From Zion Canyon To Acadia’s Shores: Overcrowding In U.S. National Parks

Aug 11, 2017

America’s national parks are experiencing record crowds — and some nature enthusiasts worry about what that means for the protected land. Is the sheer amount of people taking away the rustic experience these parks offer? 

This hour, we explore the issue. We talk with environmental journalist Jim Robbins and we hear from park officials in Zion National Park in Utah and Acadia National Park in Maine.

Have you visited a national park recently? What was your experience?

And later, Connecticut might not have majestic mountains or awe-inspiring canyons, but it is a unique place for bird watching enthusiasts. We learn more about the birds that pass our shores from long-time bird watcher Greg Hanisek.


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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.