The Latest News & Views

Monday, December 1st, 2008

  • A lawsuit has been filed in a bid to halt a museum complex from being built on 78 acres surrounded on three sides by Valley Forge National Historical Park.

  • The political and legal process required to create a new unit for the national park system can be long and complicated. In some cases, it's almost as difficult figuring out later exactly what happened in that process!

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

  • A short fall in Zion National Park has killed a 55-year-old Utah man.

  • This park celebrates its 93rd anniversary today, but the area was first protected in 1904 as part of the San Francisco Mountain Reserve. It's not in California, however, and it was managed by the U.S. Forest Service until 1934. Now part of the national park system, its historic ties with the Forest Service continue through an effective cooperative relationship between the two agencies.

  • Numerous sea turtles have been caught by unusually cold weather along the North Carolina coast since mid-November. That has led to dozens of rescues of the endangered reptiles in the past week at Cape Lookout National Seashore.