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Last month, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 100th birthday. In the days leading up to the celebration, NPS director Jonathan Jarvis said that his agency’s goal for the centennial was “to create the next generation of visitors, supporters, and advocates for our national parks and our public lands.”
A U.S. congresswoman introduced legislation Tuesday that would promote Chiricahua National Monument in southern Arizona to a national park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Inventory and Monitoring Branch has partnered with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to create a new web application called Species Mapper.
The National Recreation and Park Association is calling for a "ban on the consumption and use of tobacco products at all public parks and recreation centers across the country."
Did you ever wonder what animals and birds lurk about after dark, or when you’re not looking? The National Park Service has been working with the Smithsonian Institution to gain some insights to wildlife movements by using more than 30 remote cameras provided by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to capture animals on the move.
A limestone arch that forms a natural bridge 215 feet above Cedar Creek in Virginia’s Rockbridge County will be recognized as an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service.

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