The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

  • What do you do to pass winter in Minnesota's north country? Why, read books, of course. And if you live close to Voyageurs National Park, you become involved in the park's book club.

    The club has two books left to read this winter.

  • To say Yosemite National Park is an eyeful is an understatement. Everywhere you look it seems there's something to fix your gaze on -- Half Dome, Glacier Point, El Capitan, Tenya Lake.

    But how can we preserve those vistas for future generations? How can we ensure that they're as marvelous (if not more so) 50 or 100 years down the road as they are today?

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

  • Crews at Mammoth Cave National Park have their hands full trying to clean up the park after last week's powerful storm, which downed trees and power lines throughout the park. For the time-being, the park is open under "emergency status."

  • Climate change isn't only expected to erase the glaciers in Glacier National Park. It's also expected to change the vegetation across the park, wiping out meadows of wildflowers with forests prone to burn.

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

  • What some media reports have referred to as an "inland tsunami" occurred on January 16, 2009, at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in eastern Washington State—and this impressive wave was not the first of its kind at the lake.