An Online Tour of Beautiful Biscayne

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Water, water everywhere: That’s the beauty of Biscayne, where 95 percent of the park is covered by the sea. With only one mile of paved roadway in 170,000 acres, this marine wonderland is a perfect place to boat, snorkel, or dive—if you take care not to damage the delicate reefs below. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one [...]

Posted on: January 28 2013
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An Appreciation for Those Who Came Before

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By Don Barger, Senior Regional Director, Southeast Region The expansive views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from the summit of Hemphill Bald are enough to make anyone want to plop down in the tall grass and spend the day watching the shadows of clouds flow across the landscape. On a sunny Saturday this past summer, however, I found myself joining [...]

Posted on: January 24 2013
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Fighting Oil and Gas Development at Dinosaur National Monument: A Victory or a Delay?

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By Erika Pollard, Southwest Program Manager Tucked into the corners where the Utah and Colorado state lines meet is an exceptional landscape where the Old West stayed young. It is a land of open skies and plains, rugged canyons, and the vibrant Yampa and Green Rivers. And in the heart of it all is Dinosaur National Monument. The monument was [...]

Posted on: January 23 2013
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Free Entrance to All National Parks on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

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On Monday, January 21, the Department of the Interior will waive entrance fees at all national parks in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. For those of us fortunate enough to have the day off, the fee-free day is an excellent reason to commemorate the life of the visionary leader in one of America’s most inspirational places. Monday is also Inauguration Day. [...]

Posted on: January 18 2013
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An Opportunity We Can’t Afford to Lose at Pinnacles

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Last week, President Obama officially signed legislation renaming Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park, a name change that elevates its status and may help attract more visitors to the geologically rich 26,000-acre site about an hour and a half south of San Jose in California. The switch is a worthy first step toward recognizing the park’s economic importance, stunning rock [...]

Posted on: January 17 2013
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