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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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NPCA, Park Ranger Group Take Fracking Message to Congress

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program Earlier this year, NPCA released an in-depth look at fracking’s impact on our national parks in the report, National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing: Balancing Energy Needs, Nature, and America’s National Heritage. Though the report’s case studies showed potentially dramatic impacts on some of the country’s most important landscapes, waterways, and wildlife species, we [...]

Posted on: June 25 2013
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Video: Wild Salmon at Stake If Mines Are Built Next to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

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“What do we do without fish?” asks June Tracey, a resident of Nondalton, Alaska, in a new video by the Story Group. Tracey’s question is not just philosophical. Her community is closest to the site where companies are intent upon building the largest, open-pit copper and gold mine in North America. If developed, the proposed Pebble Mine could spur development [...]

Posted on: May 30 2013
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Fracking and National Park Wildlife

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By James D. Nations, Ph.D., Vice President for NPCA’s Center for Park Research Every year, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and oil (known as “fracking”) moves closer to national park boundaries, posing threats to park wildlife that science is only beginning to understand. From the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park in Montana, visitors can throw a stone and hit [...]

Posted on: May 28 2013
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Take an Online Tour of Big South Fork, Featured in NPCA’s New Report on Fracking

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Spanning two states and two time zones, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area preserves 125,000 acres in Kentucky and Tennessee with the Cumberland River and numerous tributaries at its heart. Enjoying this park, though, is as much about the spectacular gorges, natural arches, and plateaus that form its land as it is about the miles and miles of [...]

Posted on: May 21 2013
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