The Latest News & Views

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

  • Australia State’s Park Development Plans Cause Controversy

    Recent relaxation of rules against private commercial development in Australian national parks in the state of Victoria are calling attention again to the ongoing plethora of park controversies Down Under.

  • While road work is said to be progressing well on the Stevens Canyon Road in Mount Rainier National Park, a section of the road will close to traffic beginning September 4, according to park officials.

    The work revolves around resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of the road and other related facilities, including bridges, tunnels, culverts, guard wall

  • National Park Service officials have updated their blueprint for preparing the agency for its second century, though National Parks Conservation Association officials believe the Service needs to be even more aggressive in looking to the future.

    The Call to Action [url=http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/08/national-park-service-issues-5-year-call-action-plan-moving-toward-i

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

  • Crater Lake is an appealing dive for scuba aficionados, but the lake will be temporary closed to them until Crater Lake National Park officials can formulate protocols for keeping invasive species out of the water.

    In a release park officials said they anticipated the protocols would be in place before the beginning of the 2013 season and would require diver

Friday, August 31st, 2012

  • With the number of deadly Hantavirus cases possibly linked to guest accommodations at Yosemite National Park climbing, officials have tried to contact roughly 3,000 summer guests to caution them about the disease.

    As of Friday, at least six cases of the rodent-borne disease have been documented among park visitors, Yosemite officials said.