The Latest News & Views

Monday, November 5th, 2012

  • Booker T. Washington National Monument will be offering an “Old Virginia Christmas of 1862” program in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

    The program, scheduled for December 1, will include lantern-guided, costumed programs designed to allow visitors to experience an 1862 Virginia Christmas.

    Programs at the monument are scheduled for 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.

  • Pam Underhill, superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, has been honored with the Stephen T. Mather conservation award from the National Parks Conservation Association.

    The national park advocacy group presented the award to Superintendent Underhill last week in California.

  • Gates will be blocking access to most roads in Yellowstone National Park today, as the park is readying for the winter season by ending wheeled-vehicle access for the coming months.

    Roads to most of the park’s popular tourist destinations close for the season at 8 a.m.

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

  • “Phone Mast” Menace Coming to UK Parks?

    What a difference an ocean makes.

  • Concerns by some that mixing mountain bikers and hikers on national park trails would lead to problems reportedly are being realized at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where there have been increased complaints about speeding bikers and collisions on trails.

    In response to those complaints, the Park Service has teamed with the Concerned Off-Ro