The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

  • A non-profit legal foundation that long has argued for multiple use of public lands now wants to aid the Interior Department in defending a rule that allows national park visitors to carry weapons.

  • An ice storm has prompted Mammoth Cave National Park officials to close all roads in the park as of 4 p.m. local time today.

    The storm not only has coated the park's roads with ice, but also downed trees throughout the park.

  • Four Indiana visitors to Yellowstone National Park have been invited to return to Mammoth Hot Springs late next month...to face charges of snowmobiling illegally in the park's backcountry.

  • Scientists predict that, thanks to our warming climate, within 25 years Glacier National Park will be without its namesake glaciers.

    This short Quicktime video provides visual evidence of what's transpiring at the "crown of the continent" and an interview with Dr. Dan Fagre, an ecologist on the park staff who long has monitored the rivers of ice.

  • Most Traveler readers know that Yellowstone National Park is considered to be the world’s first national park. Some, though, might not know that more than 130 nations have established parks or protected areas within their boundaries.