National Parks Traveler

PEER: NPS Remains Plagued By Low Morale, Rising Attrition

by National Parks Traveler | September 19, 2023
Nearly two years after Chuck Sams took over as director of the National Park Service with a determination to improve employee morale, workforce morale continues to fall, employee flight from the agency is growing, and the agency’s directorate is failing to reverse those trends,  ...

Traveler’s View: E-Bikes And Safety Concerns

by National Parks Traveler | August 14, 2023
A recent news article raises concerns about a controversial issue when it comes to the National Park System: e-Bikes and your safety. The story raises the question of how the National Park Service will regulate e-Bikes in the parks. As we reported last month, Public Employees for ...

Groups Call On Interior Secretary To Officially Restrict e-Bikes’ Access In National Parks

by National Parks Traveler | August 3, 2023
“Secretarial Orders that remain on the books are supposed to be authoritative, not relics of dead policies,” said Peter Jenkins, senior counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, noting that the Biden administration has already rescinded at least five pre-existing ...

Park Service Criticized On eBike Studies Across the National Park System

by National Parks Traveler | July 21, 2023
While the National Park Service has been studying the impacts of eBikes in the National Park System, the agency really knows little about the impacts on the environment or on other trail users, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The draft “programmatic ...

National Park Service Studying Impacts Of eBikes

by National Parks Traveler | June 21, 2023
“How does this affect the rest of the public visiting a park? We want to make sure everyone has a great experience,” she added. “What does (an eBike) do to everyone else’s experience there? That’s why there needs to be a rulemaking and public comment. Depending on what this ...
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