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Thursday, April 12th, 2012

  • With just four years until the National Park Service marks its centennial and ventures into its second century of managing the National Park System, officials at the agency's Alaska units are beginning to plan for that anniversary.

    To start that transformation, the leadership of the Alaska Region of the NPS is beginning a series of public conversations about how the Park Service should work to

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

  • Where can you see one of the more unusual rites of spring in the animal kingdom?

  • Good food and national parks aren't always discussed in the same conversation, but there are some great meals to be had in the parks.

    Places such as the Metate Room at Mesa Verde National Park or the Mammoth Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park can compete with many fine big-

  • Spring has reached Acadia National Park, where officials plan to open the Park Loop Road and Hulls Cove Visitor Center on April 15th.

    The visitor center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

  • Our country is entering year two of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and many Americans still have a deep interest in the events—and people—connected with that conflict. The National Park Service has launched a new Civil War website that provides a wealth of information and useful tools for both exploring and learning.