VIDEO: Native Birds and Wildlife Make a Comeback at Channel Islands National Park

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Yesterday, the Park Service released more good news from Channel Islands National Park. Just a few weeks after biodiversity advocates celebrated the recovery of the night lizard on these protected islands, park officials and their partners are now sharing dramatic findings on improvements to bird populations and other native wildlife at Anacapa Island, one decade after removing invasive rats from the ecosystem. Scientists [...]

Posted on: March 13 2013
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New Report: Air Quality in the Smokies Is Headed in the Right Direction

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By Mark Wenzler, Vice President of NPCA’s Climate and Air Quality Programs A new report from Colorado State University confirms that air quality in our most-visited national park is measurably better, thanks to the Clean Air Act. While more work still needs to be done to improve air quality around the country, the new emissions and visibility measurements published last [...]

Posted on: March 12 2013
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Hope in the Wake of Tragedy: Sandy Supplemental Allows for Smart Redevelopment

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By Alex Brash, Senior Director, Northeast Regional Office When Sandy crashed ashore just a few months ago, it ravaged the cities, towns, and shorelines of New York and New Jersey and caused unprecedented damage to the region’s national parks. At the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area buildings were flooded and essential infrastructure destroyed. Electrical, plumbing, [...]

Posted on: March 7 2013
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Vacation Planning? These Park Movies Will Help

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By Shane Farnor, Online Advocacy Manager Although we are inching our way toward spring, when I look out my window, it still looks like winter. If you’re like me, you’re counting the days until spring, dreaming of warmer weather, and making arrangements for summer vacations in and around our national parks. One thing that really helps me get through winter [...]

Posted on: March 5 2013
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Veterans to Volunteer in Cleanup Efforts at Gateway National Recreation Area

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When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the Northeast late last October, many of New York’s beaches were inundated with damage and debris. As the area recovers and rebuilds, a group of veterans will help with cleanup and beach restoration efforts at Gateway National Recreation Area, which has remained closed since the storm. The nonprofit organizing the effort, Wounded Nature – Working Veterans, based in [...]

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