The Latest News & Views

Monday, July 9th, 2012

  • Apparently a local living near Olympic National Park never thought too hard about the saying that in a national park you should "take only pictures and leave only footprints."

    Park officials say the unidentified individual spotted a wagon wheel thought to be about 100 years old in the lakebed of the recently drained Lake Aldwell and to

  • One topic has been glaringly absent from the building presidential campaign: the use and management of the United States' public lands. Unless the two major political parties are entirely tone-deaf, they might want to start touching on that topic from time to time, as a new poll shows overwhelming support for conservation of those lands.

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

  • The final update on the Shenandoah National Park Neighbor Mountain Fire has been issued as containment reaches 85% and “many firefighters head home,” said Linda Friar, the fire's incident public information officer.

    Two crews remain to assist the Park with the fire.

  • Car-Free National Park Travel Is Possible In Britain

    Now is peak time for national park travel in the UK—especially perhaps if you want to get out of London and avoid the Olympic throngs.

  • A Blue Ridge Parkway study shows that National Park Service signing seems to be reducing the number of accidents on the high road.