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UPDATED: Fly A Drone In A National Park, Be Barred For Life From That Park

Yellowstone National Park staff never was able to recover a drone that crashed into Grand Prismatic Spring back in 2014. And Yosemite National Park investigators were unable last year to find a drone pilot whose aircraft forced a park helicopter to land out of safety concerns. What if those who illegally fly their drones in parks are banned from the parks for life?

Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks And Pipe Spring National Monuments Benefitting Greatly From Friends Group

Fortunately offsetting the relative flatlining of the National Park Service's budget is the infusion of dollars raised by nonprofit friends groups such as the Zion Natl Park Forever Project, which has made an investment of roughly $1 million in Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring national monuments this past year.

Flying Home: The Colorado Plateau From Above And Below

No one writes today about the Colorado Plateau and the American Southwest with the eloquence and insight of Craig Childs. With his five books about this region he joins Mary Austin, Joseph Wood Krutch, Ann Zwinger, Ed Abbey, and Terry Tempest Williams in describing and celebrating the natural and cultural heritages of this region.

Within And Beyond National Park Boundaries, A Chat With Superintendent Kate Cannon

While visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over New Year, contributing photographer and writer Rebecca Latson had a chance to sit down and talk to Kate Cannon, Superintendent of the Southeast Utah Group. During their conversation, they discussed such things as favorite park spots to agency cooperation regarding oil and gas leasing outside of park boundaries to the power of a personal visit to a national park.

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