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Traveling to the Crown of the Continent with NPCA

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By Morgan Dodd, Director of Gift Planning Glacier National Park is sometimes called “America’s Switzerland,” and it’s easy to see why. I’ve been lucky enough to make five visits to the park over the years, and with over one million acres of breathtaking mountain peaks, gorgeous lakes, endless views, and access to wildlife and historic lodges, I don’t think I’ll [...]

Posted on: February 29 2012
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“Win-Win” Partnership for Wounded Warriors Benefits Veterans and the Park Service

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For a great read, I recommend this profile of Army 1st Sgt. Tim Thompson, a veteran of seven tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, who is interning at Florissant Fossil Beds through a “win-win” partnership with the Park Service. Thompson has already put his skills to work saving the federal government thousands of dollars by helping oversee the construction of [...]

Posted on: February 24 2012
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Did You Know? Glaciers in Glacier

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Source: http://www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/glaciers.htm For more information on climate change and national parks, see NPCA’s research on climate change and the parks and wildlife most affected by it, as well as the Park Service’s Climate-Friendly Parks Program. -Elizabeth Meyers, Information and Outreach Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research

Posted on: February 23 2012
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On Our Way to an Everglades Day

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By Dawn Shirreffs, Everglades Restoration Program Manager Everglades and Biscayne National Parks bring millions of visitors to Florida. Keeping these parks healthy is not just ecologically sound; it also supports thousands of jobs and a strong state economy. Yet 2011 was a dismal year for Everglades restoration in the state legislature. Lawmakers dismembered laws intended to discourage urban sprawl, diluted [...]

Posted on: February 21 2012
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Park Trivia Fit for a President

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Presidential history is an important part of the National Park System, and it provides a great source for trivia buffs. Do you know how many U.S. presidents are memorialized in national parks and monuments? Which U.S. presidents have the most national park units named after them? The most recent national park unit honoring a U.S. president? Learn all this and more at this [...]

Posted on: February 20 2012
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