The Latest News & Views

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

  • If your plans for Wednesday, February 18, 2009, include travel to or from Yosemite National Park, factor in some extra time. What organizers call "the largest cycling event in America," the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, will be passing through the Yosemite vicinity, with the course going through the gateway communities of Mariposa and Oakhurst.

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

  • San Juan National Historic Site celebrates its 60th birthday today, February 14. This remarkable park, America's only national park in Puerto Rico, preserves some of the finest Spanish Colonial-era coastal forts left in the Caribbean.

  • Rain and snow have pelted Death Valley National Park somewhat frequently this winter, which raises the question of whether there will be a tremendous spring bloom in the park?

  • Your last trip home from a business meeting may have been a bit wearing, but it was probably lacked the drama of a recent drive by two rangers returning home to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.

  • How many moose reside in Voyageurs National Park? Well, the 2009 winter survey spotted 45 Alces alces, but biologists believe that translates to a park-wide population of at least 80.