The Latest News & Views

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

  • A slight majority of Biscayne National Park visitors are worried about climate change, and about one-third believe the park already is being harmed by a warming climate, according to a survey conducted by Colorado State University researchers.

    The survey (attached), conducted from May 2011 and on into this month, is part of a larger survey of climate-ch

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

  • Texas, which already features a national seashore, would benefit greatly in terms of economics and storm protection if a national recreation area were created along the Gulf of Mexico near Houston, according to a National Parks Conservation Association report.

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

  • Do you ever wonder who are the people that promote, plan and build the vast trail systems and greenways in cities and rural areas that make communities more desirable because of those amenities?

    Arizona will be hosting hundreds of America's trails leaders during the National Tails Symposium scheduled for April 14 to 17, 2013, at the Yavapai Nation's Radisson Fort McDowell in Fountain Hil

Friday, January 20th, 2012

  • Winds reaching 40 mph Friday created white-out conditions that hampered a search for two overdue parties at Mount Rainier National Park, and the forecast doesn't call for much improvement during the weekend.

    The severe conditions forced searchers to withdraw from the field, though they remained on standby to return to the search upon the first sign of improved

  • Perhaps it was good weather, perhaps simply the lure of the mountains, but visitation to Rocky Mountain National Park last year reached 3.3 million, an increase of 6.6 percent over 2010 levels, according to park officials.

    That total was roughly 44,000 off from the record year of 2000, when Rocky Mountain counted 3.38 million, officials said.

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