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What Does It Take to Run a National Park? Shenandoah Staff Give the Rest of Us a Clue

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Few of us appreciate the monumental task of caring for America’s national parks—each one a unique part of the country with its own specific management challenges and irreplaceable public resources. Shenandoah National Park staff recently decided to shine a light on what it takes to maintain their landmark Virginia park on a day-to-day basis. Why? Last year’s federal government shutdown [...]

Posted on: January 14 2014
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Friday Photo: Hikers Crowd Half Dome

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Many people escape to national parks to get away from the crowds. That’s not the case on top of Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome, one of the most famous rock formations in America’s national parks. Earlier this week, NPCA sent an action alert to supporters, encouraging them to help protect visitor safety in Yosemite by urging the park superintendent to limit the number of climbers allowed on Half Dome’s trail [...]

Posted on: March 9 2012
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