The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

  • 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.

  • On April 5, Fort Monroe National Monument Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding announced the start of the park’s inaugural planning effort with two April 30th open house sessions and a web page that explains the process and solicits public comment.

    The superintendent said, “This spring, a National Park Service planning team is beginning work on the first pl

  • It’s finally here!

    This is the time of year when bosses, friends, and spouses may wonder if they’ll ever see the birder in their lives again. Yes, it’s spring migration time, and we’re all up and out the door before dawn to bird until the sun sets. Of course, we continue to stand in open fields after the sun sets waiting to hear woodcocks and rails.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

  • The public has an additional two weeks to comment on a management plan guiding hunting in Big Cypress National Preserve, a rugged 729,000-acre swath of south Florida that is home to perhaps the most endangered mammal in North America.

    While the public comment phase was to end last week, Preserve officials extended it until April 21.

    Although the Prese