$70 to visit Grand Canyon? There is a 30 days comment period underway right now where the public (and that means you) can weigh in on a significant entrance fee proposal that would affect a number of national parks including Grand Canyon. See this link for details and to access the website for submitting comments. https://www.nps.gov/…/1…/10-24-2017-fee-changes-proposal.htm
Will lower income and under-served populations be priced out? Shouldn’t national parks be affordable and accessible to everyone? But how do we pay for the massive maintenance backlog that exists in our national parks? Our parks belong to ALL Americans, not just those who visit them, and our administration should be boosting park budgets, not cutting them. Congress should also support the bipartisan legislation introduced specifically to address the NPS maintenance backlog — the National Parks Legacy Act (HR 2584 and SB 751) which is currently pending.
Also, please read these related blogs from our good friends at the National Parks Conservation Association:
“We should not increase fees to such a degree as to make these places — protected for all Americans to experience — unaffordable for some families to visit,” NPCA president and CEO Theresa Pierno said in a statement. “The solution to our parks’ repair needs cannot and should not be largely shouldered by its visitors.”
Springs Stewardship Institute, part of the Museum of Northern Arizona strives to preserve the Waters of our WorldPosted: December 9, 2015
I am writing to let you know that FWS is now accepting applications for 2016 summer boat operators. The announcement will be open through December 11, and the link to the announcement is listed below. Please pass this on to any rafting-oriented people who may be interested.
This year we will be conducting a lot of our work early in the season (April-May) and may be able to hire a commercial guide who wants to return to guiding as the summer season picks up. Have them get in touch with me to discuss the details.
I hope you’re having a good start to winter. Let’s hope the snows come for a good boating season.
M. Tildon Jones
Supervisory Fish Biologist, Colorado River Fish Project
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1380 S 2350 W
Vernal, UT 84078
Here is a link to your seasonal announcement on USAJobs:
Martin Litton, the man who turned the Sierra Club around and saved the Grand Canyon Passes Away in his sleep yesterday.
Thanks for everything you did.
Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery project
It is hard work with long days when on the river. It is for the Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery project and you will see some awesome canyons and learn a lot about the endangered fish. The heart of the program is a shocking operation to check on the progress of the fish. So you have to row the heavy boats down the edge of the river unlike normal river running. So if you know of someone forward this to them. If selected you have to get what is called a DUNS number and go through a complicated process to get paid as the government has changed the way it pays these salaries, but I did it, so with a little patience anyone else can do it.
Small Craft Operator (boatmen) jobs for FWS
Below is a link to the FWS boat operator announcement. We are looking at hiring these positions in Vernal and Grand Junction. The announcement will be open for about 10 days from today. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.
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