All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wildlife’

Fracking and National Park Wildlife


By James D. Nations, Ph.D., Vice President for NPCA’s Center for Park Research Every year, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and oil (known as “fracking”) moves closer to national park boundaries, posing threats to park wildlife that science is only beginning to understand. From the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park in Montana, visitors can throw a stone and hit [...]

Posted on: May 28 2013
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NPCA Petitions Park Service to Safeguard Park Wolves in Wyoming


By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Field Office Last September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approved a plan to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. This controversial delisting could someday allow state-run wolf hunting within the John D. Rockefeller Parkway, a 24,000-acre national park site that connects Grand Teton and Yellowstone National [...]

Posted on: May 22 2013
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Take an Online Tour of Big South Fork, Featured in NPCA’s New Report on Fracking


Spanning two states and two time zones, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area preserves 125,000 acres in Kentucky and Tennessee with the Cumberland River and numerous tributaries at its heart. Enjoying this park, though, is as much about the spectacular gorges, natural arches, and plateaus that form its land as it is about the miles and miles of [...]

Posted on: May 21 2013
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Vacationing in the Last Frontier: Four Travel Ideas with Tips for Exploring Alaska’s National Parks


By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office I’m guessing that a trip to Alaska is on your life list. It’s one of the few places left on earth where you can go deep into the wilderness and wander among bear, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and other animals in their mostly untouched natural habitat. As we enter the temperate [...]

Posted on: May 15 2013
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Connecting Students with Nature and History in Baltimore: How Crowdfunding Can Help


By Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium Fort McHenry is a source of fierce pride for the residents of Baltimore. It is here that our citizens stopped the British Navy from attacking the city during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The flag that flew over the fort the morning after the battle not only [...]

Posted on: April 24 2013
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