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For decades, biologists and anglers stocked national parks with nonnative trout. What will it take to undo the ecological damage? npca.org/articles/3161-…
Happy Pride, New York! This time in 2024, we'll be celebrating the opening of @stonewallvisctr at @StonewallNPS 🏳️‍🌈
When a place becomes a park, it underscores how significant the events that took place there were — not only for locals but “for everyone in the country and for most of the people on the planet.” npca.org/articles/3160-…
Planning a national park trip this summer? We love to see it. Make the most of your trip with our Know Before You Go guides – they’ll help you navigate new reservation and timed entry systems at some of your favorite parks. #PackYourPatience npca.org/reports/know-b…
Beloved park ranger Betty Reid Soskin will be the oldest dignitary ever presented in the San Francisco Pride Parade ❤️🧡💛💚💙sfbaytimes.com/betty-reid-sos…jHYQcMi
We're celebrating @StonewallNPS's 6th anniversary today 🏳️‍🌈 Take our virtual tour through the places in NYC that paved the way for the Stonewall uprising—and eventually the designation of our first national park site dedicated to LGBTQ histor#Pridedenpca.org/resources/3214…iU
Thousands of cars were waiting at the @YellowstoneNPS gates when the park reopened yesterday, as officials continue to assess the cost and scope of damage wreaked by last week's floods. The northern half of the park remains closed. usnews.com/news/us/articl…
Mining uranium in the Grand Canyon watershed threatens the enduring legacy of this landscape and jeopardizes the entire water supply of the Havasupai people. azcentral.com/story/opinion/…
NPCA's wildlife experts shared tips for safe animal encounters this summer. A good rule of thumb? If you’re close enough to take a selfie, you’re too close. washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/06…
Sunrise seekers: you'll need an early wake up call *and* reservations to visit @HaleakalaNPS between 3am – 7am, daily 🌞. Check out what else you need to#KnowBeforeYouGoo npca.org/case-studies/v…m
Images of struggle and persistence at five national park sites. npca.org/articles/3160-…
We're thrilled to support @stonewallvisctr at @StonewallNPS! The 3,700-square-foot visitor center will tell a fuller story of Stonewall and LGBTQ history 🏳️‍�nytimes.com/2022/06/21/nyr…0t
Sam Droege’s stunning photos of national park insects are the bee’s knees. (And all the other parts, too.) 🐝#NationalPollinatorWeekknpca.org/articles/2474-…w
NPCA is committed to protecting all our public lands — including the ones underwater. You might never see them yourself, but here are a few of the reasons these special places need our protection. #WorldOceanMonth npca.org/articles/1607-…
Icon of icons, Betty Reid Soskin, is hanging up her flat hat. At 100 years old, Betty retired from @RosieRiveterNPS with a guaranteed legacy — she educated and inspired thousands with talks about Black women and people of color on the WWII home front. npca.org/articles/3163-…
Heading to @ShenandoahNPS? If you want to hike Old Rag Mountain, you'll need a reservation to take in those breathtaking views. Our #KnowBeforeYouGo guide will walk you through getting one, and making an equally appealing back up plan. npca.org/case-studies/v…
"This is like sounding the alarm. It's time to move forward," -NPCA's Christine Goepfert said on invasive carp species in the Mississippi River. startribune.com/a-fast-swimmin…
Huge news! We're thrilled to support @REALPRIDELIVE breaking ground on a new visitor center at @StonewallNPS 🏳️‍🌈 NPCA fought to preserve Stonewall with a national park site, an@stonewallvisctrtr will help celebrate it and tell a fuller LGBTQ+ storyprnewswire.com/news-releases/…Sp
NPCA's Emily Douce estimated repairs at @YellowstoneNPS could hit at least $1 billion. The country's first national park was hit with devastating floods last week, damaging stretches of the park's 466 miles of roadway. sent-trib.com/news/yellowsto…
Happy summer solstice 🌞 Before you hit our most popular national parks this summer, here's what you need to#KnowBeforeYouGoo.npca.org/articles/2188-…A
NEW: NPCA applauds Biden administration's historic agreement to give five Native American tribes more say over management of Bears Ears National Monument, including funding and support for Tribal staffing and co-management. npca.org/articles/3213-…
Great news for this special place. Finally, Bears Ears will be managed in a partnership with tribes. With equal voices, we can share the responsibility to protect this sacred and culturally important place for generations to come. washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
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Happy first day of summer 🌞 Before you hit our most popular national parks this summer, here's what you need to#KnowBeforeYouGoo ✅npca.org/reports/know-b…y
From the artful to the odd, here are some of the more curious park artifacts in the National Park Service's collection. npca.org/articles/1759-…
If you have the day off today for Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday last year, take a moment to learn about nine national parks that help tell the story of slavery and abolition—some might surprise you. RT to share what you learned 📚npca.org/articles/3211-…u
In 2017 @ReconstructNPS became the first nat'l park site dedicated to preserving the legacy of Reconstruction—our feature from 2015 reflects on the growing support to share stories from this tumultuous & transformative era in American history. #Juneteenth npca.org/articles/978-a…
Happy Father's Day! On the verge of the chaos of college apps, a father and son duo set out to reconnect with each other in a place of peace, beauty, and endless skies: @GreatBasinNPS. npca.org/articles/2187-…
Juneteenth commemorates the end of institutional slavery in the U.S. These national parks are part of that long journey to freedom, and those who fought for it. npca.org/articles/3211-…
For two centuries, feral goats plagued what is now Hawai’i @Volcanoes_NPS. In the end, controlling them required hunting, fencing and a bit of ungulate espionage. npca.org/articles/3167-…
Some of America’s most beautiful national parks are just a walk, boat ride or short drive from major cities. npca.org/articles/1124-…
“Here, we’re dealing with intangible culture—not so much the famous home or arrowheads or Civil War artifacts, we’re dealing with living musical performances.” Celebrate #BlackMusicMonth with the only national park site devoted entirely to jazz music 🎶 npca.org/articles/1052-…P
NEW: We’ve filed a legal brief with SCOTUS to help protect the waters that flow in and around our national parks. “Our waterways are all connected and what pollutes one, impacts many.” -NPCA’s Chad Lord npca.org/articles/3212-…
The first #Pride was a protest at what is now @StonewallNPS, one of several park sites that honor the storied history of fighting for civil rights in the US. npca.org/articles/2556-…
“When you’re in a scenario like this, we have to participate in our own rescue,” said @GreatSmokyNPS Superintendent Cassius Cash. “And we need the public to participate in preserving this natural wonder that millions of people enjoy.” blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/par…
I'm filled with sadness at the devastating damage to @YellowstoneNPS, which has always been near and dear to my heart. I thank the park and @NatlParkService leadership who are keeping us updated, and the staff who have gone above and beyond to keep travelers and each other safe.
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“As a scientist I would say, well, this is completely in line with what we might expect. As a human being I would say I'm shocked," -Cathy Whitlock, a paleoclimatologist and lead author of the Greater Yellowstone Climate Assessment nationalgeographic.com/environment/ar…
Black LGBTQ people have long made history in America, yet their stories are some of the most underrepresented in the National Park System. Learn a few of them here 🏳️‍�#PrideMonthtnpca.org/articles/2571-…O0
“Every single one of our more than 400 national parks are suffering." Stephanie Kodish, director of NPCA's climate change program, sat down with @nytimes to discuss the flooding in @YellowstoneNPS, and what's at stake if we don't act. Now. nytimes.com/2022/06/15/us/…
Relief efforts are underway in the Yellowstone community as officials survey damage to the park. Drinking water in Gardiner, MT remains unsafe and the County is unable to provide some basic services including law enforcement or garbage pick up. npr.org/2022/06/15/110…
Spend your time in @RockyNPS hiking, scoping out wildlife, and swimming — not waiting in line. Our #KnowBeforeYouGo guide will help you plan an unforgettable trip and walk you through securing a timed entry permit. npca.org/case-studies/v…
Climate change is destroying our national parks before our eyes. NPCA's Stephanie Kodish sat down with @nytcliamte to talk about flooding in @YellowstoneNPS and what parks are next: “We are literally making a choice to wipe out these gems of our world." nytimes.com/2022/06/15/us/…
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“The history is out there. You just have to look.” #PrideMonth npca.org/articles/957-u…
Happy Nature Photography Day 📸 🌿 Before you head out to the parks, check out 14 tips to get the perfect shotnpca.org/articles/44-he…Aj
Nevada's @repdinatitus is calling for national monument designation for Avi Kwa Ame, protecting the magnificent landscape and cultural heritage of the site. A new national monument would also boost local tourism, supporting the Southern Nevada economy. lasvegassun.com/news/2022/jun/…
⚠️UPDATE (6/14 @ 6:38pm)⚠️ Northern portion of Yellowstone likely to remain closed for substantial length of time due to severely damaged, impacted infrastructure. Visitors traveling to park soon must stay informed about current situation, roads & weather go.nps.gov/220613
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If you're one of the 3 million+ visitors expected to head to Glacier National Park this year, make sure to plan ahead! Check out our #KnowBeforeYouGo guide to make sure you're prepared, especially if want to access the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor. npca.org/case-studies/v…
"Every queer story I find now feels like a part of my own — without these stories, I know I’d live in a very different world. We must remember the people who fought for us and never take them for granted." #PrideMonth npca.org/articles/3156-…
The House of Reps votes on RAWA today, which would provide state + tribal conservation funding to protect fish + wildlife populations near national parks. This funding would support more than 12,000 animals in need, like black bears near @SleepingBearNPS! p2a.co/i0GLigo
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