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25 May 2024
National Parks, NPS

New Book on AAPI Heritage 

Even after a bullet skimmed his head, Private Edward Day Cohota fought valiantly during the Civil War’s Battle of Cold Harbor and carried a wounded comrade to safety. His remarkable story is one of many recounted in the new National Park Service book, β€œAsians and...
National Parks

$26M for NPS Projects 

Above photo: B. Monginoux /Landscape-Photo.net (Creative Commons license) An ambitious project to rehabilitate and restore the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park is among 106 initiatives, representing an investment of $26 million, announced by the National Park Service to help parks prepare...
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The Outdoors Needs Us (2) 

Part I: Click Here. by Glenn Nelson In a way, my in-laws are lucky to have been post-Civil-Rights-era immigrants, distanced from the albatross of a dark history in this country. They more easily embrace the notion of national parks as a singularly inspiring hunk of...
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The Outdoors Needs Us 

Although I was a Boy Scout and had parents who took me fishing and camping since I was old enough to remember, I still understand why a person of color might regard national parks with a good bit of trepidation. While many outdoorspeople worry in...