The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 26th, 2011

  • A report looking towards the future of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore calls for stronger partnerships to help the lakeshore flourish, and better visitor resources to draw users deeper into the lakeshore and give them a greater appreciation for it.

  • As the National Park Service continues to study a proposal to run a larger transmission line through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and two other units of the National Park System, the details and possibilities are changing.

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  • The largest dam removal project in U. S. history is now underway in and near Olympic National Park, and six new webcams will allow viewing of the project from anywhere in the world.

  • It's difficult in today's world to image a house sitting on 34 acres of farmland, "picturesquely wooded and watered by two streams," in what is now the middle of New York City. That was the original setting for Alexander Hamilton's house called The Grange, but after two centuries of change, the original site had been swallowed by pavement and buildings.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

  • It's not unusual to send postcards from national parks, but the card sent to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar not only encourages him to visit Grand Canyon National Park, but to protect it from hardrock mining.

    Signed by more than 200 Arizona businesses that rely on outdoor recreation, the message was sent to the Interior secretary as the U.S.