The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

  • As a parent, I've often listened to my sons as they outlined their concerns about the world and what they would do to change it if they had the chance.

  • With snow-clearing operations well-advanced, roads in Grand Teton National Park are opening up to cyclists, hikers, and in-line skaters.

  • They've unleashed the snowplows in Glacier National Park, which means it shouldn't be too terribly long before the Going-to-the-Sun Road is once again open end-to-end.

  • Not two weeks ago U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah criticized a massive public lands bill that would designate official wilderness and launch three new units of the National Park System because it included provisions he viewed as frivolous.

  • Research projects have become a popular target for politicians and citizens concerned about government spending, but at least some studies do have practical applications. A recent example involves a project at Yellowstone National Park, where scientists have been in hot water for a good cause.