All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘landscape conservation’

National Parks Deserve to Be Protected from Oil and Gas Development


By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA Theodore Roosevelt was our greatest conservation president. President Roosevelt’s boundless vision and determination resulted in a system of national parks that is the envy of the world, and has been called “America’s Best Idea.” Ironically, his namesake national park, which includes his North Dakota homestead, is currently facing a threat that could permanently degrade a [...]

Posted on: April 25 2013
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Years of Abuse and Overuse Make the Colorado River the Most Endangered River of 2013


By Meghan Trubee, Colorado River Senior Campaign Manager This year’s Most Endangered Rivers report from American Rivers makes one thing clear: It is not sustainable for a single river to support 36 million people. That’s the situation today for the Colorado River. Though millions use its water, it is already so over-tapped that it now dries up to a trickle [...]

Posted on: April 17 2013
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Blue and Gray Make Green: Five Interesting Facts about Civil War Battlefield Tourism


Earlier this week, the Civil War Trust released a ten-page report packed with photos, statistics, and testimonials on the benefits Civil War battlefields have on the economy. The study, Blue, Gray & Green: Economic & Tourism Benefits of Battlefield Preservation, updates the group’s previous economic impact research with new information that underscores the importance of these historic sites during the 150th anniversary of the war, [...]

Posted on: April 10 2013
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Take Action to Protect Yosemite Valley’s Wild and Scenic Merced River


By Emily Schrepf, Central Valley Program Manager There are few places better known or more loved than Yosemite National Park. As a transplated Californian originally from Iowa, it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I first emerged from the park’s famous Tunnel View to the jaw-dropping, iconic sight of El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls rising from the Valley floor [...]

Posted on: April 3 2013
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President Obama Preserves Three Important Sites in America’s History, Honors Civil War Hero Harriet Tubman


By Alan Spears, Legislative Representative Today the country celebrates an important milestone in preserving its history. After years of advocacy and study, President Obama has finally named three new national monuments as part of the National Park System, including a new national park site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman. This new national monument encompasses several sites in Dorchester [...]

Posted on: March 25 2013
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