The Latest News & Views

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

  • Accidents, as they say, happen. And they happen even in Yellowstone National Park during the winter season when stringent guidelines are in place for snowmobilers and snowcoaches.

    According to sketchy park reports, a snowcoach recently stopped on the side of the Grand Loop Road near Beryl Spring due to poor groomed snow conditions.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

  • A steady stream of press releases trickled out from across the National Park System this week, promoting the economic might that emanates from the the parks.

  • How do you feel about companies awarding money to national park friends groups and conservation organizations based on their popularity?

    I keep getting requests via email or on Facebook to go to a website and click on a link to support a particular park. Sometimes the only way for your park to win is to keep on clicking.

    On one hand, our national parks need the money.

  • With harbor seals descending on Point Reyes National Seashore on the California coast for pupping season, restrictions on public access to various parts of the seashore take effect Thursday and run through the end of June.

    Seashore officials say Point Reyes "has the largest mainland breeding concentration of harbor seals in California.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012