The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

  • With the snows of winter on their way, most people are bringing an end to this year's travels and looking ahead to 2012. Which has us wondering: How do you decide which national parks to put on your travel calendar?

    Are you looking to expand your list of national parks visited, or are you planning to go back to old favorites?

    And what resources do you rely on to help with your planning?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

  • A draft study that examines whether the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains should be added to the National Park System has been released with four alternatives, two of which would advance a new model for a unit of the park system.

    No preferred alternative has been identified in the plan, which looked at an area of roughly 700,000 acres across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

  • It would be reasonable to expect a bit of traffic on a beautiful October afternoon in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—especially if the road in question is U.S. Highway 441 through the center of the popular park.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

  • "The Rock" is heading east.

  • Shortly after Joan Anzelmo took over the public affairs office at Yellowstone National Park back in the 1980s, I was cautioned that she could be brusque and difficult to work with.