The Latest News & Views

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

  • Officials at Haleakala National Park in Hawaii have decided, in the wake of the death of a woman last week, that more time is needed to review commercial biking tours in the park.

  • Is there really a need for the Centennial Initiative to generate private dollars for the parks? That doesn't seem to be the case for the Yellowstone Park Foundation, which recently raised $3 million for things like trails improvements, fisheries work, and curatorial work with park archives.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

  • A freak rockfall at Glen Canyon National Monument has killed a Colorado couple that was vacationing on a pontoon boat on Lake Powell.

  • A trend seems to be developing in the West against higher entrance fees in the national parks.

  • Not everyone is a painter, musician, or sculptor, but it seems that everyone is a photographer. Whether tracking Yellowstone wolves, following Glacier’s goats, or watching Yosemite waterfalls, all it takes is a camera. And that’s exactly what camera manufacturers count on: Making it easier and easier, especially in the new digital world, to produce quality photographs.