The Latest News & Views

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

  • The National Park Foundation has set up a memorial fund to benefit the two young daughters of Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on New Year's Day.

    On New Year’s Day, the national parks community suffered a great loss as Ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier National Park was tragically shot and killed.

  • For the majority of us, climbing to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park occurs during the summer months when the cables are installed to make it a bit easier.

    But the other day a local climber made it to the top and made a video of the views from the top.

    Though spectacular, that video, made January 4, a

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

  • A wildfire has spread across more than 50 acres of Cumberland Island National Seashore off the Georgia coast, but officials don't expect it to grow much larger due to rising humidity levels.

    The "Hickory Hill" fire, spotted January 4, has been described as a "slow moving, smoldering fire." As of Saturday morning 15 personnel were working on digging fire lines

  • If you find yourself in South Dakota during the long Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend, swing by Wind Cave National Park to take one of the free cave tours being offered then.

    The tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on January 14, 15, and 16.

  • Hoping to boost visitation during the slow winter months, officials at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado are waiving park entrance fees through February.

    “With the new recreational opportunities being offered this winter, I am waiving fees to encourage visitors and locals to visit Mesa Verde and take advantage of the quieter times in the park,"