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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

  • Sure, the calendar says January, there's a lot of snow out there across the country, and you haven't even thought about filing your income taxes. But it's still not too early to begin planning your national park vacation for this summer.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

  • A freeze on new regulations proposed in the waning days of the Bush administration puts in limbo a number of rules and actions that affect national parks. One pending rule, for instance, could greatly expand mountain biking in the parks.

  • Additional details are becoming available about the recent tragic crash of a glider at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  • The departure of George and Laura Bush from Washington left a hole at the top of the National Park Foundation.

  • The change in administrations has created an opening for a new director of the National Park Service. Mary Bomar officially ended her tenure at the top on Tuesday, and one of her deputies, Dan Wenk, is holding down the job on an acting basis.