The Latest News & Views

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

  • Public access to most of Santa Rosa Island at Channel Islands National Park will be restricted in the coming months to allow for a final hunt of non-native mule deer and Roosevelt elk on the island.

    This hunt brings to an end a history of hunting on the island, one that included a chapter in which a member of Congress tried to turn the entire island into a hun

  • Renewal is constantly under way in the national parks. One of the best examples was how quickly the forests of Yellowstone National Park rebounded from the sweeping wildfires of 1988.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

  • With Hurricane Irene taking aim on North Carolina, officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore were shuttering campgrounds and facilities, closing beaches, and directing visitors to leave the area.

    As of 5 p.m.

  • A year after a major reconstruction of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway caused traffic delays in Zion National Park more road work through the end of the month will cause delays on that stretch of scenic highway.

    Resurfacing of a 9.5-mile section of the highway got under way Monday and is expected to

  • Engineers are taking another look at the Washington Monument today to determine whether any cracks caused by Tuesday's earthquake created structural problems with the iconic monument in Washington, D.C.

    The monument was closed Tuesday, along with the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, after the 5.8 quake jiggled a la