“Each year, millions of people from all over the world visit and enjoy our national parks. Yet today, more than 5,500 miles of paved roads, 17,000 miles of trails, and 24,000 buildings in our national parks are in need of maintenance improvements.
Fulfilling President Trump’s promise to restore, conserve, and protect America’s lands, the Great American Outdoors Act provides the necessary funds, dedicating up to $1.9 billion per year for five years to fund deferred maintenance projects identified by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Indian Education. These infrastructure updates will preserve our most important national treasures and give more American families opportunities to explore the great outdoors.”. . . (more)
“Since this latest one, the area has experienced a string of aftershocks, some registering as high as 4.8 on the Richter scale. The persistent after effects have been so strong that a popular beach along Stanley Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area has sunk into the water.”
” . . . Even though Idago is still experiencing shakes, with the state proved to be full of old seismic faults, it doesn’t necessarily mean Yellowstone will face a new volcanic eruption any time soon.”
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. —A 72-year-old California woman was gored and injured multiple times by a wild bison at Yellowstone National Park after repeatedly approaching the animal to take its photograph, park administrators said Monday.
The woman was flown to an Idaho hospital for treatment of her injuries following the June 25 incident. . . .
“The US Geological Survey says it is monitoring the area near Yellowstone National Park where a swarm of earthquakes has caused renewed concern over the area’s underground supervolcano. Although statistically unlikely, a supervolcano eruption would release the equivalent of 1,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs and wreak unprecedented destruction.”