The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

  • 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.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

  • A 66-year-old man missing since Saturday afternoon in snowbound Mount Rainier National Park somehow survived wintry conditions without a tent or sleeping bag, park officials said Monday shortly after he was found.

    Since Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Washington, disappeared Saturday during a snowshoe outing, the park has received snow off and on and overnight low t

  • Come August, you'll be able to comfortably place a volcano in your pocket. That's when the U.S.