News Category: February 2013

  • Restoring Your Forest: A Matching Grant Opportunity

    Don’t be fooled by a pretty name.Multiflora rose sounds sweet, but the truth is, this plant is one of over 300 non-native species that has invaded Shenandoah National Park–choking out native species, diminishing biodiversity and altering wildlife habitat and food sources. Controlling invasive plants is one of our park’s greatest challenges.With generous support from individual […]

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  • What Does Sequestration Mean for National Parks?

    National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has instructed Park Service directors to prepare for a 5 percent budget cut in anticipation of a sequester, should Congress be unable to reach a deficit-reduction agreement by March 1. Coming on the heels of 6 percent in cuts over the last two years–and 15 percent over the past […]

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  • Featured Hike: Bear Church Rock

    Join us on Saturday, March 16 for a moderate 8.4 mile out-and-back hike to Bear Church Rock on Jones Mountain in the park’s Central District. Bear Church Rock is a hidden gem. The hike starts along the beautiful Rapidan River and heads up alongside the Staunton River. As we approach the top, we will take […]

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