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Reconnecting a Desert Town with Its River: Improved Tourist Attractions at Arizona’s Yuma Crossing

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By Charles Flynn, Executive Director, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Situated in the corner of the Southwest where Arizona, California, and Mexico converge, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) has literally been shaped by the Colorado River. Two granite outcroppings narrowed the river at Yuma, allowing safe passage on what was once a wild and uncontrollable waterway. Some 60,000 [...]

Posted on: March 27 2014
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Meet NPCA’s New President and CEO: A Q&A with Innovator and Conservationist Clark Bunting

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Earlier this week, NPCA named a new president and CEO to lead the organization during a time of political volatility, symbolic milestones, and strong public support for national parks. Innovator and conservationist Clark Bunting will take the helm next week after 26 years at the Discovery Channel, most recently as president and general manager, helping to pioneer such classic programs [...]

Posted on: November 8 2013
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One Year Later: Park Service Recommendations for Expanding César Chávez Monument into Comprehensive Historic Park

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By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager Ever plan a birthday party where no one shows up? Sadly, the César E. Chávez National Monument could not commemorate the one-year anniversary of the park’s dedication on October 8—because the site was closed and the monument’s one dedicated Park Service employee, Superintendent Ruben Andrade, was furloughed due to the federal government shutdown. [...]

Posted on: November 7 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Mormon Pioneer Highlights Fierce Determination in a Rugged Landscape

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By Alan Spears, Government Affairs Cultural Resources Director “It’s a hell of a place to lose a cow.” So sings folklorist, musician, and proud Utah native Clive Romney. I’m with 20 members of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas who’ve come to Utah to tour the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area. Thanks to the shutdown of the federal  government and [...]

Posted on: October 30 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Silos and Smokestacks Showcases Farming and Food Production in America’s Heartland

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern America’s “amber waves of grain” have long been rooted in our history and culture. The fields of our heartland continue to supply sustenance, energy, and wealth to this country, and to the world, as they have for over a century. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 15% of the U.S. workforce produces, processes, and [...]

Posted on: September 23 2013
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