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Op-Ed | Disconnect Between A Diverse America And Our National Park System

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.”

Species Mapper Helps You Pinpoint Flora And Fauna In Great Smoky Mountains 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.

Cataloging The Blue Ridge Parkway Wildlife In Photos

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.

National Park Service Partners With African-American Fraternity

The National Park Service and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., have signed an agreement to work together to protect, preserve, and promote the NPS sites dedicated to the legacy of important African-American figures in U.S. history. OPPF is the first predominantly African-American fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black university. The agreement is the first of its kind between the NPS and a national African American organization.

Raptor Watching In Yellowstone National Park This Weekend

On Sunday you're invited to celebrate the spectacle of raptor (bird of prey) migration in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley with Yellowstone Raptor Initiative volunteer Katy Duffy. The Hayden Valley Hawk Watch is a spectacular opportunity to observe and learn about raptors, their ecology, and their migration strategies.

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