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Celebrating Florida’s First Lancelot Jones Day

A Little-Known Piece of History Reclaimed

Celebrating Florida’s First Lancelot Jones Day

Many Americans will recognize this coming Monday, October 13, as a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus. Thanks to NPCA supporters, the […]

Wilderness Wins on the West Coast

The Long Journey to Victory at Point Reyes National Seashore in California

On October 6, just weeks after the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, park lovers got a new reason to celebrate. […]

The Little Colorado River in the Marble Canyon area of Grand Canyon National Park, near a proposed development site.

A Double Threat to an American Icon

Why It’s Too Soon to Take Large-Scale Action on Development Proposals at the Grand Canyon

Over the summer, many New York Times readers were shocked to learn about two development proposals that would permanently scar the […]

The largest dam removal project in U.S. history is finally complete. Last month, park officials blasted out the last 30 feet of concrete from the Glines Canyon Dam, restoring the Elwha River to a free-flowing waterway.

The Elwha River, Undammed at Last

There’s plenty I could say about my recent rafting trip down the newly restored Elwha River, but sometimes a simple […]

Volunteer divers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

What Lies Beneath

Citizen Scientists Dive into Lake Michigan to Combat Invasives and Help Save Birds at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Ever wonder what lies beneath Lake Michigan? Emily Tyner, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been working […]