The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

  • Legislation to create a national historical park that tells the story of the country's efforts to create an atomic bomb, a park that would reach from Tennessee to Washington state, has been introduced to the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support.


  • Having just launched Essential Friends, Celebrating Friends Groups in the National Parks, it seems only fitting to welcome a new friends group into the fold: Dunes National Park Association.

    More and more, as federal dollar

  • For the third straight year the lowly Utah prairie dog will be elevated a bit in status at Bryce Canyon National Park with its own day.

    On June 22 the park will celebrate Utah Prairie Dog Day from 9 a.m. into the evening.

  • Mountain bikers are getting more trail time at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    The Grand Gap Loop Trail is a shared use trail for both hikers and bikers in the park, but until recently bikers could only use it Monday through Friday.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

  • [i]Editor's note: To bring you an additional perspective to life in the National Park System, we're happy to offer occasional musings and insights from PJ Ryan to the Traveler.