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Tag: Ohanapecosh Visitor Center

May
10th

Big cuts coming to Mount Rainier National Park this summer

Here’s a statement from Mount Rainier National Park outlining what cuts it must make after having it’s operating budget reduced by $603,000.:

 

Mount Rainier’s annual budget last year (in FY12) was $12.08M. This included funding administered by Mount Rainier for human resources and resource Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) programs supporting many national parks in the Pacific Northwest, leaving $11.35M for Mount Rainier operations. From this budget, the park is eliminating $603,000 in planned FY13 expenses to meet the five percent mandated sequestration cuts, resulting in $10.75M available for the year. This year’s reduction is in addition to over $500,000

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Feb.
20th

Sequestration could mean Mount Rainier does not open Ohanapecosh Visitor Center for season

Here is a story I filed for Thursday’s paper on how sequestration would impact operations at Mount Rainier National Park.

Mount Rainier National Park would not open the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center this season if Congress and the Obama administration fail to reach a budget deal by March 1.

The closure was among the proposed cuts planned at 12 major national parks, according to documents obtained and released Wednesday by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.

Mount Rainier is facing a mandated cut of $604,000 in its annual operating budget should sequestration take place. Olympic National Park’s budget would be

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