The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

  • When Trail Ridge Road opened end-to-end on Monday in Rocky Mountain National Park, it marked the latest opening of the road in more than 20 years, according to park officials.

    It indeed has been a long, snowy year in the Rockies and the High Sierra, where deep snowpacks and lingering snows have challenged snowplow operators and disappointed park goers who had

  • Acadia National Park soon will grow by 39 acres thanks to federal Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars that will enable the Park Service to acquire the acreage near the Lower Hadlock Pond.

    The Friends of Acadia and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have been holding the land for the park; t

  • A $10,000 contribution to the Glacier National Park Foundation is helping create tomorrow's national park stewards by contributing to efforts to engage students in science in Glacier National Park.

    The grant from the Unilever United States Foundation, Inc., will help bring teachers and students into Glacier to participate in a Ci

Monday, June 6th, 2011

  • A herd of goats from Idaho has been enlisted to help clear away, er, eat, native and non-native vegetation in some areas of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in California.

    The goats were let loose this past Friday to begin work on restoring the cultural landscape in the NRA's Tower House Historic District and to help reduce hazardous fuels at other areas t

  • A visit to Yosemite National Park in 2011 will certainly be a much different experience than a similar trip in decades past, and a new exhibit in the park will offer a wide-ranging and thought-provoking look at a Yosemite that's gone but perhaps not totally forgotten.

    The early 1900s brought major changes that redefined both the park itself and the nature of a