The Latest News & Views

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

  • If you're searching for a unique spot in the National Park System to visit, you might want to seriously consider Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

  • Guys who holler “watch this!” just before they do something incredibly stupid aren’t the only jackasses in our national parks. We’ve got the real kind too, and where there are feral burros the habitat is degraded and native wildlife is deprived of vital resources.

    The long-ago ancestors of the donkey (Equus asinus) were wild asses that lived in the deserts of northeastern Africa.

Friday, April 17th, 2009

  • While every day of the year offers opportunities to explore the National Park System and learn something about this unique collection of properties, once a year the president proclaims "National Park Week" with hopes folks will get out and enjoy the parks. This year that week starts Saturday, April 18, and runs through next Saturday, April 26.

  • UPDATED:

    A 58-year-old woman sustained serious injuries earlier this week in an isolated canyon at Death Valley National Park. Two rangers on patrol in the area heard calls for help and set a rescue into motion.

  • Planning a trip to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park? For some hints from the locals on where to go and what to do in the parks—and the surrounding area—you might want to get a free copy of National Geographic's newest Geotourism MapGuide.

    So, what is Geotourism.... or a MapGuide?