The Latest News & Views

Friday, March 6th, 2009

  • phenology n. “The scientific study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.”

    The cherry trees in Washington, DC are expected to bloom later than usual this year.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

  • After roughly a year of reviewing scenarios, a committee tasked with determining whether Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument should remain a U.S. Forest Service property or be turned over to the National Park Service has reached its conclusion: Keep the National Park Service away from the mountain.

  • It’s been nearly 30 years since ranger Paul Fugate disappeared while patrolling the wilds of Chiricahua National Monument. What happened to him remains a mystery to this day.

  • As Congress works on the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2009, that hefty appropriations catchall that funds government, critics have pointed to more than 8,500 "earmarks." But is that word truly a pejorative when it comes to the National Park System (or any other federal agency, for that matt

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

  • A coming infusion of $330,000 will help five units of the National Park System improve their trail networks.