The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

  • You can add Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the list of national parks that have their own "mini-guide" on the Traveler. Visit these pages and you'll find information on hiking, lodging, camping, birding, and more.

    The guide also includes a section on park history, including information on Theodore Roosevelt's early days in the Dakota Territory, a section on the park's curious

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

  • Cameron "Cam" Sholly has been named a new National Park Service Associate Director for Visitor and Resource Protection.

    As associate director, Sholly will manage a $125 million annual budget and a portfolio that includes 20 service-wide program areas including law enforcement, security and emergency services, fire and aviation management, risk management and occupational safety, public h

Friday, July 27th, 2012

  • How best to manage wilderness areas in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks will be the topic for public conversation come October, when the parks seek input on preliminary draft alternatives for their Wilderness Stewardship Plan.

    At a series of public meetings, the National Park Service will be seeking ideas and feedback about alternatives to address futur

  • Traveling light in the backcountry is quite subjective. Gear that is a necessity to one person is superfluous to another. A heavy pack to one person is light to another. That, no doubt, is why not all backpacks are created equal.

  • Have you ever wondered about the stories behind artifacts displayed in visitor centers and museums? In some cases, even professional historians find it challenging to separate fact from legend, and that's the premise behind the PBS series History Detectives.