The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 24th, 2012

  • The National Park Service has placed a ban on campfires in portions of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park.

    Until further notice campfires are banned in the following campgrounds and picnic areas (listed, roughly, north to south):

    Bridge Creek, Bridge Creek Group, Bridge Creek Stock, Shady, Tumwater, High Bridge, Harlequin, Harlequin Group, Rainbow Falls, P

  • A mountain in Joshua Tree National Park has been officially named after Minerava Hoyt in honor of her efforts to see the park designated.

    Mrs. Hoyt grew up in Mississippi during the Civil War Reconstruction Era but moved to Southern California after marrying, and there she fell in love with the desert.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

  • The World’s Most Biodiverse National Park Is ...

    Wonder no more—a remote park in northwest Bolivia is likely the most biologically diverse place on earth, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study released at the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress, an international gathering of conservationists held in mid-September in Jeju, South

  • After four years of sweat, dirt and exhaustion, a substantial effort to rehabilitate three miles of trail in and around the Alberta Falls and Lake Haiyaha area of Rocky Mountain National Park has been completed.

    The project was a collaboration between the park and the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, a non-profit friends group that works hard to meet

  • On September 29, National Public Lands Day, the National Parks will celebrate by waiving the entrance fees to all national parks.

    But Shenandoah National Park’s National Public Lands Day celebration may signal a deeper look at the future. The event will feature the Civilian Conservation Corps by hosting the Park’s 79th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Reunion.