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One Year Later: Park Service Recommendations for Expanding César Chávez Monument into Comprehensive Historic Park

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By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager Ever plan a birthday party where no one shows up? Sadly, the César E. Chávez National Monument could not commemorate the one-year anniversary of the park’s dedication on October 8—because the site was closed and the monument’s one dedicated Park Service employee, Superintendent Ruben Andrade, was furloughed due to the federal government shutdown. [...]

Posted on: November 7 2013
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Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

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By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what makes a trip to this internationally renowned park a truly extraordinary journey? Last month, I was in a unique position to find out, serving as a staff representative on NPCA’s ParkScapes autumn expedition to [...]

Posted on: November 5 2013
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Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

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Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes in the next several weeks. As one of the largest wildfires in California’s history threatens Yosemite National Park, we wanted to share it now, ahead of the print edition. By Kate Siber Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Stand amidst [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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Standing with the Emotion of History

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By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office War is hell, but we keep visiting hell on a regular basis. There has been a regular string of wars throughout my lifetime, from Vietnam to the Gulf Wars to Afghanistan, yet a recent trip to Hawaii moved me more than I could have imagined over a conflict that ended just a decade [...]

Posted on: July 16 2013
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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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