The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

  • Efforts are under way in Congress to expand Saguaro National Park by nearly 1,000 acres. It's not a new proposal, but one carried over from the past Congress that seemed little interested in the initiative.

  • Olympic National Park is deservedly considered one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. Getting there in the late spring and early summer of 2009 will require some advance planning—and a bit of patience—for a lot of visitors due to an upcoming six week closure of the Hood Canal Bridge.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

  • It is one of the oldest parks in the National Park System, having been established on this date in 1899, and yet ... there's a decidedly new face to Mount Rainier National Park.

  • If you like birding, are concerned about endangered species, and are free on Saturday, you're invited to see the release of four California condors into the wild at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

  • March 1st is a landmark date for our national parks—and not only because it's the birthday for Yellowstone. Another park became the first of its kind exactly one century after Yellowstone was established. This one includes cliffs, caves and canoeing in its list of attractions.