The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

  • [i]Editor's note: Though one of the smaller units of the national park system, De Soto National Memorial is rich in history....even if that history is a bit muddled.

Monday, March 10th, 2008

  • Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says that beginning this Saturday, March 15, all backpackers camping below 10,000 feet in the park’s backcountry will be required to use approved, portable bear-proof canisters for food storage—except at certain designated backcountry campsites where food storage facilities are provided.

  • Springtime must be right around the corner.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama believes in Americans' rights to own guns, but isn't so sure there's a need for them to be carried in national parks.

    The senator made that comment Friday during a campaign stop in Casper, Wyoming, where he talked with a reporter for the Casper Star-Tribune.

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

  • For years folks have used off-road vehicles to negotiate some of the farther reaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. And for years the National Park Service failed to develop a management plan for those ORVers. And now it's time to pay the piper.