Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Six Easy Things You Can Do to Help Save the Parks

As many of you may know, there is some concern that the National Parks are in trouble. As covered in our article about the struggles of preserving nature in an all-access environment, the parks service was already facing plenty of challenges. Visitorship of the parks is at an all time high, but this has created scores of conservation problems. Republicans in both Utah and Maine have asked President Trump to make the completely unprecedented move of decertifying national parks in their states. Parks Service employees have “Gone Rogue” on social media. These are truly troubling times for the Parks. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Six Easy Things You Can Do to Help Save the Parks

Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Access vs. Preservation

These NPS goals of preserving our national wonders and providing access to them have coexisted virtually since the beginning of the Parks Service, but times are ever changing. With a record high of over 300 million park visits in 2015, and with every indication of more record-setting years to come, the National Parks are silently falling into crisis at the same time that they are trumpeting some of their greatest successes. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Access vs. Preservation