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10 Spectacular Parks For Stargazing

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Photo © Tyler Nordgren

As the days get shorter, stargazers have more opportunities to celebrate the night—and national parks offer some of the darkest skies in the country. Plan an awe-inspiring trip for a glimpse of how the heavens looked before the dawn of electric light.

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Help Push for Better Climate Standards

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Photo © Theodore Grussing

In June, President Obama unveiled a plan to take on climate change. It's a good start, but we can do better. Please tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to finalize the Clean Power Plan and make it even better for parks and people!

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Overcoming Barriers in the Southwest

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Courtesy of the Hispanic Access Foundation

Latino Americans make up one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the country, but a comparably small percentage of national park visitors. The Hispanic Access Foundation is exploring cultural barriers to park access and connecting diverse youth with the great outdoors.

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Getting a Jump on Invasive Carp

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Photo © Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal/Zumapress

Imagine canoeing at a national park and watching a fish as big as a golden retriever jump ten feet out of the water and fly toward your boat. Absurd as it sounds, invasive Asian carp have been doing just that, threatening boaters and ecosystems in the Midwest. Fortunately, a new law will help corral these intruders.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

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Two wolves howl at Yellowstone National Park.What does your day-to-day life sound like? Soundscapes, like landscapes, are unique. They ground us in a place, providing clues as to where we are and what we can expect. Sounds, like sights and smells, add to our understanding, appreciation, and experience of a place. Our national parks have soundscapes, too. What we hear is […]

Saving Shores Saves Money

Trunk Bay at Virgin Islands National Park.Close your eyes and imagine a national park. Did you think of mountains, towering redwoods, dense forests, or perhaps the sublime rock formations at places like the Grand Canyon? What many people don’t immediately associate with national parks are the sandy beaches, sapphire waters, and sparkling vistas of the coastal world. Surprisingly, one in four national park areas has a coast. The […]

Overcoming Barriers in the Southwest

The Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latino youth with national parks in the Southwest.Will future generations love national parks as much as we do? It’s a question that is as old as the parks themselves, and one that will be asked as long as parks exist. How do we make sure future Americans care about our parks? How do we do it when the face of America is […]

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