The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

  • In many Western national parks, "bear boxes" are used to keep bears from feasting on camper and backpacker food.

    In Shenandoah National Park, upright poles not too far removed from 1960s-era clothes lines are used by hikers to hang their food out of reach from bears.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

  • Non-native Burmese pythons, which are exploding in number across Everglades National Park, are being blamed for "precipitous declines" in mammals that once were commonly seen in parts of the park, according to a study.

  • A survey of Westerners shows overwhelming support for conservation of the landscape, with strong pluralities agreeing that "national parks, forests, monuments and wildlife areas, are an essential part" of their state economies.

    In the states of Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, some of which rank among the "reddest" states, politically, in the country, the survey showe

  • The National Parks Conservation Association has entered the blogosphere to help you keep track of key issues confronting the National Park System.

    The blog, Park Advocate, was launched last week during America's Summit on the National Parks.

  • Eastern National, a non-profit organization that works to enhance the interpretation of the National Park System, was started by a group of park rangers back in 1947.