The Latest News & Views

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

  • Arizona culture and heritage will be on display at Pipe Spring National Monument in March as the park celebrates Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

    Helping the park staff out with some of the events will be the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. This annual celebration provides a special opportunity for locals and visitors to learn about the prehistory and history of the Arizon

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

  • Most national park boundaries are fairly static, not growing or shrinking over the years.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

  • A group of congressmen, led by two members of Washington state's delegation, is trying to reinstate a ban against visitors carrying firearms in national parks.

    Rep. Jim McDermott says he and Rep.

  • Here's a look at some statistics describing one of America's premier urban-oriented parks, Gateway National Recreation Area in New York/New Jersey.


    Recreational visits in 2010.

  • A Burmese python more than 16 feet in length and tipping the scales at 140 pounds has been captured at Everglades National Park, evidence of the problem park officials face with the spread of these non-native constrictors.

    The female snake was captured Monday after a park staffer came upon it while spraying non-native vegetation.

    Park officials say that "ma