The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

  • How helpful is it for a national park to craft a general management plan that looks 10, 15, or even 20 years down the road?

  • While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.

    Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of some of the non-profits working for national parks that deserve your support.

  • It just got easier to follow your favorite unit of the National Park System on the Traveler.

    If you click that Visit Your Park button on the toolbar above, you'll be taken to a page that lists every (we think) unit of the National Park System. Nearly 400 in all.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

  • A Wyoming man who was attacked by a bear in Grand Teton National Park says when he first saw the bear it was only five or 10 yards from him.

  • President Obama will turn to the Antiquities Act of 1906 for the first time to designate Fort Monroe in Virginia as a national monument, according to officials at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    A release from the trust this morning said the president will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the designation.

    “The action taken by President Obama will ensure that this im