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Getting Close to Katmai’s Bears in the Hopes of Protecting Them

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I recently captured the true essence of seeing brown bears up very close and personal in the wild with my camera at Katmai National Park and Preserve. Joined by three colleagues and our passionate guide and partner in bear conservation, Dave Bachrach from AK Adventures, we departed from the coastal town of Homer via float plane, soaring over volcanoes, massive [...]

Posted on: July 31 2012
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NPCA-Sponsored Events Focus Attention on the “Ritchie Boys” and Their Legacy of Heroism from WWII

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In June, NPCA sponsored a two-day commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Camp Ritchie Military Intelligence Training Camp (MITC) in Cascade, Maryland, during WWII, the legacy of the “Ritchie Boys” who trained there, and the role of the National Park Service (NPS) in protecting and interpreting sites in America’s military history. More than 140 people participated in last [...]

Posted on: July 26 2012
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New Beginnings for Yellowstone’s Pronghorn

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by Joe Josephson, NPCA’s Yellowstone Wildlife Fellow As the season rushes into high summer, I’m left thinking fondly of the past month in Yellowstone National Park and Paradise Valley near my home in Livingston, Montana. The fickle transition from spring to summer is often associated with the astrological sign of Gemini, or twins, and this is especially fitting for me, [...]

Posted on: July 25 2012
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Crown of the Continent Showcases a New Model for Economic Prosperity

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When the folks at Zinc Air were looking to locate their high-tech manufacturing firm, they could have gone head-to-head with other energy innovators down in Phoenix, or in San Francisco, or even in far-flung Zhongguancun (also known as China’s Silicon Valley). Instead, they’ve put down roots in the mountain wilds of the Crown of the Continent—because this spectacular borderland where [...]

Posted on: July 24 2012
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All Hands on Deck for the AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall

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Measuring in at 54 tons, The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed on the National Mall and in more than 50 other locations throughout Washington, D.C., later this month to accommodate all 48,000 panels for the public to see. The NAMES Project Foundation is calling for volunteers to help prepare the Mall grounds and quilt panels for opening day in [...]

Posted on: July 18 2012
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