The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 19th, 2011

  • CALL FOR ENTRIES: Visual artists are invited to submit works for a new competition, "America's Parks Through The Beauty Of Art" that will feature a national traveling exhibition beginning in 2013.

    Competition creator David J.

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

  • Perhaps President Obama, in his effort to get Congress to support his jobs bill, should have mentioned the economic might of investing in national parks.

  • Yellowstone National Park seems at times to have more than its share of issues: climate change impacting forests and streams, how to manage wild bison, non-native lake trout decimating native cutthroat trout, are snowmobiles a good fit for the park, and more.

  • It might not look so good to a beaver these days, but once upon a time the landscape in and around today's John Day Fossil Beds National Monument kept beavers happy.

    Researchers at the Oregon-based monument working with U.S.

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

  • A small insect that causes as much concern in the eastern United States as does the mountain pine beetle in the western half of the country has turned up in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where it has infested some trees near Little Glen Lake.

    The discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer in the lakeshore marks the first time it has been documented there.