The Latest News & Views

Monday, August 27th, 2012

  • It's difficult to miss them on the National Mall: They're dressed in yellow shirts and khaki pants or shorts, wear yellow ball caps with the National Park Service and Trust for the National Mall logos, and heft backpacks filled with information and, if you're thirsty, water.

  • Imagine if more than one third of the 397 units of the National Park System had to shut down because the Park Service didn't have the money to operate them. That's one example the National Parks Conservation Association is using to illustrate the threat of impending budget cuts on the agency.

    The recently launched campaign doesn't stop there, either.

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

  • With Tropical Storm Issac taking aim on the Gulf Coast, national parks and seashores in its path are battening down and getting ready to ride out the storm.

    As early as this past Friday parks in Florida -- Everglade, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas -- began closing facilities.

  • A 49-year-old San Diego man has been identified as the victim of a fatal grizzly bear mauling in Denali National Park and Preserve.

  • U.S. and Costa Rica National Parks Leaders Sign Agreement

    Late last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis signed a memorandum of understanding with Costa Rica’s national system of protected areas, the Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion.