The Latest News & Views

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

  • Falling into a crevasse, often a fatal step for a mountaineer, saved a member of a Japanese climbing team on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, but his four partners apparently were swept to their deaths by an avalanche.

  • Happy Camper Comes to the Rescue of Parks Canada

    Though the donation took place four years before Parks Canada’s current news-making round of budget cuts and layoffs, a $1 million gift from a longtime park camping enthusiast has provided a bright spot for Canadian Parks.

    Today, Canadians are lamenting new austerity measures that are diminishing park staff and facility hours.

  • In a bid to keep the Schaus Swallowtail butterfly from blinking into extinction, U.S.

  • A chief operating officer has been hired by the National Park Foundation to provide strategic oversight and management of the non-profit organization chartered by Congress to raise charitable dollars for the National Park System.

    Patricia Nicklin comes to the job, which also includes the title of executive vice president, from Share Our Strength,

  • One of the favorite meals at the Jordan Pond House at Acadia National Park is a bowl of thick, rich lobster stew.