Reader Participation Day
It's National Park Week, a time to celebrate the national parks and get out and enjoy them. But it should also be a time for you to ponder the future of the National Park System. With that in mind, what do you think the National Park Service should focus on leading up to its centennial in 2016?
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Should locals living around a National Park have more say on an issue affecting a Park than other Americans?
Companies are pitting one national park friends group against another before donating money. Is clicking on a website or Facebook page the best way for them to help our parks?
Where's the most romantic place in the National Park System to spend the most romantic day of the year?
Reader Participation Day: Did The Stimulus Work Conquer All the Infrastructure Needs of Your Favorite Park?
Much has been made of the more than $750 million that was infused into the National Park System courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But did that cash solve all the infrastructure woes in your favorite national park?
When do you feel you've done a park? Is it when you've been to the visitor center? Spent a day walking its trails?
Throughout the year we get a fair number of books related to the national parks for review, but we couldn't possibly keep track of all new -- or old, but good stalwarts -- books with park connections. Which books would you recommend to park lovers?
Why are national parks so dang controversial?
Tell us, travelers, which is your favorite "historic" or "historical" unit of the National Park System, and why?
Reader Participation Day: Should Economics Be Considered When Adding Units To The National Park System?
When Fort Monroe National Monument and Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park were added to the National Park System recently, officials touted their economic benefits. Which has the Traveler wondering: Should economics be a factor when considering the merits of potential units of the park system?
With the snows of winter on their way, most people are bringing an end to this year's travels and looking ahead to 2012. Which has us wondering: How do you decide which national parks to put on your travel calendar?
The United States has not cornered the market on national parks. While it did start the national park movement with Yellowstone back in 1872, many other countries have set aside many spectacular parks. Which has us wondering, which parks abroad are you hoping to visit?
Is 'bagging all of the national parks' a goal you've set for yourself?
What would you cause to happen for the benefit of the National Park System with just one wave of your magic wand?