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A Double Threat to an American Icon

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Developers in Arizona have proposed two very bad ideas that could irreversibly impact the Grand Canyon. NPCA takes these two threats very seriously, but it’s too soon for public action—yet. Here’s why.

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10 Wilderness Areas to Explore

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Celebrate 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.

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The Elwha River, Undammed at Last

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In late August, engineers removed the final 30 feet of the Glines Canyon Dam in Olympic National Park, restoring the Elwha as a wild and free-flowing river. Since dam removal began in 2011, researchers have recorded salmon making a significant comeback.

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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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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Exploring South Park, Colorado

Some of the bristlecone pines on Windy Ridge above the tiny town of Alma, Colorado, are well over 1,500 years old. Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America.This story is the last installment in NPCA’s series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to tell America’s cultural history. See the rest of the stories in this series. The South Park National Heritage Area lies squarely in the center of Colorado and remains largely unchanged from the time prehistoric men and […]

Plan a Desert Getaway to Arches National Park

Arches in the Fiery Furnace area of the park.The cooler months are an ideal time to explore the wonders of the desert, when visitors can see the beauty of the canyons and cacti without the intense sunshine and triple-digit temperatures. This story is the first in a new bimonthly Desert Getaway series with tips for visiting some of these warm, sunny southwestern national parks. With […]

A Little-Known Piece of History Reclaimed

Lancelot Jones with his sea sponges.Many Americans will recognize this coming Monday, October 13, as a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus. Thanks to NPCA supporters, the citizens of Florida will also take this day to recognize an unsung hero who made one of our national parks possible: Lancelot Jones. Few people know the amazing story of Lancelot Jones and his role […]

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