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Saturday, June 28th, 2008

  • George Hartzog, long revered by many in the National Park Service for the way he managed the agency and defended the National Park System from 1964-1972, has died. The seventh director of the agency and the first to be fired, passed away Friday.

  • Please understand two things right off the bat. First, this is not a book review. It is a commentary on a section of a book, and that is a very different sort of thing.

    Secondly, you shouldn’t read any further if you really, really adore National Geographic and think NG can do no wrong. You won’t like what follows.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

  • In light of a young boy's misadventure in Yellowstone National Park, it seems appropriate to offer this video on how to stay safe while enjoying the park's wildlife.

  • A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been hospitalized after a Yellowstone National Park bison, evidently perturbed that he was part of a family photo shoot, tossed the boy about 10 feet into the air.

  • Best laid plans literally have gone up in flames in Grand Canyon National Park, where a prescribed fire proposed to burn 6,200 acres on the North Rim has blown out of control.

    As of this afternoon the Walla Valley Fire was burning across 225 acres and was just 15 percent contained. It's located about 9 miles west of the North Rim's developed area.