The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • Does the National Park Service have to rethink its rules when it comes to backcountry travel in known grizzly bear habitat?

  • If you're planning to be in North Dakota this coming weekend, celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a hike into the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Sunday.

    The hike in the park’s North Unit will be the last ranger-led hike of the 2012 summer season.

  • During their journey west and return east, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left numerous marks recording their presence in order to validate a claim to the land for the United States. In some locations they painted the bark of trees, while in other places they made inscriptions in stone.


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

  • A second fatality tied to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.

    National Park Service officials have set up a phone number -- (209) 372-0822 -- visitors can call at Yosemite to seek information on hantavirus, a disease spread through

  • Birding has been in the headlines lately, and not always is a favorable light.