The Latest News & Views

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

  • [i]Editor's note: Ruffin Prevost, long a reporter who covered Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for newspapers, now oversees a blog dedicated to those parks: Yellowstone Gate.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • With black bears in Dinosaur National Monument working to put on pounds for the winter, monument officials have moved to close two backcountry campsites to prevent human encounters with the hungry bruins.

    Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Risser said the two campsites are at Ely Creek along the Jones Hole Trail.

    “In an effort to reduce interactions between peopl

  • A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.

    Tim Bailey, 32, of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, was supposed to return home Sunday, park officials said in a release.

  • Throughout the summer we've been celebrating the work of national park friends groups. While the summer is coming to an end, their good work continues throughout the year. And with that in mind, they could use your support to fund that work.

  • Devils Postpile National Monument in California's High Sierra has just taken a four-legged step to engage local dog owners and their canine companions in the monument's volunteer program.

    The Paw Patrol program employs dog owning volunteers and their pets as representatives of the monument, to connect with dog loving and dog walking visitors—and serv