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    Judge’s Ruling a Huge Victory for Buffalo National River

    Coalition Seeks to Protect Arkansas’ National River from Factory Farm Waste

    The end of 2014 brought a legal victory so significant for the Buffalo National River watershed in Arkansas that the nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice called it “a rare win against industrial agriculture and federal malfeasance.” Congress established the Buffalo National River in 1972 as America’s first national river. Over a million people visit this […]

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    7 Tips for Winter Hiking—Plus 6 of NPCA’s Favorite Cold-Weather Trails

    Though the cold weather and dark days of winter may discourage time outdoors, hiking during these months can be a fantastic and memorable experience. Crowds disappear, silence reigns, and landscapes take on a glittery and frost-covered splendor. Here are a few practical tips to help ensure a positive hiking experience for you and your loved […]

  • A detail from the quilt "Wings" by Melani K. Brewer. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

    New Quilt Exhibit at Biscayne Uses Art to Explore the Impacts of Climate Change

    What do you expect to see when you visit Biscayne National Park in South Florida? Spectacular blue waters, of course. Dolphins, coral reefs, shipwrecks, mangrove trees, shorebirds … maybe even a manatee if you’re lucky. But quilts? You might not think this marine wonderland is the place to experience creative textiles addressing one of the biggest […]

  • The Grand Canyon is just as spectacular in the winter weather as it is during the warmer months when more tourists visit.

    Plan a Desert Getaway to Grand Canyon National Park

    This story is part of NPCA’s biweekly Desert Getaway series. Read more stories in the series for tips on visiting other desert parks. America’s Southwest is full of amazing canyons, but none perhaps as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark is actually the youngest of the canyons in the […]

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    Plan Ahead for 2015: 10 Parks for Your Bucket List

    National parks are the stuff of bucket lists—who doesn’t dream of spending time in the country’s most celebrated places like Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, or the Everglades? As you’re thinking about where to explore this year, NPCA has ten less-visited places to add to your wish list. Where are you headed in 2015? Each month, […]

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