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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

A Double Threat to an American Icon

The Little Colorado River in the Marble Canyon area of Grand Canyon National Park, near a proposed development site.Over the summer, many New York Times readers were shocked to learn about two development proposals that would permanently scar the enduring beauty of the Grand Canyon. The first proposal would create more than 2,000 housing units and 3 million square feet of shops and tourist attractions in Tusayan, a sleepy town just two miles from […]

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 […]

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