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National Park System

Meatless Monday: Better Natured

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.18.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

A couple times a year, I like to swap my stilettos for a pair of hiking boots and lose myself in nature. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of th...

Anticipating The Future 'Black Lives Matter' National Park

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Here's to the day when "Black Lives Matter" is an unnecessary affirmation as that ethic is cemented in the creation of a national park commemorating the legacy of this time.

Americans: 'Our Crown Jewel National Park System Worth $92 BILLION to Us!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Let us demand of Congress that they allocate the budget required by the Park Service to appropriately care for our Crown Jewels.

LGBTQ History Is American History

Will Shafroth | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Will Shafroth

Established last Friday as the 412th national park site, the ground on which we stood bore witness to the events of June 28, 1969 that helped shape the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.

One Of Obama's Legacies: A Park System That Looks Like All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument in the coming weeks. Stonewall, located in Greenwich...

An Important Step Forward for Our National Parks

Will Shafroth | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Will Shafroth

2016 is a pretty big year for the National Park Service, its centennial anniversary, and with it comes many moments to celebrate. In February, at the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Foundation launched our Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks.

Behind Every Park Is You

Will Shafroth | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Will Shafroth

As the president of the National Park Foundation, I am acutely aware that as we celebrate this incredible milestone, we must also remember that the grand legacy of America's national parks and their future are dependent on vibrant and robust public-private partnerships.

Obama Requests $860 Million For National Park Upgrades

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is requesting $860 million to repair and upgrade our national parks to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the N...

What We Must Do To Preserve Our National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

If we do not intercede now, in its next 100 years the National Park Service will be presiding over a shell of what we inherited.

Sir Lancelot Day in Florida: Anatomy of a National Parks Legacy

Audrey Peterman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The time has come for these important legacies to be recognized for the uplift, unification and inspiration" for the benefit of this and future generations."

Fire Affecting Our Rainforest Doesn't Shake Us Up? We Need a Time-Out!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The idea of an uncontrolled fire in that verdant place inflamed my mind. How could it fail to wake up our population to the dangers that we are already experiencing, writ large by climate scientists and our current experience on the land and seas?

Kate Sheppard

Government Shutdown Cost Communities Near National Parks $414 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last October's 16-day government shutdown cut the number of visitors to national parks by nearly 7.9 million, according to a report issu...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Hits National Parks Just In Time For Tourist Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As people all over the world gear up for their vacations in America's national parks this summer, they should get ready for dirty toilet...

National Parks: Antiquities Act Strengthens Our Best Idea

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We applaud President Obama for listening and responding to the voices of countless Americans who share our desire to protect and preserve places of great natural, cultural, and historical wonder.

A Deal Is a Deal

Lynn Scarlett | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Lynn Scarlett

This tale might appear to be a poster story for economy versus environment and business versus bureaucrats. Why terminate a permit for a business that generated jobs -- and food?

Diversity in our national parks

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

A crown jewel in the National Park System, Yosemite National Park has seen its fair share of high profile visitors--including the latest, Oprah Winfre...

A Bogus Choice Between Creating Jobs and Protecting Federal Lands

Bill Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Wade

Sadly, short-sighted politicians have presented a bogus choice between creating jobs and better protecting areas that the federal government, and therefore the American people, already own.

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.