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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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Take an Online Tour of Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado

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The aptly named Dinosaur National Monument is the place to indulge your curiosity about the “terrible lizards” that roamed the Southwest 149 million years ago. The site preserves thousands of fossils in its rock walls as well as the extraordinary scenery carved by the Green and Yampa Rivers. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the 401 [...]

Posted on: December 12 2013
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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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Fighting Oil and Gas Development at Dinosaur National Monument: A Victory or a Delay?

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By Erika Pollard, Southwest Program Manager Tucked into the corners where the Utah and Colorado state lines meet is an exceptional landscape where the Old West stayed young. It is a land of open skies and plains, rugged canyons, and the vibrant Yampa and Green Rivers. And in the heart of it all is Dinosaur National Monument. The monument was [...]

Posted on: January 23 2013
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