The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial is not a national park. One might therefore reasonably ask why the National Park Service advertises this site through its master website as though it were part of the National Park System.

  • 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?