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  1. General Forum
    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382906-zinke-backs-off-plan-for-big-national-park-fee-increases Looks like you won't have to take out a second mortgage to experience some of our national treasures. I'd like to think it's a case of sanity reigning supreme but I have my doubts...
  2. General Forum
    Interior Department backs off plan to increase fees at popular parks Posted: Apr 04, 2018 7:28 AM PDTUpdated: Apr 04, 2018 7:28 AM PDT Yosemite National Park Facebook page WASHINGTON - The Interior Department is rolling back its plan to increase fees at 17 of the nation's most popular parks...
  3. Conservation
    Just got the sickening, but not unexpected, news that Trump is headed to Utah on Monday to announce the shrinking of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. Hopefully it is quickly reversed by the courts. This is a direct attack on our public lands...
  4. General Forum
    If you fish in a national park... like Yellowstone... you may want to comment on the proposal to raise the entrance fee yet again: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=83652
  5. Lakes
    The Columbia National Wildlife Refuge is beautiful if you're into things like geological ice age flood events. Which, by the way, the IAFI.ORG is having their annual meeting in Soap Lake (complete with dancing Soap Lake boys) this coming weekend. You can see how some of this refuge is...
  6. General Forum
    There are a few events coming up for kids to get them interested in the outdoors. I got to see last year's event in Wenatchee and it was a really neat opportunity for families/kids. Stations set up for kids included casting demos and practice, an archery range, an air rifle range, a .22 range...
  7. Conservation
    https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/17044.htm Their plan is to stock the upper Gibbon River (above Virginia Cascades) with Westslope cutthroat trout and grayling. Neither species are native in this section (above Gibbon Falls). Only the mottled sculpin are native in these waters. Will they...
  8. Conservation
    Here's your chance! http://parksforsale.com/
  9. General Forum
    I'm going to camp/backpack in Denali next week and have heard that there are some grayling in some of the clear streams inside the park. I also read that Wonder Lake has lake trout. Has anyone fished any streams inside the park or Wonder Lake recently and can share any information? I know that...
  10. Conservation
    Although the rocks have been around somewhat longer, GNP is a mere 117 years old today. Sadly, the features for which the park is named may not be with us much longer; see them while you can Regards, Scott
  11. General Forum
    My wonderful wife is going to a conference being hosted in Yosemite for 3 days in mid May. Since she already has the room paid for, she invited me along. I've never been there and am looking forward to some hiking and sightseeing. She knows me well - first thing she asks after I agree to go...
  12. Conservation
    "Now that Republicans have quietly drawn a path to give away much of Americans' public land, US representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah has introduced what the Wilderness Society is calling "step two" in the GOP's plan to offload federal property. The new piece of legislation would direct the...
  13. Cast & Blast
    Today is national hunting and fishing day. In my youth this day was significant. The day our annual turkey shoot took place. A festive event that involved wide array of standard and out of the ordinary guideline shooting games.. all for a prize. Mostly meat, quite a few frozen turkeys and...
  14. Conservation
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/08/28/future-for-katahdin-woods-north-central-maine/sgrox7p7jJ3bIAbbNDWGQI/story.html Who saw this last week? What are your thoughts? This was apparently voted down by the local residents/government for years before finally being forced through by an...
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