The Latest News & Views

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

  • In 1999, the National Park Service began making National Accessibility Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments in architectural design, program design, and sustained efforts to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Friday, September 26th, 2008

  • A federal appellate court in New Jersey has upheld a lower court's opinion that the National Park Service was within its rights to lease nearly three dozen historic buildings at Gateway National Recreation Area to a commercial developer.

  • It's that time of year grizzly bears and hunters love in Grand Teton National Park -- time for the annual elk reduction hunt. Mandated by the park's enabling legislation and fueled, more than a few believe, by the state of Wyoming's elk feedlots and the National Elk Refuge, the hunt is scheduled to open on October 11.

  • No one postcard can fully capture Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Indeed, "lakeshore" might just be the wrong descriptor for this jewel of Lake Superior, as the park's essence is an archipelago of 22 islands (one of which falls outside the lakeshore).