The Latest News & Views

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

  • To give hawks and falcons a break from humans during their nesting season, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park have instituted some temporary closures in popular climbing areas of the park.

    According to park officials, Golden eagles, kestrels, turkey vultures, peregrine and prairie falcons, and red-tailed and Cooper's hawks are especially suited to

  • Since roughly 95 percent of Biscayne National Park is under water, most of the focus on wildlife is on marinelife in the park, such as the mantra rays and spotted eagle rays.

    Can you tell the difference between the two rays?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

  • Restore Hetch Hetchy, a group that long has lobbied to see the scenic Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park drained, has begun the process to convince San Francisco voters that the O'Shaughnessy Dam is no longer needed.

    The Yosemite Restoration Campaign, sponsored by Resto

  • Nearly 52,500 comments were received by the National Park Service on the future of an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, with submissions from each of the 50 states and 40 countries overall.

    The comments, 52,473 in all, have been [url=http://www.nps.gov/pore/parkmgmt/planning_dboc_sup.htm]posted to the seashore's website[/u

  • With warm weather already here in some parts of the Southwest, and with disposable water bottles on their way out from a number of national parks, what's the best way to stay hydrated in the parks?

    That's an easy question to answer: either resort to a hydration bladder in your pack, or invest in a reuseable water bottle or two.