The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

  • Much has been made of the more than $750 million that was infused into the National Park System courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • An elephant seal that for two years struggled with a packing strap entangled around its neck recently was freed from the strangulating band at Point Reyes National Seashore, and biologists expect the animal to fully recover.

    The subadult male, estimated to weigh somewhere between 700 and 1,000 pounds, was first spotted with the band around its neck back in 200

  • An historic two-bedroom cabin that dates to 1890 and is considered the oldest structure on the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park has been fully restored and is being rented out by Xanterra Parks & Resorts.

    Xanterra, the lodging concessionaire for the South Rim, in mid-December began renting the Red Horse Cabin. The cabin’s name derives from its original location near the head

  • The historic train station that President Lincoln arrived at in November 1863 on the eve of his Gettysburg Address, and which served as the field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, would be added to Gettysburg National Military Park under legislation pending in Congress.

    Forty-five acres of land along Plum Run that runs down Big Round Top also would be

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

  • Though it might be too late for Everglades National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a rule that would ban the importation and interstate transportation of four non-native constrictor snakes.