The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

  • More humpback whales and their calves are showing up in the waters of Glacier Bay National Park, and that has prompted park officials to extend speed restrictions on vessels cruising through those waters.

  • Here's an item that, on its face, seems rather non-controversial: Should the one or two trains that roll into Grand Canyon National Park from Williams, Arizona, each day be allowed to continue their operations?

  • If you're making a visit to Chaco Culture National Historical Park this summer and your plans include camping, be sure to do some homework in advance. The campground in the park is currently closed for emergency repairs—and don't count on your trusty GPS unit to find a backup site!

  • Sure, it's summertime, and the weather is hot, but there's talk of winter at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore next week.

    Unfortunately, it's just a talk about winter and not a forecast for cooler temps. Still, if you're in the vicinity of this national lakeshore on Monday, you might want to stop in to learn what winters were like on Madeline Island.

  • How many lenses do you need for your camera to capture all the beauty of our National Park System? That's a question that can be costly if you're not careful in your selections.