The Latest News & Views

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

  • It will be easier getting onto Basswood Island in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the not-too-distant future, as crews are going to be rebuilding the island's dock.

    Construction to replace the existing dock is to begin in October.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

  • Acquisition of 5 acres is moving the National Park Service closer to completion of the 65-mile-long Backbone Trail through Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California.

    The trail stretches from Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles all the way to Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County.

    The recently acquired the 5 acres is along

  • With the calendar quickly running out on the short fall season in some parts of the National Park System, some concessionaires are responding with lodging specials that might intrigue you.

    Here's a look at some of the special offerings, or available rooms yet this fall, from Xanterra Parks & Resorts:

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  • The United States has not cornered the market on national parks. While it did start the national park movement with Yellowstone back in 1872, many other countries have set aside many spectacular parks.

  • Westslope cutthroat trout will soon be gaining another foothold in Yellowstone National Park, where fisheries biologists are working to return the native fish to Goose Lake.

    But before these trout can be put back into the lake, non-native rainbow trout must be removed.