The Latest News & Views

Friday, February 13th, 2009

  • In a short, to the point, and politically understandable statement, the National Parks Conservation Association applauded the National Park System's share of the stimulus package funding. But it added that much more work needs to be done across the park system.

  • For more than a few of us, visiting many of our national parks can only be done vicariously -- most often while we're firmly seated in our most comfortable armchair, at that.

  • National parks and historical events which occurred at those sites have provided the setting or the inspiration for dozens of movies, as Bob Janiskee has previously discussed on the Traveler.

  • Heavy metals are turning up in wildlife of a unit of the National Park System that's so far removed from most Americans that it might as well be on the other side of the world. But that shouldn't be cause for ignoring the report.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

  • In its apparent haste to rewrite the rules so national park visitors could arm themselves, the Bush administration might have shot itself in the foot.