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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Celebrating The CCC In The National Parks

“National Parks of the Country Will Ring with Sound of Conservation Workers.” So read a headline in the May 20, 1933, edition of the Happy Days newspaper, the official publication of the newly formed Civilian Conservation Corps. And it was true: Established in March of that year, the corps became the most popular and enduring of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal “make-work” programs.

National Park Service Has Air Quality Concerns With Refinery Proposed Near Theodore Roosevelt NP

While National Park Service air quality analysts don't think an oil refinery proposed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park would pose a problem under normal operating conditions, they are concerned that visibility could be impacted by "upset conditions" and want North Dakota officials to do additional review of the company's permit application.

Exploring Winter’s Wonders In The National Park System

It started in mid-September; a few flakes began to flutter across the Crown of the Continent in Glacier National Park. The snow since then has slowly spread east and west, north and south. By January the white mantle likely will cover the whole northern tier of the National Park System, from Acadia west to Olympic, south through Rocky Mountain, into Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain national parks.

Order Your Digital Edition Of The Essential Park Guide For Summer 2017

Summer is one of the best seasons in the National Park System. Summer 2017 will be particularly memorable for folks who are able to visit a park on August 21, when a total solar eclipse will darken a swath of the country, from John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon, through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and eastward into Congaree National Park in South Carolina.

Op-Ed | Holding True To President Roosevelt's Vision At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt stated, "Of all the questions which can come before this nation…there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us." More than a century later, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, this comment rings true, though shrouded in irony.

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