Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2013’

Take an Online Tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Featured in NPCA’s New Report on Fracking


Long before Theodore Roosevelt became America’s 26th president, he spent years as a rancher in the rugged lands that would later become the national park that bears his name. He grew a strong attachment to the landscape, and now the park’s three distinct units cover some 70,000 acres of badlands, prairies, and forests abundant with plants and wildlife. But the [...]

Posted on: April 30 2013
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Best of the ‘Net: It’s National Park Week


Best of the ‘Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. It’s here! As National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said earlier this week, “National Park Week provides an opportunity to appreciate the landmarks, monuments and historical landscapes that define our national identity.” There are a few days remaining in National Park Week 2013, which means if you [...]

Posted on: April 26 2013
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National Parks Deserve to Be Protected from Oil and Gas Development


By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA Theodore Roosevelt was our greatest conservation president. President Roosevelt’s boundless vision and determination resulted in a system of national parks that is the envy of the world, and has been called “America’s Best Idea.” Ironically, his namesake national park, which includes his North Dakota homestead, is currently facing a threat that could permanently degrade a [...]

Posted on: April 25 2013
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Connecting Students with Nature and History in Baltimore: How Crowdfunding Can Help


By Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium Fort McHenry is a source of fierce pride for the residents of Baltimore. It is here that our citizens stopped the British Navy from attacking the city during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The flag that flew over the fort the morning after the battle not only [...]

Posted on: April 24 2013
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The Stonewall Inn: Why the Site of This Iconic Rebellion Should Be Part of the National Park System


By Alexander Brash, Senior Director, Northeast Regional Office On a bus in Montgomery, a lone woman refused to be sent to the rear. In the dry desert east of Yosemite lie the foundations of an internment camp where thousands of Americans were imprisoned simply because of their ancestry. In a small, drab bar on Christopher Street in New York City, [...]

Posted on: April 23 2013
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