The Latest News & Views

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

  • The National Park Service has launched a new website for visitors with disabilities or other special needs. Dubbed National Parks: Accessible to Everyone, this new website can help you find accessible trails, programs, and activities throughout the National Park System.

  • The U.S. House of Representatives has decided that the urban-industrial lower Taunton River in Massachusetts should become part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. And yet, lots of people think that calling this stretch of the Taunton "wild and scenic" is just about the most bizarre thing they've ever heard.

Monday, July 21st, 2008

  • Despite internal concerns for safety and high costs for a small number of people, the National Park Service has agreed to provide winter access across Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park. However, conditions tied to that access could make it easy for the pass to stay snow-bound as Yellowstone officials initially wanted.