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Two Historic Sites to Host 100-Year Anniversary Production of Influential Bird-Conservation Play

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This weekend, art and wildlife conservation meet in New England at two historic re-enactments of Sanctuary: A Masque, an influential 1913 play that helped protect wild birds in America. A hundred years ago, entire bird species were threatened by hunting, due to the steady demand for feathers in hats and other products. In response to widespread concern for these animals, playwright [...]

Posted on: August 21 2013
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New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

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The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its miles of shorelines offering world-class fishing, boating, and beaches. The Chesapeake landscape encompasses more than 50 national parks, and the health of these parks is directly linked to the health of the waters that flow through and around them. NPCA’s [...]

Posted on: July 26 2013
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Take an Online Tour of Majestic Grand Teton in Wyoming

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Seven thousand feet above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Teton Range dominates the landscape with its jagged granite pinnacles. Summer is an ideal time to explore this magnificent park and its 200 miles of trails, after most of the snow has melted and wildflowers are bursting with color. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the [...]

Posted on: July 18 2013
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NPCA, Park Ranger Group Take Fracking Message to Congress

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program Earlier this year, NPCA released an in-depth look at fracking’s impact on our national parks in the report, National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing: Balancing Energy Needs, Nature, and America’s National Heritage. Though the report’s case studies showed potentially dramatic impacts on some of the country’s most important landscapes, waterways, and wildlife species, we [...]

Posted on: June 25 2013
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No Trash, Just Treasure: Landfill Development Finally Defeated at Joshua Tree National Park

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By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager We’ve been treated to quite a spring here in the California desert. After experiencing the greatest Joshua tree bloom on record this past April, one of our hardest-fought battles finally ended in victory last month—NPCA and our supporters have defeated the Eagle Mountain Landfill proposal once and for all. Eagle Mountain would [...]

Posted on: June 13 2013
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