NPCA AT WORK:
Protecting Wolves in Wyoming
Gray wolves were recently removed from the Endangered Species List in the Wyoming, but state officials could allow wolf hunting, including in the Rockefeller Parkway national park site connecting habitat between Yellowstone to Grand Teton. NPCA recently filed a petition opposing this bad policy.
Do Fracking and National Parks Mix?
National Park Service photo
NPCA’s new report, National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing, examines the impact of existing, proposed, and potential oil and gas development on America’s national parks and offers recommendations to ensure that future drilling safeguards public health and the environment. With five in-depth case studies, the report connects the dots on how fracking near national parks can impact the parks themselves.
New Tubman and Young National Monuments
Library of Congress/NPS Historical Photograph Collection
President Obama has officially honored Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman and distinguished Buffalo Soldier Charles Young with new monuments in the National Park System. The president also designated Delaware’s first national monument, preserving 1,100 acres along the Brandywine River.
Protecting the Site That Galvanized a Movement
© Diana Davies/The New York Public Library
In 1969, police in New York City routinely conducted discriminatory raids against members of the gay community, arresting people for dancing, drinking, or wearing clothes that authorities did not consider “gender appropriate.” It was in this climate of intolerance that the patrons of the Stonewall Inn finally fought back one June night—and made history. Here's why we feel this landmark should be part of the National Park System.