National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Jan 14 2017 | On The Road To Paradise | Photographer: Gary Vogt
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Otherworldly At Great Sand Dunes National Park | Photographer: Patrick Myers
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Following The Dirt Brown Path Into Canyonlands National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Wilderness...A New York State Of Mind | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jan 3 2017 | Enlarging An Island At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 6 2016 | Shenandoah's Cold Winter Beauty | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 2 2016 | Winter's Come To The Canyon | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 2 2016 | Canal Time In Georgetown | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2016 | A Good Day Fishing Is Not Deducted From Your Life | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2016 | Swirling Above Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve | Photographer: National Park Service
Investments in the National Park System, from whittling away at the $11.9 billion maintenance backlog to adding personnel and forging strategic partnerships, are among the suggestions the Coalition to Protect America's National Parks has forwarded to the incoming Trump administration.
From Fiscal Year 2006 through Fiscal Year 2015 the National Park Service spent roughly $10.5 billion on deferred maintenance projects, and yet the overall price tag for deferred maintenance continued to creep ever higher, leading the Government Accountability Office to wonder if the Park Service's strategy for tackling the projects was sound.
Greetings, Mr. Trump, and congratulations. On Friday you take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. If perhaps you have been following the National Parks Traveler, you know that many people have already made up their minds. You will be a disaster for the national parks. As a businessman you will demand that the parks “make money,” and if they don’t help give them away.
They were strangers to each other, collected by common calamity, disfigured, mortally sick, banished without sin from home and friends, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about the Kalaupapa Leper Colony in 1889.
Shale gas, that trapped within the Marcellus Formation in the Eastern United States, has grown to become a significant component of the country's energy portfolio. But it also poses a threat to national park lands in the region, with more than a few proposed pipelines that could cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Every now and then there's a story that pops out and elicits an unusual reaction of one kind or another. During the course of the past 12 months across the National Park System, there were quite a few of those that deserve a second look.
The heavy rains that forced Yosemite National Park to evacuate the valley and close for a few days just after the new year didn’t raise the Merced River to devastating levels, but they did give the California park’s iconic waterfalls a roaring jolt.
A series of public meetings, beginning Monday, will give the public an opportunity to comment on a proposal to return the California condor to part of Redwood National and State Parks in northern California.
The National Park Service returned to Twitter on Saturday after apologizing for tweets on Friday that apparently irked the Trump administration.
A company that transformed an acre of Point Reyes National Seashore into a parking lot has reached a proposed settlement that calls for it to pay nearly $300,000 in damages to the government.
A few national park twitter accounts, at least, went silent Friday afternoon after the newly installed Trump administration ordered the Interior Department to idle all its accounts.
Six days after a rock slide blocked the Scenic Drive in Zion National Park just north of the lodge, the road was reopened Thursday after an estimated 200 tons of mud and rock was cleared and repairs were made.