• The Soda Mountains of Mojave National Preserve. Photo © Michael Gordon.

    Mojave Is a Magical Place. Let’s Protect My Former Home

    It’s a wondrous thing to have a million and a half acres of spectacular natural habitat right in your back yard. I know because for ten years, I woke to the vast beauty of the California desert each morning and had a unique role in both protecting and helping the public enjoy it: I was deputy […]

  • Seventeen towers like these at the James River Bridge in Newport News, Virginia, would forever mar the view from Colonial National Historical Park if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allows a permit from Dominion Power to move forward. Photo © Margaret Fowler/Save the James Alliance.

    400 Years of History at Risk

    Help Protect the Historic James River from Ill-Sited Power Lines

    Walking along the James River at Jamestown, reflections of a blue sky shine brightly on the pristine water, and it’s easy to imagine history unfolding along the sandy beach. The area’s unspoiled views are reminiscent of a different time, one where the hum of traffic is replaced by birdsong and babbling waters. Four hundred years […]

  • Fracking drilling rig outside Canyonlands National Park

    4 Top Priorities for Utah’s Unique National Parks

    Expanding Park Boundaries and Designating New Wilderness Would Help Protect Land from Development

    The majesty of Delicate Arch. The remarkable spires and vast wildness at Canyonlands. The glow of the Milky Way above Hovenweep. As a Utah resident and an outdoor enthusiast, it doesn’t surprise me that people from around the world flock to the one-of-a-kind rock formations, canyons, petroglyphs, archeological ruins, and astounding night skies at the national parks […]

  • Biscayne National Park.

    VICTORY: What You Helped Protect at Biscayne National Park

    Earlier today, park officials at Biscayne made an announcement that NPCA has been waiting more than 15 years to hear: The park will establish a new marine reserve to help protect its fragile, one-of-a-kind underwater resources. This important step represents the work of numerous environmental groups, scientists, fishermen, and concerned citizens—including more than 20,000 NPCA […]

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