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Sally Jewell: An Ideal Choice to Lead Our National Parks into Their Next Century

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA To witness our new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in her element, it helps to find her outdoors, whether she’s hiking a trail, paddling a kayak, or climbing a mountain. I know because I’ve gotten to share a number of excursions with her over the eight years she has served on NPCA’s board of trustees, [...]

Posted on: April 11 2013
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A Call to Action for 2016

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By Ron Tipton, NPCA’s Senior Vice President, Policy This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the National Park Service’s Call to Action report, and a new opportunity to revisit the goals and policies guiding our national parks just four years shy of their centennial in 2016. What is the Call to Action? Last year, on the 95th birthday of [...]

Posted on: August 30 2012
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Supporting the Regional Parks that “Pay Huge Dividends”

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Ask someone to explain what a National Heritage Area (NHA) is, exactly, and you’re likely to get a long pause. At least, that’s what happened to me when I asked Annie Harris to fill me in. “It’s always hard to come up with some simple words,” she admits with a laugh. Now, Harris knows [...]

Posted on: April 18 2012
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The Public Promise Waiting to be Kept

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By Catherine Moore, Cultural Resources Program Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research “The best ships in the worst navy”—that’s how one NPS staffer responded when asked to describe history in the National Park Service. Check out a new report by the Organization for American Historians, Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, to find out [...]

Posted on: March 23 2012
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America’s Summit on National Parks: Moving from Vision to Action

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Above: NPCA President Tom Kiernan at Yellowstone. By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA Almost exactly three years ago, I flew to Montana late in the day. By the time my plane reached the tiny airport in Bozeman, it was too dark to see the stately, snow-capped mountains that I knew surrounded me. I felt the ten-degree chill as I wandered [...]

Posted on: January 24 2012
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