olympic national park

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

 

As the federal government weighs whether to increase entrance fees for some national parks, a congressman from Washington state is proposing a different way to address a big maintenance backlog.

Cal Wolfe

The National Park service is considering increasing fees at the nation’s most popular parks next summer, including Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier. The fees would nearly triple.

Olympic National Park is inching ahead on a plan to reduce or eliminate its population of non-native mountain goats. A draft plan released Monday for public comment includes options to relocate or kill the animals.

Driest June On Record For Wettest Part Of Washington

Jul 2, 2015
Greg Schechter/FLIKR

Last month was the driest June record for the wettest part of Washington State. The Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park got just 0.17 inches of rain last month. 

  The National Park Service wants to increase entrance fees to pay for park improvements.