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Preserving the Night Sky
As part of a 2012 Impact Grant, Redwood National and State Parks were able to increase public awareness and significantly reduce light pollution...
Protecting Native Artisanship
An Impact Grant allowed the Lakeshore to engage a professional Anishinabe Native American birch bark canoe builder to perform weekend demonstrations...
Protecting Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park boasts some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. The park preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine...
Restoring George Washington's Birthplace with Natural Plant Species
George Washington was America's first and greatest hero, whose leadership was crucial to the establishment of the United States as an independent...
Restoring the Smokies' Rare Wetlands
Wetlands are uncommon in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, yet they provide a critical habitat for diverse native plants and animals, some found...
Restoring Biological Systems in Ancient Pueblo of Wupatki
For its time and place, there was no other pueblo like Wupatki. Less than 800 years ago, it was the tallest, largest, and perhaps the richest and...
Rock Creek Park Garden Remodeling
Through an NPF Impact Grant, the park installed a protective fence to prevent deer damage to vegetable crops and to ensure safety of the gardeners,...
Service Learning and Training Program for College Students in Grand Canyon National Park
This Impact Grant provided training for college students participating in service-learning projects on college breaks, helping the National Park...
Create or Update Bi-Lingual Interpretive Media Products
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' effort to invest in bilingual education was warmly received by Spanish-speaking visitors (a majority of the...
Connect Visitors to Park Resources via Live Webcams
Who knew how vital a webcam could be to so many different park users including visitor bureaus, scientists, and television weather broadcasters?...
Helping Study the Effects of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. Mammoth Cave...
Building Park Ranger Skills
Maintaining backcountry trails and operations is a challenge for large and wild national parks. With help from NPF, Yellowstone National Park sent...
Green Fleet Bicycle Project
The Zion National Park Green Fleet Bicycle Project was initiated to encourage using bicycles for short trips within and outside the park. By reducing...
Enjoying the Stars at Acadia National Park
Among the many aspects of natural beauty in Acadia National Park is the view of the starry night sky, which provides stunning views of the Milky Way...
Increasing Accessibility and Reducing Erosion
To increase accessibility opportunities within Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, the park reconfigured erosion control structures on a portion...
Arches National Park "Field Trip in a Box"
Each spring, Arches National Park receives a multitude of requests from teachers for curriculum-based ranger programs that they are unable to fill...
Honoring the Contributions of Those Who Built the Blue Ridge Parkway
A 2010 Impact Grant allowed Blue Ridge Parkway to conduct an oral histories project that captured an array of diverse experiences relayed by...
Connecting More People with Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park was awarded an Impact Grant allowing the park to purchase and install needed roadside signage for two areas of the park:...
Propelling Ecological Field Trips in New Jersey
Using an NPF Impact Grant, local school groups conducted scientific fisheries sampling and data collection. Combined with service-based student...
Empowering Youth with WildLink
Students from five schools and youth organizations backpacked through the wilderness of Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. Thanks to...
Protecting an Endangered Frog
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) was once the most abundant vertebrate in the mountains of California. Steep population declines...
Glacier National Park Astronomy Program Expansion
This project enabled the interpretive staff and volunteer astronomers of Glacier National Park to expand night sky programs to additional audiences...
Green Roof Study in Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to design and install green roofs on historic sod cabins and study the...
Restoring Treasured Grasslands in West Texas
In the Salt Basin of what is now Guadalupe Mountains National Park, cattle, sheep, and goats grazed 10,000 acres of grasslands into a sparse scrub of...
NPF Impact Grant Funded HAVENS Project to Restore Hagerman Fossil Beds
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument contains the largest concentration of Hagerman horse fossils in North America. The monument is also...
At Harpers Ferry, Learning Where History Was Made
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park brought school groups to the park for a ranger-led experiential program. The park developed several...
Hawai'i Hawksbill Turtle Population
The summer park project trained thirteen students, college interns, and volunteers to monitor for Hawaiian hawksbill turtle activity. A total of ten...
Making Biscayne National Park Accessible to More
Thanks to the National Park Foundation and the South Florida National Parks Trust, Biscayne National Park was able to develop and implement exciting...
New School Buses in New Bedford Brought Kids to Whaling Park
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park helps to preserve, protect, and interpret certain districts, structures, and artifacts that are...
Traveling the Educational Path of Little River National Preserve
Little River flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian...
Restoring Natural Habitats in Kentucky
With this Impact Grant, Mammoth Cave National Park was ble to re-introduce 150 specimens of rare Kentucky coffeetrees into historic native habitat to...
Restoring Native Habitats in Rapidly Urbanizing Areas
Today, Manassas National Battlefield Park provides the opportunity for visitors to explore the historic terrain where men fought and died for their...