President George H. W. Bush – A Legacy in America’s Great Outdoors

During ceremonies this week in the U.S. Capitol and at the Washington Cathedral, George H.W. Bush was honored for his leadership, his patriotism and his remarkable circle of friends.  His love of boating and fishing and the great outdoors was referenced multiple times – including talk of his boat, Fidelity, a not-too-traditional fishing boat –…Read More

Planning Underway for Next Chapter of Partners Outdoors

Partners Outdoors – a unique gathering of recreation community leaders from the private and public sectors – has been a mainstay of the outdoor recreation community for almost 30 years. This special meeting is designed to promote public-private brainstorming focused on identifying workable, innovative solutions to recreation management challenges. Partners Outdoors 2018 was one of…Read More

Make a Family Holiday Memory on Your National Forests

Thanksgiving is here, and that means the holidays are right around the corner.  This year, make plans for a great family experience – cutting your own Christmas tree on a national forest!   The U.S. Forest Service has a special program that allows fourth graders with an Every Kid in a Park pass to obtain a…Read More

One Lame Duck Vote That is a Walk in the Park

The sun is setting on the 115th Congress, with just weeks left to advance legislative proposals that have been debated over the past two years on Capitol Hill. While time is short and the legislative laundry list is long, the House and Senate should take full advantage of the remaining time by passing legislation that…Read More

Nomination of David Vela to NPS Director Moves Forward

The National Park Service is moving closer to welcoming a new Director.  The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today to consider the nomination of David Vela to be the Director of the National Park Service (NPS).  During the hearing, Mr. Vela discussed a wide range of topics, including: the growing maintenance…Read More