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9 Romantic Park Trips for You and Your Valentine

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Whether you want to live it up near the city lights or get away from it all under the starlight, national parks provide a wealth of amorous adventures for you and your Valentine. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring the amazing sites in our National Park System. To get the featured parks delivered to your inbox each month, [...]

Posted on: February 7 2014
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The Fisher Kingdom: Help Return Native Animals to the Northwest

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The Pacific fisher once roamed the forests of the northwestern United States, building dens and raising kits among the old-growth forests of the Cascade Mountains. Now, after decades of trapping and logging, the animals are all but gone from Washington State. Last month, the Park Service proposed a new program to bring more of these native animals back to Mount [...]

Posted on: September 4 2013
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One Step Closer to a Manhattan Project National Historical Park

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By David Graves, Northwest Program Manager Advocates have been waiting more than a decade to create a national park that would preserve historic sites and artifacts involved in the development of nuclear energy and the making of the atomic bomb. Now, we could be remarkably close to seeing these once super-secret details and places in American history open and interpreted [...]

Posted on: August 1 2013
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Unexpected Lessons from a Week in the Woods

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By Scott Kirkwood, Editor-in-Chief of National Parks Magazine What can a person learn from a week in the woods? A lot, it turns out. But for me, none of it was quite what I was expecting. When it came time to plan my sabbatical from NPCA, where I edit National Parks magazine, I decided to spend a few of those [...]

Posted on: June 28 2013
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Take a Hike! 19 Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

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This Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day, a perfect excuse to get outside and explore a national park. I asked NPCA staff members to share some of their favorite trails and got 15 emphatic recommendations for amazing hikes around the country, arranged by geographic region below. Share your own favorite trail in the comments! NPCA will also host four [...]

Posted on: May 31 2013
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