Proof Positive: Our National Parks Are in Peril

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA For the past year, NPCA has been sounding the alarm about the threats to our national parks in the face of looming across-the-board federal budget cuts that could occur March 1 if lawmakers fail to reach agreement. Now, we have the clearest indications yet that those threats are very real—and are putting both our [...]

Posted on: February 1 2013
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Vote in the Super Bowl Park Poll: A 49ers Fan and a Ravens Fan Defend Their Cities

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What City Has the Most Super National Parks? This Sunday, many national park supporters will keep their hiking boots in the closet and get their blood pumping in a different way: by cheering their favorite teams to victory when the San Francisco 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. With national parks—as well as NPCA staff—based in both [...]

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of “Death Valley Dreamlapse”

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Last week, staff at NPCA escaped for a few minutes into the desert—virtually, at least—as we marveled at the latest video by Sunchaser Pictures, “Death Valley Dreamlapse” (below). Little did we know that the film crew captured these solitary dunes and spinning, swirling stars by traveling to a remote valley of the national park in below-freezing temperatures during a meteor [...]

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Focus on Water: Celebrating Everglades Victories and Looking Forward

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer Everglades champions and advocates convened earlier this month in Coral Gables, Florida, for the 28th annual Everglades Coalition Conference–an event that unites hundreds of people who are working to restore America’s Everglades. Looking back over recent years and at the opportunities that lie ahead, there is a lot to celebrate. Under the leadership of NPCA’s Dawn [...]

Posted on: January 31 2013
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The Legacy of Fred Korematsu

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In 1942, a 23-year-old welder from Oakland, California, refused to be incarcerated in a government camp because of his ethnicity. Fred Korematsu, the American-born son of Japanese immigrants, defied a presidential mandate during wartime and took a stand against racism—a fight that lasted for decades and earned him a legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Korematsu’s story is not widely [...]

Posted on: January 30 2013
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