The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

  • It took a while. Going on three years, in fact. But Glacier National Park crews finally have been able to get the Inside North Fork Road open to traffic. Just don't plan on driving the family sedan down it.

  • Despite all the various names appended to units of the National Park System, it long has been argued by many on these pages that all units are treated the same. That contention can easily be dispatched, however, if one looks at the various approaches being wielded to manage the 391 units.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

  • Editor's note: Grand Teton National Park officials on July 13 corrected the last name of the two boaters. It should be Thames, not Phames.

  • Officials have confirmed the presence of sylvatic plague and tularemia in Badlands National Park. That’s bad news for the park’s prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets, but visitors should be OK if they use common sense safety precautions.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is inviting high school-aged students, their families, and the general public to join scientists and educators in collecting scientific data during field activities in the park, July 13-15, 2009.