The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

  • A body was found Monday at the base of a cliff in Mount Rainier National Park, marking the tenth fatality in the park this year.

    Park officials reported few details of the incident, saying in a release that the body was spotted by rangers "investigating a vehicle parked for several days at Ricksecker Point, a dramatic overlook on the south side of the park."

    "When a check of its license plat

  • So, you’re a birder looking to add a nifty pelagic species like the Great Shearwater to your list. Where do you go?

  • If thunderstorms in the forecast vanish, a climb up the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse this Saturday night could be spectacular thanks to the rise of a full harvest moon over Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    Tickets for the Full Moon Tour of the lighthouse go on sale Thursday. There will be two tours, one at 7 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.

  • Deer culling operations will resume next month in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as officials continue to reduce the white-tailed deer population to prevent over-browsing of vegetation.

    This will be the second fall that marksmen head out into the two units to kill deer. All venison will be donated to area food banks.

  • Fall visits to national parks can often turn out to be some of the best of the year. You can smell the seasonal change in the air, see it in the reds, browns, yellows and golds flecking the hillsides, feel it in the leaves crunching beneath your feet, and hear it in the bugling elk.

    In many parks, the shortening days mean fewer crowds.