Parks in the News
It's always interesting to watch Congress. Not always pleasant, but always interesting. Why, just take a look at some of the national park-related legislation that has been introduced in the Senate since June alone.
Yet another act of vandalism has struck nesting grounds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore -- this time involving a turtle nest -- and in turn seashore officials expanded the off-limits boundary area around the site.
A Colorado woman hiking near Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park died after falling 25-50 feet into a creek.
A 52-year-old hiker has been reported as missing in Kings Canyon National Park after heading out to summit Split Mountain.
The bad news: Another Gettysburg witness tree has been felled. The good news: The wood harvested from this arboreal geezer will help raise money for the park.
Being Prepared And Keeping Cool Leads To Happy Ending For Man Injured High In Rocky Mountain National Park
National Park Foundation, Armed With $500,000 Grant, Working To Bring More Minorities into National Parks
Marine Sciences Group Renovating Historic Fort Hancock Building at Gateway National Recreation Area for HQ
A long, sometimes acrimonious, effort to secure land for the Flight 93 Memorial came to fruition Monday when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the government has reached agreement with all the affected landowners for the properties needed to build the memorial honoring those who died in the western Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001.
Quite a few U.S. national parks are listed as World Heritage Sites, and they're often in the news. There's a handy website out there run by the National Park Service's Office of International Affairs that can help you stay abreast of issues involving this sites.