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Discover Florida’s Beaches with Two Photographers on Assignment for National Parks magazine

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Do you ever flip through the glossy pages of National Parks magazine and wonder what it’s like to take photos of some of the country’s most amazing landscapes and monuments? We did too, so we asked two photographers on assignment for the magazine to tell us about their experience! Enjoy their story, and a sneak preview of a few photos from the cover story for [...]

Posted on: August 31 2012
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National Parks Plus Kids: A Family Adventure

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By Craig Obey, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs There is much talk these days about how disconnected younger generations are from nature and how historically illiterate we are as a country. The accused in this malady include electronic media, declines in leisure time, stranger danger, urbanization, and other culprits. As I have traveled to many national parks and other places, [...]

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A Call to Action for 2016

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By Ron Tipton, NPCA’s Senior Vice President, Policy This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the National Park Service’s Call to Action report, and a new opportunity to revisit the goals and policies guiding our national parks just four years shy of their centennial in 2016. What is the Call to Action? Last year, on the 95th birthday of [...]

Posted on: August 30 2012
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National Parks’ Birthday: Time to Renew a National Commitment

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This week, as we celebrate the National Park Service’s 96th birthday we can reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing our national parks as they near their second century. From the shores of Acadia to the battlefields at Gettysburg, the petroglyphs at Mesa Verde and the bison that roam Yellowstone, our 397 national parks protect and preserve America’s heritage. The [...]

Posted on: August 24 2012
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Alaska: Reflections from a Guest in the Wilderness

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By Linda Rancourt, Vice President, Communications You can read about it and dream about going, but nothing compares with actually seeing it in person. Alaska, our 49th state, is an extraordinary place. This 582,000-square-mile parcel of land is sometimes referred to as “Seward’s folly,” after Secretary of State William Seward, who orchestrated its purchase in 1867 despite ridicule from his [...]

Posted on: August 23 2012
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