The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

  • Too much snow will keep the Sunrise area in Mount Rainier National Park closed through the Fourth of July weekend and until at least July 8, according to park officials.

  • Without doubt, Glacier National Park is in the heart of one of the wildest ecosystems in the lower 48 United States -- the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. But how wild is it when it comes to grizzly bears?

  • How can the National Park Service, whose mission hinges predominantly on the preservation of the resources that fall within the National Park System, turn its back on 40,000 acres it deemed suitable for wilderness designation?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has extended a moratorium on new uranium mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park so federal land managers can finish a study of potential impacts from the mining and impacts from denying new mining claims.

    The move to temporarily withdraw the acreage from hard-rock mining claims extends a decision

  • With summer officially getting under way tomorrow, more and more folks will be heading out to the national parks for some summer fun.