The Latest News & Views

Friday, May 8th, 2009

  • Fans of trains and national parks have opportunities for special activities in a number of cities across the country on May 9 and 10, 2009.

    Railroad history fans can help celebrate the 140th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on Sunday, May 10 at Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah.

  • What better day to go on a ranger-led tour of birding sites in Grand Teton or Yellowstone national parks than on International Migratory Bird Day?

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

  • President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal 2010 budget includes $2.7 billion for the National Park Service, a $171 million increase from FY09. Within that total is $68 million for use in buying private property inside national park boundaries.

  • Talk about whether search-and-rescue subjects should be bill by their rescuers is getting a lot of attention lately. On Friday, ABC TV's 20/20 program will raise that question.

  • National Park Service reports on the impacts of commercial oyster farming at Point Reyes National Seashore were skewed, "selectively" manipulated in several areas, and inconclusive overall, according to a National Research Council review.