The Latest News & Views

Friday, December 5th, 2008

  • Conservation groups are cheering a federal judge's ruling that could provide more definite protection of the air over Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • It got cheaper this week to visit Glacier National Park. But not because the National Park Service is rolling back its entrance fees. Not exactly, that is. At Glacier, the fees automatically drop when the park moves into the winter season.

  • One of the interesting aspects of a park ranger's job is the knowledge that every day brings the possibility of a new—and frequently unusual—experience. That was definitely the case for me one day at Willow Beach, Arizona, a popular fishing spot in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

  • Glacier National Park includes just over a million acres of superlative Rocky Mountain terrain, and the park offers an interesting combination of front-country access and backcountry solitude in what has been called "the core of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem." Glacier will celebrate its centennial on May 11, 2010, and some supporters are saying it's time t

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

  • Well, they've close the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park for the winter. That's both the bad news and the good news for winter visitors to the Jewel of the Atlantic.