Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’

The Power of One: Saving a Piece of Zion


By Cory MacNulty, NPCA’s Southwest Program Manager It can be a shock to look out at the vast beauty of Zion National Park and spot a giant home built right in the middle of the scenic canyon landscapes that make this part of the country so iconic and inspirational. Fortunately, one plot of land will be saved from this kind [...]

Posted on: October 31 2012
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Celebrate Halloween in the National Parks


Courtesy of the National Park Foundation Looking for a “spook”tacular way to spend your Halloween? From ghost stories to costume contests, our national parks offer great ways to trick or treat your way to a hauntingly good time with family and friends! To help get you in the Halloween state of mind, here are a few of the events taking place [...]

Posted on: October 26 2012
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National Parks Plus Kids: The Difference a National Park Makes


By Craig Obey, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs The final two destinations of our summer adventure in the national parks, though neighbors, are a study in contrast. One, Mount Rainier, is a national park. The other, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, is not part of the National Park System, but easily could be. Today, it is operated by the [...]

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Beyond Outreach: How to Deeply Engage New Audiences


By Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator for the Conservation Study Institute of the National Park Service Engagement is a fairly common word these days. Companies, non-profits, and public land managers alike are looking for ways to connect with the changing demographic of the American public. But when it comes to engagement, what is really working? What efforts [...]

Posted on: October 24 2012
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Wolves under Fire in Wyoming


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton This month has been a sad one for Wyoming’s wolves. On October 1, the federal government removed wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act, allowing the state to permit hunting of these animals, despite glaring deficiencies in Wyoming’s wolf management plan. Even worse, the state included national park lands (namely, [...]

Posted on: October 23 2012
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