The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

  • Contrary to the impression you might have gotten from the popular press, the whole state of Colorado is not burning. In particular, the popular areas of Rocky Mountain National Park are open and ready for hiking. A visit to Black Lake is a great introductory hike to the park. It shows off several iconic lakes and waterfalls.

  • Following seven years of planning and design, an extensive rehabilitation of the White House Visitor Center in President's Park in Washington gets under way this week.

    The project is a public private endeavor between the NPS and the White House Historical Association, a nonprofit NPS partner since 1961.

    Funding for the entire project comes from public and private funding.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

  • A California man who summited the Middle Teton in Grand Teton National Park apparently slipped and fell approximately 1,000 feet to his death while descending the crag.

    Justin Harold Beldin, 27, of Benicia, California, was taking a different route down from the 12,804-foot peak from his two companions when he fell a

  • Six months after a two-day conference on the future of America's national parks, a drive continues to encouarge more groups with ties to the parks to endorse a statement of principles that touches on such diverse topics as economics, natural resource protection, and connecting communities to the parks.

  • Come November, San Francisco voters will get a chance to start a process that could result in the draining of the reservoir that now fills the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park.

    The San Franciso Department of Elections late last week approved the petition drive by the Yosemite Restoration Campaign to