National Parks

  • Navigating Plans for Summer with the National Park Service

    FEDtalk Do you know what you are doing this summer? To find out what our National Parks have to offer, tune in to FEDtalk this Friday and start planning your trip! Co-hosts Julie Perkins and…

  • Angela Fultz Nordstrom: National park passes now available via mobile devices

    When visitors hit the national parks this summer, they will all be in mobile mode.

  • Get outside for National Park Week

    Joining host Julie Perkins of Shaw Bransford & Roth is Sara Newman, DrPH, MCP, an active duty commissioned corps officer in the United States Public Health Service currently assigned to the National Park Service serving as the Director of the NPS Office of Public Health (OPH). Sara is the principal advisor to the NPS Director and executive leadership for public health protection, disease prevention and health promotion decisions impacting the health of more than 300 million visitors to more than 400 parks nationwide.

    April 16, 2018

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island reopen amid shutdown

    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are now open for visitors, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers

  • Curing the summertime blues

    Taking vacation is important to both your physical and mental health, so we checked in with a long-time fed in Michigan about her favorite spots.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Learning from agency customer service reviews

    Nothing can be more irritating and, at the same time, useful as unvarnished customer feedback. With the summer travel season over, citizens are taking to the internet to vent about experiences they’ve had at airports, in passport lines, or visiting national parks. Smart managers are seeing bad reports as good thing. Joining Federal Drive¬†with Tom Temin with more, Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service.

  • Jonathan Jarvis: NPS marks 100th anniversary by promoting national parks

    As National Park Service director, Jonathan Jarvis is responsible for overseeing 400 NPS locations covering more than 80 million acres. Jarvis is using this year’s 100th anniversary to not only promote the national parks but also to raise funds to keep them spiffy. Jarvis tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about NPS’ next generation connectivity.

  • National parks director walks fine line on private advertisers

    The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year with a record-breaking level of visitors and an expansion that includes nine new monuments.

  • New law: guns allowed in National Parks

    A new law allows people to carry rifles, handguns and assault weapons into National Parks, as along as it is consistent with state laws. Lawmakers who backed the bill say it defends the Second Amendment.…