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Preserving National Parks: It’s Not Just Popular, It’s Patriotic

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor of Online Communications at the National Parks Conservation Association Note: This is NPCA’s third and final story in our series on the upcoming presidential election. You can sign NPCA’s petition urging the candidates to pledge their support for national parks. By day, I work as an editor for NPCA on issues that affect our national parks. Then, when I [...]

Posted on: October 22 2012
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National Parks Plus Kids: Adventures on Wizard Island

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By Craig Obey, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs “It’s like a crater and a lake.” That profound observation made by another visitor at Crater Lake National Park provided us with many a chuckle over the next few days. Of course, this fascinating, 1800-foot-deep azure lake is the deepest in the nation and the cleanest in the world and resides within [...]

Posted on: October 19 2012
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Focus on Water: Celebrating the Clean Water Act’s 40th Anniversary

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Great Waters Program Manager Forty years ago today, Congress overrode a veto from President Nixon to officially make the Clean Water Act the nation’s law for protecting one of our most precious and irreplaceable resources. This landmark legislation is the reason why we are able to enjoy the many activities that we do today on our [...]

Posted on: October 18 2012
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Going Beyond Boundaries: Preservation and National Parks

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By Priya Chhaya, Online Content Coordinator for the National Trust for Historic Preservation For historic preservationists, the conservation of American cultural and natural history often begins in our national parks. This is where millions of Americans come every year to make connections between past and present. The brand-new Cesar E. Chavez National Monument designation is an excellent example of a [...]

Posted on: October 17 2012
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NPCA Celebrates the Preservation of the Hoback Basin

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58,000 Acres South of Grand Teton National Park Saved from Natural Gas Development By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Just south of Grand Teton National Park, a Houston-based company had proposed to develop 136 natural gas wells on U.S. Forest Service lands that would surely have destroyed the Hoback Basin, an area cherished by Wyomingites for its spectacular [...]

Posted on: October 16 2012
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