to international travelers on July the first at the earliest the US Canada border will luckily remained closed throughout June. For Non Essential Travel and this has been hinted at fool but as vacation season ramp up in the. Us travel industry experts. Say The Americans will flip about flying in favor of road trips. The National Park Service is planning to increase recreational access and services on a park by park basis so stained with them and haven't listened to that we have heard that having waited. People will favor road trips absolutely well. Not much choice really. I love a right trip can we? Can we ask people for their road trip stories? What do you reckon she that I will give you permission fail? You can do what you like. Eighty dollars podcast at will know meds dot com with your favorite road trip story. It'd be really cool to share them. Show nights create a bit of a go to four now. Living is a freelance travel writer. She's infectious journalist. She has a passion for adventure and ECO. Travel which is just as well because when has started to shut down to Judah Coverage. She found herself happily stranded in a bungalow in rural Thailand. Yes so I was actually traveling with my boyfriend. Slash unofficial photographer Jonathan. We put our apartment up for after wrench for the majority of spring. He took a hiatus from works to finish his master's program. I'm a travel writer editor for my work. So we were basically had no plans and we're just kind of bopping around and and seeing where felt right so we were actually in India. We are in Delhi win. I The Danish borders were shutting in mere hours. Of course Jonathan could get back but his girlfriend's in American could not that came right before at the American borders shots and I could get back. Jonathan could not so with with literally five hours at in India to choose. We found a cheap flight from Delhi to Bangkok. And we said you know what will be together. This is. There's Kobe it can't destroy a beautiful weather and Delicious Pad Thai at we will will take easy here and just see what comes next. So that's what originally brought me back to Thailand so you all with Jonathan. It's not some long distance relationship livelihood in other episodes and fortunately he is an officer on a Danish oil-tanker so as soon as the flights to Europe started dwindling down in Thailand. He knew he knew that he had to get home or he risked losing his job so about a month ago he he left me Could've defend myself but obviously we we chat every day. This is the first time in my life where I've really had to make every decision For myself and and really every decision wasn't important. One so he is. He will be there at the end of this. I'm I'm really hoping that at some point in the near or distant future either Denmark opens again the US Open's again. Thailand opens again. But until now we we are very much the long distance relationship with him in the middle of the ocean. What are you doing? You was there. Jonathan's going back to today mark. He's going back to work. Your tribal rod is not a lot of commissioning going on. So what have you been doing? Well I'm the kind of person that always needs to keep myself busy. And just in order to stay sane also because I really do love what I do. So as a travel writer and editor. I've pivoted a lot of my messages to stay home but in the future blank blank would be the optimal you know post pandemic vacation so I helped launch L. A. Style magazines travel sector which has been a lot of learning. Seo on the back end and kind of looking for new talent new writers at the same time I also am the executive producer. A PBS show so public television show that's streaming across all the United States. It's funny I don't even have a TV here in my bungalow. But I'm getting all of these pictures of friends who are saying. Hey live is not your shown that I see when I turn on the television. So yes it is hand. It's been a lot of fun. You kind of show people that the idea of friendship connection when travelling which is what the message of fly brother. The show is about Still remains true even during a global worldwide pandemic so it in fact it's been it's been more meaningful than ever because it just shows us the importance of the people that we meet when we travel not just the place as a little bit of a pivot from my normal everyday because those things are are a little bit in line with you know my career and might suggest. I've met a really wonderful group of experts from all over the world theory We joke that were a bit of United Nations of of Thailand at and we of course in in a socially distant manner have this rocketed to really help the street dogs and the elephants year in in crabby because at the street dogs really rely on the scraps of the hotels and the restaurants tourist just leaving McDonald's hamburger in a garbage near the beach but with legitimately notorious. These dogs are are starving and in Near Jack. So what we do. Is We go on our on our motorbikes early in the mornings I'm we collect food. We have you know a donation site available or use our own funds And then we have about eighty five street dogs in different packs that we ride our bikes to which is a new phenomenon for me. Because I've I've never been exactly the most graceful human being so Doing that on a motorbike is is definitely stepping out of comfort zone. I never had thought really how much a pandemic would affect you know with this chain of events how it would affect the animals and in turn affects the humans because now a lot of times people like culturally are are more frightened of the street dogs but if the dogs aren't having to you know come up in bag and really show their show their strength in order to just survive if they can be fed and we feed them food. We feed them vitamins. We've gotten We've taken some to the vets just to make sure they're all right you know they're manged there for Then everyone kind of lives in harmony so that people generally have been very very open and welcoming to to the group of ex stats riding around in helping the the dogs.
National Park Service evaluating how to reopen national parks
"The National Park Service a value waiting how to reopen parks including Grand Canyon Yellowstone and rocky mountain national parks which are gradually re
A Lawsuit Seeks The Removal Of The Directors For Park Service And BLM
"A lawsuit filed today seeks the removal of the controversial acting directors for two federal agencies. The agencies are in charge of millions of acres of public land energy development and the country's national parks. Npr's Kirk siegler reports the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management Have Not had permanent Senate confirmed directors for the entire trump presidency. That's a violation of the Constitution which requires Senate oversight of these key positions according to a lawsuit filed by to Washington DC and Idaho based conservation groups. And they're just a freewheeling detouring around the constitution in allowing these lower level political appointees to be running a show Peter Jenkins is senior counsel for Public Employees Environmental Responsibility the overall pattern is to weaken the environmental bureaus and allow state interests in private extractive industry interest particularly in the case of Bureau land-management to be able to call the shots. This lawsuit is the latest to shine light on the trump administration's unprecedented use of acting agency. Heads but the group's suing have long been suspicious of William Perry pen-li in particular leading the B. M. His temporary appointment has been extended now five times since taking over the agency last summer. Penalty once advocated for transferring ownership of the very public lands. He now manages over two states and private interests but in a recent interview. Pen-li told me that is not part of president trump's agenda regardless of what I've said in the past the one thing is clear is I'm a marine. I understand how to follow. Orders follow orders in this case in a statement the trump administration called the lawsuit that seeks to oust penalty and David Vella the park service. Baseless and a distraction as the park service in particular is trying to safely reopen national parks during the corona virus. Pandemic Kirk Siegler. Npr News Boise.
Is the Tasmanian Tiger Really Extinct?
"You've no doubt heard of the Tasmanian Devil or seen an animated version the whirling dervish in looney tunes cartoons. But what about the Tasmanian Tiger? It's actually not even a tiger at all instead a marsupial known as the Thilo seen and it's thought to have gone extinct almost one hundred years ago but did it really. While many experts believed the last known thylacine died at. Australia's Hobart Zoo in nineteen thirty. Six others ardently claimed that the animals still exists because they've spotted one or more in the wild. We spoke by email with Kathryn medlock. Honorary Curator of vertebrate zoology the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. She said the international Australian and state definition of an extinct species is that there has been no reliable evidence of the species for fifty years by this definition. They are officially extinct species although designated as officially extinct. It's difficult to prove that something is not there as opposed to proving it is. There are many cases of species being rediscovered. Many years after supposed- extinction we also spoke by email with Rick Schwartz an animal ambassador for California's San Diego Zoo. He explained that quote since the Nineteen Thirties. There have been a few claims Tasmanian. Tigers have been seen for brief moments in the wild however no substantial evidence has proven they exist at this time we also spoke by email with Neil waters of the thylacine awareness group of Australia. Who started disagrees a quote? Do I think the animals extinct? No because I've seen too and been coughed slash barked at by one in South Australia. In two thousand eighteen. There have been more than seven thousand documented sightings of Silas scenes or animals that appear to be Thilo scenes but the majority of those sightings on Mainland Australia. According to the scientific formula applied to mammals though it is extinct and has been since nineteen thirty six for fifty years. The animal was considered rare and endangered. This fact inconveniently keeps the animal as a recent extinction rather than an ancient one. We should lose hope over and forget about. Let's step back a bit. What exactly is Tasmanian. Tiger? Schwartz explained that it's not a big cat at all. He said the name. Tiger most likely was given to the animal by the European settlers due to the light stripes that went from the spine down each side on the hind end of the animal. Most people agree that the Tasmanian Tiger looks like a medium sized short haired dog with subtle stripes on hindquarters and the base of its tail. Tail was thick and muscular at the base. More like a kangaroo's tail than a dog's tail colorations were described as light brown and Yellow Brown with Darker Brown stripes. These animals weighed about forty five to seventy pounds. That's twenty to thirty kilos with a body length of forty to fifty inches or one hundred to one hundred and twenty five centimeters with that tail. Adding another twenty to twenty five inches or fifty to sixty centimeters most stood about two feet tall or two thirds of a meter at the shoulder. Schwartz said in our modern times we usually think of marsupials and Kangaroos however the Tasmanian Tiger had a number of unique characteristics being dog like medium sized carnivore. That's also Marsupial it. Size and features were more similar to that of a small wolf or large Fox. Combine that with the striped pattern on the hind end and thick muscular tail. Similar toy kangaroo. You've got a pretty unique animal and water said when you had a close look at the prince we find. You will see time and time again. The broad S- play of the toes and the Claude drag impressions from the massive fixed clause on the animals four feet. The reason they're split wide and not like a dog is because they don't have webbing between their toes their front feet also still acts similar to hands as they can both hop like a kangaroo or run on all fours as a result many of the prince appear that the front feet are literally grabbing the ground as they dig it on curves or high speed when pursuing prey when Europeans first colonized Australia. The Tasmanian Tiger was rarely seen the animals started to become increasingly blamed for tax on cheap however so private companies and the Tasmanian government attempted to curb population by establishing bounties exchange for dead violence scenes adding to their eventual extinction was the sad fact that Australia's colonisation eroded the thylacines habitat by the nineteen twenty s sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger in the wild became extremely rare and in nineteen thirty. A farmer shot and killed the second. To last known wild Tasmanian Tiger the final by Lesean was captured in the Florentine Valley in Nineteen thirty three and transferred to the Hobart Zoo on September seventh. Nineteen thirty six. The animal known as Benjamin died in captivity black and white footage recorded in nineteen thirty three would become historically significant as images of the final scene in nineteen thirty seven the Tasmanian animals and birds protection board a later to become the national park. Service launched a series to determine where thylacines still might be found. Medlock said unfortunately living animal was not discovered. The final search in the series was into the chain river area in Western. Tasmania on the search. Sometimes seen footprints were discovered and creek bed. The original plaster casts of these prints are lodged in the Tasmanian Museum. The Tasmanian Museum doesn't receive citing reports. And we don't have the expertise to assess them. This is done by the Department of Primary Industries Water and environment they continue to record reported sightings and take them seriously often however sightings films and photographs are released to the media through the people who are reporting them rather than a government body over the years. There have been several instances photographs and films purported to be thylacines in the wild but none have been verified as genuine evidence of an animal waters however contends that there have been dozens of credible sightings of Thilo scenes. He said actually hundreds of them too many to name one in particular was a bus load of tourists in Western Australia. Back in the nineteen eighties. Who All saw the animal at close range in broad daylight whilst on a wildflower tour the fact that we find headless Kangaroos. All over. His failure is a key piece of physical evidence that these animals still persist. But nobody to know about it. Because it's always blamed on either hunters or Satanists by. Ill informed people who don't understand how these animals feed waters has been working tirelessly to raise public awareness of this animals continued existence for the past five years meeting dozens of witnesses and collecting thousands of statements regarding sightings of this animal in. Tasmania and across mainland Australia. His work appears in the two thousand seventeen documentary living the thylacine dream which follows waters travels throughout mainland Australia. Collect evidence of predation as well as stories of sightings from witnesses who are adamant seen the thile seen both recently and historically
Though Closed To The Public, Bryce Canyon Still Teems With Life
"We're going to spend a few minutes now in Bryce Canyon National Park that's in Utah. At typically visitors flocked there this time of year as winter melts into spring but Bryce Lake other national parks is closed due to cove in nineteen. So we got in touch with Park Ranger. Peter Dennis Moore. He is Visual Information. Specialist at Bryce sharing photos videos of the parks deep red canyons and towering rocky. Who's on social media? But we asked him what the park sounds like right now. Without the home of hikers tourists spring comes late here at eight thousand feet. Were still kind of in what feels like the tail end of winter. Not Quite sure whether or not to start fully celebrating spring or to be braced for a snowstorm. We're coming into the breeding season and so the birds are coming in with beautiful plumage as well as their most complex songs. I'm personally waiting for the humming birds to return once they've returned to the park. It's safe to begin really celebrating. Spring and Summertime Utah Prairie Dog. They make quite a lot of sound to and often what we're hearing from them. Are these keeping squeaks. Often of their alarm calls take the time to observe these colonies. Find your attention drawn to things that you might not have noticed that the cradock certainly maybe coyote Red Fox or a Golden Eagle or some other rafter above visitation is usually on its way up spring break beginning in March usually signals unofficial beginning to our season. It's surreal to have visitors here and understanding the history of the National Park Service in our national parks. I've found that you can't ignore the fact that their existence has been so dependent on often individuals. You know that were transformed by these landscapes to the point that they engaged in advocacy for them or or made other remarkable acts on their behalf. That without which you know we might not even have them as national parks today. Being outdoors is really just provided a sense of stability in uncertain times. I actually feel kind of unique pressure to step up to this moment and try to provide people a window into this place thinking about a Mary. Oliver quote that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion. And standing in that other nece can re dignify a worse stung hard. That's Peter Dinsmore ranger at the currently closed Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
Boston - UMass will reimburse students for room and board fees
"With many people facing financial hardships during the Copa nineteen shut down some college students are getting a little financial reprieve WBZ's R. Cohen reports seventy million dollars that's what it will cost the university of Massachusetts system to reimburse students sent home as the pandemic raged all of the campuses are reimbursing students for the cost of room board and parking services they no longer need the reimbursement does not include tuition since clashes continued online the amount of the reimbursement will depend on several factors including student day UMass chancellor body me and explains that many students and their families are experiencing real hardships right
Boston - Search Results Web results UMass students to get refunds after coronavirus-driven closures
"With many people facing financial hardships during the covert nineteen shut down some college students are getting a little financial relief WBZ's art Cohen has more seventy million dollars sh that's what it will cost the university of Massachusetts system to reimburse students sent home as the pandemic raged all of the campuses are reimbursing students for the cost of room board and parking services they no longer need their reimbursement does not include tuition since classes continued online the amount of the reimbursement will depend on several factors including student day UMass chancellor Marty me and explains that many students and their families are experiencing real hardships right
"park service" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D
"The first maps that were put out were part of a portfolio piece and the portfolio piece was actually initially made to sell Congress on the idea that the national parks needs to be thing needs to protect these lands. Ryan have pointed my camera. Ten Thousand Times at the wildness and splendor surrounds my home. They hired a bunch of photographers to go around the country and photographs. All these national parks the images that were created are like ansel Adams very romanticize black and white images. You're like yeah. Of course people were sold on the national parks. You can't deny when you look at these images how beautiful the landscapes are nowhere. Does the Earth speak to us more clearly or with more eloquent tongue in the valley of Light Yosemite? There is likely some freelancer or someone who worked in that particular parks office and they were charged with designing the cover of of the map or brochure for either safety or some sort of regulatory information. My Name's Jesse read and I'm a CO founder of Standards Manual who was the publisher of parks atop the purple country. Wealth Carolina and Tennessee Land Bridge from what we understand there was no mandate in terms of how each of these maps and brochures needed to be designed. There's a very clear similarity between the various maps and brochures in the original portfolio. And then after that each brochure and each map. Their unique there's one four horseshoe bend literally a Horse Shoe Curve on a field of blue a visual metaphor that brochure. That just says danger really big on the front of it warns people of bears in the park and how to not leave out your food into sort of like clean up your your campsite once. You're finished I just love. The brashness of it of huge warning sign. Red and white has danger. In lower case letters sent Helvetica very tightly dinosaur monument printed on this dinosaur skin texture and so I think some of these are actually have quite a sense of humor to them and are fairly comical lighthearted. They're not too serious. Since it came into existence in nineteen hundred sixteen. The National Park Service has set up long range plans for the preservation and join us because there were so many new national parks being open to the public. Each park had a personality of its own. And so that's where I think the covers really came through and the designer likely was trying to communicate the very distinct personality of the part Yosemite is very different from the everglades different from the grand tetons and so forth. There's a series that came inside of an envelope. Eight different brochures and the bottom of the map. There's a square that has some sort of abstract representation of what different region? It was represented. There are some features that look like mountains like triangles used and stripes. That look like a sunset. It's abstracts modern art. They don't look like parks at all. Probably the regional style had a lot to do with. It likely came out of the offices on the East Coast in New York or Washington and there was some sort of influence of European modernism into the design of these that introduction of the units system developed by awesome the NELLIE system was designed in a way to keep costs down initially vidalis trying to create a beautiful design and also a very uniform system so they weren't having to do all these different paper sizes and designs and hiring other agencies so essentially just a very easy template of rows and columns and one typeface that any designer who would be working at any office of the national parks could use to Put together a new map brochure. Bonelli assigned to it pelvic and then a few different sizes of how Helvetica should be typeset within the unit grid. There were only a few decisions that the designer needed to make an order to visually meet the requirements of the piece of communications for the national parks around two thousand two when they started straining away from the unit grid system. The finale developed today they use I would say loosely a version of the unit grid. But I think it's gone off the rails a little bit. The typeface has changed. And I think it's a little bit looser in terms of its functional requirements pox. Bill did not in the beginning then directed the preservation. There's splendid pictures and the making these pictures more comfortably accessible with disturbing natural condition. Something the national parks does. Is they want the visitor to really have an experience they want them to be able to come out in that. National Parkinson Nicolau. I saw this and be able to share their experience and bring other visitors there. I hope that when people get to see this book they get a sense of just how vast the national park system is and how much history is involved in a in the evolution of the system within how much it's grown and how many areas we've really preserved and hopefully get people excited to go visit these places that they might have not even known existed or if they did you know it's like more of an incentive get out there. Many thanks to Brian Kelly there and the book publisher Jesse Read. They were speaking to this shows. Valiant produce that May Lee Evans Parks the book where on about published by standards manual is available at Standards Manual Dot Com. Do seek it out thousands for this week. And if you're eager for more design stories you can listen to the full length. Hufbauer program which airs on Tuesdays at eight PM. London time and is available EPA. He Find Your podcast also. DoN'T FAIL TO HEAD TO MONACO DOT COM to learn more about a monthly magazine which is available at all self respecting newsstands. Not mentioned are publishing business and full twenty four hour day radio station. My Name's Josh Bennett. Thank you very much for listening and goodbye.
"park service" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The National Park Service has announced that the northbound side between route one twenty three in the beltway will be closed all weekend road, crews are busy trying to repair. A large sinkhole National Park Service spokesman Jonathan Schaeffer we're working to replace a drain pipe that runs beneath part of the Parkway. What we found is that part of that pipe failed. And that's the reason that some of the sub-grade beneath road washed away, we ended up with the sinkhole that we saw this morning. The National Park Service says it's hoping the northbound lanes of the Parkway will reopen on Monday in some startling information. From a report about lead in drinking water and Maryland public schools kids in Maryland, maybe earning good grades. But that's not the case for school. Drinking water Maryland has a C for the amount of lead that we found in school drinking water. The worst offender Maryland's public interest research group looks at numbers and Kiana Cadwalader says. Faucet at Einstein high school in Kensington had lead concentration of seven hundred parts per billion, which was pretty agreed to put that in perspective. Schools are required to take action. If faucets have led concentration at fifteen parts per billion, no level of laddis. Safe and drinking water have the recurred on WMA, Allen WMA L dot com. In dc. Mayor Mariel bowser is defending her budget proposal for next year before the DC council with a focus on increased affordable housing. We have heard from residents across the city that affordable housing must remain our top priority. So the mayor is calling for an increase in commercial property tax fees in order to pay for it..
"park service" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Now with the O M B largely making the playoffs determinations about what stays over. And what doesn't you get a sense actually of what the priorities are the current administration. See one of the fallacies of the Obama shutdown in two thousand thirteen member. How he really made sure that we are aware of it. Right things that you might interact with the parks service, the National Park Service that was one of those that that would shutdown right? And and President Obama knew how to manipulate his friends in the media. And so what happened with the park service? What you'd have all the media folks, local national that go out there? Go look at these families. They can't do what they are going to do vacations are ruined. And all my gosh. Congressional Republicans did this to you. Never mind. The fact that President Obama had to do was sign with past. If it really were that big of a deal, but. Not withstanding. Here's the dirty little secret of that partial government shutdown with the National Park Service in two thousand thirteen see I remember when I saw our friends in the national news media when they would go there to do their shots of the families that were being rejected. I noticed there were actually people that were physically there to reject them. Now, if you have people that are physically there to reject them, what does that tell you? They're going to be federal employees, right? Now, wouldn't that require money? Yeah. What? Now having actually been. I'm big fan of national parks. My wife, and I are having been to many national parks. I'm aware of that. You don't really have many Park Rangers. In fact, many times you don't even have somebody there at the odds that we're going into a national park at all. So that we had people they're turning people away may be go. So I did a little digging and thing happened on the way to the partial government shutdown shutting down your national parks in two thousand thirteen. It actually ended up costing the federal government more money to shut down. Those parks would have to have kept them open. It was the choice of the Obama administration to manipulate the media. That's all it was. Because again, it's a joke. The entire idea of a partial government shutdown is a bad joke. How bad of a joke. Well, I'm going to begin to get into that four hundred thirty federal agency thing to paint, even a bit broader of a picture for you about how ridiculous it is that we're even having this conversation about whoa is, whomever. And yeah, I don't as a tax payer exactly feel bad. Because I if they federal employee gets furloughed for a period of time because I don't view it as my responsibilities to tax payer to employees, federal employees who have average benfits around one hundred twenty thousand a year when the average American makes under fifty just me. But yeah, I'm evil. I'm sure we'll get into that next. I'm Brian Mudd. In for the great one. Mm-hmm. Business needs fast, secure networks to be efficient and profitable. Dato? Can help you keeping your data secure your business. Safe and connected. We've been helping San Diego businesses since one thousand nine hundred eighty three data can provide experts solutions for networks voice over IP, wireless and video security. We can help you make the right choices for your business. Call detail at eight five eight five seven one thirty one hundred whether you networking four or four hundred systems. We have the solutions the answers in knowledge to make it happen. We have expert IT consultants have experienced in helping local business schools state and government with experts solutions, such as voice over IP systems Francisco WI fi insecure professional video surveillance solutions using top quality components. Tell is here thirty five years strong. We have the experience to do it. Right. And we would love the opportunity to help you and provide you with the right solutions. Give us a call and talk to data corporate sales consultants today. Eight five. Eight five seven one.
"park service" Discussed on Dude Soup
"So thank you tip sales for the sponsorship. Okay. I guess going onto waste and not listening to people who know what they're talking about. I have to highlight a group here. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I talk about my ass. I listen to podcasts and regurgitate that information. Excellent. We want about Heaven's Gate lads just like the people were about the feature. Oh, yeah. We know your personal that was that was the last one. So this is from the L A. I was talking about this yesterday. Headline is people who aren't violent just are fighting with biologists about feeding wildlife in the Wolsey fire zone. So. Yeah. California just had all these fires. That leaves a lot of wildlife without habitats food or water, very sad. But to here's an extra from the story. It's a violation of federal audit. Few wild animals, but that's not stopping people from hiking into the burn zone leaving hundreds of pounds of food including hey, carrots, corn and apples, even chocolate National Park Service. Spokeswoman Kate chucking dole queue condole boy hoping. They're right said, quote, putting chocolate out is really not a good idea. She said adding that NPS Rangers have raked up and collected more the two hundred pounds of food. That's been left out on park land park service officials in the Santa Monica mountains shared photos of some of the buckets of food and water. They found in the park what we are urging the public to stop this practice because quite simply at harms wildlife. NPS officials posted on Facebook, the resulting common. Thread was a case study in the impassioned division among nature lovers with not experts weighing in there. Own beliefs about how to help animals after devastating after a devastating fire. You can also NPS officials joined the Facebook group in an effort to advise residents the risks involved in what they were doing. But members didn't wanna hear it quote. Once we started posting that they were what they were doing was against the law. They made it closed group. People are mad at us and think we don't care it's very emotional. So actual authorities came and said, please don't do that. So they made a closed group and kept doing it and posting that you should come out and do it. So just you guys know, this is actually very harmful to wildlife believe it or not if you give them a lot of free food. They don't eat it. All it starts to rot. Also disrupts like the patterns of it. If they don't learn how to forge new areas or move onto places that have sustainable habitats. They stay here. Because there's a lot of free food. They're just going to die because people won't keep putting up food. It also just wrought softer raw disgusting. And when people put out, hey that creates like a a mulch layer that causes a different kind of vegetation to grow in the air. And completely changed ecosystem of it. So yes, maybe it's families trying. Do something cute with kids. It's it's that. It's also a lot of a lot of people going out and posting saying, hey, go do this. Yeah. Like very very incorrectly. Saying the park services have asked us to answer the call and go out and leave a lot of food. So, yeah, it's it's a lot of people who wanna feel good because they're helping cute furry animals, but not listening to the professionals at say, stop it. Yeah. It's an elevated form of selective ISM as it. Call it or because they're actually they're doing something. But they're actually doing something bad. It's it's. Kind of oddly reminds me of the Coney thing or they're like, yeah, let's and people are doing graffiti. Wasn't he already dead or something? No. He wasn't a lot of weird misinformation there, but I guess John actually worked with that guy. Kony the known another Lord the guy who has started the whole campaign. Didn't that dude like shit on a car or something this story was that salts right? No. I think so I'll show you guys a video. It's a pretty good one. The guy just got stressed out and started flipping out doing stuff, but it's stuff like this. Where it feels good. It's it's sort of like recycling where you get there. A part of something you get a get a dopamine hit of the animals need our help. They can't help themselves..
"park service" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Ago, when you said we need a sunroof in the studio, I would imagine. Now, you're going to be asking for a fireplace at some point. Well, you we should have it all you should be able to enjoy the weather what his gun, and then be able to cozy up around the fire when it's bad you go. I like it definitely is bad out there cold and rainy, I mean other and complain about the cold, it's a nice little change. But the rainy we've had enough what a change heat index in the nineties yesterday. Did you get outside at all? I did was warm. And then like they say just if you don't like the weather live in Texas, right? That'll change the next minute. And we got it. This is a proposal by the National Park Service to require people attending rallies and protests in Washington DC to pay for all of the police security. You see these big protests and the big bills mount up because of the police enforcement there. Now, the National Park Service says we're not advocating that this happened. But we will raise the question should these groups be responsible rather than the taxpayers? I kind of feel. Yes. A little bit. And no, yes. In the sense that it is a huge expense. They have to take on every single time that people decide to protest, and you think about in Washington, and that's almost every day at that. That is an added cost to them to make sure that it is the secured area, I say, no to the fact that we are due. It is our right to protest peacefully. Yes. So maybe they they look at it a different way. And you find protesters that incite violence. So if your group is out there, and you're protesting, and you're supposed to be protesting peacefully. If violence starts to erupt in that did not Orgainzation should be find and arrest should be made and arrest should be made this business just standing back and watching and then letting them get away with it needs to end, the National Park Service says for example, the occupied D C rally in two thousand twelve came to about four hundred eighty thousand dollars in costs, and they say we want to know from the American public is this a proper use of National Park Service funds for the National Park Service to pay for the security for the police efforts at these big events in Washington DC, I went and do they are ready have that part of their budget potential protests, money, budgeted and the side. And so how much are they going? Over that every year or are they having to pull money from elsewhere to cover the cost of it. That would be more information that would be needed the National Park Service issues about seven hundred fifty permits year for demonstrations that occurred within the National Mall and at nearby parks. Keep that in mind, that's that's their territory. They're responsible for that. And they say they want to ask the public should these people who hold these rallies beyond the hook for the police costs for the security. Here are the numbers five one two eight three six zero five ninety the ACLU of Washington DC says absolutely not. We would be right there with the courthouse. Filing a lawsuit. If you try that the first amendment says, we all have a right of peaceable assembly, and this would be countered to that. Right. Which is in the Bill of rights the first amendment. Well, peace peace full assembly, a peaceful assembly. We're not seeing that at all of these. So which is why I say you need to maybe take a look, and maybe not say okay in order to protest. You have to pay this out front fine. No, you find them when these peaceful protests, go from being peaceful to violent I could see the federal government. Misusing this setting a rate that is so high that that people cannot afford it, and they cannot exercise their rights. I understand the ACLU's objection to this. Yeah. 'cause you definitely would get people to say well whoever's in office, they don't want the other side to protest so they've put the fees so high that we're not able to do so. Yes, that's why I say maybe not a fee to protest. But if you're you're protests is no longer peaceful, which is you're right. Then you gotta pay up and not me. I don't know what kind of find you would put on if any violence erupted during your protests, and it was amongst your people you pay the fine. Plus, they get arrested. How would you sort that out? Let's take Portland over the weekend for the example. The patriot group was having a peaceful rally. And then here come the leftist anti fascist you find black with their hoods and their masks, and they initiated a fight. You find the ones that are the instigators for the violence. Get in here. Join us at five one two eight three six zero five ninety you can call us. You can text as Jim kicks it off in north Austin at ten oh, wait GM, you're on with Marc and Melinda. Good morning. Good morning. This. This story really makes me laugh because the irony of death is is that most of the people who are inciting violence in these protests, then to align themselves with green causing daughter taking money away from the national parks in the national forests for doing things like planting trees and putting out fires and building parks facility. You could make the case to be violent protests end up killing trees. Signs. They have to carry came from somewhere. Create more carbon footprint. Oh my goodness. What about this question from the National Park Service? Are you thumbs up or thumbs down on charging the protesters? Mark a crime is a crime, and if you damage public or private property, you should be held accountable to it. So really the question is not whether they should be held accountable. But what the funding where to find oughta go instead of putting them into the general fund the park service back for their extensive. Yeah. The the park service says look when we get notice of the big rally, we have to be out there with our officers that we we have to spend that money and make it happen. So we're just trying to find out if the public by and large is in favour now of collecting some money on the front end of that from the people that are requiring all this police protection to Melendez point. We do have free speech in this country at some point, you would get a place where. Somebody could make a legitimate argument that you're charging people for their opinion. Well, yeah, I know and I can see administrations on both sides using this as a tool against peaceable assembly. Right. You're you're against you're going to be protesting me. So that rate now this high. Oh, you're for me. Okay. We're going to drop that down to a dollar. Yeah. It's a bargain discount today. You're pro administration. Jim thanks have a good one south Austin, another gym is with us on kale BJ outage in good morning. I agree with the last caller, and you Mark that's a slippery slope. I mean, you don't have it isn't. That's not the way to constitution set up. You don't have to pay for rights. I think it's a ridiculous that they even get to ask the question. I mean, if if they're gonna pay for it. How about these first ladies like Michelle Obama, and and MS Trump when they go take these lavish trips abroad and after paper security about they pay for their security to their Americans. Do just like us. You don't pay for rights in this country is ridiculous. Jim thank you have a good one five one two eight three six zero five ninety you can call us. You can text us, and this is Brooke with Marc and Melinda. How are you today? Brooke? Pretty good. How about you guys? Hey, we're great. Thank you. Brooke? So I see also the potential for any opposition to whoever's organizing their events to sabotage that event and Santa bunch of idiots down there to cross a hooliganism and raise the cost the security for whatever people are organizing events. It can happen. I think there is a good example in Portland over the weekend. Yeah. Exactly, right. That's exactly my point. And there are there are people who love to instigate those Kenneth things they are looking for a street brawl wants, do they what happens to them. I mean, let's talk about these left-wing nuts. They came in to to break up the rally in Portland what happens to them. They get arrested. Do they have any of that money? Go back. No, they just let them do what they do. They break it up. And that's the end of it. That's where it needs to stop is anytime violence happens. Whoever is responsible for the start of that should have to pay and that money goes into back into the pockets of hell having the security out there. And that's why people are upset with the mayor of Portland. He put the word out to the police. Stand back stand off just let them go at each other. And people have every right to be furious over that kind of thing. It's ridiculous. Your your top official says have added just go for the brawl in the street. We don't care Jose southwest. Austin? Good morning. How are you today? Jose. Oh, good morning is a great show. Like always. Thank you. You're hey, guys, haven't these mortgages and stuff? I. But I think that a posted large enough bond that if anything happens sip on takes effect, and the money gets paid out to whatever services, providing protection or any damages nothing. Whatever the bond gets returned. Yeah. Yeah. That's what a saying like a security deposit. The largest and make a large network covers the police have if anything goes wrong, or you know, you have to cover any damages because a million dollar bond. Only it'll cost you know, not that much. I don't think. But I think if they're going to force their opinions, you know, they may have to do this just just to make sure that everything is cool. Well that that could be one approach. I'm thinking about the news coverage over the last year, or so I don't remember rallies in DC on the mall or national park property that turned violent. Do you recall any number thirteen what there's always a first time with antiques? Zack. Jose. Thank you. I think it's a really good thing. When people care enough to show up and have these rallies, we should encourage this. No, I agree. I definitely if you are all in on an issue, and you want to support it you should be able to do that. But anytime that you do that in a sense that is violent or is going to hurt anyone else or you have to have law enforcement, take from whatever it was that they would normally be doing to come and break up. What is going on here? Then you need to look at it in a little bit different. You can join us at five one eight three six zero five ninety also making news today. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo got on a plane for Saudi Arabia immediately. And he is on the way to talk with the king of Saudi Arabia. President Trump phone the king earlier today. This is regarding the Saudi journalist who some believe was murdered in the Saudi consulate and bull Turkey. The president talked with them. Media shortly before leaving for Florida. And he said, look the king said, we don't know anything about it. The crown prince doesn't know anything about it. We'll look into it with you. Yes. And Mike Pompeo on over. Let's talk about this the Saudis had hinted that if they're punished in any way, they will strike back using their leverage in the oil markets. And of course, we all will feel that they start playing around with the oil prices gas prices will start going up, and we'll have to pay at the pump. Yes. So are you in the camp with Lindsey Graham and others in congress who say the United States needs to punish Saudi Arabia five one two eight three six zero five ninety Turkey says we have proof we have evidence. This guy was lured into the consulate. He was murdered. He was cut up and they flew the body out of Istanbul. Back to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are now denying it and say you try to get tough with us. You'll see leverage. We're the biggest player in the oil market in the Middle East. Why think if there is irresponsible proof that they did then? Yeah, you have to because otherwise you're just giving permission to kill off whoever you want. Michael Heiss is chief economist of alliance as he was on CNBC this morning. They were asking him about the Saudis intimating that they'll use their leverage in the oil market if the United States or anyone else tries to punish them for allegedly murdering this guy potentially there are some other clients for Saudi Arabian oil as well. So we'll have to wait and see whether this is really a big change of the oil price. I would assume. Yes. But that affects many many markets also many emerging markets in Asia, which are importers net importers of oil. I think this is the most important transmission channel of this crisis. I think Trump wants no part of punishing the Saudis number one the Saudis are. Our number one ally against Iran in the Middle East number two. They are such a huge factor in the oil business and number three. He said it himself that would be crazy to cancel that big arms deal. That would cost the US jobs in the money would end up being spent with the Russians or the Chinese. So what if Turkey's proof is very reliable to you just turn the other way and just ignore that this happened. What proof do they have? They said that they had video or whatever that of him going in. I'm just saying if it was reliable. I'm not saying that they do or not. I'm just saying if it is. And they think for sure that the Saudi Saudi was responsible for this. Do you turn the other way because you don't want to mess up? What you got going with them? I think that's the way. Trump looks at it. Yes. Fighting Iran, the oil market in the United States multibillion dollar defense weapons contracts are too big to fool around with in his view. He he is look. Looking at a big picture and the Saudis are a key component on the strategic map. I can see that. But I also see that letting them know that they've got all the power. Then kinda in a sense where you go. Okay. Well, we've got these things going on and we don't want to risk this. So you you hold the power here. All right here. The numbers five one two eight three six zero five ninety..
"park service" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Six nine and AM seven forty KCBS. KCBS news time ten twenty. The National Park Service is looking to place new rules that could affect demonstrations around the White House and the National Mall. Now, this idea is to require people who apply for demonstration permits to pay a fee to cover the cost of the protests. The tab previously was picked up by the federal government groups such as the American Civil Liberties union say that cost puts an unconstitutional price on free speech. There's the public comment period for the proposed new rules, and that's ends tomorrow for a closer look at the proposals and their potential effects were joined now on the KCBS ring central Newsline by James Taylor, political science, professor at the university of San Francisco. Thank you as always for taking a few minutes to talk to us. Let's begin with simply what these rules are. And what they are intended. Or why the government says they're being proposed by the National Park Service. The leaders of the method FOX services have argued that these are old of sort of provision that needed to be updated long before the Trump administration came into power. So that this is not coincidental. The president sort of irritation towards know, free speech or even free free assembly that this had to do a bureaucratic matters. And there's about fifteen miles that I read which with an open ended sort of opportunity for more rules to be made that basically limit, for example, and cut back. Eighty percent of the sidewalk space allowable in the mall across from the White House. It also as you suggested in the lead or charge people monies that are too much of any sort of grassroots organizations to afford, and the government is always pay those fees. And now they want to turn it back to the public. Now, what has been the response to this? We understand the ACLU is to put it mildly. None too happy about this. Aco you successfully sued in Vietnam era when the Nixon administration and the Johnson administration tried to curtail protests. Are you have the women's March? You have the participants for civil Justice is the organization you have to imagine that conservative civil libertarians and free speech conservatives who believe in small government, small government conservatives would also be sort of bothered by these developments. And so you have these sort of I'm sort of motley crew of of of different groups that would be opposed to this. And we'll see the reactions because within a few hours of the posting of these of the national park service's of intentions ten thousand people responded immediately comments alone in the public comments opportunity. So this is a I think one of a if you put this in the context of all of the other developments the way, the president has sort of attack the free press and now talking about free speech. Express openly himself that we should limit marches, and and and things like that. So it sort of seems to really bother people around this sort of question of the rights of people in terms of civil liberties now in terms of in terms of raising this money there there's a couple of things that I'm curious about one is does the National Park Service saying whether or not they have tried to have their budget increased. If if the argument is that they can't afford a lot of the maintenance that that goes into dealing with these marches the wear and tear on turf or protecting monuments. And is there any kind of plan afoot to deal with the fact that millions upon millions of tourists come to Washington DC every year and probably are putting wear and tear on the same things. I think you make a great point this. We have to sort of be generalized for the to everyone, you know, twenty million people who come into Washington DC on a regular basis. And it can't be limited only to protest activities in terms of you know, justifying these fees, suddenly or or protest activity because of all the. Goose-step make applications. Parcel services. Protests type groups are the least inclined and overall applications to the national parks and services for protest activity is down about thirty percent from about nine hundred year to about six hundred a year recently. So, you know, this is sort of targeting a problem that does not exist much like the voting issue of a voter fraud in America. And it just goes to the larger problem of the Trump administration sort of concerned with democracy to me, this has to do with going against the public trust between government, and there's a compromise between government and the public institution doesn't talk about democracy. But the constitution talks about the people the rights include democracy, and then the constitution guarantees the powers of the three branches of government. Here's a certain public trust inherit in the right to assemble. And it goes back since the very beginning of our country. And then in the beginning. Political rivals who established acts like the alien and sedition acts to target groups into an American society, always backfired, and this is ominous for the I think that the Trump administration as it relates to only two different groups that will be around up by this act by this policy and our last question before we have to let you go. The next step. If I understand the process of changing rules with the government correctly is that after the public comment period ends, which is tomorrow. The government has to thoroughly address significant comments, or perhaps even all of them has to respond if you could read the tea leaves, what do you think would happen if the National Park Service response, and then says, okay, we're going to enact these rules anyway. Well, I think you'll have a similar kind of backlash that you had when the president was talking about these national military parades in the same in the same space before the White House and the backlash association and people tallied up the cost and how much it would actually impact the budget and the Donald Trump backed off of it. I think this is the public reaction continues to press against the administration's desire as Trump is repeatedly that he will back down if there's enough pressure. And so I don't think this'll be successful. Is public pressure continues on government in reaction to this? All right. Well, we thank you as always for taking a few minutes to talk to us. James Taylor is a political science professor at the university of San Francisco. It's MoneyWatch time now on KCBS and for that return to ban Miller on business. Walmart wants to improve your shopping experience. All the touch of your hand. I'm Brian van Miller on business. The retail giant is just applied for patent. For shopping cars would reveal personal information about shoppers, and I'm not talking about your favorite. Brand of laundry detergent or toilet paper. Instead the touch of your hand on the handle of the shopping cart would give the store information such as your heart rate body, temperature and stress level. So why does the superstore need to know if you're feeling a little flushed that day, according to the WalMart is it shopping carts can tell if someone is about to have a medical emergency. Help will be there before they actually need it. But your vital signs can also benefit the company WalMart could tell if you like a new product based on whether or not your heart rate goes up, you can tell if you feeling good about your shopping experience, which would mean sticking around the store for a few extra minutes that you didn't think having a personal shopper would be so personal Brian ban..
"park service" Discussed on KNSS
"Day politis? Let's jump into the case of Carol Turner. This is pretty creepy. What did you learn? So for people who don't know national monuments are part of the National Park Service that's their property and they patrol it and their national park. Police are there. Well, there's a location called Oregon ORG a an organ pipe cactus national monument. In. It's in Arizona. Far southern part of the state right near the border with Mexico. Well on February third nineteen seventy one. A woman thirty two years old named Carol Turner who was a student at the university of New Mexico. Drove there, and what's going to take a few days vacation break from school and kind of walk around. She was inquisitive smart, athletic brilliant, some people called her. Well, I Don boulevard onto this case and saw some archive somewhere. And I immediately wrote to the Pima county sheriff symphony documents on the case. I got the documents in my hand that I called the National Park Service at Oregon pipe and ask them for their reports. And they stay at it. We don't have any. I should have you heard of the case. No, well, this person still missing. So she was a thirty two year old graduate student. She had been a PE teacher with a master's degree in physical education decided she wanted to go back and get to more masters degrees. And she she was just really admired by all of the faculty that she worked around and and studied under and all of the articles. And all the reports said that they stated she was really smart. Well, she was about to graduate with a degree in zoology and biology. And she was working as a university lab. Tech to earn some extra money. She loved the outdoors hiked regularly. On January thirty first seventy one. She after residents in southeast Albuquerque. She was driving her white, sixty eight Plymouth station wagon. And she went about an eight hour drive to the monument and she slept in her car that first night Sabry. I it was established that she attended an evening ranger presentation. At the end of that presentation. She went up to the ranger engaged him in conversation. He remembered it and said, hey, she asked really good questions, and what's smart? February second she went to the park visitor center spoke to arranger they're sitting she had just returned from a hike to bull pasture and asked about a guided trip to a place called dripping springs. Subsequent investigation found. She spoke to Elaine arranger an individual named Larry Henderson. You said he he remembers her ask good questions was interested in the environment. Wondering where to go to see more things. Well in February third she moved your car out of the camp ground. Nobody knew exactly why. And on February fourth at nine fifteen am arranger was patrolling and found Carol's car parked in ESTES Kenyan picnic site. With a note taped inside the windshield. And it said if I'm not back by four thirty pm on February third, please contact the ranger smart smart thing to do. Exactly. I wish everybody would do that. But then as I went through this. I started to think she was going to a place, and she was heading to a place that she'd went to earlier, and I always wondered in the back of my mind. It's something happened that first trip and she was going back the second time in just in case. She was leaving this. No, I wasn't sure. So he purchased troll vehicle, and he hiked the two miles up from bull pasture. He saw nothing and decided to check the trail..
"park service" Discussed on American History Tellers
"In our last episode, we explored the tension between rural Alaskans who've been accustomed to living and thriving autho land that in nineteen eighty suddenly became the purview of the National Park Service with a mandate of conservation that sometimes was at odds with how these Alaskans live their lives. That tension boiled into some violence and continued for years. How relations with Alaskans now, how has the park service and its relationship with these last changed? It's a really difficult question to answer because some of the answers depend on where you're where you're living and the relationships that people have with park staff and park management. I would say on the whole thing's of things have changed rather dramatically since nineteen eighty. When a number of allows Ken's. And again, I'm speaking generalities now, but. But Saul understood the creation of parks refuges up here as a a, locking up of the land. And I think over the years, many more Alaskans have begun to see that and understand it's it's not a lock up of land, but it's it's a locking the gates open if you will, where as development and and and extraction activities are prohibited if not severely limited it. Most national parks that the fact that national parks in the wilderness resources in the the wildlife that the contain provide not only an opportunity for recreation and recreation, but also the economics if you will. I think that as I looked back over two thousand seventeen I understand that the economic benefit of parks in Alaska equated to about one point, nine billion with a b. dollars. There were two point eight million. Visitors and nineteen thousand jobs, specifically connected to National Park Service units in Alaska more than four hundred private businesses operate in national parks in Alaska. And I think Alaskans have seen that there are opportunities benefits that are not necessarily consumptive, but in other words, can be utilized over and over again through tourism and the fact that people not only from our country, but the world over once it comes to Alaska to see its naturalness. Tin, joy, the the, the empty horizons. And so that's helped over the years. Now there are certainly places and there are certainly communities that look to their backyards where a national park site is located in and would still say to this day, you know, we were. We were never asked and you know, we, we don't welcome. This and I end I'm certainly in my position used to to communicating with people who have those sentiments. And then of course, there are those who live in the off the beaten track places, the rural communities in the Bush. Some of those individuals probably wish that there were more development, an extrication activities and businesses, but many, many others, many others, I think, have been become grateful and voice gratefulness that the national parks house established by Nilka with the provision for subsistence in traditional lifeways have made an have allowed them to continue their lifestyles that otherwise would have been would have been gone. And so as as I started, it's a mixed bag, but I think more Alaskans probably more than ever see national. Parks, national park sites in Alaska as benefit. One of the other tensions that the National Park Service has had to deal with was, is that of wildlife and in particular predators and humans. I know that for twenty years, the National Park Service has been monitoring the wolf packs in your Yukon Charley rivers, national preserve, but there perhaps it's been some some difficulty with that program. Do you? Can you tell us what you perhaps we're trying to do and and what's been happening recently, I be happy to rights. So over twenty years ago, the staff who managed and worked in Yukon Charley rivers national preserve began to look very hard at the wolf population in particular back then the idea was to try to understand wolf ecology and what that predator did or its impact on not. Just care boo, and moves, but the larger ecosystem in the national preserve and to try to understand what predator prey relationships meant. And for over twenty years that we the National Park Service had a capture and collar program that would help us understand how many animals in and were they traveled in and where where they would den in and what have you..
"park service" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"You want to feel better faster new study shows that words of reassurance from your. Dr might be all you really need a dose of histamine, causing a rash. That's what people in the study were given by researchers at Stanford. Some were told nothing at all while others were told they would start feeling better very soon. And yes, you guessed it those with the positive reinforcement from their doctor started feeling better right away. Kerry liebowitz is the lead author of the study. I don't think that means that we can to away with medicines. But I think it means that we can think about how the power of the physicians words can actually make medicines more effective and how we can leverage the power of provider reassurance in our positive expectations making kills that. You might be taking work even better yet another strong endorsement for what is commonly known as the placebo effect. Chris Seaton's KNX ten seventy NewsRadio the discovery of literal mountain lion. Kittens in a remote part of this anti Monica mountains underscores the need for biological diversity in the area. All four of the kittens are believed to be the result of inbreeding because females in the area. Simply don't have unrelated. Males to mate with since the one freeway act as a barrier to movement over the long term, although we haven't seen physical defects at this point. We can look at the population. Like in Florida, the Florida Panthers and over time they began to experience serious, physical defects and the inability to reproduce. Kate doll is with the National Park Service, something, you know, serious that does threaten the long term survival of mount lanes in this area. Planning is underway to build a wildlife crossing over the one.
"park service" Discussed on True Crime Garage
"Our story has a beautiful start to it because of the setting this week's case takes place in historic Virginia on a scenic Parkway, an area treasured by all Americans for its colonial history, natural beauty. This is a gorgeous twenty three mile stretch of road. The belongs to the National Park Service. A desirable drive, linking the three points of Virginia's historic, trying Jamestown Williamsburg and Yorktown. A roadway shielded from commercial development that does not allow semi trucks it is toll free and has speed limits of just thirty five to forty five miles per hour. It is also popular with tourists due to the James river and York river ends of the Parkway, an area that many have in will go out of their way to see and travel. But then starting in nineteen Eighty-six. There was great. 'cause to avoid this area, especially after dark. Because during the course of four years, not one, not two, not even three, but four, brutal and senseless. Double murders of young couples tear rise, the colonial Parkway region, and then one day just as suddenly as it all had began the killings stop. Now, thirty years later, the investigation into Virginia's oldest serial murder case continues, and the murder remains at large. This is the case of the colonial Parkway, murders..
"park service" Discussed on X96
"I will do that i also yes i was just going to say i wish that it were the meteor ami at the meteor oh meteors his eyes i like seeing different entirely as for kind of chubby guys all right so you want to let me do this story and then we'll talk about the horror house people the national park service advisory board can i be a member of that sure because there isn't anybody on any more they quit all moss that means all of them quit they said they had tried unsuccessfully to engage with interior secretary ryan's inky three quarters of the members i guess not all of them but three quarters of the members the federally chartered board advising the national park service up roughly quit monday night out of frustration that interior secretary ryan's inky had refused to meet with the or even convene a single meeting last year in a year the resignation of nine out of twelve national park system advisory board members leaves the federal government without a functioning body to designate national historic or national landmarks it also underscores the extent to which the federal advisory bodies have become marginalized under the trumpet ministry it may 201760 suspended suspended all outside committees while his staff reviewed their composition and their work now what are these what are these these are not government employees these are citizens people who are deemed to have some knowledge of of the x issues you know they nine not always experts but he can even just be concerned citizens and they get on these advisory boards and committees throughout government agencies i believe they're probably unpaid or if there is any pay there might be a per diem if you have to be convened in a city for meeting maybe they pay you some a little bit further.
"park service" Discussed on The Global Travel Conspiracy
"I just visit the sites without bother getting the stamp but if you're going on a trip in you have kids especially it can be a really fun way to kind of of track your adventures personally over my lifetime and i began doing this in the nineties i would go on business trips and i would have to spend a couple of extra days in a place because i would get like a saturday return ticket which was cheaper so i would spend another day or two and i always try to visit the national park service site so i got to visit you know most of the sites in new york city there's the theodore roosevelt birthplace grant's tomb of your battery park so there's a statue all silent obviously in in other cities as well as visited pinnacles national monument driving from san francisco to los angeles a lot of these places i've done a fort mchenry him in baltimore i also visited as part of a trip i took from washington up to new york registrar destroy of so i estimate that i've probably ben i'd have to go through account again but i've been to about one hundred in forty maybe two hundred fifty of the national park service sites of those four hundred and eleven in about maybe a little more than half of the national park sites of which there are fifty nine and later this year i'm going to be going and visiting whole bunch more sites i'm doing a trip up to alaska and this year there are eight national parks in alaska including monuments in i'll be visiting six of us national parks all be going to gates of the arctic denali late clark cat mine glacier bay and that i'll be returning in september and i'll be going to wriggle saint elias so the only to i will not have visited would be kobuk valley which is difficult one battle return somebody in the future to do that and can i fjords which is actually pretty easy park to visit i just them i'm not gonna be able to schedule it on this trip but if you fly in anchorage you can drive a car in and get down there quite easily so it's pretty easy to do and then i also may be going on a.
"park service" Discussed on The Global Travel Conspiracy
"In most people have absolutely no idea who this is thaddeus because joost who was a polishamerican immigrant from poland who played a part in the revolutionary war and was an engineer and as best i can figure there was some member of congress at some point that wanted to please the polish constituents and so this was created in our member going there and i was the only one there and i felt so bad for the the national park service staff that was working there because this has got to be it needs an interesting place you know from historical standpoint but it's not very well busit id and it's kind of a really got one of the lowest places to work or to get an assignment if you're working for the national park system some other places that there's a couple that get even fewer than that the portugal naval magazine national monument this is just created this is actually just up river from the san francisco bay in world war two there was actually a massive explosion that happen here 1944 over three hundred people were killed so lot of the munitions that were going into the pacific the gunpowder the bullets the bombs were here and there was a massive explosion and killed a lot of people so commemorates that and i think the reason that nominee people had been there is because they just don't know that this exists yet because it's still rather brand new and i remember i was going to visit this at one point when i was in the area but they're still at the time wasn't anything open so i'm guessing that this will gain in popularity over the next several years but the least visited site in the entire national park service system national monuments everything in i'm gonna i'm which are the pronunciation i'm sure is on a cheque national monument and preserve in alaska so if you look at a map of alaska and there's the peninsula in the west that goes out to create the illusion islands so before it becomes an island chain but still in that peninsula is.
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"It it's just incredible but i digress let me talk about some of the least visited parks in the or not parts but the sites in the national park service system getting only three thousand three hundred visitors a year is the nicodeme as national historic site in kansas the nicodeme us national store excite was actually the first black settlements in the great plains of back in eighteen 77 anna commemorates that the eugene o'neill national historic site in california which is a place that quite frankly i've tried to visit uh but i couldn't what makes the special is so author eugene o'neill this was his house it's in the san francisco bay area but it's in a residential neighborhood so it's not like most places that have a visitor's center you drive up in the parking lot you you know they have their bookstore and things like that the visitor's center is actually several miles away you have to make a reservation to go there and what they do is they will then take a vanload of people over to the home and drive you back on this is all done basically so there's not a lot of traffic and it upsets the neighbors who have actual homes and as result in only gets a little over three thousand visitors a year so like about one hundred a day probably less than that and you factor in the days that it's not open on the bering land bridge national preserve and alaska which is the chunk of alaska closest to russia gets about twenty six hundred visitors a year that's what got two thousand fourteen the thaddeus cosio scoot national memorial in pennsylvania this is a place i've actually visited this is in philadelphia right in the heart of philadelphia the old part of town major city one of the least visited places in the national park system and why is that you'd think if it's in a big city would get more visitors fourteen hundred visitors in 2014 and the reason is one it is physically these smallest site in the national park system meaning it smaller than the jefferson memorial everything else is just one building in philadelphia.
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"Um so as prices are no longer parks and of the places that are currently parks right now it's very interesting to look at what are the most popular and most visited national parks in the united states so the most visited are pretty obvious you've probably heard of most of them the would be number one is the great smoky mountains national park and i think that gets about eight million visitors a year and the reason why the great smoky mountains get so many visitors is that you have of the parkway that goes through it and in it connects north carolina in tennessee so there's a lot of people that drive through the park grand canyon gets five and a half million visitors a year rocky mountain which is not far from denver it get several million visitors a year yosemite and yellowstone zion signs actually not far from vegas our member it's a it's a couple of hours had visited their as part of a photography to her iran several years ago olympic national park which is in the olympic peninsula not far from seattle gets of visitors grand teton just south of yellowstone acadia in glacier in these are even even glaciers not easy to get to but it's along with yellowstone you know one of the big parks one of the best known parks but the lesser known parks i think are often times equally interesting and when he pull up a list of some of the the lesser visited national parks the least visited park in the current park system is gates of the arctic national park in alaska and that's one of two parks that we have which are north of the arctic circle gates of the arctic and kobuk valley both of which get approximately ten to fifteen thousand visitors a year and they don't really breakdown what constitutes a visit so for example i'm gonna be visiting gates of the arctic later this year i'm going to be going up to alaska in you can fly in that's pretty much the only way you get there is is by flying in and you can take a day trip you can kanther overnight there are absolutely no facilities there's no visitor's center of no store no nothing you fly in an end your premachandran round they don't even of as far as i know campsites so you just pitcher tent were.
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"Whether something is considered lesser or greater i think most people would agree that the national park designation is kind of the cream of the crop these are the best places within the national park system which is why you sometimes see national monuments upgraded to a national park the most recent example of this was pinnacles national park in california which was a national monument i visited pinnacles national monument new sometime in the late 90s i forget it's actually south of san francisco and several years ago the president upgraded this to a national so now it's pinnacles national park and there's been several other examples of this of something going from national monument to national park and it seems to be something that each president tries to create one new national park during their tenure in office so they don't create a lot of new national parks i'd say you can expect may be one or two two crew be created every decade or so the peso certainly slow down of four hundred at eleven sites that include the battlefields the monuments in in whatnot of there's a lot of different things so if you go to washington dc all of the public monuments including the city parks because washington dc federal district are all technically maintained by the national park service so you will so of those four hundred eleven that includes the monuments such as the lincoln memorial the jefferson royal washington monument things like that of the mall vietnam veterans memorial the fdr memorial all that's those are separate national park service sites but then there's also parks within washington d c which are also considered a part of it and then there's wolf trap which is a national part of the performing arts which is not an actual park it's its own thing and it's basically just a venue for concerts and plays and and things like that but it's technically considered part of the national park service and one hundred one of the.
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"A group of of from the us calvary that was in yosemite and they were the ones that maintained yosemite national park macachek island national park there was actually military fourth there and they maintain that part and then there were some that was actually maintained by the us forest service because man national forest her under the department of agriculture believe it or not a lot of people don't know that because in theory trees are a product which can be grown like corner wheat so you had the department of agriculture the department of war the department of interior which were running all these parks and it was confusing and there was no set of rules already things so 1916 they create the national park service and adds a little bit of of cohesion to it and then you see a continuation of growth of national parks today there are now fifty nine parks in the national park system abbott prior to the development of national park system one decade before congress pass what was known as the antiquities act and the antiquities act was designed to preserve cultural artifacts of for example mesa very which i just mentioned in colorado it's also a world heritage site today is a fantastic place that preserves clift wellings from ancient anastazia people and there are people coming and they were taking artifacts from these places so the antiquities act was design that nobody could take things off federal lands unless you had a permit and those it probably only be given to museums universities cetera but it also did something else it allowed for the president of the united states to declare that any particular bit a federally owned land could be could be a national monument and soon after the passage of the antiquities act theodore roosevelt actually did that and he declared the very first national monument which was devils tower wyoming which you probably know from closing counters in the third kind in it's still a national monument today and the national monuments are very similar to the national park system or i should say the national parks with one exception.