The Latest News & Views

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

  • Winter can hold new opportunities for visits to Mesa Verde National Park, if the snowfall cooperates. The park plans to groom several trail systems in the park for snowshoeing and skiing, and parts of the Wetherill Road will also be available for ungroomed skiing.

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

  • With snow already piling up deep at Crater Lake National Park, park rangers are ready to lead you on snowshoe hikes into the landscape.

    The weekly walks were scheduled to kick off today, November 26, and run every Saturday and Sunday through the end of April.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

  • In an ongoing effort to better understand the life cycle of saguaros and what environmental threats are fatal to them, Saguaro National Park officials are conducting a saguaro census in the park and are looking for help.

    The census is being conducted on "Section 17," an area at the eastern end of Broadway Boulevard in Tuscon.

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

  • A voluminous evaluation document has been released on the proposed expansion of a power transmission corridor through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, but the National Park Service has not recommended a direction to go.

    Under the proposal, the [url=http://parkplanning.nps.gov/p

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

  • If anyone was expecting clarity from yet another review of harbor seal behavior and oyster farming at Point Reyes National Seashore, it wasn't forthcoming, as the report qualifies many of its conclusions and calls for yet more research.

    While the Marine Mammal Commission, a federal agency, found that seal behavior at Drakes Estero in the national seashore was "at least correlated" with operatio