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Boy Wonders: Meet Two Young Donors Who Turn Their Birthdays into Celebrations for National Parks

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By Ron Sundergill, Senior Director of NPCA’s Pacific Regional Office Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. That’s not the case for two California brothers, Owen and Zach Brunner, age 10 and 7 [...]

Posted on: February 6 2014
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Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

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By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what makes a trip to this internationally renowned park a truly extraordinary journey? Last month, I was in a unique position to find out, serving as a staff representative on NPCA’s ParkScapes autumn expedition to [...]

Posted on: November 5 2013
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Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

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Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes in the next several weeks. As one of the largest wildfires in California’s history threatens Yosemite National Park, we wanted to share it now, ahead of the print edition. By Kate Siber Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Stand amidst [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Kid-Friendly and .007 Approved Edition

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This week’s Best of the ‘Net includes a virtual way to connect to Alaskan bears, fun things for kids to do in Yosemite, and cool gadgets to make your next camping trip more hi-tech. Our 401 national park sites span all 50 states, districts, and territories. The amazing cameras at explore.org can help connect us to these hard-to-get-to park units. [...]

Posted on: July 19 2013
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Take Action to Protect Yosemite Valley’s Wild and Scenic Merced River

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By Emily Schrepf, Central Valley Program Manager There are few places better known or more loved than Yosemite National Park. As a transplated Californian originally from Iowa, it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I first emerged from the park’s famous Tunnel View to the jaw-dropping, iconic sight of El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls rising from the Valley floor [...]

Posted on: April 3 2013
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