The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

  • Earlier this month we ran a story about an anonymous Grand Teton National Park ranger who seemingly went out of his way to assist a young father and his three sons during a fishing outing in the park.

  • It's always gratifying to see youngsters who are interested in national parks and science, and that was definitely the case for Nathan McDermott. The seven-year-old cancer survivor's wish was to spent time with paleontologists at Dinosaur National Monument.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

  • Where do you find the best art in the National Park System?

  • Visitors to New York City who are looking for an affordable place to stay—and residents who'd like to escape the concrete canyons of the Big Apple—will soon have some additional options. Gateway National Recreation Area is adding new campsites which are slated to open by the July 4th weekend.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

  • Editor's note: The United States does not hold a monopoly on national parks. Indeed, its parks movement has spread around the globe. Portugal can't quite count as many national parks as the United States, but its one park, Peneda-Gerês, preserves both magnificent landscapes and a way of life long enjoyed in Pitõs das Júnias.