The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

  • Editor's note: Jim Burnett's first career covered 30 years with the National Park Service. Now a writer (he's the author of the popular Hey Ranger books that chronicle the humorous side of life in the national parks), Jim provides the following report on flooding at Big Bend National Park.

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park came into being as a component of Hawaii National Park, which was established on 1 August 1916. However, it celebrates its 47th anniversary as a stand-alone unit on September 22. The fireworks are appropriately being provided by Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

  • Despite all the issues that constantly swirl around the National Park System -- funding constraints, staffing woes, rising fees -- there's still more to be proud about than disappointed.

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Friday, September 19th, 2008

  • Officials at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, concerned about a a judge's ruling that blocks recreational snowmobiling and snow coach use in the parks, are searching for a way to get around