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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 | 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 | 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.