All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘landscape conservation’

Focus on Water: Celebrating World Water Day with Major Everglades Milestone


By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Great Waters Program Manager Today, March 22, we celebrate World Water Day. Officially sanctioned by the United Nations, this year’s theme is water cooperation, which recognizes the need to balance demands and priorities among multiple players involved in water management decisions. Much of Everglades restoration is about water cooperation and finding appropriate management solutions to meet [...]

Posted on: March 22 2013
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Hope in the Wake of Tragedy: Sandy Supplemental Allows for Smart Redevelopment


By Alex Brash, Senior Director, Northeast Regional Office When Sandy crashed ashore just a few months ago, it ravaged the cities, towns, and shorelines of New York and New Jersey and caused unprecedented damage to the region’s national parks. At the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area buildings were flooded and essential infrastructure destroyed. Electrical, plumbing, [...]

Posted on: March 7 2013
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Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country


By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA By now, I’m sure you know just how serious the situation is for our national parks due to the sequester cuts which will go into effect later today. It’s alarming that this very avoidable threat is about to become a reality. From Yellowstone to Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains, our national heritage [...]

Posted on: March 1 2013
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Saving Beauty, One Ranch at a Time: New Addition Slated for Petrified Forest National Park


The first time NPCA’s Arizona Program Manager Kevin Dahl saw the McCauley Ranch at Petrified Forest National Park, he was with a group of scientists and park enthusiasts exploring private lands identified for eventual addition to the park. The spacious McCauley piece of high-elevation desert covers 4,265 acres near the famous fossilized trees that draw some 630,000 visitors each year [...]

Posted on: February 20 2013
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Proof Positive: Our National Parks Are in Peril


By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA For the past year, NPCA has been sounding the alarm about the threats to our national parks in the face of looming across-the-board federal budget cuts that could occur March 1 if lawmakers fail to reach agreement. Now, we have the clearest indications yet that those threats are very real—and are putting both our [...]

Posted on: February 1 2013
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