Multiple National Park Service units are searching for local K-12 educators to participate in their summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher programs, with applications due soon.
Dinosaur National Monument
True, it's just the first week of March, but it's not too early to consider signing up for a paddle or float trip with National Parks Traveler in the park system this summer.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Both still waters and those running fast and at times furious are plentiful across the National Park System, offering seemingly endless options for where to dip your paddle. You can drift across the reflection of the Tetons on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, savor some of the West’s best whitewater in Canyonlands and Arches national parks in Utah, or retrace the path of Major John Wesley Powell’s boats with a modern-day adventure down the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah.
Non-native Rocky Mountain goats that roamed into Dinosaur National Monument in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah could pose a problem to the monument's ecology, and so the National Park Service is drawing up a management plan to address the goats.
There are times when a book on paddling comes in handy. You might be planning a trip, searching for inspiration, or have a layover day on your trip when you just want to relax with a good read. With those moments in mind, we recommend that you stock your personal library with the following selections, at a minimum.
In taking three years to craft their blueprint for how public lands should be managed across a large portion of Utah, U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz have produced a smoke-and-mirrors view of conservation, one that uses the right language but disguises their true goals in obfuscation and fine print.
Ok, travelers, the blush is still on the new year, but that doesn't mean we can't plan, right? With that in mind, what national park adventures are on your 2016 calendar?
Recent snowfall and the arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado brings changes to visitor access and services in many areas of the monument.
If you've got the gear, the skills, and the desire, now is the time to enter your application for permits for a private river trip through Dinosaur National Monument on either the Green or Yampa rivers.