The Latest News & Views

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

  • Big wall climbing is hard enough, but to do it without a thumb...well, it would be difficult at best.

  • Restoring landscapes is not always easy, but when they are restored, the benefits to the surrounding ecosystem can be highly measurable. At Channel Islands National Park off California's coast, restoring Prisoners Harbor will bring back a particularly rare landscape -- a coastal wetland.

  • Road maps can be great to navigate by, but don't use them when hunting.

  • Joshua Tree National Park, which was hit hard by flash floods on September 13, will reopen some areas along the Pinto Basin Road on Friday, according to park officials.

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  • It will be easier getting onto Basswood Island in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the not-too-distant future, as crews are going to be rebuilding the island's dock.

    Construction to replace the existing dock is to begin in October.