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

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 […]

Pride Month Trivia Challenge

LGBT Parks in the National Park System

Q: The National Park Service has not always done a great job of interpreting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) […]

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Youth Push for Pullman on Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, NPCA and its supporters met with members of Congress to discuss creating Chicago’s first national park in […]

NPCA staff and youth leaders lobby on Capitol Hill. Photo © NPCA.

Why We Lobby: Park Advocates Take to the Hill

By Barry Cox Lobbying has a bad reputation, but the truth is, the right of American citizens to petition their […]

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 […]