National Parks Traveler Founder Kurt Repanshek
National Parks Traveler founder Kurt Repanshek will discuss the destructive behavior in national parks caused by the Covid19 virus well as other topics about our National Parks. Kurt is the founder and editor-in-chief of National Parks Traveler, the No. 1-ranked, editorially independent nonprofit media organization that provides daily news, feature, and commentary coverage of national parks and protected areas.
Traveler’s journalists work to inform the general public of environmental, scientific, and newsworthy developments surrounding, involving, and affecting these areas and their governing bodies.
As the Covid19 pandemic has taken hold of the world ironically more people have sought to escape to the outdoors and visitation to parks has increased causing tremendous pressure of delicate resources and brining a new breed of visitor. That visitor is often unfamiliar with park etiquette and has led many to observe the destructive behavior in national parks caused by the Covid 19 virus. National Parks Traveler founder Kurt Repanshek will share his thoughts on this subject and other issues affecting our parks.
Kurt does not just write about our parks, he has climbed the Grand Teton, river rafted the Grand Canyon, hiked Mount Ranier and taken his family on trips to many of the National Park Service’s most sacred historical and cultural sites.
The Traveler has an annual readership of ~3 million via its flagship website and affiliated Apple News feed. The New York Times, Washington, Post, CNN, and many other media outlets follow our coverage. Our weekly podcasts, launched in mid-February 2019, provide a complementary medium for staying atop national parks and related topics.
Traveler’s social media footprint is ~300,000 between Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Traveler has been mentioned or cited by the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Travel, the Daily Kos, smartmoney.com, and backpacker.com. It’s coverage of national parks has been profiled by the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review.