The Latest News & Views

Friday, September 7th, 2012

  • When National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis exhorted conservationists to find ways to celebrate the 2016 anniversary of the NPS, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont came up with the Youth Leadership Class of 2016.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

  • A West Virginia resident's recent death is being linked to a Hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, raising to three the number of fatalities thought to be connected to stays in the scenic park.

  • Remains found last month in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been identified as those of a Tennessee man who went missing in the park back in March.

    Park officials said Thursday that the remains discovered on August 21 off a walkway located along the Newfound Gap Road about a mile from the Sugarlands Visitor Center are those of Michael Giovanni Cocchini.

  • An independent panel's review of a draft environmental study into impacts an oyster farm is having at Point Reyes National Seashore suggests substantive revisions for the final document.

    While the authors note that their comments "should not be interpreted as a conclusion that the (draft Environmental Impact Statement) does not meet NEPA requirements," they al

  • The lexicon built around enjoying the winter season in Yellowstone National Park grew this year when park officials coined "transportation events" to help define the impacts of snowmobiles and snowcoaches.