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.
Yellowstone National Park
While many head to Yellowstone National Park in winter to explore by snowmobile, many visitors also like to get out on foot -- either with snowshoes or cross-country skis -- to move about the park. Here's the rundown on how to safely enjoy those activities in the park this winter.YELL-Canyon Area Ski Trails Xanterra.pdf YELL-Mammoth Area Ski Trails Xanterra.pdf YELL-Northeast Area Ski Trails Xanterra.pdf YELL-Old Faithful Area Ski Trails Xanterra.pdf
A year's worth of family vacations to national parks led to the following list of top family adventures in the national parks.
Humans, Comfort-Loving Animals That They Are, Are Changing Their National Park Habits With Climate Change
Humans are creatures of comfort, so perhaps it should not be a surprise that warming temperatures associated with climate change are altering the seasons slightly when it comes to visiting national parks, according to a study.
Snow conditions willing, Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season a week from today.
Traveler has published 100 national park quizzes for your edification and amusement. Here is the master list with hotlinks.
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.NPS-Bottle Bans.pdf NPS-Bottles Cost Factor.pdf NPS-Green Parks Plan Bottles.pdf NPS-Jarvis Bottles.pdf
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.
There is a false sense of security in the National Park System surrounding officially designated wilderness. And political actions, or, rather, inaction, demonstrates why there should be concern for the long-term fate of lands with wilderness qualities.