The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.

    Tim Bailey, 32, of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, was supposed to return home Sunday, park officials said in a release.

  • Throughout the summer we've been celebrating the work of national park friends groups. While the summer is coming to an end, their good work continues throughout the year. And with that in mind, they could use your support to fund that work.

  • Devils Postpile National Monument in California's High Sierra has just taken a four-legged step to engage local dog owners and their canine companions in the monument's volunteer program.

    The Paw Patrol program employs dog owning volunteers and their pets as representatives of the monument, to connect with dog loving and dog walking visitors—and serv

  • Does the National Park Service have to rethink its rules when it comes to backcountry travel in known grizzly bear habitat?

  • If you're planning to be in North Dakota this coming weekend, celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a hike into the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Sunday.

    The hike in the park’s North Unit will be the last ranger-led hike of the 2012 summer season.