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An Overdue Dose of Wilderness: Congress Passes New Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

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By Lynn McClure, Midwest Regional Director Earlier this month, Congress passed the first bill designating a new wilderness area in five years—the longest lapse ever between such designations. The bill specifically protects 32,500 of the 71,198 acres at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a national park site in Michigan famous for its immense sand dunes and bluffs, as well as [...]

Posted on: March 28 2014
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Best of the ’Net: The Photo Lovers’ Edition

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Best of the ’Net is NPCA’s weekly roundup of fun park-related stuff online. Last weekend I dusted off my camera and adventured outside in the warming weather here in Virginia. I am by no means a professional, but I realized each of us can be a photographer. By taking images that intrigue us, we save memories that we want to [...]

Posted on: May 24 2013
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An Opportunity We Can’t Afford to Lose at Pinnacles

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Last week, President Obama officially signed legislation renaming Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park, a name change that elevates its status and may help attract more visitors to the geologically rich 26,000-acre site about an hour and a half south of San Jose in California. The switch is a worthy first step toward recognizing the park’s economic importance, stunning rock [...]

Posted on: January 17 2013
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Friday Photos: Happy Anniversary ANILCA

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Earlier this month, more than 100 million acres of public land in Alaska shared one common anniversary: On December 2, Lake Clark, Kenai Fjords, and other parks and preserves established through the Alaskan National Interest Land Conservation Act, or ANILCA, turned 32 years old. This federal legislation created ten different national parks and expanded three others in America’s largest, wildest state, including: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Bering Land Bridge [...]

Posted on: December 14 2012
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Protecting the Wilderness at Drakes Estero

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By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA Americans are captivated by wilderness; it comes in all shapes and sizes, from the forested Olympic National Park to the river of grass in the Everglades. Thanks to U.S. Secretary Ken Salazar, Americans can now experience the majestic beauty of the first marine wilderness area on the West Coast: Drakes Estero, in Point Reyes [...]

Posted on: December 11 2012
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