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The 10 Best Places You Can’t See Fall Foliage

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Looking for the perfect leaf-peeping spot? National parks offer some of the best places to celebrate fall. NPCA put together a feature on the ten best national parks to see the changing colors, based on the excellent recommendations by our friends at National Geographic. Then Congress closed the national parks. So instead we offer you … the ten best places where [...]

Posted on: October 3 2013
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How Is the Government Shutdown Affecting National Parks?

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You can urge your members of Congress to re-open parks and support full funding for the Park Service by taking action on NPCA’s website and calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and asking to speak with your representatives. Not sure who your representatives are? Look them up on NPCA’s website. By John Garder, Director, Budget and Appropriations Update, October 1, [...]

Posted on: September 25 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Silos and Smokestacks Showcases Farming and Food Production in America’s Heartland

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern America’s “amber waves of grain” have long been rooted in our history and culture. The fields of our heartland continue to supply sustenance, energy, and wealth to this country, and to the world, as they have for over a century. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 15% of the U.S. workforce produces, processes, and [...]

Posted on: September 23 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Exploring Tennessee’s Extensive Civil War History

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern Last month, in the first Park Advocate post in our series on national heritage areas, we highlighted the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, a historic region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that played a major role in the Industrial Revolution and now hosts a variety of recreational and educational opportunities for visitors. This month, [...]

Posted on: August 7 2013
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Congress: Stay On-Mission for Texas’ World-Class Park

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By Suzanne Dixon, Director of NPCA’s Texas Regional Office Throughout the world, countries vie every year to win the coveted World Heritage status for the most naturally and culturally significant sites they have to offer. Each site must meet certain standards, but chief among them is that they be of “outstanding universal value.” The prestige of being included on the [...]

Posted on: July 9 2013
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