national parks http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en How The National Parks Can Save Our View Of The Stars http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-national-parks-can-save-our-view-stars <p>An exhibit opening this weekend at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is among the first major displays of astrophotography as art.<strong> <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/_files/exhibition_archives/2014/starstruck.html" target="_blank">‘Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography’</a></strong> is a dazzling exhibition, ranging from night skies and landscapes to deep space photography.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:23:21 +0000 Micah Schweizer 56703 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How The National Parks Can Save Our View Of The Stars National Parks Could See More Money http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-parks-could-see-more-money <p>President Obama wants to add 55 million dollars to the National Park Service budget, including ten million dollars to get parks ready for their centennial celebration in 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp; John Garder with the National Parks Conservation Association says the money is needed to address billions of dollars in&nbsp;maintenance.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:25:55 +0000 Bob Beck 56451 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org National Parks Could See More Money National Parks Bring In Millions For Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-parks-bring-millions-wyoming <p>A <a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm?utm_source=statenewsrelease&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=EconomicBenefitsReport2014">report</a> by the National Park Service indicates that parks are major economic drivers for surrounding communities.</p><p></p><p>The report shows that park visitation generated more than $700 million in Wyoming in 2012 and supported thousands of jobs and local businesses. Nation-wide, tourists spent more than $26 billion when visiting parks.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:15:30 +0000 Willow Belden 54780 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org National Parks Bring In Millions For Wyoming Closed parks ticket unlawful visitors http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/closed-parks-ticket-unlawful-visitors <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:13:08 +0000 Jordan Harper 48162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Closed parks ticket unlawful visitors Group says fracking could harm parks http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/group-says-fracking-could-harm-parks <p></p><p></p><p>An advocacy group is warning that fracking could cause air pollution and other problems in national parks.</p><p></p><p>Sharon Mader with the National Parks Conservation Association says they’re concerned that ozone from gas development in Sublette County could spread to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. She says that hasn’t happened yet, but they’re worried about the future.</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:10:53 +0000 Willow Belden 40071 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Group says fracking could harm parks UW symposium to examine climate change in National Parks http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-symposium-examine-climate-change-national-parks <p>The University of Wyoming will host a panel discussion Thursday on how climate change can impact planning and management at national parks.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers from around the world will discuss how environmental changes can impact tourism.&nbsp;&nbsp; UW Professor Patricia Taylor is one of the organizers.&nbsp; She says it&rsquo;s important that those in running parks consider how stakeholders are impacted by decisions park managers make on topics concerning climate.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:11:19 +0000 Bob Beck 28231 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW symposium to examine climate change in National Parks