The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 15th, 2012

  • Legislation currently pending in the U.S.

  • Repairs should allow the reopening later this year of the entire North Unit Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but until then you'll be limited to only about a 7-mile stretch of the drive.

    Fortunately, though, there's a nice hike or two you can take from trailheads along that open stretch, so don't write off a visit to this unit of the national

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

  • Legislation to create a national historical park that tells the story of the country's efforts to create an atomic bomb, a park that would reach from Tennessee to Washington state, has been introduced to the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support.


  • Having just launched Essential Friends, Celebrating Friends Groups in the National Parks, it seems only fitting to welcome a new friends group into the fold: Dunes National Park Association.

    More and more, as federal dollar

  • For the third straight year the lowly Utah prairie dog will be elevated a bit in status at Bryce Canyon National Park with its own day.

    On June 22 the park will celebrate Utah Prairie Dog Day from 9 a.m. into the evening.