National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Feb 27 2017 | An Ice Age Survivor | Photographer: Jason Gablask
- Week of: Feb 27 2017 | Hurry Sundown Over The Badlands Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park | Photographer: Dave Bruner, NPS
- Week of: Feb 23 2017 | Crossing The Snake In Grand Teton National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Feb 20 2017 | A Cape Cod Sunset | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Feb 20 2017 | A Bright New Day | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Feb 1 2017 | Dinnertime On The Beach | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jan 26 2017 | Sands Of Time On The Shores Of Fire Island | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jan 26 2017 | Glacier Aglow | Photographer: Rebecca Latson
- 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
A battle over the future of two national monuments in Utah appears to only be getting started, with the state's congressmen determined to see the new Bears Ears National Monument decommissioned and the decades old Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument reduced in size. Countering their efforts, gear manufacturer Patagonia has launched a campaign to have Americans flood Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office with phone calls in support of the monuments.
With all of Washington, D.C.'s political intrigue -- the seeming commercialization of the White House, the administration's mysterious connections to Russia, and President Trump's ability to be both landlord and tenant on a government property -- why is U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz so curious about the planning and forethought that goes into a Twitter tweet? No, the Utah Republican is not sifting through the president's Twitter feed. Rather, his attention was caught by a seemingly innocuous tweet from Bryce Canyon National Park.
David Hurst Thomas had planned to personally carry the "Pueblo Bonito Frog" from its safe storage at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to Chaco Culture National Historical Park in a remote and dusty corner of New Mexico as the hallmark of a world-class exhibit of Chaco Culture artifacts. But as problems continue to plague the park's new museum, the exhibit has been put off indefinitely and the frog is remaining in hibernation.
It all started with an international snowball fight.
Just two weeks into the Trump administration, one pledged to pursue a vigorous energy development course, Zion National Park officials find themselves in a bind over how to react to proposals to allow oil and gas exploration within a mile of the park.
The arrival of 2017 has opened a new chapter for the National Park Service and the National Park System, one that in the first days of the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress is fraught with concern over both the stability of the agency and the health of the parks.
Have you changed your Traveler password lately? Now would be a good time to do so.
The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park will present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the district and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, Maryland.
Federal funding is allowing Fort Union National Monument to update its museum exhibits, which have grown outdated down through the years.
An accessible fishing pier has opened at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina that is intended to allow persons with disabilities and all users the opportunity to safely take in the beautiful view of Core Sound or fish.
Railroad crossings in Mojave National Preserve in California will be closed intermittently in March so that Union Pacific Railroad can upgrade the tracks. The closings will interrupt through traffic on Kelbaker, Cedar Canyon (Mojave Road), and Ivanpah Roads, and the unpaved portion of Cima Road.
Where will you be on August 21 when the solar eclipse casts its shadow across the United States? At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials are planning a party to help you both view and understand the science of the eclipse.