Preservation

New Website Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Image: Even children know why the wild places in America are important and worth protecting—here they participate in a walk in Rapid City, SD, in support of wilderness during the 40th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act. Source: Ralph Swain / USFS.On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act.

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13 Sites Receive National Historic Landmark Designation

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of "Bloody Sunday" is among the new sites receiving the designation.Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced the designation of 13 new National Historic Landmarks on March 12.

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Outdoor Opportunities in Spring

The clocks have sprung forward and spring is just around the corner. As migrating birds return from winter nesting grounds and animals stretch their tired winter legs, there is no better time to get out and enjoy America’s parks. March presents two great opportunities to get outside and learn about everything happening around you.

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Parks Offer Opportunity to see Wildflowers

Source: NWRS, Carl Evans.As winter begins to wane, wildflowers are beginning to peek up and blanket areas at parks and public lands around the country. National Wildlife Refuges provide some of the best opportunities for visitors to enjoy the vibrant colors and natural beauty of wildflowers.

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Death Valley Honored by Dark-Sky Association

Source: NPSDeath Valley National Park: the lowest, driest and hottest place in North America is now adding another designation to its list. The 3.4 million-acre park has been certified as the third International Dark-Sky Park in the U.S. National Park System.

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White-Nose Syndrome Threatens Bat Populations

Carter Caves State Resort Park and Kingdom Come State Park in eastern Kentucky can be added to the list of state and national parks who have noted white-nose syndrome (WNS) among their bat populations.

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Significant Sites to Honor African American History

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated on August 28, 2011 Source: NPSFebruary is African American History Month—a time when we all reflect on the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

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Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge & Conservation Area

Created on January 18, 2012, the refuge is designed to encompass 150,000 acres of grassland and long-leaf pine savanna landscapes. The area is plotted to help protect the Kissimee River Valley, an area where much of the water in the Everglades comes from. Protection of this area will help ...

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Sequestration Cuts Set to Affect National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park is set to face a $1 million budget cut if sequestration goes into effect. Source: NPSBudget sequestration has been looming in the distance, but as we approach March 1, it looks very likely that sequestration will go into effect.

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Historic Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservior

A northward view over Horsetooth Reservoir, CO. Photograph by Kacey HerlihyPerched in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Horsetooth Reservoir overlooks the Colorado town of Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. The reservoir, approximately 6.5 miles in length and a half-mile in width, was constructed in 1949 as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

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