Newly released research from Nationwide Building Society suggests that house prices are likely to see a boost in areas surrounding new national parks created by the government.

The Society found that living in a national park attracts a 20% house price premium over an otherwise identical property elsewhere. This is higher (by 1%) than in August 2019 when the Society last produced its National Parks report. In cash terms, this equates to an extra £45,000 based on the average UK house price.

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Demanding terrain, hazardous air conditions from wildfire smoke and torrential rain, snow and wind impacted Olympic National Park’s ground-based mountain goat lethal-removal program.

A total of 31 mountain goats were killed by 99 well-qualified volunteers organized in groups of three to six people during three rounds of operations conducted Sept. 9-19, Sept. 22-Oct. 2 and Oct. 5-16, according to the park.

A coalition of six environmental groups is suing the Trump administration for its plans to expand drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA).

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the Willow Project last month, allowing ConocoPhillips to produce up to 590 million total barrels of oil over the next 30 years.