Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Zion National Park
The winners in Partners in Preservation: National Parks are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Everglades National Park, Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.
The Robin’s egg blue poster with the bold block lettering was stained, worn, faded, and even tattered a bit around the edges. It promoted ranger programs (“a free government service”) at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and is one of a unique set of posters that artists from the Works Progress Administration created in the late 1930s and early 1940s to draw interest to our national parks.
Condor program personnel monitoring the pair at Zion National Park have verified the presence of a chick, but recent events have everyone on high alert. The father, Condor 337, died with high levels of lead in his blood.
Zion National Park, one of the most crowded and congested units of the National Park System in summer, one where visitors can spend an hour or more simply waiting to get into iconic Zion Canyon, will temporarily close public access on August 1 to allow for a professional bike race. What is the National Park Service thinking?
National Park Service officials have agreed to temporarily close key access roads to Zion National Park in Utah to allow a stage of the Tour of Utah bike race to roll through the park in August, although the ceremonial ride will be largely out of public sight.
Imagine a 2.5-mile-long lake in Zion Canyon, one nearly 400 feet deep that shimmered in the canyon for roughly 700 years. It's hard to grasp, but even harder to envision is a mountainside peeling off the face of what is known today as the Sentinel in Zion National Park and filling the valley floor in seconds with 286 million cubic meters of rock and dirt.
How would you improve the visitor experience at Zion National Park in Utah? More rangers? Fewer visitors? With visitation to the park on an upward swing in recent years, park staff wants to know how best to welcome visitors while not trampling park resources and the park experience.
Repairs to retaining walls will necessitate that the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park in Utah be closed this summer.