The Latest News & Views

Friday, November 30th, 2012

  • What's Jim Vekasi been doing the past 20 years at Acadia National Park? The short answer is, a lot!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

  • Editor's note: This updates with comment from Drakes Bay Oyster Co. owner Kevin Lunny.

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, citing the value of wilderness and congressional intent, on Thursday ruled that an oyster farm at Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore must end its operations.

    “I’ve taken this matter very seriously.

  • A ranger from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia has been selected for the National Park Service's Freeman Tilden Award for interpretative excellence.

    Park Ranger Renee Albertoli was honored for creating a writing enrichment program for high school students entitled “Project Write – Inspire Me!”


  • Humans weren't the only ones stocking up for a feast this month. Flying squirrels, which call a number of national parks home, have been busy with their own meals with winter coming.

  • Unique glimpses of Biscayne National Park will be on display in the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery through February 24 as award-winning photographer Matt Stock displays a dozen shots he took in and around the park.

    A "Nearly Full Moon Meet the Artist" reception - featuring refreshments, an artist talk and a silent auction - will be held from 7-9 p