The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

  • Civil War Sesquicentennial travelers are often surprised to discover that the vast acreage of Civil War battlefields lies outside established National Parks, either only partially preserved through by foundations and trusts—or more likely—absolutely unprotected.

    A further irony—many pivotal battlefield sites of historic import are unmarked or located on private land and rarely visited by

  • We leave footprints and take lots of pictures when we visit national parks, but we also spend a good deal of time in park gift shops looking for souvenirs.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

  • A heavy downpour Tuesday triggered some mud and rock slides along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, trapping about 10 vehicles and requiring at least one visitor to be taken to a hospital.

    After the slides the road was closed between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass, according to a park release.

  • A heavy downpour Tuesday triggered some mud and rock slides along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, trapping about 10 vehicles and requiring at least one visitor to be taken to a hospital.

    After the slides the road was closed between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass, according to a park release.

  • A man who went for a hike Sunday morning and never returned was being searched for Tuesday in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.

    The 48-year-old male was reported missing by his employer on Monday morning. Search parties were immediately formed to begin looking for him.

    The hiker’s vehicle was found at the park’s South Unit boundary.