The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

  • The staff and friends of Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating their second annual Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The event will include special exhibits and programs, live animal demonstrations and fun for the entire family.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

  • Yellowstone National Park officials, in an effort to limit electronic intrusions in the park, are banning cellphone towers in campgrounds and recommended wilderness and limiting wireless access in some hotels.

  • While federal regulations seemingly prohibit bear spray in national parks outside of Alaska, park superintendents have the authority to override that ban within their parks, according to officials at Grand Teton National Park.

  • If you're heading to Rocky Mountain National Park this week you just might want to pack some snowshoes or skis. This past weekend's snowstorm dumped roughly 4 feet of snow in the park!

  • The National Park Service has been trying to raise its "climate friendly" image in recent months, but it's concerned about the potential impact huge solar power arrays on Western lands could have on national parks.