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National parks struggling with maintenance would get a boost under Biden...

Basic needs at the largest U.S. national parks top the Biden administration’s first proposed lists of projects to receive money through public lands trust...

Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30 percent...

For Florida Woman Shannon Estenoz, just appointed to U.S. Dept. of...

NEWS ITEM: Biden administration nominates fifth-generation Key West native Shannon Estenoz as assistant interior secretary for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park...

U.S. Senate confirms Debra Haaland as first Native American to serve...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland made history on Monday when she became the first Native American confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold...

Washington Monument closed after visit from Interior secretary who’s positive for...

The National Park Service temporarily closed the Washington Monument on Friday after a recent visit by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who tested positive for...

Confederate statues would be removed from national parks under new push...

WASHINGTON — Moves are afoot in Congress to get rid of Confederate statues and memorials in national parks— and they're gaining traction as opposition...

Musings on Florida and the politics of pythons

A year ago, I tagged along with a couple of professional python hunters searching the Everglades for the big snakes. We spent six hours...

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

What happened at the treasured Big Cypress National Preserve was “horrendous”

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a soggy wonder -- a place that is, as nature writer Jeff Ripple once noted, one of the...

Visitors flock to national parks after Trump waives fees; FL and...

The Trump administration has encouraged Americans to head to national parks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, but Florida and several other states...

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