NPCA AT WORK:
10 Spectacular Parks For Stargazing
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.
Help Push for Better Climate Standards
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!
Overcoming Barriers in the Southwest
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.
Getting a Jump on Invasive Carp
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.