The Latest News & Views

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.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

  • Significant remodeling to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park will keep the center closed to the public through the winter.

    Among the work to be done on the project that starts Monday is installation of an evalator between floors to accommodate disabled visitors, rebuilding the restrooms, and connecting the exterior balcony to the