Entries by Hilary Eisen


Comment Now: National Park Service Fee Hike

The National Park Service recently announced that it is considering increasing entrance fees to $70 at 17 of its most popular parks – Acadia, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Shenandoah, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion. This increase would double, and […]

Comment Now: National Park Service Fee Increase

National Park entrance fees should never be set at levels where people are priced out of enjoying their public lands. Congress is long overdue in addressing maintenance backlogs. Comment now to help convince Congress to drop the fee hike idea and pass the National Park Service Legacy Act instead. 

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Winter Travel Planning: Working to Get it Right

September 2016: Lassen National Forest releases draft winter travel plan. As a test case for future winter travel management on forests across the country, it still needs work. The 2015 Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Rule, which requires that every forest that receives enough snow for winter recreation develop a travel management plan for over-snow vehicles, was a huge […]