Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

A Traveler Special Report: "Oil Trains" Pose A Significant Threat To National Parks

For more than a century, freight trains have rumbled up and over Marias Pass, skirting the south boundary of Glacier National Park, casting rolling shadows on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River below. Until recently the major threat was a grain car derailment, which on occasion left bears woozy from eating fermented grain. Today a derailment involving a 100-car train hauling highly combustible Bakken crude oil risks an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in National Park Service history.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site To Host Campfires And Candlelight Event

A three-decade-long tradition will continue September 14 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site when the fort serves as the backdrop for the 30th Annual Campfires and Candlelight event.

Congresswoman Wants To Slice Seven Acres, Museum From Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

A dispute over the National Park Service's authority at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state has led a congresswoman to introduce legislation to remove a museum and seven acres of land from the park.

Grand Canyon National Park Ranger Honored As Park Service's Top Ranger

A Grand Canyon National Park ranger, one who you might see dangling from a helicopter to help an injured visitor, has been honored as the National Park Service's top ranger.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Schedules Holiday Celebration

An 1840s holiday celebration will be held December 8 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state.

Caretaking At Vancouver Barracks Unit Of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Begins

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's military and commercial roots date back to 1824, but 163 years of U. S. Army activities at the post have come to an end with the transfer of the East and South Vancouver Barracks to the National Park Service.

For First Time In 163 Years, Public Can Tour South Vancouver Barracks At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

For the first time in 163 years, the general public is being allowed to tour the South Vancouver Barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state.

Civil War Talk Spreads To the Northwest

Though the primary battles of the Civil War were fought in the East, the Pacific Northwest was impacted by the war between the states, as a National Park Service ranger will explain Monday during a talk in Portland, Oregon.

Archeology Talks and Programs Offered at Three Parks Coast to Coast

If you're interested in archeology, three parks are offering a variety of talks and activities this summer that literally cover the subject from coast to coast.

National Park Road Trip 2010: End of the Oregon Trail

Here we are at the end of the Oregon Trail following a three-week drive of 2,600 miles from Independence, Missouri. This represents 500 more miles compared to the route taken by most of the pioneers, but the two of us were unable to follow many of the cross-country shortcuts favored by the emigrants.

Visually Impaired Students Retracing Oregon and California National Historic Trails.

Students with trail marker
A combination of modern technology and hands-on interpretation is helping a group of students from the Kansas State School for the Blind on an expedition of discovery this month. They're visiting several NPS sites while retracing the routes of the Oregon and California National Historic Trails

National Park Quiz 72: Forts

Let’s find out if you know your national park forts. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you man the ramparts.

National Accessibility Achievement Awards Recognize Accomplishment in an Area of Vital Concern to the National Park Service

The National Park Service began making National Accessibility Achievement Awards in 1999 to recognize outstanding accomplishments in architectural design, program design, and sustained efforts to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities. For the FY 2008 awards round, a five-member panel of experts will vet 14 nominations in four categories.
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