The Latest News & Views

Monday, May 5th, 2008

  • A volunteer effort has been able to remove a trapper's snare from around the neck of a wolf in Denali National Park and Preserve. Unfortunately, a second wolf that also was caught up in a snare has not been seen.

  • As was noted the other day, a coalition of conservation groups has asked that the National Park Service extend the public comment period for the proposed revision of the "natural quiet" definition regarding aircraft over [url=http://www.nps.gov/grca]Grand Canyon Nationa

  • Air tours are a key segment of the tourism industry in more than a few national parks. It seems that in more and more parks you can board a plane or helicopter for a quick aerial reconnaissance of the parkscape down below.

  • Critics of the National Park Service's mandate to conserve natural resources often say the national parks were not intended to be kept inside bell jars. And that's certainly not happening.

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

  • We love our cars, we love our parks, and we love to drive our cars in the parks. Well, at least when the traffic isn’t too bad, and we really don’t mind just going along for the ride. The windshield touring season is nearly here, so it’s time to start thinking about park trips. All of the national parkways are recommended.