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The Public Promise Waiting to be Kept

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By Catherine Moore, Cultural Resources Program Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research “The best ships in the worst navy”—that’s how one NPS staffer responded when asked to describe history in the National Park Service. Check out a new report by the Organization for American Historians, Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, to find out [...]

Posted on: March 23 2012
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Focus on Water: Protecting Our Great Waters

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By Chad Lord, Director, Water Program Today is World Water Day, a day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to the importance of freshwater. And for good reason. Water drives regional economies, sustains the natural world, and shapes the daily lives of people all across the globe. As Yves Corbiere recently posted, water is not just key to [...]

Posted on: March 22 2012
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The Next Stewards of Our National Parks

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The Student Conservation Association has been connecting thousands of young volunteers with outdoor projects in national parks and other public lands for more than 50 years. The program helps bring diverse groups of students into the parks, cultivates a life-long love of nature among many of its alumni, and even leads some participants to explore careers with the Park Service. Learn [...]

Posted on: March 16 2012
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Friday Photo: Parks … from Space!

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Many of us go to national parks to gaze at the beautiful, clear skies. Thanks to satellite technology, we can now admire our parks from the sky’s perspective, looking back. This striking image of Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, was taken by GeoEye, a satellite imaging company that photographs millions of square miles of the earth for search engine mapping software such [...]

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Vote for Your Favorite National Parks!

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If you have a few minutes and want to take a fun survey, the park lovers at About.com have been hosting their “Readers’ Choice” awards for 2012 on the best national parks in different areas of the country. If you’re on the East Coast, would you rather go to Acadia or Everglades or Shenandoah? In the Colorado Plateau, do you [...]

Posted on: March 15 2012
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