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20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 17, 2020 0

Mountains, seashores, grasslands, wetlands, coral reefs and glaciers. Our national parks protect a multitude of terrains for every taste. And with more than 400 national park units across the country to explore, it can be daunting

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Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2020 0

In the environmental world, it’s sometimes characterized as the classic debate: should wild areas be preserved for their intrinsic qualities, or should they be conserved for their resources? In other words, should nature be protected

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The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Hannah Wagner February 26, 2019 0

One of America’s most iconic National Parks celebrates its 100 years as a National Park. These deep rust-colored rocks carved by an ancient river now adorn countless bucket-lists with 6 million visitors a year.   Signed into

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The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2018 0

If I asked you to name your favorite National Park Service (NPS) places, you’d probably immediately mention parks such as Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park and

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Video: Walking on Clouds in Grand Canyon National Park

Video: Walking on Clouds in Grand Canyon National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 4, 2018 0

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural wonder without equal in the world. Here, erosion has crafted both beautifully graceful and strikingly sharp forms, and geology has painted colors that manage to be

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99 Percent of Us Want Our National Parks and Monuments Protected, but Downsizing Looms

99 Percent of Us Want Our National Parks and Monuments Protected, but Downsizing Looms

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 29, 2017 3

In quiet places, we yearn for absolution. But peace swiftly flees. It’s not surprising that 99.2 percent of us want our national parks and monuments to continue to stand—or even grow—in their current sizes

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Quickly Losing Protections: Our Birds, Lands and Oceans

Quickly Losing Protections: Our Birds, Lands and Oceans

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 20, 2017 3

One hundred and eleven years ago, the American Antiquities Act of 1906 was passed. It authorizes the president to designate federally managed lands as national monuments in order to conserve important archaeological, historic and

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Fighting for Monuments, Refuges and Water—Again and Again

Fighting for Monuments, Refuges and Water—Again and Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 9, 2017 1

Once a national monument is designated to conserve a landscape and its cultural history, once a natural habitat is legally protected to save wildlife, or once an oil pipeline is stayed to safeguard a

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