The Latest News & Views

Monday, March 17th, 2008

  • It can take a considerable infrastructure to operate a marijuana plantation in the foothills of Sequoia National Park. That was evidenced by the nearly three tons of garbage and almost six miles of hose that have been removed from backcountry marijuana farms in the park.

  • As the killing of Yellowstone National Park bison continues, a coalition of groups is looking for congressional support to fund a solution.

  • The flood unleashed through Grand Canyon National Park earlier this month appears to have been a stunning success, with sandbars and beaches created as scientists had predicted.

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

  • Olympic National Park officials have released the final General Management Plan, a hefty, two-volume document that will guide park operations for the next 15-20 years. Within its 950 pages the document discusses park expansion and improvements at Hurricane Ridge.

Friday, March 14th, 2008

  • If you're heading into the backcountry of either Sequoia or Kings Canyon national parks this year, you'll need to brush up a bit on changes to the parks' backcountry regulations.

    Following the annual assessment of the two parks' wilderness areas, officials came up with the following changes to backcountry regulations for the coming year: