The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

  • Most national parks are not inherently dangerous, but park visitors can expect to encounter serious hazards to life and limb at various places and times in our National Park System. If you've narrowly escaped from a life threatening situation in a national park, tell us about it. Is there a takeaway lesson?

  • A photo of a daredevil kayaker negotiating the Kern River in Sequoia National Forest received the grand prize in the National Park Foundation's Share the Experience photo contest, while a scenic from Glacier National Park was awarded first prize.

    The contest is designed to encourage amateur photograph

  • Eastern National, a non-profit that produces interpretive and educational materials for national parks, has entered the phone app market with its Passport To Your National Parks® iPhone Application, currently available for free on iTunes.

    The application, which also works on iPads and iPod Touch units, is a digital companion to the origi

  • Raptors are returning to many areas in the National Park System for nesting, including to the upper Yukon River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska.

    The return of peregrine falcons will help researchers build on nearly four decades of study on peregrines and their habits in the preserve.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

  • Western North Carolina has always attracted people who could afford to get away from the heat and spend the summer in the mountains. Once the railroad reached Asheville, North Carolina, in 1880, many distinguished people settled here and left their mark.