National Parks http://nhpr.org en As Tourists Flock, Fed Shut Down Would Leave White Mountain National Forest Struggling http://nhpr.org/post/tourists-flock-fed-shut-down-would-leave-white-mountain-national-forest-struggling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the federal government shuts down at midnight it will affect the White Mountain National Forest at a time when many tourists are headed there for fall foliage.</span></p><p>The White Mountain National Forest covers about 800,000 acres and normally has about 120 full or part-time employees, says Tom Wagner, the forest supervisor.</p><p>If the federal government shuts down more than 100 of them will be off work.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:42:50 +0000 Chris Jensen 35910 at http://nhpr.org As Tourists Flock, Fed Shut Down Would Leave White Mountain National Forest Struggling National Parks Get A Food Reboot http://nhpr.org/post/national-parks-get-food-reboot <p>The National Parks Service has introduced a major change-up to their fifty-nine park locations nationwide. In collaboration with Michelle Obama’s healthy diet initiative, visitors will have the option to choose from a bevy of healthy, fresh meals at each concessionary. The new program gives new variety to those hungry visitors with no other culinary options, and for the twenty-three million people who visit their locations annually, this health-conscious movement will result in the loss of billions of collective calories.<strong> Steve Vogel </strong>is a reporter for the national staff of the Washington Post where he frequently covers the federal government, and he joined us to tell us a little more about this change.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:45:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29995 at http://nhpr.org National Parks Get A Food Reboot Will Mt. St. Helens Become a National Park? http://nhpr.org/post/will-mt-st-helens-become-national-park <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 10468 at http://nhpr.org Will Mt. St. Helens Become a National Park?