The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

  • How we view national parks -- what we see, what we expect to see -- will surely change as time goes on and the climate continues to alter accepted notions of how national parks appear.

    "If you’re talking about forests, or certain kinds of mountain ecosystems, or river ecosystems, I think that the biology has a lot to do with the landscape form," Dr.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

  • It's been nearly 225 years since Congress called for lighthouses "beacons, buoys and public piers" to be built for the safety of the public and seafarers. You can celebrate that occasion, which fell back on August 7, 1789, by visiting one of the many lighthouses across the National Park System in the weeks to come.

  • OK all you 'Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

    The Chimani National Parks app currently is being made available for free.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

  • You don't normally associate barn swallows with Redwood National and State Parks, but in fact the birds do show up there, and even like to nest in the park as the following video relates so well.

  • How strong is the market for uranium? Is nuclear energy a key component of the nation's energy future?