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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

  • A survey of Westerners shows overwhelming support for conservation of the landscape, with strong pluralities agreeing that "national parks, forests, monuments and wildlife areas, are an essential part" of their state economies.

    In the states of Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, some of which rank among the "reddest" states, politically, in the country, the survey showe

  • The National Parks Conservation Association has entered the blogosphere to help you keep track of key issues confronting the National Park System.

    The blog, Park Advocate, was launched last week during America's Summit on the National Parks.

  • Eastern National, a non-profit organization that works to enhance the interpretation of the National Park System, was started by a group of park rangers back in 1947.

  • Visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park leave quite a bit behind when they head home after visiting the park.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

  • Badwater Basin is located in the southern part of California's Death Valley National Park. Almost everybody who takes the trouble to visit the place knows that Badwater is the lowest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere (at 282 feet below sea level), and that it is extremely arid, hot, and mantled with vast salt flats. However, until recently nobody k