The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 5th, 2011

  • A small group of men and women hold one of the most highly sought after jobs in the National Park Service, but the work is also some of the most challenging anywhere in the country.

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

  • With days getting shorter and nights getting cooler, wildlife are getting on the move with their annual migrations. In Yellowstone National Park, the passage of raptors through the skies is an annual fall ritual.

  • If you haven't been checking the Traveler's Visit Your Park section recently, know that two more parks have been added to the archives: Glacier Bay National Park and Shenandoah National Park.

    Within each profile on these two parks you'll find sections o

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

  • Summer visits to Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reward you with ample sights of wildlife, from black bears and white-tailed deer to salamanders and hawks. But if it's elk you want to see, now is the time to head into the park's Cataloochee Valley.

    While elk were native to the Smokies, they long ago were hunted to extinction in the region.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

  • Editor's note: This updates that a bear has been trapped, but officials unsure if it was responsible for the mauling.

    An investigation continued Friday into the fatal mauling of a Michigan man in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.