The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

  • How is life at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the wake of travel restrictions aimed at protecting shorebirds and sea turtles that nest along the coast? As with many matters, it depends on whom you ask.

  • What would a national park be without a national park ranger? Who would we ask for directions to the restroom, or question whether the bear we see is a black or a brown?

Monday, August 4th, 2008

  • The grizzly bear apparently couldn't get away from the "LeHardy Fire" in Yellowstone National Park fast enough. Unfortunately for the firefighter, he was in the way of the bear's path.

  • The National Park Service likes to promote that visitors give the National Park System a 96 percent approval rating. That's pretty lofty, but is it accurate?

  • Our national parks are places of incredible beauty and rich history. There are fewer finer days than those spent in a national park. And yet, for all their beauty, these places also are under siege by non-native species. An understanding of these threats is essential if we are to protect the National Park System for future generations.