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Focus on Water: Protecting Our Rivers and Streams Where We Live

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By Yves Corbiere, Senior Program Coordinator Take a moment to think about all the places you have lived, not by apartment or job or city, but by the closest river, stream, lake, or sea. It takes me just a few moments to trace back my life in relation to water. I learned how to swim as a baby in Long [...]

Posted on: March 15 2012
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Wild, Scenic, and Vulnerable: A Setback at St. Croix

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By Christine Goepfert, NPCA’s Upper Midwest Program Manager Late last month, thousands of NPCA’s supporters took action to protect the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of our National Park System, from a massive freeway-style bridge project that the National Park Service determined would cause irreparable harm to the river. We thank everyone who stood up for this national park. [...]

Posted on: March 14 2012
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Defending the Desert in the Morongo Valley

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By Seth Shteir, California Desert Field Representative  On January 31, 2012, National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, The Summer Tree Institute, The Wildlands Conservancy, and the Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce teamed up to host an advocacy event to build support for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s California Desert Protection Act of 2011. The California Desert Protection Act [...]

Posted on: March 13 2012
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Friday Photo: Hikers Crowd Half Dome

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Many people escape to national parks to get away from the crowds. That’s not the case on top of Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome, one of the most famous rock formations in America’s national parks. Earlier this week, NPCA sent an action alert to supporters, encouraging them to help protect visitor safety in Yosemite by urging the park superintendent to limit the number of climbers allowed on Half Dome’s trail [...]

Posted on: March 9 2012
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Friday Photo: Trading Desk Time for Desert Time

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By Shane Farnor, Online Advocacy Manager At NPCA, we are often fortunate enough to attend staff trainings, retreats, and other work-related gatherings in or near national parks. Since my job involves lots of time sitting at a desk with a computer, I look forward to these opportunities.   Recently, I attended a staff training in southern Arizona. After the training, [...]

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