The Latest News & Views

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

  • A White House conference is scheduled for Friday to examine the links between conservation and local economies, tourism, outdoor recreation, and "healthy lands, waters and wildlife."

    The conference is intended to "spotlight the community-driven conservation efforts that have taken root across the country and to discuss how to build on their success.

  • With hopes of learning more about the lives of moose and wolves, and whether climate change is impacting them, techniciangs at Voyageurs National Park will be fitting six moose and two gray wolves with GPS collars.

    The plan is to capture the moose and wolves in March "as part of a continuing project to investigate the potential effects of climate change a

  • Accidents, as they say, happen. And they happen even in Yellowstone National Park during the winter season when stringent guidelines are in place for snowmobilers and snowcoaches.

    According to sketchy park reports, a snowcoach recently stopped on the side of the Grand Loop Road near Beryl Spring due to poor groomed snow conditions.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

  • A steady stream of press releases trickled out from across the National Park System this week, promoting the economic might that emanates from the the parks.

  • How do you feel about companies awarding money to national park friends groups and conservation organizations based on their popularity?

    I keep getting requests via email or on Facebook to go to a website and click on a link to support a particular park. Sometimes the only way for your park to win is to keep on clicking.

    On one hand, our national parks need the money.