The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

  • If you enjoy outdoor photography and would like a chance to see your work in publication, you may be interested in the Sixth Annual National Natural Landmarks photo contest.

  • Sequoia National Park long has been known for its tall trees and riveting High Sierra backcountry. But more and more of what's under the park's surface is being discovered, necessitating an updating of the Cave Management Plan that applies to both Sequoia and neighboring Kings Canyon National Park.

  • The spring boating season is off to a sad start at Biscayne National Park in Florida, where authorities have released additional details about the deaths of a father and daughter last weekend.

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  • It's not often you can watch a seastar, aka starfish, move. Most of the times I've spied them they've been stuck in place. But this short video shows one on the move at Acadia National Park.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

  • When you think about threats to national parks, you can point to air pollution, water pollution, development on a park's boundaries, and genetic bottlenecks affecting a park's wildlife. But few people seem to think about climate change.