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Connecting Birders with Battlefields: Where Nature and History Meet

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications   It takes a special kind of person to wake up hours before dawn with a notebook, binoculars, and a field guide and go out in search of birds while the rest of us are warm in our beds. Still, NPCA Civil War Associate Nick Lund zealously trades bird sightings for sleep whenever he [...]

Posted on: January 31 2012
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Friday Photo: The Everglades, in Black and White

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Clyde Butcher has been photographing wilderness areas in black and white film for more than 40 years. Ken Burns referred to his artwork as “a national treasure.” One look at his oversized prints of the Everglades and you can see why. More than 30 of these works, including Seven Cabbage Cut Cover, shown above, are now on display at the G2 Gallery in Venice, [...]

Posted on: January 27 2012
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New Report: Parks Contributed $12 Billion in Economic Benefits in 2010

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Above: Do I see money in those trees? A hiker explores Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. According to a report released this morning by the National Park Service, the park system remained a strong economic engine in 2010, despite the slow pace of economic recovery nationally. An estimated $3 billion in taxpayer money invested in the parks generated about [...]

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A Four-Minute Tour of Yosemite

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Dreaming of a trip to Yosemite? You’ll enjoy this stunning four-minute time-lapse video of the park by Project Yosemite. Wow! -Felicia Carr, Senior Director of Online Communications  

Posted on: January 26 2012
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A New Model for Parks Could Help Revitalize Texas’ Gulf Coast

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Above: A view of part of the proposed Lone Star National Recreation Area in Matagorda County. Photo by Bob Howen. By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Everyone knows you don’t mess with Texas, but in September 2008, that’s just what Hurricane Ike did. The storm made landfall in the Galveston area after causing devastating damage to Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas, [...]

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