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See the Winged Migration This Autumn

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See NPCA's picks for 11 of the best national parks for fall bird-watching.

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Creating America's 402nd National Park

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Could Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood become America’s 402nd national park site? Show your support and find out how you can help make history.

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Going Underwater to Save Birds

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Researcher Emily Tyner is investigating why thousands of birds are dying at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan. Invasive aquatic animals in Lake Michigan may be key—and she’s launched an innovative new diving program to help.

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Park Fees Should Benefit Park Visitors

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The good news: National parks get to keep almost all of the entrance and recreation fees they collect to help fund visitor services. The bad news? If Congress doesn’t act soon, this could change, and parks could lose this important source of revenue.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Wild American Beauty: 10 Wilderness Areas to Explore

Gates of the Arctic National ParkCelebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by exploring some of America’s wildest places, from remote windswept tundras to cactus-dotted mountains to serene rock-strewn beaches. Several spots are surprisingly close to major cities. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring our National Park System. To get these features delivered to your inbox, sign up […]

Trivia Challenge: Can You Name the Country’s Smallest National Park Site?

The Thaddeus Kościuszko National Memorial in Philadelphia.Q: Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the country’s largest national park site, covering more than 8 million acres. Can you guess the smallest? This historic home in downtown Philadelphia honors a Polish freedom fighter who helped American colonists during the Revolutionary War. A: The National Park Service preserves epic tales of war […]

The Elwha River, Undammed at Last

The largest dam removal project in U.S. history is finally complete. Last month, park officials blasted out the last 30 feet of concrete from the Glines Canyon Dam, restoring the Elwha River to a free-flowing waterway.There’s plenty I could say about my recent rafting trip down the newly restored Elwha River, but sometimes a simple “Wooohoooo!” says it all. That was my natural reaction to more than a decade of work by NPCA and its partners to remove two antiquated dams from this spectacular northwestern river, restoring it to a […]

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