The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • Devils Postpile National Monument in California's High Sierra has just taken a four-legged step to engage local dog owners and their canine companions in the monument's volunteer program.

    The Paw Patrol program employs dog owning volunteers and their pets as representatives of the monument, to connect with dog loving and dog walking visitors—and serv

  • Does the National Park Service have to rethink its rules when it comes to backcountry travel in known grizzly bear habitat?

  • If you're planning to be in North Dakota this coming weekend, celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a hike into the backcountry of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Sunday.

    The hike in the park’s North Unit will be the last ranger-led hike of the 2012 summer season.

  • During their journey west and return east, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left numerous marks recording their presence in order to validate a claim to the land for the United States. In some locations they painted the bark of trees, while in other places they made inscriptions in stone.


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

  • A second fatality tied to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.

    National Park Service officials have set up a phone number -- (209) 372-0822 -- visitors can call at Yosemite to seek information on hantavirus, a disease spread through