The Latest News & Views

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

  • With Tropical Storm Issac taking aim on the Gulf Coast, national parks and seashores in its path are battening down and getting ready to ride out the storm.

    As early as this past Friday parks in Florida -- Everglade, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas -- began closing facilities.

  • A 49-year-old San Diego man has been identified as the victim of a fatal grizzly bear mauling in Denali National Park and Preserve.

  • U.S. and Costa Rica National Parks Leaders Sign Agreement

    Late last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis signed a memorandum of understanding with Costa Rica’s national system of protected areas, the Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion.

  • One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, the first Confederate invasion of the North occurred at present-day Monocacy National Battlefield. You can gain a sense of that event next month when Civil War re-enactors set up a Confederate camp at the battlefield.

    In September 1862, Confederate General Robert E.

  • While there are nearly 400 units of the National Park System, there are only about 150 groups today that view themselves as friends groups working to benefit the parks. Interested in creating a friends group, or need help getting your organization out of the blocks?