The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands.
The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos.
The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land. The director of the parks service cited safety concerns as well as potential harm to wildlife.
The move comes several months after Yosemite National Park banned unmanned aircraft in that park. There are numerous videos on YouTube in which drones are used to take videos Yosemite's scenic beauty.