National Parks Traveler

UPDATE | National Park Service Broadens Tribal Involvement In Stewardship Of Parks

by National Parks Traveler | September 14, 2022
At Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Jeff Ruch noted that the Park Service, in announcing the new policy, made “no mention” of following the National Environmental Policy Act in implementing the policy. “Are agreements that affect management of park ...

National Park Service Continues To Languish In “Best Places To Work” Survey

by National Parks Traveler | July 15, 2022
Authors of the report also stated that “[E]ven those who found the experience valuable expressed concern about whether any real action would come out of all the effort. Many expressed a sense of futility in participating as ‘NPS keeps bringing people down here to get our ...

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 ...
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