The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

  • A massive lands bill introduced today by Senator Jeff Bingaman would, if passed by Congress and signed by the president, designate hundreds of thousands of acres of official wilderness across the National Park System.

  • Another lawsuit has been filed in a bid to prevent a change in national park gun rules. Late Tuesday the National Parks Conservation Association and the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees filed their lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

  • With all the recent talk about the Hurricane Ridge ski area, is it merely a coincidence that the folks at Olympic National Park are helping sponsor an avalanche awareness clinic this Friday?

  • While winter got off to a slow start in Utah, things are starting to pick up in terms of snowfall. In fact, there's enough snow at Cedar Breaks National Monument that the superintendent will lead a cross-country ski and snowshoe hike this Saturday.

  • A report released by the NPS Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs offers a summary of park-related actions by the 110th Congress, which ended its work last month. For benefit of those who are interested in the details, links to sites with more information on key actions have been included below for your browsing pleasure.