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Death of Alpha Wolf Sparks Renewed Concern over Hunting near Yellowstone

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By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton She was graceful and photogenic. She was a good mother. She was widely admired for her strength and beauty. But earlier this month, a hunter killed one of Yellowstone’s most famous canines just 15 miles outside the park boundary in Wyoming—the gray wolf that led the Lamar Canyon Pack in the northeast [...]

Posted on: December 27 2012
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The Folly and the Ivy: Make an Easy New Year’s Resolution That Can Help Parks

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By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications At the peak of the fall season, the trees along the George Washington Memorial Parkway are alive with color. This scenic roadway is one of the most-visited parts of the National Park System, and an autumn drive along this stretch of the Potomac River in the Mid-Atlantic is a joy for tourists [...]

Posted on: December 20 2012
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What’s at Stake: Staff Shortages at Acadia National Park

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If Congress does not act to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the Park Service could lose 8 to 10 percent of its funding next month. What could this mean in real terms for national parks? Here is one example of how the cuts could affect a park already facing staff shortages. For more information, see our new GeoStory with threats to national [...]

Posted on: December 19 2012
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New Trails Make Acadia’s Beauty More Accessible

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By April Mims, NPCA’s Northeast Program Manager As a resident of the New York City area and the wife of a business school student, I’ve spent countless hours listening to my peers discuss which new mobile app or digital tool will revolutionize America and improve the quality of life for people throughout the nation. Yet, I remain convinced that one [...]

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Friday Photos: Happy Anniversary ANILCA

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Earlier this month, more than 100 million acres of public land in Alaska shared one common anniversary: On December 2, Lake Clark, Kenai Fjords, and other parks and preserves established through the Alaskan National Interest Land Conservation Act, or ANILCA, turned 32 years old. This federal legislation created ten different national parks and expanded three others in America’s largest, wildest state, including: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Bering Land Bridge [...]

Posted on: December 14 2012
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