The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 6th, 2008

  • [b][i]Editor's Note: As the saying goes, they're not making wilderness any more. And they're not making the big, sweeping national parks and seashores that protect and conserve incredible landscapes and, within those landscapes, incredible biodiversity.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

  • From the outside it looks pretty much like any other composting toilet in the National Park System. But the new $70,000 'loo' at Mount Rainier National Park has been deemed worthy of a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • If you're going to be in New York City on Saturday, you might want to head over to the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem to see the Hamilton Grange National Memorial arrive at its new location.

    The location, in St. Nicholas Park, is less than two blocks from the memorial's most recent home on Convent Avenue.

  • The National Trails System, launched 40 years ago, has gone through a growth spurt courtesy of the addition of two dozen trails in 16 states. The segments added range from the 62-mile-long multiple-use Black Canyon Trail in Arizona to roughly 100 miles of water trail in Florida.

  • National parks that focus on America’s industrial beginnings might not be as exciting as nature-based jewels such as Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park, but what they lack in eye-popping beauty they make up for in fascination.