The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

  • If you're planning a trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park and have hopes of touring General George Washington's headquarters, you might want to delay your visit. The stone house is closed to the public while workers perform an array of repairs.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

  • The NPS has announced an annual cap of 1,500 on Mount McKinley climbers. Officials believe that unchecked growth in McKinley climbing would lead to intolerable crowding, put too much strain on park resources, cause environmental problems, and compromise climber safety. Are caps on the way in other climbing parks?

Monday, December 1st, 2008

  • A fairly well-stocked, but empty, campsite in the backcountry of Sequoia National Park has rangers wondering if someone is in trouble in the park.

  • A lawsuit has been filed in a bid to halt a museum complex from being built on 78 acres surrounded on three sides by Valley Forge National Historical Park.

  • The political and legal process required to create a new unit for the national park system can be long and complicated. In some cases, it's almost as difficult figuring out later exactly what happened in that process!