The Latest News & Views

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

  • If you like to leave the pavement for the sand dunes at Cape Cod National Seashore, mark April 10 on your calendar. That's when the seashore will begin selling this year's off-road-vehicle permits.

Friday, March 13th, 2009

  • A congressman from New Jersey hopes he can convince the National Park Service to spend some of its economic stimulus funds on historic restoration work at Fort Hancock in Gateway National Recreation Area.

  • Spring must be here. Or nearby. First the bears are coming out of hibernation in Yellowstone, and now Great Smoky Mountains National Park is opening many of its campgrounds.

  • Now that most of the country has sprung forward into daylight saving time once again, can summer be far behind? For some parks, summer is still a coming attraction, and just getting the snow off the road can be a challenge.

  • The last time I saw a grizzly in Yellowstone National Park, back in September, it was more interested in grubs, tubers and forbs than it was in me, fortunately. But that was last fall, when the park's bears were just topping off their nutritional needs. Now they're coming out of hibernation and they're really hungry.