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Reducing the Harmful Impacts of Oil and Gas Development Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program “I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.” –Theodore Roosevelt Would Theodore Roosevelt still be inspired to become America’s greatest conservationist president if he experienced western North Dakota today? The land he lived on is now preserved as Theodore Roosevelt National [...]

Posted on: November 11 2013
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Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

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By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what makes a trip to this internationally renowned park a truly extraordinary journey? Last month, I was in a unique position to find out, serving as a staff representative on NPCA’s ParkScapes autumn expedition to [...]

Posted on: November 5 2013
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Pushing the Limits: Why I Biked 300 Miles to Fight Climate Change

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By Megan Cantrell, Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement “There is nothing like pushing your physical limits to help you remember you’re alive and capable of pushing,” my coworker and teammate Elizabeth Jordan reflected. We made it! Hugs, cheers, smiles from ear to ear–that is what you saw as my teammates and fellow Climate Riders arrived at Washington, DC’s Georgetown waterfront. [...]

Posted on: October 31 2013
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The 9 Best Things We Saw Online During the Government Shutdown

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The federal government shutdown was an agonizing time for people around the country, including the thousands of Park Service staff, contractors, business owners, and tourists who love and depend on our national parks. If something positive came out of all this, it was that park closures reminded so many of us how much we truly value these wonderful places. During [...]

Posted on: October 18 2013
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Emotional and Financial Toll of Government Shutdown Hits Home for National Park Service Personnel

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By Emily Douce, Budget and Appropriations Specialist “It was not the National Park Service’s choice to close the parks, but Congress’. Unfortunately, some people were blaming the National Park Service for denying access. It wasn’t easy to ask people to leave; we wanted the people to enjoy the public lands.” -Alan O’Neill, former superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area [...]

Posted on: October 4 2013
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