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Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online This Week

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As a member of NPCA’s social media team, I see a lot of great material promoting national parks on the internet each week. I’m starting a new roundup to share some of the fun things park lovers should check out online. See something cool on national parks? Let me know below! 1. Photographer Chris Mabey is setting out to capture [...]

Posted on: March 29 2013
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The Top Five Myths about the Sequester and National Parks

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By John Garder, Budget & Appropriations Legislative Representative NPCA has been warning the public for well over a year that the deep federal budget cuts known as the sequester would harm national parks. We’ve seen a groundswell of support to restore critically needed funding to the Park Service, but we’ve also heard a great deal of misunderstanding about these funding [...]

Posted on: March 14 2013
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Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA By now, I’m sure you know just how serious the situation is for our national parks due to the sequester cuts which will go into effect later today. It’s alarming that this very avoidable threat is about to become a reality. From Yellowstone to Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains, our national heritage [...]

Posted on: March 1 2013
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Proof Positive: Our National Parks Are in Peril

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA For the past year, NPCA has been sounding the alarm about the threats to our national parks in the face of looming across-the-board federal budget cuts that could occur March 1 if lawmakers fail to reach agreement. Now, we have the clearest indications yet that those threats are very real—and are putting both our [...]

Posted on: February 1 2013
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What’s at Stake: Staff Shortages at Acadia National Park

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If Congress does not act to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the Park Service could lose 8 to 10 percent of its funding next month. What could this mean in real terms for national parks? Here is one example of how the cuts could affect a park already facing staff shortages. For more information, see our new GeoStory with threats to national [...]

Posted on: December 19 2012
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