Tag: Park Superintendent Jim Northup

Shenandoah National Park reopens comment period for chronic wasting disease management plan

In response to a request from several park neighbors, Shenandoah National Park will hold an additional public meeting on the park’s proposed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) response plan.


Shenandoah National Park to implement night closures of Skyline Drive during hunting season

Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season.


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National Park Service seeks comments on environmental assessment

The public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Dooms – Bremo 230-kV Transmission Line Upgrade for Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.


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Rain and snow dampen the Rocks Mountain fire in Shenandoah National Park

Before the fire reached containment lines, rain, sleet and snow fell on the Rocks Mountain Fire late Sunday and much of Monday. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire and, when the snow melts, firefighters will patrol the area for hot spots.


Report: Tourism to Shenandoah National Park creates $76 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.2 million visitors to park name in 2012 spent $76 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 945 jobs in the local area.


Shenandoah National Park to implement night closures of Skyline Drive

Park Superintendent Jim Northup announced today that portions of the Skyline Drive, the famed mountain road through Shenandoah National Park, will be closed at night during hunting season. He noted that this is the 33rd year that this closure has been undertaken and stressed its importance in reducing illegal hunting activity within the park.