The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

  • Backpackers now have a much safer way to get from the overnight hiker parking lot just outside of Devils Postpile National Monument to the Devils Postpile trailhead, which accesses the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails as well as many wilderness destinations on the Inyo National Forest.

    Previously, when overnight backcountry users departed from the Devils Pos

  • Not two weeks after Interior Department officials announced their decision to remove Endangered Species Act protection from wolves throughout most of Wyoming, a handful of conservation groups has announced its intention to sue the government over the move

  • While most people think of the four seasons we all know so well, birders have a different calendar with more descriptive headings than “spring” and “winter.” And right now we are at the peak of hawk season.

    In late summer and early autumn every year, raptors in extraordinary numbers migrate from their nesting grounds to more hospitable winter climes.

Monday, September 10th, 2012

  • A man who claimed last week that he was shot in the leg while hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has changed his story and now says the shooting occurred outside the park.

    Sanford Lethco, 29, of Sevier County, "confessed to park investigators that the gunshot wounds he received to his leg on Friday, September 7, were sustained in an incident occurring outside of the park boundaries,

  • Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address Tuesday during the annual September 11th observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    Joining the vice president will be Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    The public is invited to attend the observance, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Plaza.