The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

  • 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.

Monday, June 27th, 2011

  • A rapidly spreading wildfire in northern New Mexico has forced the evacuation and closure of Bandelier National Monument. The fire began Sunday afternoon on private land near the Santa Fe National Forest about a dozen miles south of Los Alamos.

    Dubbed the Las Conchas Fire, the blaze had already burned over 3,500 acres by Sunday evening,