The Latest News & Views

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

  • Three years after they first formally proposed tearing down the Cyclorama building that once housed a Civil War diorama, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have again announced their preference to do just that.

    While the park's General Management Plan approved in 1999 called for the building to be razed, opposition put off a final decision.

  • [i]Editor's note: Ruffin Prevost, long a reporter who covered Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for newspapers, now oversees a blog dedicated to those parks: Yellowstone Gate.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • With black bears in Dinosaur National Monument working to put on pounds for the winter, monument officials have moved to close two backcountry campsites to prevent human encounters with the hungry bruins.

    Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Risser said the two campsites are at Ely Creek along the Jones Hole Trail.

    “In an effort to reduce interactions between peopl

  • A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.

    Tim Bailey, 32, of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, was supposed to return home Sunday, park officials said in a release.

  • Throughout the summer we've been celebrating the work of national park friends groups. While the summer is coming to an end, their good work continues throughout the year. And with that in mind, they could use your support to fund that work.