The Latest News & Views

Monday, June 25th, 2012

  • If you've always wanted to learn how to climb, consider visiting Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee next month to take a class in the site's Fifth Annual Climbing Expedition.

    The climbing day is scheduled for Saturday, July 14. Beginning climbers and people who wish to learn about the sport of rock climbing are encouraged to attend.

  • A rare nēnē goose, one 21 years old and which has been somewhat of a prolific breeder, has been run over and killed at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

    The goose, known by park biologists as Green DU, was hit on Chain of Craters Road near Pauahi last Tuesday.

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

  • Snowy and cloudy conditions have continued to hamper efforts to remove the body of a Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger who died while working to rescue four climbers, though a small window of opportunity was expected Su

  • Hunting Set for NSW National Parks in Australia

    After acrimonious, alarmist back and forth from all political quarters, a bill was passed last Friday in the State Parliament of New South Wales, Australia to permit hunting in national parks.

  • Acadia National Park’s foundation was forged by the blueblooded families of Boston and New York, but its position among the ranks of national parks was driven by the passion of a man who fell in love with Mount Desert Island at an early age.