National Parks Traveler

Public Comment Sought On Air Tour Management Plans For National Parks

by National Parks Traveler | July 29, 2021
“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility brought the lawsuit that the judge acted on. ‘These air tours are noisy and usually low-flying, adversely affecting both wildlife and park visitors, as well as residents in gateway communities,”’PEER General Counsel ...

Public Comment Sought On Air Tour Management Plans For National Parks

“More than two decades after initial steps were taken, and after a federal judge ordered action, the National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration finally are seeking public input on air tour management plans proposed for some of the country’s national parks. Public ...

National Park Service Gives Park Superintendents Authority To Ban E-Bikes

by National Parks Traveler | July 1, 2021
“Superintendents across the National Park System have been given permission to reverse course and deny trail access to e-bikes if they adversely impact park resources or other visitors. “This is a wobbly move by the Park Service,” said Public Employees for Environmental ...

Groups Renew Call For Plastics Ban In National Park System

by National Parks Traveler | June 24, 2021
“The change of administrations in Washington, D.C., has led to a renewed call for a ban on disposable plastic bottles in the National Park System, along with a commitment from the agency that plastic wastes in the parks be reduced by 75 percent over the next five years. This week ...

2020 Year In Review: Stories That Deserve A Second Look

by National Parks Traveler | December 28, 2020
“Funding Cuts Imperil Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Program At Padre Island National Seashore A National Park Service review of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle recovery program at Padre Island National Seashore is calling for substantial funding cuts and programmatic changes that ...
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