National Parks Traveler

Former NPS Chief Historian Robert Utley Passes At 92

by National Parks Traveler | July 3, 2022
At issue were plans by the Park Service to build an enclosed theater seating 200 people at the base of Last Stand Hill, site of the climax of the 1876 battle in which Custer and five companies of the 7th Cavalry were wiped out. While concerns over the project had prompted then-National ...

National Park Service, FAA Ordered To Explain Delays With Air Tour Plans

by National Parks Traveler | June 28, 2022
The one-paragraph order handed down Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia directs the two agencies to “(1) explain why the agencies were unaware that they were behind schedule as of their November 24, 2021 status report; (2) propose firm compliance dates ...

Court Ruling Retains e-Bike Rules In National Parks, But Calls For Study Of Impacts

by National Parks Traveler | May 26, 2022
While the National Park Service failed three years ago to carefully study the potential impact of e-Bike use in the National Park System, a federal judge did not block their use but simply directed the agency to take “a hard look” at positive and negative impacts. U.S. District ...

Low-Flying Helicopter Prompts Concerns At Yellowstone National Park

by National Parks Traveler | April 15, 2022
At Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which successfully sued the agencies for not moving more quickly on establishing air tour plans, Jeff Ruch said park superintendents pretty much have their hands tied when it comes to airspace over their parks. “Park ...

National Park Service Silent On Dropping Public Input On Cell Tower Installations

by National Parks Traveler | March 25, 2022
National Park Service officials in Washington have been silent on retaining a Trump administration policy not to seek public involvement on proposals to locate cell towers in the National Park System or to provide other pertinent information surrounding the towers. According to Public ...