The Latest News & Views

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

  • Most national park boundaries are fairly static, not growing or shrinking over the years.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

  • A group of congressmen, led by two members of Washington state's delegation, is trying to reinstate a ban against visitors carrying firearms in national parks.

    Rep. Jim McDermott says he and Rep.

  • Here's a look at some statistics describing one of America's premier urban-oriented parks, Gateway National Recreation Area in New York/New Jersey.

    8,820,757

    Recreational visits in 2010.

  • A Burmese python more than 16 feet in length and tipping the scales at 140 pounds has been captured at Everglades National Park, evidence of the problem park officials face with the spread of these non-native constrictors.

    The female snake was captured Monday after a park staffer came upon it while spraying non-native vegetation.

    Park officials say that "ma

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

  • Shenandoah National Park is looking ahead to spring. Superintendent Martha Bogle recently announced that facilities closed during the winter will start to open in March and will continue to open throughout the spring.

    Shenandoah's popular and historic lodging debuts at Skyland Resort on March 29th.