The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

  • Birders like to talk about how much we appreciate every bird, even the most common ones we see on the feeder every day, and that may well be true. But the rare birds - the ones that take some blood, sweat, and tears to find - those are the birds that get our hearts racing.

  • With hopes of raising money to further its efforts to gain access for biking trails, the International Mountain Bicycling Association is smearing the Traveler as the evil villian.

    Unfortunately, IMBA's PR machine is twisting the facts and casting aspersions.

    In a fund-raising e-letter it sent out to its membership, IMBA claims that "the National Parks Traveler website erroneous

  • Low birth rates and high mortality rates are combining to keep the growth of the horse herd at Cape Lookout National Seashore flat, according to the seashore's annual horse census.

    The report, which covers the period of April 2011 through March 2012, placed the size of the herd on Shackleford Banks at 109.

Monday, May 21st, 2012

  • In a bit of a surprise, the National Park Service has awarded Delaware North the concessions contract for facilities in the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park.

  • Collaboration between Yosemite National Park officials and their gateway communities is producing more transportation options for you to reach the park, options that could help reduce congestion in the Yosemite Valley.

    Under the plan announced by Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher, each of the four primary gateways