National Park System

Yesterday
The announcement that 87,500 acres of land in Maine's North Woods would become a national monument came the day before the centennial of the National Park Service. The designation is also sure to be controversial.
Portland Press Herald
Yesterday
"The fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people," says President Obama.
National Park Foundation
August 4, 2016, 11am PDT
The National Park Service is evolving its role to keep pace with a changing world.
ASLA The Dirt
June 16, 2016, 11am PDT
The 2016 Partners in Preservation contest is open until July 5. Now is your chance to #VoteYourPark.
National Geographic
May 25, 2016, 8am PDT
The Washington Post provides feature-length coverage of an ongoing, long-lasting controversy over a proposal by a wealthy landowner to donate 87,500 acres for the purposes of creating a new national park.
The Washington Post
May 28, 2014, 1pm PDT
Algonquian political leader Powhatan called Werowocomoco home when the English arrived at Jamestown in 1607. If a proposal by the Obama Administration is successful, the site will open to the public, managed by the National Park Service.
Associated Press via The Washington Post
August 21, 2012, 8am PDT
America's national parks are as popular as ever. But, as the national park system approaches its 100th anniversary in 2016, years of strained budgets and deferred maintenance are conspiring to spoil the celebration.
The Washington Post