The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

  • Analysis of bone fragments found in the backcountry of Glacier National Park last summer have confirmed they came from a hiker who vanished in the park four years ago.

    The search for 27-year-old Yi-Jien Hwa, of Malaysia, was launched August 20, 2008, a day after his family reported him missing.

  • Is hunting about to spread across the National Park System? Worries that that could be the fallout of legislation that cleared the U.S.

  • With Tropical Storm Beryl having come and gone, it will take until Saturday for crews to clean up Cumberland Island National Seashore along Georgia's coast so it can reopen to the public.

    “The national seashore staff has begun cleaning up downed trees and ensuring that the park is ready once again for park visitors,” says Superintendent Fred Boyles.

  • Emergency responders train for difficult situations they hope will never actually occur, but one such call came in last week at Zion National Park: A vehicle was on fire inside the 1.1 mile-long Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel … and this set of wheels turned out to be anything but ordinary.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

  • A new trail is coming to Denali National Park and Preserve, and in honor of National Trails Day the general public is being invited to help with the construction.

    The Savage Alpine Trail will run 4.5 miles through forest and across tundra.