The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 26th, 2011

  • 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.

  • A draft environmental impact statement examining an oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore contains four possible alternatives, three of which would allow the operation to continue for at least 10 years if the Interior secretary agrees.

    At the same time, the d

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

  • In cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Park Service offers Scout Ranger Programs in many national parks to get youngsters involved in learning about, enjoying, and protecting park resources. The programs offer participating Boy/Girl Scouts opportunities to earn Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger patches or certificates by completing specifie