The Latest News & Views

Friday, July 18th, 2008

  • On Wednesday, four people trapped and injured by a wildfire in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in northern California used a cell phone to call 911 and summon help.

  • How environmentally sensitive is the Canadian government? Can the presidents of two of the United States' conservation groups convince the government not to allow energy development in the headwaters of the Flathead Valley that lies upstream of Glacier National Park and across from Waterton Lakes National Park?

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

  • There's another friends group coming to the National Park System. This one is in support of Mammoth Cave National Park.

    Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park has scheduled a get-to-know-us reception for next Thursday, July 24, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., CDT, at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, Kentucky.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

  • Part pep rally and part nuts-and-bolts introspection. That's probably the best way to sum up the first day of the Superintendents' Summit that brought roughly 500 National Park Service personnel to a tony ski resort enclave in a national forest just outside Salt Lake City.

  • Wildlife biologists in Alaska are concerned about the decline in harbor seal numbers at Glacier Bay National Park. In an ongoing study they are capturing seals to take biological samples and implant transmitters that, hopefully, will shed some light on why the overall population has been dropping.