The Latest News & Views

Monday, June 18th, 2012

  • The arrival of Piping Plovers at Assateague Island National Seashore along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia has prompted a temporary closure to give the birds time to nest.

    Assateague Superintendent Trish Kicklighter says the closed area includes the portion of the public Over-Sand Vehicle (OSV) route south of kilometer marker 18.0.

  • A deep field qualified for our monthly prize in May, that of a Vapur Element water bottle.

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

  • Falling into a crevasse, often a fatal step for a mountaineer, saved a member of a Japanese climbing team on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, but his four partners apparently were swept to their deaths by an avalanche.

  • Happy Camper Comes to the Rescue of Parks Canada

    Though the donation took place four years before Parks Canada’s current news-making round of budget cuts and layoffs, a $1 million gift from a longtime park camping enthusiast has provided a bright spot for Canadian Parks.

    Today, Canadians are lamenting new austerity measures that are diminishing park staff and facility hours.

  • In a bid to keep the Schaus Swallowtail butterfly from blinking into extinction, U.S.