The Latest News & Views

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.

  • If you're nimble and flexible there are some special lodging deals to be had in Sequoia and Olympic national parks and at Lake Powell National Recreation Area.

  • For over 80 years, hikers and mule riders have enjoyed—or endured—trips up and down the South Kaibab Trail at Grand Canyon National Park. That's a lot of footprints, and the iconic route will receive a major, multi-year makeover starting in May 2009.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

  • Glacier National Park's Apgar Transit Center (ATC) has received the U.S. Green Building Council's gold certificate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its "pioneering example of sustainable design."

  • Can you hear me now?

    Verizon Wireless wants an affirmative answer to that question if you're in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and says it needs a cellphone tower possibly 80 feet tall in Kings Canyon to get it.