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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

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By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago site rich with Civil Rights and labor rights history by introducing legislation that would name the historic Pullman neighborhood as the city’s first national park. The Pullman Company was home to [...]

Posted on: January 24 2014
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The DeChristopher Effect: How Years of Controversy over Drilling for Energy in the Southwest Could Result in Compromise

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program On December 19, 2008, during the last few weeks of the Bush Administration, an oil and gas lease auction captured the nation’s attention. The auction took place on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the doorstep of two of our most iconic national parks in Utah: Arches and Canyonlands. [...]

Posted on: January 22 2014
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What Does It Take to Run a National Park? Shenandoah Staff Give the Rest of Us a Clue

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Few of us appreciate the monumental task of caring for America’s national parks—each one a unique part of the country with its own specific management challenges and irreplaceable public resources. Shenandoah National Park staff recently decided to shine a light on what it takes to maintain their landmark Virginia park on a day-to-day basis. Why? Last year’s federal government shutdown [...]

Posted on: January 14 2014
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6 Reasons to Act Today for Clean Air in Arizona

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It’s no secret that reducing air pollution creates a host of benefits for human health and the environment. But what does it mean in real terms when a coal plant cleans up its act and spews fewer particulates into the air? It’s not just a theoretical question for communities surrounding the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. This power plant is [...]

Posted on: January 2 2014
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Ticket to Ride: Free Trolley Service Expands Access to Everglades and Biscayne This Winter

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Thirty miles south of Miami, the community of Homestead, Florida, sits in a lucky spot. Equidistant from two major national parks, with Everglades National Park about ten miles to the west and Biscayne National Park about ten miles to the east, residents and visitors are perfectly situated to enjoy some of the most beautiful [...]

Posted on: December 18 2013
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