Originally Posted by Carol H
In your area do they not say why they are doing it prior to doing it?
Yes, they do let people know why they are closing some areas. Sequoia National Park asked for input from the public before making these decisions. Go to their Park Management
page and you can read the documents and the records of the proceedings.
As Donna noted, many people are not conscious of the impact they have on parks. In my many visits to national parks and national forests I have witnessed people feeding wildlife, picking up pine cones at campgrounds, gathering wood and leaving trash behind, among other irresponsible behavior.
We need to protect some of our wild spaces so the various critters that live there can thrive. Without healthy wild places our ecosystem will collapse around us. Unfortunately, too many people have shown they cannot or will not use our parks and forests responsibly, so we all have to pay the price.