Six years after National Park Service officials set aspirational goals to reduce plastic waste across the park system by installing water-filling stations for the public, the agency has fallen far short of its hopes.green_parks_strategic_plan_04.12.10.pdf
Colorado National Monument
In a move that could make it easier for you to visit your favorite national park, Acadia National Park officials are testing a program to sell week-long and annual passes to their park online.
Coalition To Protect America's Parks Asks Colorado National Monument Superintendent To Rule Out Pro Bike Race
Nearly five years after the director of the National Park Service said professional bicycle races had no place in national parks, two superintendents have expressed an openness to consider such events, a move that has drawn concern from the Coalition to Protect America's National Parks.
No Charges Yet In "Creepytings" Vandalism Case That Left Painted Images Across The National Park System
An investigation into a case of vandalism that left painted images on rock outcrops in at least eight Western national parks is continuing with charges yet to be brought in the case, National Park Service officials say.
Polling Shows Most Westerners Approve Of Federal Land-Management Agencies, Oppose Giving Lands Over To The States
A public opinion poll of key Western states has produced somewhat contradictory results when it comes to federal lands in those states. While strong numbers voiced positive views of agencies such as the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, strong numbers held their state governments in higher esteem than the federal government. Overall, though, a slight majority opposes proposals to turn those federal lands over to the states.
Almost $500,000 is being doled out by the National Park Foundation to help 65 parks across the country underwrite the Ticket to Ride program that helps students visit parks near them.
Discussions in western Colorado to have Colorado National Monument redesignated as a "national park" have spawned a draft document, in the form of Senate legislation, that has drawn concerns from the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees.
After much discussion, a proposal is being floated to rename Colorado National Monument as Rim Rock Canyons National Park.
How Big A Difference Is There Between Professional And "Recreational" Bike Events In National Parks When It Comes To Impacts?
When it comes to cycling events in national parks, how heavily should the National Park Service weigh whether an event is a professional race when deciding if it's a worthwhile event, and what other factors should it take into consideration?
Federal lands make up the majority of Utah's landscape, so it shouldn't be surprising that state roads crisscross those lands. But when a state road crosses a national park, and that road is going to be traversed by a bike race, should National Park Service approval be required?