The Latest News & Views

Monday, October 31st, 2011

  • National Park Service officials are reviewing their sport hunting guidelines for Katmai National Preserve, where some have compared hunting brown bears to shooting fish in a barrel.

    Though hunting is allowed by law in the preserve, some believe that stalking the bears, which for much of the summer and early fall are accustomed to visitors stalking them with ca

  • U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House subcommittee that oversees national parks and other federal lands, says it is unconstitutional for the federal government to own those tracts.

    And while the Utah Republican would like to see most federal lands in the West turned over to the states, he said the federal government can keep national parks "because they’re not moneymakers anyway."


  • Do you ever wonder what we know about the world around us?

    The somewhat recent phenomenon known as "BioBlitzes" is rapidly rewriting what we know about the natural world that resides in national parks.

  • The popular Senior park pass and the Access Pass (for Americans with disabilities) can now be obtained by mail.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

  • A Wyoming man hunting elk in Grand Teton National Park was attacked by a bear Sunday, but managed to call for help after the bear left the area.

    Details were sketchy: The 32-year-old Jackson man could not definitively say whether it was a grizzly or black bear that attacked him, and the extent of his injuries were n