The Latest News & Views

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

  • Say what you will about corporate altruism, whether it's self-serving or truly benevolent, but in the case of Grand Teton National Park, without it the park would be a shell of its present form.

  • Seldom has a highway project impacted a national park’s attendance more dramatically than the construction of the 323-mile long George Parks Highway. Completed in 1971, the Parks Highway didn't just link Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

  • It was a long, no doubt treacherous, journey, but a young wolf from Yellowstone National Park's wolf recovery program has made it down into Colorado.

  • Houses made of tuff blocks and axes made of Fibrolite may sound like a workshop in high-tech building materials or "green living," but you'll find examples of this very old technology in a park with great scenery and top-notch archeology. If you visit, keep your eyes open for squirrels with tufted ears.

  • Though covering fewer than 36,000 acres -- and most folks simply gaze down on most of that acreage -- Bryce Canyon National Park carries the impact of a park much, much larger.