The Latest News & Views

Friday, August 29th, 2008

  • At this writing, Tropical Storm Gustav is still in the Caribbean and not yet a hurricane. However, Gustav is expected to get a big energy boost when it moves over warm Gulf of Mexico waters (probably early Sunday) and will likely transition to hurricane strength before making landfall.

  • Crews in Yellowstone National Park are working on turning back the clock on some lands that had once been used as agricultural fields. A pilot project getting under way north of Mammoth Hot Springs aims to restore native vegetation on 22 acres.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

  • The release of Firefox 3.0 has created a formatting problem when viewing National Parks Traveler. We're aware of this and are working to correct the problem. In the meantime, you might want to hold off from upgrading.

  • I just got off the phone with Sergeant Robert Lachance, Public Information Officer at National Capital Parks-East. This item he submitted for the NPS Morning Report had caught my attention:

  • It was big news when the decision was announced to install some bike paths in Grand Teton National Park. But how might those affect ground-nesting birds and other park wildlife?