The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

  • Houses made of tuff blocks and axes made of Fibrolite may sound like a workshop in high-tech building materials or "green living," but you'll find examples of this very old technology in a park with great scenery and top-notch archeology. If you visit, keep your eyes open for squirrels with tufted ears.

  • Though covering fewer than 36,000 acres -- and most folks simply gaze down on most of that acreage -- Bryce Canyon National Park carries the impact of a park much, much larger.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

  • A South Korean climber who was swept by an avalanche down the granitic flanks of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is recovering from his ordeal, which left him with a broken femur.

  • Though winter is far from spent in the Rockies, the folks at Rocky Mountain National Park say they have accomplished their goals in terms of removing elk from the park's herds for this winter.

  • There's a new visitor center coming to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, over at Oconaluftee.

    Park officials today announced that they've wrapped up work on an environmental assessment on the potential impacts of the visitor center and determined that there would be no significant impact from its construction.