The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

  • Though it might be too late for Everglades National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a rule that would ban the importation and interstate transportation of four non-native constrictor snakes.

  • As the search for a missing 66-year-old snowshoer in the backcountry of Mount Rainier National Park moved into its third cold, snowy day, more than a few of those involved began to fear the worst. But in the end, they found Yong Chun Kim able to walk and in no immediate need of medical care.

    Details of how Mr.

  • The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Board of Directors has appointed Mark J. Wenger as the organization's new executive director, beginning in February.

    Mr. Wenger succeeds David N. Startzell, the longest serving executive director in the ATC’s history. He enters the ATC at a time of growth and development.

  • Parks Canada, which oversees 209 national parks and national historic sites, hopes a marketing agency can get more people to visit those treasures.

    While visitation to those properties managed by Parks Canada fell a bit more than 7 percent from the 2006-07 season, when 21.8 million visitors were counted, to the 2010-11 season, when 20.2 million were

  • A prospective groom-to-be had a fine idea for a unique place to propose marriage to his sweetheart—the beautiful, snow-white dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.