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  1. Traveler's View: Park Service's Zero Tolerance Policy Good Step Forward, But Not Without ChallengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | National Parks Traveler

    In outlining a zero tolerance policy for combatting sexual harassment across the National Park Service, Director Jon Jarvis and his National Leadership Council have laid down a roadmap to both support victims and punish those who prey on their coworkers. A confidential hotline is being established for individuals to report sexual harassment and to seek counseling or advice; a system-wide survey of employees will be undertaken this fall to determine how extensive sexual harassment is; and "appropriate disciplinary action" is to be taken against perpetrators if allegations are confirmed.

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  2. UPDATED: Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent To Take Grand Canyon National Park HelmRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | National Parks Traveler

    Editor's note: This updates with comments Ms. Lehnertz made to her staff at Golden Gate NRA regarding her move to Grand Canyon.

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  3. Fire Closes Point Imperial Road At Grand Canyon's North RimRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | National Parks Traveler

    A lightning-caused wildlife has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The developed area of the North Rim, including Grand Canyon Lodge, remains open, the park said in a release.

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  4. Florida Man Still Missing In Grand Canyon National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    A search for a Florida man missing in Grand Canyon National Park for more than a week is being scaled back due to a lack of clues. Floyd E. Roberts III, 52, of Treasure Island, Florida, somehow got separated from his friends during a nine-day backpack trip in a remote western portion of the canyon.

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  5. Pipeline Break Leads To Water Conservation Measures At Grand Canyon National ParkRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    If the heat wave hanging over the Southwest and Southern California isn't enough of a problem for national park goers, at Grand Canyon National Park a break in a key water pipeline is forcing visitors to take water conservation measures. Park officials are asking that all visitors and residents on the South Rim of Grand Canyon begin watching their water use.

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  6. Op-Ed | When It Comes To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, College...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Editor's note: The following column was written by a former Grand Canyon National Park employee who has asked to remain publically anonymous. Both Grand Canyon National Park and Baylor University have recently faced scandals involving fundamental failures by management in their responses to sexual assault and/or sexual harassment allegations.

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  7. 'A Sense Of Solitude And Serenity' At Grand Canyon's North RimRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Whether your trip is planned for this summer or a bullet point on your bucket list, the Arizona park has released a "I don't think you have the full sense of the drama and the beauty and the scope of Grand Canyon until you make your way up to this high mountain plateau and see the rim from these forests," park ranger Jessica Pope says in the video. "Grand Canyon is at her most majestic when you see it from the North Rim."

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  8. Astronomers To Provide Free Telescope Viewing At Grand Canyon National ParkRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    During the day, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park look down into the vast, colorful chasm. At night, however, the park is an ideal location to look up and take in the night sky.

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  9. Grand Canyon National Park Also Expecting Crowds For Memorial Day WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park over Memorial Day Weekend can expect long lines, crowds, and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon's visitation hit an all-time high and the park is already seeing an increase over last year's numbers.

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  10. Sexual Harassment Chapter At Grand Canyon National Park Leads Superintendent To RetireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, who has shouldered responsibility for not acting more aggressively in response to long-running allegations of sexual harassment in the park, has announced his retirement rather than accept a move to the National Park Service's Washington headquarters. In an email sent Tuesday morning to park staff, the superintendent said he met with Park Service Director Jon Jarvis in Washington last week to discuss the scandal and that "the Director told me he has decided a change in leadership is needed in order for the Park to move forward.

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  11. Tusayan Shuttle To Grand Canyon's South Rim Extended Due To PopularityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    After significant increases in visitors and shuttle ridership in 2015, free bus service to Grand Canyon National Park from nearby Tusayan, Arizona, will run an additional five weeks this year, starting May 7. The Tusayan Route , which takes passengers to the South Rim Visitor Center, will be in service through Oct. 9, running at 20-minute intervals from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. The goal is to reduce lines at entrance stations and car traffic within the park, where lots near the Visitor Center can fill by 11 a.m. Last year, the Grand Canyon hosted 5.5 million visitors, a record that marked a 16 percent increase over 2014.

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  12. Grand Canyon's North Rim Will Reopen May 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Visitors will be able to see the Grand Canyon from Bright Angel Point on the North Rim beginning May 15 in 2016 Although the average width of the Grand Canyon is 10 miles, it can take more than four hours to drive from the South Rim to the North Rim. But those who venture to the north side are greeted with smaller crowds, cooler temperatures , and just-as-impressive views.

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  13. Pssssst! You Can Find A Room In The National Parks This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Yes, you can enjoy this Grand Canyon Lodge view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon this summer, and stay for the night!/NPS Amid all the hoopla, celebration, and excitement surrounding the National Park Service's 100th birthday this year, one fact is inescapable: Lodging in the parks this summer will be hard to find. But...it won't be impossible to find.

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  14. Traveler's View: Grand Canyon's Sexual Harassment Chapter Demands TransparencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    National Park Service pronouncements on how to deal with the fallout of the sexual harassment episode at Grand Canyon National Park must be transparent/NPS Three months past the public notice that a sordid chapter of sexual harassment pervaded Grand Canyon National Park's Inner Gorge, the National Park Service has largely been silent on exactly how it will address the issue. The park's superintendent, David Uberuaga, has accepted "full responsibility," he has dismantled the River District Office that was at the heart of the problem, and Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has agreed to a congressional request that his agency be surveyed to measure the extent, if any, that sexual harassment is an ongoing problem.

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  15. UPDATED: National Park Service Director Urged By Congressional...Read the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    Editor's note: This updates with response from National Park Service officials that they are looking into how they might conduct a survey. Nearly two dozen members of Congress have signed a bipartisan letter to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis asking that his staff conduct a system-wide survey to see whether sexual harassment is an ongoing problem in the agency.

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  16. Grand Canyon National Park Searching For Ways To Replace River District OperationRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    With the peak river-running season coming soon to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Park Service officials are working to replace the River District office that provided, in part, inspection of commercial and private river trips on the Colorado River through the park. Grand Canyon Superintendent David Uberuaga, in the wake of a long-running atmosphere of sexual harassment surrounding the office's staff, announced to the park staff earlier this month that he was dismantling the office.

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  17. PEER Calls On Grand Canyon National Park To Withdraw Report On Bison, Says They're Not NativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    A report that concludes that bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are native to the park is flawed, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility/NPS photo of bison along North Rim Entrance Road Bison are not native to Grand Canyon National Park and a report that claims they are should be withdrawn by the National Park Service and not relied upon as the park staff debates how to handle a bison herd on the North Rim, maintains Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The 2015 report, known as the "Plumb Report" for its author, reversed the prior Park Service position and lacks any scientific basis, the complaint filed by PEER charges.

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  18. More Fallout From Grand Canyon Sexual Harassment ComplaintsRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    The superintendent, in an email to all his employees, wrote that he takes "full responsibility for the situation the park finds itself in and I acknowledge and accept that over time, a culture was tolerated that allowed sexual harassment and created a hostile work environment." That email, sent Wednesday, came a day after National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis sent an email to all Park Service employees stating that "no employee has the right or the power by nature of their position to inflict their will or to subject co-workers, regardless of their status, to abuse."

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  19. More Fallout From Grand Canyon Sexual Harassment ComplaintsRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    The superintendent, in an email to all his employees, wrote that he takes "full responsibility for the situation the park finds itself in and I acknowledge and accept that over time, a culture was tolerated that allowed sexual harassment and created a hostile work environment." That email, sent Wednesday, came a day after National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis sent an email to all Park Service employees stating that "no employee has the right or the power by nature of their position to inflict their will or to subject co-workers, regardless of their status, to abuse."

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  20. UPDATED: Forest Service Rejects Permit Request That Could Have Led To Development Near Grand CanyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    A development proposed to be built roughly 1 mile from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has been blocked by the U.S. Forest Service/NPS Editor's note: This update includes comments from Grand Canyon Superintendent David Uberuaga, additional details from Forest Service letter to town of Tusayan. Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent David Uberuaga on Friday praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to deny a permit for a development that could have placed more than 2,000 housing units roughly a mile from the park's South Rim.

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