The Latest News & Views

Monday, March 26th, 2012

  • The roster of national park "friends groups" has grown with the relatively recent arrival of the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks: The Bates Wilson Legacy Fund, an organization working to support projects within those two red-rock gems of the National Park System.

    Though the organization technically has been around for three years, it held its "comi

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

  • Editor's note: The Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations with this weekly sampling of global park news and upcoming travel features.

  • Nearly $1 million worth of projects, ranging from teen trail crews, bear boxes, and wildlife research, were underwritten at Grand Teton National Park during the past year by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

    Through private support, the Foundation en

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

  • With no trails to follow and no clues to act upon, rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are scaling back searches for two men thought to be missing in the park.

    While a limited search for Derek Lueking and Michael Cocchini will continue, full-scale searches have end

  • Though spring is breaking out across many parts of the country, in the northern Rockies winter is still the norm, and in Glacier National Park visitors are being urged to let wildlife enjoy their winter range through mid-May.

    Off-trail travel through critical winter range areas is not allowed through May 15 in specific