The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

  • Joshua Tree National Park, which grew by more than 600 acres in 2008 thanks to the Mojave Desert Land Trust, could gain nearly 1,000 more acres thanks to the group's efforts.

  • While August traditionally is the worst month to be in Washington, D.C., due to the high humidity, Shenandoah National Park officials hope to entice a few families into the mountains in late June: They're offering a family camping program.

  • The Atlantic hurricane season officially got under way on June 1, so the National Park Service has begun keeping an especially wary eye on the weather. The hazard zones are huge.

  • Some might find it hard to believe, but the National Park Service actually runs its own cattle operation.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

  • Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park have recovered a body in the Hermit Basin area of the park and believe it's that of a hiker who went missing over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Search and rescue crews found the body, thought to be that of 69-year-old Robert A. Williams, Tuesday morning.