The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

  • Heading to Cape Hatteras National Seashore this summer? Then you'll want to read the latest on this summer's construction activity around Bodie Island.

  • News this week was that a survey of Americans on their 2009 vacation plans showed that two-thirds consider a national park visit to be their "dream" vacation.

    So tell us, what's your dream national park vacation?

  • [i]Editor's note: Talk of restoring the Everglades in Florida has been going on for at least a decade, and yet relatively little progress has been made.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who last week called for Everglades National Park to again be listed as a World Heritage Site In Danger, is endorsing the committee's decision to examine mining threats to [url=http://whc.unesco.org/en/lis

  • Here's an interesting tidbit: When Americans are asked where their 2009 dream vacation would take them, a national park visit ranked No. 1.

    Of course, that's not too surprising to us who love national parks and never find the National Park System boring. But when you consider the endless possibilities when it comes to planning your vacation, this factoid shouldn't be given short shrift.