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The Fisher Kingdom: Help Return Native Animals to the Northwest

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The Pacific fisher once roamed the forests of the northwestern United States, building dens and raising kits among the old-growth forests of the Cascade Mountains. Now, after decades of trapping and logging, the animals are all but gone from Washington State. Last month, the Park Service proposed a new program to bring more of these native animals back to Mount [...]

Posted on: September 4 2013
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Two Historic Sites to Host 100-Year Anniversary Production of Influential Bird-Conservation Play

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This weekend, art and wildlife conservation meet in New England at two historic re-enactments of Sanctuary: A Masque, an influential 1913 play that helped protect wild birds in America. A hundred years ago, entire bird species were threatened by hunting, due to the steady demand for feathers in hats and other products. In response to widespread concern for these animals, playwright [...]

Posted on: August 21 2013
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Is Your Representative a Friend of the National Parks?

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By Elise Liguori, Legislative Representative Does anything ever get done in Washington, D.C.? The news constantly portrays Capitol Hill as a deadlocked and rancorous place where good ideas get shot down in a seemingly endless cycle of partisan wrangling. It’s true that members of Congress are frequently at odds on controversial bills, and I don’t expect that to change anytime [...]

Posted on: July 10 2013
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NPCA Petitions Park Service to Safeguard Park Wolves in Wyoming

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By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Field Office Last September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approved a plan to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. This controversial delisting could someday allow state-run wolf hunting within the John D. Rockefeller Parkway, a 24,000-acre national park site that connects Grand Teton and Yellowstone National [...]

Posted on: May 22 2013
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Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Bear Baiting and Spotlighting Don’t Belong in Our National Preserves

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By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office I get a real sense of accomplishment when the Park Service takes action on an issue we’ve been pushing for years. In early April, the agency renewed temporary regulations to keep hunters from killing black bear cubs and sows with cubs with spotlights at their den sites in Gates of the [...]

Posted on: April 15 2013
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