The Latest News & Views

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

  • The upcoming three-day Martin Luther King, Jr., Day weekend offers a chance to not just celebrate the life of one of the country's foremost Civil Rights advocates but also an opportunity to reflect on the equality we enjoy in the United States.

  • The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.

    The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, and the Murie Science and Learning Center Fellows

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

  • A fire reported at Cumberland Island National Seashore a week ago is almost fully contained, park officials said Wednesday. The "Hickory Hill Fire" was 95 percent contained, although it continues to smolder, officials said.

    On Tuesday, fire crews transitioned from a large, 20-person crew focused on line construction and containment to a smaller three-pe

  • A $10,000 grant from REI to Friends of the Smokies will make it a little bit easier for the friends group to improve trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    The money went towards a new Trails Forever equipment trailer.

  • How much of a national park do you feel you need to see or understand to feel you've "done it"?