The Latest News & Views

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

  • If you’ve always dreamed of boarding llamas and donkeys, and doing it with National Park Service approval, your ship has come in.

    The Park Service recently released a prospectus seeking proposals for a concession opportunity at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

  • The new vice president at the Grand Teton National Park Foundation will be responsible for managing new capital intensive projects for the Foundation and fundraising for those projects.

    Mark Berry's appointment coincides with emerging plans for the Foundation’s next major campaigns.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

  • Come up to the Maggie Valley side of the Great Smokies this weekend to see and help improve one of the most significant private-land nature preserves that flanks the park.

    Cataloochee Ranch, an 800-acre parcel on the park’s southeastern border, is more than a popular resort for[url=http://www.catal

  • Whether you're a "windshield tourist" who rarely leaves the pavement or a serious backcountry hiker, you'll find plenty of high-tech aids to navigation. GPS units, apps for smart phones and other electronic devices offer a growing number of alternatives to traditional paper maps.

    Both approaches clearly have their pros and cons—and their fans.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

  • A search was ongoing Tuesday for a California man who went for a day hike Sunday along the Sequoia National Park-Inyo National Forest boundary but failed to return.

    The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were conducting the search-and-rescue operation in and around 14,042-foot Mount Langley in the Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park.