The Latest News & Views

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

  • To encourage low-impact, eco-friendly operations, the National Park Service presents Environmental Achievement Awards each year to parks and concession companies that have excelled in incorporating high environmental standards into their operations.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

  • Point Reyes National Seashore plays a vital role in maintaining healthy biodiversity. A prime location and key physical factors have combined to make the park, which marks its 46th anniversary September 13, one of the six most biologically significant areas of the United States. The variety of life found there is astonishing.

  • On Saturday, September 27, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a day of activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • [i]Editor's note: In the last part of his look at the history and preservation of America's Civil War battlefields, as captured in Pilgrim Places: Civil War Battlefields, Historic Preservation, and America’s First National Military Parks, 1863-1900, historian Richard West Sellars looks ahead to explains how the first military parks were created.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

  • With the huge and powerful Hurricane Ike bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast, emergency preparations are in full swing. The Texas-sized storm is deemed very dangerous (a category 2 or 3), and may produce unusually high storm surges. Unfortunately, one of America’s most heavily populated urban areas is in the bullseye.