Proponents of motorized and non-motorized recreation on public lands in the West will collaborate on a study to measure their combined economic impact, the Western Governor's Association has announced.
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Traveler has published 100 national park quizzes for your edification and amusement. Here is the master list with hotlinks.
Why are national parks so dang controversial?
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis is determined to rid plastic bottles from the national parks, but wants to consider all factors before doing so, the agency's communications chief said today while addressing the uproar over the director's decision to put a hold on a water bottle ban at Grand Canyon National Park.
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House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, concerned that the Endangered Species Act is wasting more money on lawsuits than recovering species, has scheduled a full committee hearing on the act for next week.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in finding that grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem should remain a threatened species, has ruled that federal wildlife biologists were wrong when they concluded the decline of whitebark pine trees was not detrimental to the bears' future.
Visit the national parks next summer, because who knows what shape they'll be in in 2013. That was the message Monday evening from National Parks Conservation Association officials in reaction to the failure by Congress' supercommittee to craft a deficit reduction plan.
Yellowstone National Park officials are reviewing a proposal that could increase more overnight lodging in the Old Faithful area, although it would require that a 77-room dormitory be built there.
More than 175,000 folks visited Yellowstone National Park in October, which was a good number, but not quite record-setting.
The final "entrance-fee-free" weekend of the year is coming to the National Park System this weekend, giving you another excuse (if you need one) to get out and visit a park.
While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.
It just got easier to follow your favorite unit of the National Park System on the Traveler.
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House subcommittee that oversees national parks and other federal lands, says it is unconstitutional for the federal government to own those tracts.
A woman whose husband was mauled to death by a grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park shortly after it had been sedated by wildlife biologists is suing the federal government for $5 million, saying the biologists failed to adequately monitor the bear and warn area residents of their work.