The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

  • In a refreshing change from business as usual, there's a growing groundswell of citizen support for a new national park to be anchored in the north woods of Maine.

  • The centennial film series “A Century of Cinema" will feature movies made in Zion National Park. There will be one showing a week for ten weeks beginning August 13. Movies will be shown each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center in the gateway community of Springdale, Utah. Admission is free.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

  • Streamside photos in the Rocky Mountains definitely are photogenic, but the footing can be tricky, as an Oklahoma woman learned Monday after falling into a snowmelt-filled stream in Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • After a series of legal setbacks, Yosemite National Park officials once again are setting out on the path to develop an acceptable development plan for the Yosemite Valley, one that is expected to fully take into consideration impacts to the wild and scenic Merced River.

  • It took six years, but the National Park Service and the Access Fund, an organization that represents the interests of an estimated 1.6 million climbers, have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together.