The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 9th, 2012

  • You can add birds, and their eggs, to the prey that are falling victim to non-native Burmese pythons snaking through Everglades National Park, according to a study by Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service staff.

    Necropsies performed on captured pythons provided evidence that the snakes have eaten at least 25 different species of birds found in the

  • Horses are becoming the latest wedge issue in the National Park System, as efforts to reduce their access to wilderness in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks are being portrayed both as a job killer and a denier of your right to visit the parks.

    At least one congressman is blaming the Obama administration for "pushing backcountry horsemen out of business," while a petition drive launched o

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Here's our weekly sampling of global park news. If you live in one of the 200 countries where our readers reside, send Randy your news or suggestions.

    Prince Edward Island National Park Celebrates 75 years

    The 75th anniversary of Canada’s spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park is on April 24, 2012.

  • Heading to Petrified Forest National Park, or wondering whether you should pay the northern Arizona park a visit?

  • I have been to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park four times — most recently in June 2011. With Kilauea, one of the Big Island’s five volcanoes (and the only active one), disgorging steam, volcanic debris and flowing lava since 1983, the park’s topography has been different from one visit to another.