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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

  • In the predawn darkness of September 9, a 25-year old man from Ohio leaped to his death from the famously high New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. The victim’s body was found after daybreak among the boulders below.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

  • A federal judge, ruling that Yellowstone National Park's decision to continue recreational snowmobile use in the park runs counter to science and the National Park Service's conservation mission, has tossed out the park's winter-use plan.

  • Grand Portage National Monument, originally established as a National Historic Site on September 15, 1951, commemorates a vital infrastructure component of the historic North American fur trade.

  • Now that the fall migration is underway, birders are beating a path to Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands area of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

  • National Park Service personnel and Congressmen from across the nation are scrambling to boost youth interest in the parks. Indeed, Park Service employees have told me that this is now one of the agency’s main focuses. As a young person who’s also a former NPS employee, I’m exposed to both sides of the proverbial fence.