The Latest News & Views

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

  • A $2.8 million agreement has been reached that will expand the northern range for Yellowstone National Park bison. Under the agreement, cattle will be removed from the Royal Teton Ranch for the next 30 years.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

  • In the Rockies mountain snows slowly are beginning to melt, the aspen are beginning to unfurl their leaves, and the bears are rummaging about. All the more reason to pay attention to not just your surroundings in the national parks, but your cleanliness in terms of food.

  • Natural Bridges National Monument is one of the more remote corners of the national park system, but make the effort to find it and you'll be richly rewarded with an amazing landscape, rich human history, and glorious solitude.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

  • National Park Week is being celebrated this year from April 20 through April 26, and many parks are celebrating Junior Ranger Day at some point during the week. Across the system there are dozens, if not hundreds, of special events planned. Here's a look at some of them.

  • Beginning the planning for a climb of Mount McKinley or Mount Foraker in Denali National Park and Preserve is just a click away, thanks to an online registration program launched by the National Park Service.