The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

  • Hundreds of thousands of acres of officially designated wilderness. Boundary adjustments that will preserve cultural and ecological resources, not to mention scenery. Authorization to create the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail. Official designation of wild and scenic rivers.

  • Winter's worst apparently is behind in the mid-Atlantic states, as Shenandoah National Park is beginning to open its facilities for the spring. In fact, the Big Meadows Campgrounds open Friday.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

  • A controversial proposal to restore rundown historic buildings at Gateway National Recreation Area for commercial purposes seems to be moving forward with a financing package, according to the NRA's superintendent.

  • As a parent, I've often listened to my sons as they outlined their concerns about the world and what they would do to change it if they had the chance.

  • With snow-clearing operations well-advanced, roads in Grand Teton National Park are opening up to cyclists, hikers, and in-line skaters.