The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

  • Rangers at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area were just the latest in the National Park System to resort to the use of a Taser stun gun to resolve a potentially combative situation.

  • Here at the Traveler we've written quite a bit about mountain pine beetle attacks on forests in the Rockies, as well as wilderness issues. Well, over at the Rocky Mountain Nation Podcast you can listen to similar stories.

  • Though we at Traveler don't want to see cyberspace take over all aspects of visiting national parks, we are expanding in that direction to help you follow the news.

  • A number of NPS areas are offering special activities for Junior Ranger Day on April 25, 2009, and a related Junior Ranger Essay Contest offers a serious prize: a $1,000 Visa gift card.

    The NPS Junior Ranger program operates in many parks year-round.

  • Quite often we hear about tree removal projects to clear sight lines and recreate appearances at Civil War units of the National Park System. At Gettysburg National Military Park, they're planting trees to return the landscape to 1860s appearances.