Nearly 50 years after it was completed, the Leopold Report on wildlife management in the national parks is perhaps overdue for revisions to take into account the realities of climate change, sprawl, and greater visitation to the parks.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Military cemeteries are poignant reminders of past wars, of battles that tore the fabric of societies. Today you can walk these grounds at more than 100 national cemeteries that were created prior to 1870. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service has put together an online itinerary you can use to visit these hallowed grounds.
A regimented deer hunt will begin next week in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, where white-tailed deer would overrun the units if left alone, according to park officials.
For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.
Stories of the fierce fighting at Gettysburg during the Civil War continue to emerge 148 years later. This time, though, the story revolves around bullets found inside an oak tree at the national military park.
It may be true, as the poet Robert Frost told us, that "Good fences make good neighbors," but park officials at Gettysburg National Military Park have a corollary to that famous line: good fences make good history. A fence in the wrong place, however, usually leads to trouble.
In the not-too-distant future you'll be able to see a piece of President Abraham Lincoln on display at Gettysburg National Military Park.
The information provided here should prove very helpful if you plan to be among the more than one million people who visit Gettysburg National Military Park this year.
Just what sort of president was Abraham Lincoln, and how did he rely on the U.S. Constitution in developing his strategies for handling the Civil War? Those are tough questions, and there are no easy answers, but a new exhibit at Gettysburg National Military Park is expected to spur more than a little debate over those questions.
Did the National Park Service bend over too far to accommodate Sarah Palin and her family during their East Coast tour, which had more than a few political overtones? That's what at least one congressman wants to know, and he's asked Park Service Director Jon Jarvis for an explanation.Blumenauer-Palin Letter.pdf