The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

  • There seems to be a looming critical mass that, if reached and nurtured, could bring far-reaching improvements to the National Park System. Of course, key is reaching that critical mass, and it's impossible to say if that will be achieved.

  • Winter photography is a wonderful thing. I love putting on my macro lens and looking for frost and ice. The macro world of frost and snow really is quite amazing. That said, cold weather itself presents three very real challenges: fogging, battery life, and correct snow exposures .

  • Ever since the phrase "economic stimulus" was launched last year, there seems to have been more and more clamoring for these kinds of bailouts, or incentives, or infusions of capital, or whatever you want to call them.

    Conservation groups haven't been silent in this arena, either.

Monday, January 12th, 2009

  • How healthy is Yellowstone National Park's wolf population? While wildlife biologists say the wolves overall are doing well and that the recovery program launched in 1995 has indeed succeeded, this past year was tough for the park's keystone predators.

  • Want to help your kids fight nature deficit disorder? If they're old enough, have them apply to the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps for a summer job this year.