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The DeChristopher Effect: How Years of Controversy over Drilling for Energy in the Southwest Could Result in Compromise

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program On December 19, 2008, during the last few weeks of the Bush Administration, an oil and gas lease auction captured the nation’s attention. The auction took place on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the doorstep of two of our most iconic national parks in Utah: Arches and Canyonlands. [...]

Posted on: January 22 2014
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Four Stops, One Destination: Meeting Visionary Mom Maite Arce in Her Quest to Protect and Enjoy Desert Parks

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By Erika Pollard, Southwest Program Manager It was hands-down the most impressive lightning storm I have ever seen. Last month, I was driving out of Arches National Park at night with my young boys, Vann, age 7, and Billy, age 6. Every few seconds, a magnificent strike of lightning lit up the darkened sky, exposing the towering sandstone formations of [...]

Posted on: August 20 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Slow and Cute Edition

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Best of the ’Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. This week, we celebrate Death Valley at night, enjoy another top 20 list, get a good reminder to slow down and take things in, and catch a couple of celebrities showing their support for one of America’s amazing landscapes, among other things. Sunchaser Pictures did it again. [...]

Posted on: May 2 2013
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Friday Photo: A Pretty Kind of “Pothole”

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Thanks to Walt Biddle for sharing this photo of a lovely sunset viewed through the Mesa Arch at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. It’s no wonder the Mesa Arch is one of the park’s most popular hikes. Visitors can see the 50-foot arch and the dramatic 500-foot vertical cliff beyond it via an easy half-mile walk. The arch is known as a “pothole [...]

Posted on: January 11 2013
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