The Latest News & Views

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

  • 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.

  • One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, the first Confederate invasion of the North occurred at present-day Monocacy National Battlefield. You can gain a sense of that event next month when Civil War re-enactors set up a Confederate camp at the battlefield.

    In September 1862, Confederate General Robert E.

  • While there are nearly 400 units of the National Park System, there are only about 150 groups today that view themselves as friends groups working to benefit the parks. Interested in creating a friends group, or need help getting your organization out of the blocks?

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

  • A solo backpacker along the Toklat River in Denali National Park and Preserve has been fatally mauled by a grizzly bear, according to park officials, who added that it is believed to be the first fatal mauling in the park's history.

    A wallet was found near the kill site, but park officials on Saturday were waiting to make positive identification of the victim

  • Is a campsite reservation system needed at Voyageurs National Park?