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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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Take an Online Tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Featured in NPCA’s New Report on Fracking

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Long before Theodore Roosevelt became America’s 26th president, he spent years as a rancher in the rugged lands that would later become the national park that bears his name. He grew a strong attachment to the landscape, and now the park’s three distinct units cover some 70,000 acres of badlands, prairies, and forests abundant with plants and wildlife. But the [...]

Posted on: April 30 2013
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National Parks Deserve to Be Protected from Oil and Gas Development

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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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Protecting a Home for Wildlife on the Range: Ode to a Fenceless Landscape

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By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Field Office Several years ago, I was driving along a snaking bend of State Highway 22 that bisects Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and encountered the body of massive bull elk hanging from a fence that paralleled the road, its back legs hamstrung by four unyielding strands of barbed wire. His antlers were partially [...]

Posted on: March 18 2013
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Grand Teton Gets $16 Million to Preserve Threatened State Lands—Just in the Nick of Time

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By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Late last month, NPCA helped secure a significant down-to-the-wire victory for Grand Teton National Park. After years of pressure from NPCA, the federal government allotted $8 million toward a total of $16 million to purchase 86 acres along the Snake River from the state of Wyoming and incorporate these lands into the [...]

Posted on: January 9 2013
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