The Latest News & Views

Friday, April 27th, 2012

  • Moving with amazing speed, the House of Representatives today passed on a voice vote legislation designed to permit commercial horse packers to operate in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks this summer as usual.

  • If you live in south Florida, or are visiting the area this week, you might want to make plans to join the 12th Annual March for Parks to Biscayne National Park on Saturday.

    The day-long event is sponsored by the South Florida Community Partners, the National Park Service, and the National Parks Conservation Association.

  • Free-flowing for 135 miles, the Buffalo National River is a paddler's dream, offering cool, clear waters, grassy meadows grazed by elk, and cliff walls that frame the river in places.

    While any year is a good one to push your canoe or kayak into this river in Arkansas' Ozarks, this year is particularly notable in that it marks the 40t

  • A makeover of the exhibits at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center near Mather Point on the park's South Rim will make it easier to plan a backcountry trek, and to learn about the canyon's cultural and natural histories.

    The exhibits include opportunities for interactive trip planning, a large map of the canyon that allows users to view video footage from locations around t

  • Wildlife fascinate most folks to some degree, and grizzlies seem to take that to an even higher level. But we definitely prefer to watch these animals from a distance.

    Photographer and videographer Daryl L.