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Precaution, Funding, and Science-Based Policy: Revisiting Leopold Could Move NPS in the Right Direction

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By Dr. James D. Nations, Vice President of NPCA’s Center for Park Research When a team of scientists and conservationists led by A. Starker Leopold wrote the Leopold Report in 1963, national park visitors were still feeding bears through their car windows, nocturnal wildlife still feasted on park garbage dumps, and park rangers still shot cougars and wolves to maximize [...]

Posted on: September 11 2012
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A Call to Action for 2016

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By Ron Tipton, NPCA’s Senior Vice President, Policy This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the National Park Service’s Call to Action report, and a new opportunity to revisit the goals and policies guiding our national parks just four years shy of their centennial in 2016. What is the Call to Action? Last year, on the 95th birthday of [...]

Posted on: August 30 2012
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National Parks’ Birthday: Time to Renew a National Commitment

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This week, as we celebrate the National Park Service’s 96th birthday we can reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing our national parks as they near their second century. From the shores of Acadia to the battlefields at Gettysburg, the petroglyphs at Mesa Verde and the bison that roam Yellowstone, our 397 national parks protect and preserve America’s heritage. The [...]

Posted on: August 24 2012
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A Call to Action for the Nation’s Urban Parks

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By Alex Brash, NPCA’s Northeast Regional Director, and Leila Quinn, NPCA Summer Associate The nation’s urban national parks are long-neglected, underfunded, under-used, and often unreachable through public transportation. Yet they are a critical asset that can anchor communities, dramatically improve quality of life, and help maintain our nation’s identity. They are often overlooked compared to iconic western parks like Yellowstone [...]

Posted on: July 16 2012
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America’s Summit on National Parks: Moving from Vision to Action

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Above: NPCA President Tom Kiernan at Yellowstone. By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA Almost exactly three years ago, I flew to Montana late in the day. By the time my plane reached the tiny airport in Bozeman, it was too dark to see the stately, snow-capped mountains that I knew surrounded me. I felt the ten-degree chill as I wandered [...]

Posted on: January 24 2012
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