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

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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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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry: Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres

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By Joy M. Oakes, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped purchase four acres of private land significant to the park’s Civil War and civil rights history so that these parcels can be incorporated into the national park and preserved forever. Protecting [...]

Posted on: December 16 2013
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Reducing the Harmful Impacts of Oil and Gas Development Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program “I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.” –Theodore Roosevelt Would Theodore Roosevelt still be inspired to become America’s greatest conservationist president if he experienced western North Dakota today? The land he lived on is now preserved as Theodore Roosevelt National [...]

Posted on: November 11 2013
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Why Can’t Visitors Walk In to “Open-Air” Parks?

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By John Garder, Director, Budget and Appropriations National parks are prominent icons representing the very best of America—so it’s not surprising that losing access to these inspirational places is causing heartbreak and anger around the country. When Congress closed the national parks as part of the government shutdown on October 1, it affected hundreds of thousands of visitors, business owners, [...]

Posted on: October 11 2013
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National Parks Are a Grand Bargain: Congress Must Stop the Damage to America’s Best Idea

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “It was a complete shock,” admits Mattea Sanders. A graduate student at American University, Mattea spent her last four summers working as an interpretive ranger in Virginia, first at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, then at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, giving battlefield tours and helping visitors—a job she loves. She had heard [...]

Posted on: August 22 2013
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