The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

  • If you've long wanted to spend a month in a cottage on Cape Cod National Seashore with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean, your opportunity just might be here if you're free in August or September.

    As part of its plan to maintain Park Service-owned cottages on the seashore, Cape Cod Seashore officials are going to lease out a small cottage at 222 Ocean View Drive in Wellfleet for both

Monday, July 9th, 2012

  • Apparently a local living near Olympic National Park never thought too hard about the saying that in a national park you should "take only pictures and leave only footprints."

    Park officials say the unidentified individual spotted a wagon wheel thought to be about 100 years old in the lakebed of the recently drained Lake Aldwell and to

  • One topic has been glaringly absent from the building presidential campaign: the use and management of the United States' public lands. Unless the two major political parties are entirely tone-deaf, they might want to start touching on that topic from time to time, as a new poll shows overwhelming support for conservation of those lands.

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

  • The final update on the Shenandoah National Park Neighbor Mountain Fire has been issued as containment reaches 85% and “many firefighters head home,” said Linda Friar, the fire's incident public information officer.

    Two crews remain to assist the Park with the fire.

  • Car-Free National Park Travel Is Possible In Britain

    Now is peak time for national park travel in the UK—especially perhaps if you want to get out of London and avoid the Olympic throngs.