The Latest News & Views

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

  • Kudos to the Grand Teton Association, which won a Media and Partnership Award at the Association of Partners for Public Lands' annual convention for a video series, From Valley to Peak, created in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

  • You wouldn't immediately think caves would be a sink for garbage, but quite a bit of junk collects in Lehman Cave at Great Basin National Park each year. Recently, volunteers hauled more than two tons of garbage out of the cave.

  • There are some units of the National Park System that allow oil and gas drilling, but very few. And that's wrong, believes a congressman from Texas.

    Republican Rep. Pete Olson said there are energy reserves scattered across the country that can't be tapped because they lie within the National Park System.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

  • Millions of winter-weary residents of the Upper Midwest and Northeast hope they can soon put away their snow shovels for the current season, but in a number of national parks, the job of clearing snow from roads in preparation for the upcoming summer season is just getting underway. It's a mammoth job indeed, and these videos offer some interesting views from the cabs of the plows.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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