National park avalanche risk rising (Banff + Other Canadian NPs)
The avalanche danger for treeline and alpine terrain will rise to considerable by sunday for Banff, yoho and kootenay national parks, according to a Parks canada bulletin.
Huge stimulus package could help Sun Road
A stimulus package under consideration by president-elect Barack Obama aimed at getting the economy going again could provide needed money for Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road.http://www.whitefishpilot.com/articles/2008/12/26/news/doc49555c5674328467967441.txt
Grand Teton NP:
Mead named chair of Grand Teton foundation
Jackson Hole resident Kate Mead will take over as chairwoman of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, board members announced last week. http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=4061
Misc. National Parks News:
Outlet eyed near Civil War battlefield
Historians up in arms
It's the Battle of Bookworms vs. the Big Box.
Preservationists and prominent historians are waging a dogged campaign against a proposed 138,000-square-foot Wal-Mart supercenter next to the Civil War's Wilderness Battlefield in Orange County, Va. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/27/outlet-eyed-near-civil-war-battlefield/
Rugged Olympic National Park makes a gorgeous getaway
SEATTLE - When the economy gets tough, it's time to get going on cheap trips.http://www.theolympian.com/662/story/709001.html
Books: Historic looks at Zion National Park
Two illustrated photo books of Zion National Park are out just in time for Utah's first national park to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009.http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_11296118