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No Trash, Just Treasure: Landfill Development Finally Defeated at Joshua Tree National Park

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By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager We’ve been treated to quite a spring here in the California desert. After experiencing the greatest Joshua tree bloom on record this past April, one of our hardest-fought battles finally ended in victory last month—NPCA and our supporters have defeated the Eagle Mountain Landfill proposal once and for all. Eagle Mountain would [...]

Posted on: June 13 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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A Q&A with NPCA’s New Acting President on Transition and Opportunity

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The journalist Linda Ellerbee once said, “What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’” This week, even as NPCA says goodbye to a valued leader, we feel hope for the future of our national parks and the strength of NPCA’s vision as we work toward the Park Service’s centennial in 2016. Yesterday, NPCA President Tom [...]

Posted on: May 24 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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A Boaters’ Paradise That Preserves Coral Reefs: Creating an Anchorless Park

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By Joe Kessler, President of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park Imagine boating to paradise and then—without meaning to—causing it harm. Thanks to more than a decade of work in the Virgin Islands, a national park visit by boat is now gentler on the marine environment. The spectacular coastal scenery, crystal clear waters, reliable winds, and beautiful bays of [...]

Posted on: May 9 2013
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