The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 9th, 2012

  • Horses are becoming the latest wedge issue in the National Park System, as efforts to reduce their access to wilderness in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks are being portrayed both as a job killer and a denier of your right to visit the parks.

    At least one congressman is blaming the Obama administration for "pushing backcountry horsemen out of business," while a petition drive launched o

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Here's our weekly sampling of global park news. If you live in one of the 200 countries where our readers reside, send Randy your news or suggestions.

    Prince Edward Island National Park Celebrates 75 years

    The 75th anniversary of Canada’s spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park is on April 24, 2012.

  • Heading to Petrified Forest National Park, or wondering whether you should pay the northern Arizona park a visit?

  • I have been to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park four times — most recently in June 2011. With Kilauea, one of the Big Island’s five volcanoes (and the only active one), disgorging steam, volcanic debris and flowing lava since 1983, the park’s topography has been different from one visit to another.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

  • As warmer weather continues to spread across the Rockies and you begin to look to the mountains for some R&R, if Rocky Mountain National Park is on your agenda you might want to wait until after Memorial Day before visiting.

    Park officials say that between now and Memorial Day weekend they plan to spray nearly 7,000 "high-value" trees with an insecticide to ki