The Latest News & Views

Monday, July 16th, 2012

  • If you're making plans to head into Canada to explore Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, or Yoho national parks, you can plan to add maps from National Geographic's Trails Illustrated series to your packing list.

    Trails Illustrated maps long have been favorites for many folks looking for hiking and camping opportunities in the national parks.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be in New York City on Tuesday to join Mayor Michael Bloomberg in announcing a partership between the National Park Service and New York City to cooperatively manage urban parks in the greater New York metropolitan area.

    The partnership is aimed at managing urban parks in and around Jamaica Bay and connecting urban communities to the natural beauty and histor

  • A National Water Trail has been designated in Kansas, bringing to nine the number of water trails that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has dedicated this year.

    Secretary Salazar joined Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to designate the Kansas River Trail as a National Water Trail.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

  • A Salt Lake City man who separated from his three partners while attempting the Cathedral Traverse in Grand Teton National Park died from a fall of roughly 500-600 feet, according to park officials.

    Climbing rangers found the body of Eric Tietze, 31, about 3:30 p.m. Friday after a daylong search of the central Teton peaks by ground and air. Mr.

  • Plein air artists, who head to the fields, mountains, and lakeshores to capture the settings in front of them on canvas, produce impressive, moving works that can provide unique perspectives on the settings.

    Through late August you can enjoy some great plein air works created in the national parks if you find yourself in Georgia.

    With the support of the National Parks Conservation Ass