The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

  • Several areas of Big Bend National Park have been closed to the public in the wake of a mountain lion attack on a young boy, who received non-fatal injuries to his face.

    The unidentified 6-year-old was attacked Sunday evening as he and his family were leaving the Chisos Lodge after dinner, according to witnesses.

    A park visitor who posted an account of the

  • Editor's note: With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? Karen Beck-Herzog, the management assistant at Shenandoah National Park, put together the following primer for exploring her park.

  • Might there be a new concessions company running the lodgings and retail outlets at Shenandoah National Park?

  • A grant from the National Park Foundation will help officials at Dinosaur National Monument develop a monitoring and preservation plan for 150-million-year-old fossils in the monument's new exhibit hall.

    "Preserving fossils in-place, as at Dinosaur, presents many challenges not experienced in a traditional museum setting," said Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Ris

  • Efforts to educate motorists to watch carefully for wildlife on roads seem to be working in Grand Teton National Park, where officials cite a decrease in the number of animal deaths from vehicle collisions.

    Each year, park officials gather comprehensive data on the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) that o