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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

  • When it snows in the Rockies, it really snows. The most snow in a decade this past winter has resulted in too much snow to open the Norris Campground in Yellowstone National Park on schedule.

  • It's been roughly six decades since the Blue Ridge Parkway's general management plan was tinkered with, so it shouldn't be too great a surprise that parkway officials are working on an update. However, what parkway officials are proposing might not sit well with everyone.

  • How times have changed. These days when you drop down into the underworld that is Carlsbad Caverns National Park you do it via stairs and ramps, not old guano buckets as was the custom early on in the park's history.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

  • The Interior Department hasn't made it easy to comment on this issue by having the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not the National Park Service, collect public input. As a result, the typical comment page does not appear on the Park Service's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment web site.

  • Description: The National Park Service has released for public review an environmental assessment for cultural landscaping in Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas. The environmental assessment (EA) was prepared according to requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, applicable regulations, and agency procedures.