All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘development’

Filling in the Gaps at Grand Teton: 1,280 Reasons to Celebrate


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Field Office No matter how many times I venture into Grand Teton National Park, I am awestruck by the majestic peaks, extraordinary wildlife, and skies that extend for miles. While builders continue to develop land around the park for commercial uses and trophy homes, the land inside the park remains a sanctuary for [...]

Posted on: March 10 2014
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Governor McDonnell: Please Don’t Build Houses on a Historic Civil War Site


In November 2011, President Obama declared Fort Monroe a national monument, honoring this critical military installation and the role it played as “Freedom’s Fortress” for thousands of enslaved African Americans who took refuge there during the Civil War. The monument designation, however, did not preserve the entire peninsula. The National Park Service manages the star-shaped fort and the natural beaches [...]

Posted on: August 21 2013
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No Trash, Just Treasure: Landfill Development Finally Defeated at Joshua Tree National Park


By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager We’ve been treated to quite a spring here in the California desert. After experiencing the greatest Joshua tree bloom on record this past April, one of our hardest-fought battles finally ended in victory last month—NPCA and our supporters have defeated the Eagle Mountain Landfill proposal once and for all. Eagle Mountain would [...]

Posted on: June 13 2013
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The Power of One: Saving a Piece of Zion


By Cory MacNulty, NPCA’s Southwest Program Manager It can be a shock to look out at the vast beauty of Zion National Park and spot a giant home built right in the middle of the scenic canyon landscapes that make this part of the country so iconic and inspirational. Fortunately, one plot of land will be saved from this kind [...]

Posted on: October 31 2012
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