Trying to assess the amount of crime that occurs across the National Park System seemingly is difficult at best because of inconsistent accounting and the spillover of crime from neighboring communities.OIG Crime Report.pdf NPS&USPP LEOKA 09 by Region.pdf
Grand Canyon National Park
How much would you pay to ride a luxury train across the Western landscape with stops at Crater Lake, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton national parks? Two-hundred dollars a day? Five-hundred-dollars? More than $1,000?
Anyone who spends time hiking in the national parks of the Southwest needs a good plant identification book. And "Common Southwestern Native Plants, An Identification Guide," is one of those books.
Is there a need to promote places that "our woven into our American culture," that require room reservations to be made months, if not a year, ahead of schedule, and which not too long ago gained national exposure through a 12-hour Ken Burns mini-series?
The showy tamarisk tree, aka "Saltcedar," long has been reviled as a thirsty scourge of Western national park riparian areas. But new research shows it's not any thirstier than some native species. However, tamarisk isn't valued as highly as cottonwoods and willows by some bird species, the studies say.
As noted in Ranger Confidential: Living, Working and Dying in the National Parks, housing for rangers is not like staying in the Hilton...or even a Super 8. Still, the historic river ranger station in Grand Canyon National Park is in a fantastic setting. And this summer it'll get some upgrades.
If all goes as planned, vehicle access along Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be possible at 7 a.m. on May 15.
A day spent hiking along the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park deserves some rewards. And if you're a chocoholic, one of those should be the Pinon Chocolate Bread Pudding served up at the Grand Canyon Lodge.
If you enjoy bicycling but it's not convenient to haul your pedal powered ride on vacation, the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will soon offer a new option: bicycle rentals. The bikes will have a big advantage over your car—they can take you places in the park where private vehicles aren't allowed.
Reader Participation Day: Has Arizona's Approach To Controlling Illegal Immigrants Led You To Cancel a Grand Canyon Trip?
Are you rethinking that trip to the Grand Canyon or Saguaro National Park due to the approach Arizona officials are taking towards illegal immigration?