The Latest News & Views

Friday, February 10th, 2012

  • None of us ever wants to be caught out in the backcountry in an emergency, but we should nevertheless plan for that scenario by being prepared for the unexpected.

  • Video by Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training

    It's hard to beat a small town parade with lots of fire trucks for an All-American event, but the town of Atoka, Oklahoma, pulled out all the stops recently with an event that should earn a spot in the Guinness World Records.

  • Natural Bridges National Monument was the very first unit of the National Park System to garner recognition for its dark night skies.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

  • A windstorm that left areas of Devils Postpile National Monument littered with life-sized Pick-up Sticks could push back the spring opening of facilities and campgrounds in the monument.

    The storm, which swept the monument back in November, toppled trees throughout the Reds Meadow Valley.

  • In a move to get today's younger generations more involved in the outdoors, the National Park Trust is sponsoring a contest for kids to explain how best they can explore the outdoors and enjoy parks.

    The contest is part of the National Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by the Trust along with a host of partners, inc