"We do not believe the bison population level is too high or that any scientific studies would substantiate that," Superintendent Dan Wenk says.
The National Park Service cannot keep noise out, but it can measure it.
The proposal comes not long after many of the parks that charge entrance fees raised them. The rationale is the same — to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure.
The Boulder nonprofit Leave No Trace is partnering with the state to spread its message to tourists.
Secretary Zinke has mentioned public-private partnerships for campgrounds multiple times, including with reporters and at a Recreational Vehicle Industry Association meeting.
Park rangers have happened upon several instances of vandalism and graffiti.
In Rocky Mountain National Park, $200,000 matched by $200,000 from the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will go to trail maintenance.
Let's face it: there's often a gap between what the pros shoot and what the rest of us come away with at Rocky Mountain National Park.
The attraction expects to see 3-4 million visitors to the park this year. On a busy day, it can take about two hours to drive from one side of the park to another.