The Latest News & Views

Monday, August 4th, 2008

  • 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.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

  • On Monday, July 27, First Lady Laura Bush, accompanied by Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), visited Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and announced a National Park Foundation $50,000 grant to the park to help expand its outstanding [url=

  • In our continuing series of how to, and how not to, run rivers in the National Park System we bring you this selection from Canyonlands National Park. As you can probably surmise, the chocolaty Colorado River is best enjoyed from atop, not underneath, the raft.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

  • [i]Editor's note: During his National Park Service career, historian Richard West Sellars examined in-depth many facets of the National Park System and National Park Service. One of those projects focused on Civil War battlefields and how they've been preserved over the years.

Friday, August 1st, 2008

  • Roy Sullivan (1912-1983) was a park ranger at Shenandoah National Park for 36 years beginning in 1940. On seven occasions between 1942 and 1977, six of them in the park, Ranger Sullivan was struck by lightning and lived to tell about it.