The Latest News & Views

Friday, December 9th, 2011

  • With snow on the way, officials at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are happy to announce the completion of significant improvements at "Lake Superior Overlook" along the newly completed Alger County Road H-58.

  • The winter season has officially arrived at Glacier National Park, where reduced entrance fees are in place and snows are encroaching on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

    Through next April 30 entrance fees to the park are $15 for vehicles and $10 for single entrants (hiker/bicyclist/motorcyclist) for a seven-day pass. T

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

  • Everglades National Park officials are turning to technology -- an app, not surprisingly -- to help them stay on top of non-native snakes and other plant and animal species invading the park.

    The park, working with the folks at the University of Georgia, have released via iTunes "IveGot1," a real-time invasive species reporting tool.

  • It's the true grit stuff of legends and dreams, the inspiration for TV series and countless books: homesteaders overcoming adversity to gain free land on the American frontier.

  • Depending on your perspective, the Endangered Species Act is either an incredible waste of money and effort, or a highly successful tool that protects species from extinction.