The Latest News & Views

Friday, December 9th, 2011

  • 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.

  • One way or another, Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season a week from today.

    As of Wednesday there wasn't enough snow cover throughout the park to allow for over-snow travel, but officials were ready to permit wheeled travel for commercial vehicles if need be, said park spokesman Dan Hottle.