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November 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM

National Parks: Congress needs to step up and provide funding

With recent coverage surrounding proposed fee increases at Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks and others, it’s important to note that while visitor fees help to a small extent the National Park Service’s fiscal crisis, Congress needs to do its share. Entrance fees have remained stagnant for many years while the need for park improvements and…

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Comments | More in National Parks | Topics: Jamie Herrera Beutler, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park

August 4, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Stop demonizing mountain goats, increase public awareness instead

One of some 300 mountain goats in Olympic National Park faces a photographer on the Switchback Trail near Port Angeles. (Diane Urbani de la Paz / The Associated Press, 2008)

The recent article by AP reporter Phuong Lee about the National Park Service reviewing its goat policy discussed the fatal and tragic attack on the hiker trying to protect his wife and friend [“Olympic National Park takes on mountain goats,” Local News, July 21]. The article didn’t mention that Robert Boardman valiantly tried to

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Comments | More in animals | Topics: mountain goats, National Park Service, Olympic National Park

February 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sen. Patty Murray aims to expand protections of wilderness

Wild Olympics bill sees diverse support I support the Wild Olympics bill [“Murray seeks to expand wild lands,” NWWednesday, Feb. 13]. Wild Olympics designates a wilderness buffer around Olympic National Park. The consultation process over the past four years earned support from groups that sometimes disagree. I urge readers to contact state Rep. Derek Kilmer…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Olympic National Park, Sen. Patty Murray, wild lands