The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

  • For policy wonks, the accompanying attachment explains how the omnibus spending bill aids the national park system. Within its pages you can find some specific appropriations for historic preservation, construction, and land acquisition.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

  • The omnibus spending bill awaiting full Senate action calls for $2.39 billion for the National Park Service in FY08 (which started this past October).

  • The Internet can be a fascinating place, but for one boastful angler it proved her undoing. The woman in question made the mistake of bragging about catching smaller-than-allowed striped bass from Assateague Island National Seashore.

    Ranger Dave Rapp noticed the brag on a popular Internet discussion board used by anglers who visit the national seashore.

  • Walking out of the visitor center at Capitol Reef National Park will be one of the most surreal experiences of your life, as you pass through a portal not only into a red-rock cathedral but also back into the past. The park is a pure slice of heaven in the desert, seemingly waiting for Irma to open up a pie stand.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

  • Each year nearly 100 people attempt suicide somewhere in the national park system. That's a troubling statistic for the National Park Service.