NPCA AT WORK:
New GeoStory Explores Fracking in North Dakota
© Tara Lohan
Western North Dakota is experiencing a boom in oil and natural gas production, and the landscape around Theodore Roosevelt National Park is seeing a massive influx of rigs, well pads, trucks, pipelines, and roads. NPCA's new interactive maps and stories explore the effects fracking is having on the park.
Young Donors Give Up Gifts to Help Parks
© Sonia Brunner
Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. But not to Owen and Zach Brunner. These brothers began a tradition of asking friends to give money to their favorite national parks in lieu of birthday gifts. We ask what motivates these inspiring young donors.
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New Bipartisan Legislation Supports Chicago Park
© Robert Shymanski/Historic Pullman Foundation
What can Democrats and Republicans agree on in Chicago? That the historic Pullman neighborhood, rich with labor and Civil Rights history, should become the city's first national park.