The Latest News & Views

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

  • Visitors interested in winter activities in Denali National Park and Preserve—and the small number of off-season tourists who just want to see the famous mountain—might have increased opportunities in coming years. The park is considering plowing an additional nine miles of road into the park, and is seeking public input on the idea.

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

  • The mountain goat population within the Olympic Mountains of Washington state has grown by more than 100 animals to roughly 344 since 2004, according to a U.S.

  • Acadia National Park is now accepting applications for interns for its education programs, which provide hands-on experience working with 3rd-8th grade school groups.

    Interns work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs that focus on natural science or human history.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

  • It won't happen overnight, or perhaps not even by the end of this year, but National Park Service officials are vowing to correct a misquote that's etched into the base of the "Stone of Hope" at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, after meeting with me

  • In a move not totally unexpected, the National Park Service has been sued over its plan for managing off-road vehicles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Washington, D.C., by the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance, an arm of the Outer Banks Preservation Association, claims the seashore staff failed to fully consider prop