The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

  • Deer culling operations will resume next month in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as officials continue to reduce the white-tailed deer population to prevent over-browsing of vegetation.

    This will be the second fall that marksmen head out into the two units to kill deer. All venison will be donated to area food banks.

  • Fall visits to national parks can often turn out to be some of the best of the year. You can smell the seasonal change in the air, see it in the reds, browns, yellows and golds flecking the hillsides, feel it in the leaves crunching beneath your feet, and hear it in the bugling elk.

    In many parks, the shortening days mean fewer crowds.

Monday, September 24th, 2012

  • Another Blue Ridge Parkway road closure this fall and winter points to the aging infrastructure that undermines this scenic road, the most visited unit of the National Park Service.

  • The recent National Research Council report on the National Park Service’s draft environmental plan of Drakes Estero’s future has provided Interior Secretary Salazar with even further support to protect this valuable estuary in Point Reyes Nation

  • A man who was guiding backpack trips in Grand Canyon National Park without a permit has been fined and banned from visiting the park for a year.

    Brian Thompson, 42, of Cottonwood, Arizona, also was banned from running any guiding trips, paid or unpaid, in national parks or national forests for a year, according to a park release.