The Latest News & Views

Friday, April 20th, 2012

  • Eight units of the National Park System are splitting $164,000 for use in developing climate-change programs that teachers can use to help their students understand the changing world around us.

    The funding, made available through the National Park Foundation, helps parks work with teachers to develop engaging curriculum for their students on the subject of climate cha

  • What you put on your feet when you're out and about in the national parks goes a long way towards ensuring your comfort. Of your feet, at least.

  • If you’d driven through the Smokies 50 years ago you would have seen a landscape recovering from clearcutting and fires with rocky peaks and distant views in all directions.

    Today, the verdant greenery of the Smokies has softened those views and even obscured many once dramatic vistas. “Vista clearing” is the remedy.

  • Voyageurs National Park is in line to grow by more than 61 acres thanks to a purchase of lakefront property made by the Voyageurs National Park Association.

    The 61.55-acre tract is located on the Kempton Channel of Rainy Lake.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

  • With an eye on reducing the National Park Service's carbon footprint and making the agency more sustainable, Director Jonathan Jarvis has released a "Green Parks Plan" to achive those goals.

    The plan, which the director made public during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, also is aimed at reducing the Park Service's energy and water consumption.