The Latest News & Views

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

  • The recent article about the roughly 30 designations that are in play across the 391 units of the National Park System highlights just one of the disparities that exist among units. Another example is the uneven quality of the 391 units' websites.

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

  • It's that perfect season for cycling in Yellowstone National Park -- the roads have closed to over-snow traffic, plowing is under way, and public automobiles won't be allowed into the park's interior for a month or more.

  • Early visitors to Yellowstone National Park didn't travel lightly, as this video shows. They seemed to cram everything they could into their trailers and head off, ever-hopeful that their rigs could stand the demands of the uphills and downhills.

Friday, March 20th, 2009

  • The National Rifle Association on Friday appealed a federal judge's ruling that put a halt to concealed weapons permit holders arming themselves in national parks.

  • Navajo National Monument includes great history, fine scenery and an off-the-beaten path location that allows you to escape the crowds. The park also includes an interesting wildlife species—a carnivorous mouse with a call said to resemble the howl of a wolf.