The Latest News & Views

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

  • A wildfire ignited by a lightning strike nearly three weeks ago has spread to more than 10,000 acres at Lassen Volcanic National Park and is causing some access problems and trail closures in the park.

    The "Reading" fire was sparked July 23.

  • A new chef, and a new name for the dining room, is the latest news out of Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park.

    The lodge sits in one of the most beautiful locations in the High Sierra. Grab a table near the dining room's wall of windows and you'll have gorgeous views of 11,188-foot Mount Silliman.

Friday, August 10th, 2012

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  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's military and commercial roots date back to 1824, but 163 years of U. S. Army activities at the post have come to an end with the transfer of the East and South Vancouver Barracks to the National Park Service.

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

  • Yellowstone National Park's bison herds have grown by nearly 14 percent over 2011 numbers, with most of the animals found across the park's northern range.

    The park's summer bison surveys, conducted during three aerial counts, turned up a population of 4,230 bison, park officials announced Wednesday in a release.