The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

  • It just got easier to follow your favorite unit of the National Park System on the Traveler.

    If you click that Visit Your Park button on the toolbar above, you'll be taken to a page that lists every (we think) unit of the National Park System. Nearly 400 in all.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

  • A Wyoming man who was attacked by a bear in Grand Teton National Park says when he first saw the bear it was only five or 10 yards from him.

  • President Obama will turn to the Antiquities Act of 1906 for the first time to designate Fort Monroe in Virginia as a national monument, according to officials at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    A release from the trust this morning said the president will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the designation.

    “The action taken by President Obama will ensure that this im

  • National Park Service officials are reviewing their sport hunting guidelines for Katmai National Preserve, where some have compared hunting brown bears to shooting fish in a barrel.

    Though hunting is allowed by law in the preserve, some believe that stalking the bears, which for much of the summer and early fall are accustomed to visitors stalking them with ca

  • U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House subcommittee that oversees national parks and other federal lands, says it is unconstitutional for the federal government to own those tracts.

    And while the Utah Republican would like to see most federal lands in the West turned over to the states, he said the federal government can keep national parks "because they’re not moneymakers anyway."