The Latest News & Views

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

  • Two of England's best-known national parks, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, are being targeted for an expansion that will add a combined 193 square miles to their footprint.

    Natural England, that country's independent adviser on the natural environment, approve

Friday, October 7th, 2011

  • In a bid to "simplify" their entrance fee program, Denali National Park and Preserve officials want to do away with the multiple fees and charge a flat $10 per person.

    Currently the park charges entrance fees of $10 per person, $20 per vehicle, and $15 per motorcycle.

  • The late entertainer Art Linkletter was known for his "Kids Say the Darndest Things" interviews, but a recent trip to a park reminded me that grown-ups aren't immune from that tendency either—especially when they're on vacation.

    My wife Velma and I made a stop at Clingmans Dome during a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and in the brief s

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore officials have selected a new location in Beaufort, North Carolina, to base a ferry service serving Shackleford Banks and the Cape Lookout area of the national seashore.

    However, the new service won't be operating until 2014 as the seashore still has to solicit bids for a concessionaire to run the ferry.

    Superintendent Pat Ken

  • An ambitious look at how to improve the concessions available at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park has come to disappointing conclusion: The Park Service can't afford to make all of the proposed changes, and so will focus on only one aspect of the initial proposal.

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