Hey Everyone,

I added a break between each park (in addition to another space) to help break up each park and make it easier to find news interesting for individual park interests. I hope this makes it easier to find things.


Channel Islands National Park News:
New Visitor Center Opens at Channel Islands National Park on Scorpion Ranch
It takes about an hour from the nation's second largest city to drive the 101 Freeway to the Ventura Harbor. With another hour by boat and you're inside one of the less visited National Parks in the country.

Cuyahoga National Park News
Brecksville: Rail repairs will cause delays in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Those travelling around Cuyahoga Valley National Park through the end of this month can expect some delays and detours due to railroad repairs

Glacier National Park News:
A funny thing happened on the way to Glacier
Last year, my husband Greg along with our two Directors of Barketing, Zoey and Mattie, took a trip to Montana to sniff out properties for purpose of review. We enjoyed Yellowstone National Park for the first time and came back home to Idaho with a new fondness for Montana. So it came as no surprise that we jumped at the chance to take another excursion to Montana, this time heading to Glacier National Park.

Misc. National Parks News:
How climate change may be threatening national parks
Thriving forest pests and melting glaciers may make parks a warning system for climate change effects.

ATV: Utah's trails, dunes among best in U.S. (Note, only peripherally about Bryce Canyon)
Defining what makes a good all-terrain vehicle riding area depends on the type of experience it offers.

In the Economic Downturn Destination Websites Become Even More Important (Note - not really at all about the parks, but it has some very interesting ideas that I think makes this article an interesting read).
YellowstonePark.com – designed to inspire people to choose the Yellowstone region as a vacation destination – has been voted the world’s No 1 tourism site, with 4 million page views, and 2 million unique visits annually. Among other things, visitors to the site spend about 14 minutes exploring the site’s “trip notes”. Not bad for a niche business operating out on what is still considered the Frontier …so what can other travel websites learn from them?

Moccasin Bend National Park News:
Alexander, Wamp Push Moccasin Bend Park
Sen. Lamar Alexander and Congressman Zach Wamp got a briefing today as they viewed the park from the deck of the River Gorge Explorer.

Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park
Every summer, for the last 2 years now, we’ve been going to the scenic Olympic National Park with family and friends.

Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Colorado Officials Celebrate Rocky Mtn. National Park Wilderness
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined members of the Colorado congressional delegation and local officials Thursday to dedicate the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Area, nearly 250,000 acres within the park that will be permanently protected from human impacts under the newly enacted Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009.

Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park becomes a wilderness
Rocky Mountain National Park and other Colorado sites protected

Leave No Trace
There’s a major problem that many visitors to National Parks around the country don’t understand. When you step into a park like Rocky Mountain National Park or Yellowstone or Yosemite, you’re stepping into the homes of many plants and animals.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone NP advanced reservations down - your opportunity
Our first glimpse of destination locations are coming in with the reports showing a drop in advanced reservations. The attached article shows that Yellowstone bookings are down 13% from last year. For those of you who have put off seeing this national treasure because of the crowds, this may be your opportunity.

37 griz killings spark worry
A significant spike in grizzly bear mortalities last year has prompted bear managers from around the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem to gather in Bozeman next week to find solutions to the problem.

Can Government Scientists Save the Planet by Nuking Yellowstone National Park to Halt Global Warming?
Of all the hare-brained ideas about climate change I've heard in the last few years, this one takes the grand prize: John Holdren, the new science advisor to President Obama, is actively considering radical geoengineering ideas in order to halt global warming.