Interior Department Establishes 18 New Landmarks

The national sites span thirteen states. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland designated 16 new historic landmarks and two national landmarks this month, adding historic locations to the over 3,200…

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Transportation Department Releases Funding for Western Flood Recovery

Emergency funding was quickly provided to repair flood damages in California and Nevada. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation has made over $4…

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National Park Service Awards Cultural Heritage Grants

Focus is on preservation projects in Tennessee, Kentucky, and other states.  The National Park Service on Monday announced they were awarding grants for cultural heritage preservation projects in…

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Zero Injuries Reported after Death Valley Flood

The park superintendent is assessing extensive infrastructure damage. Flash flooding stranded approximately 500 park visitors and 500 park workers in Death Valley National Park last week, with mud…

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Most Roads Closed in Death Valley National Park

Flash flooding has rendered many roads impassable. The National Park Service has announced that most roads in and out of Death Valley National Park are closed after flash…

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Yosemite Wildfire Grows to 2,000 Acres

Crews working to protect giant Sequoias from fire. A wildfire in Yosemite National Park in California, after growing five-fold over the weekend, is threatening some of the world’s…

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Yellowstone National Park Closed Due to Flooding

Communities evacuated and entrances closed during floods. For the first time in 34 years, the National Park Service (NPS) announced the total closure of Yellowstone National Park this…

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USDA Announces 2022 Great American Outdoors Act Funding

$503 million directed toward public land infrastructure maintenance. Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $503 million into infrastructure improvements for public…

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Interior Announces Plastics Phase-out Plan

Secretary Haaland issues secretarial order. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued a secretarial order this week, which will phase out the sale and distribution of single-use plastics…

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Administration Redesignates Historic Segregation Sites

Interior Secretary Haaland present for signing of bill. President Biden recently signed the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park Expansion and Redesignation Act into law alongside Secretary…

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