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Best of the ’Net: The Midsummer Night’s Dream Edition

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This week on Best of the ’Net, I found a little bit of everything—from bears to hacks to stars—for a midsummer glimpse at our national parks online. 1. August is my favorite time to watch the night sky, thanks to the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Enjoy this photo taken by Jack Fusco at Acadia National Park during last year’s shower. [...]

Posted on: August 9 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Kid-Friendly and .007 Approved Edition

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This week’s Best of the ‘Net includes a virtual way to connect to Alaskan bears, fun things for kids to do in Yosemite, and cool gadgets to make your next camping trip more hi-tech. Our 401 national park sites span all 50 states, districts, and territories. The amazing cameras at explore.org can help connect us to these hard-to-get-to park units. [...]

Posted on: July 19 2013
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Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Bear Baiting and Spotlighting Don’t Belong in Our National Preserves

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By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office I get a real sense of accomplishment when the Park Service takes action on an issue we’ve been pushing for years. In early April, the agency renewed temporary regulations to keep hunters from killing black bear cubs and sows with cubs with spotlights at their den sites in Gates of the [...]

Posted on: April 15 2013
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Friday Photos: Happy Anniversary ANILCA

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Earlier this month, more than 100 million acres of public land in Alaska shared one common anniversary: On December 2, Lake Clark, Kenai Fjords, and other parks and preserves established through the Alaskan National Interest Land Conservation Act, or ANILCA, turned 32 years old. This federal legislation created ten different national parks and expanded three others in America’s largest, wildest state, including: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Bering Land Bridge [...]

Posted on: December 14 2012
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Getting Close to Katmai’s Bears in the Hopes of Protecting Them

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I recently captured the true essence of seeing brown bears up very close and personal in the wild with my camera at Katmai National Park and Preserve. Joined by three colleagues and our passionate guide and partner in bear conservation, Dave Bachrach from AK Adventures, we departed from the coastal town of Homer via float plane, soaring over volcanoes, massive [...]

Posted on: July 31 2012
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