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FAQ: New National Monument at Pullman Shines a Spotlight on Community Spirit and Our Shared Heritage

Earlier today, President Obama stood in front of hundreds of community advocates in Chicago and declared Pullman a national monument. […]

Historic “Parks Package” Passes Congress

Frequently asked questions on the new legislation that will expand and further enhance America’s National Park System

Today, Congress authorized the largest expansion of the National Park System since 1978 by passing the National Defense Authorization Act […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway.

National Park Construction Projects in Jeopardy

An FAQ on the Highway Trust Fund

In Massachusetts, park officials barricaded a bridge leading into Lowell National Historical Park because bricks in the structure could fall […]

The Washington Monument. Photo © Scott Kirkwood.

FAQ: Celebrating the Monument of Monuments

As the tallest structure in the nation’s capital and one of the most iconic, the historic obelisk honoring America’s first […]

The Grand Canyon, one of dozens of national park sites preserved by the Antiquities Act. Photo © Pinwheels/Dreamstime.

The Attack on the Antiquities Act

Why This Hundred-Year-Old Law Matters for Congress and the Park System

In a move that alarmed the conservation community last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1459, legislation that […]