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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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Take Action to Protect Yosemite Valley’s Wild and Scenic Merced River

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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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VIDEO: Native Birds and Wildlife Make a Comeback at Channel Islands National Park

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Yesterday, the Park Service released more good news from Channel Islands National Park. Just a few weeks after biodiversity advocates celebrated the recovery of the night lizard on these protected islands, park officials and their partners are now sharing dramatic findings on improvements to bird populations and other native wildlife at Anacapa Island, one decade after removing invasive rats from the ecosystem. Scientists [...]

Posted on: March 13 2013
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Death Valley: This Land of Extremes Now Recognized for Its World-Class Night Skies

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By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager Death Valley National Park is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscape and its extreme temperatures and elevations. Five months ago, the region was officially recognized as the hottest place on Earth after a team of climate scientists verified the park’s historic high temperature of an incomprehensible 134 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why it can come [...]

Posted on: February 27 2013
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“A Gift of the Whole People”: How Crowdfunding Can Help Revitalize National Parks

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by Erin Barnes, ioby Co-Founder and Executive Director NPCA recently forged a new partnership with the organization I helped found, ioby, as a way to provide a platform for local groups to crowdfund projects in our country’s beloved national parks. It sounds like a cutting-edge idea, and it is—though another cause beat us to the punch by more than a [...]

Posted on: February 25 2013
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