The Latest News & Views

Friday, December 5th, 2008

  • One of the interesting aspects of a park ranger's job is the knowledge that every day brings the possibility of a new—and frequently unusual—experience. That was definitely the case for me one day at Willow Beach, Arizona, a popular fishing spot in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

  • Glacier National Park includes just over a million acres of superlative Rocky Mountain terrain, and the park offers an interesting combination of front-country access and backcountry solitude in what has been called "the core of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem." Glacier will celebrate its centennial on May 11, 2010, and some supporters are saying it's time t

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

  • Well, they've close the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park for the winter. That's both the bad news and the good news for winter visitors to the Jewel of the Atlantic.

  • Originally established as Kill Devil Hill Monument in 1927, and still bearing that name when it was transferred to the NPS in 1933, Wright Brothers National Memorial finally acquired its present designation 55 years ago on December 4, 1953. A recently completed restoration project has made this 55th birthday even more worth celebrating.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

  • More than a year after Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne appointed a task force to look into the consequences of climate change on public lands, including national parks, the committee has released three reports examining that topic.