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July National Park News

Posted By: James Morrissey

July National Park News - 07/01/10 06:18 PM

July 1st:


Badlands National Park News:
Aerial Spraying at Badlands National Park
Aerial herbicide spraying for management of Canada thistle will occur as weather permits from Tuesday to July 21 in the Badlands National Park.
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_883b35be-84ba-11df-af9c-001cc4c002e0.html
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Congaree National Park News
Congaree National Park changes canoe trip rules
The National Park Service has changed its policy on reservations for the free guided canoe tours at Congaree National Park based on feedback from the public.
http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/29/1356913/congaree-national-park-changes.html#ixzz0sSKOKnBQ
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park given OK for Newfound Gap Road reconstruction
The National Park Service (NPS) has cleared the way for the rehabilitation of the 14.5 miles of Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20100630/NEWS/306309988
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Pride of lions spotted roaming S.African village
South African authorities on Wednesday said they were searching for four lions believed to have escaped from a wildlife park which have been spotted roaming villages in the northwest.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5isoF9bDfjAK0SjX_TiX6g7fKeHNg
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Fire expected to have minimal impact on Estes Park events
As Estes Park prepares for Fourth of July weekend crowds, the city and Rocky Mountain National Park officials are working to see that efforts to contain the Cow Creek Fire will have a minimal impact on planned events.
http://www.timescall.com/news_story.asp?ID=22562
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Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park News:
Yet Another Bear Lost in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park rangers on Wednesday put down a female black bear that had come to rely on humans for food.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/06/yet-another-bear-lost-yellowstone-national-park6146

Ten millennia old hunting weapon discovered in melting ice patch
A University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has discovered a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon in a melting ice patch in the Rocky Mountains close to Yellowstone National Park.
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/30/tenmillennia-old-hunting-weapon-discovered-in-melting.html
Posted By: James Morrissey

Fri July 2, 2010 National Park News - 07/02/10 06:09 PM


Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
Snow limits access at Lassen Volcanic Nat. Park
Lingering snow and ice from winter and spring storms are foiling the holiday plans of hikers and campers who usually flock to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_15423494?nclick_check=1
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Hiker Falls Down Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain Park
A hiker who fell on Longs Peak has been rescued with help from a team fighting a wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewsco/Hiker.falls.down.2.1784204.html
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Sequoia National Park News:
Scientists study redwoods' reaction to warming
new study aims to understand the effects of global warming on the world's largest trees—California's iconic redwoods and giant sequoias.
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_15422103?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com
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Yellowstone National park News:
Yellowstone: A silent threat?
Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park, and is the destination of millions of tourists per year. Stretching across three states, it is home to a wide variety of animals, including bison, elk, grizzly bears, and wolves.
http://www.helium.com/items/1877400-yellowstone-a-silent-threat
Posted By: James Morrissey

Sun, July 4, 2010 National Park News - 07/04/10 06:13 PM



Glacier National Park News:
Going-to-the-Sun Shuttle Service Now Operating at Glacier NP; North Fork Campgrounds Open
Glacier National Park's free, optional Going-to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) shuttle service is now operating for the summer and will continue operations through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.
http://www.oldwestnewwest.com/2010070341...ounds-open.html

4 bodies found inside wreckage of missing plane
Authorities found four bodies inside the wreckage of a small plane Wednesday on a rugged hillside in northwestern Montana, bringing a tragic end to a 2 1/2-day search for a group of friends who went out sightseeing and never returned.
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/article_bced9e9a-875e-11df-8997-001cc4c03286.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
North Rim wildfire being allowed to burn
Fire managers with the National Park Service are allowing one lightning-ignited fire out of four that began on the Grand Canyon's North Rim Saturday to burn.
http://www.azdailysun.com/news/local/article_379f547b-a299-5683-ac76-d6da19c3460a.html


Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Reconstruction of Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains Will Stretch Over 6-7 Years
Approval of plans to reconstruct a 14.5-mile stretch of the Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park means visitors will have to cope with 6-to-7 years of road work on this key highway that crosses the park from Gatlingburg, Tennessee, to Cherokee, North Carolina.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...r-6-7-years6143
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
No signs of missing Mount Rainier climber
Search crews returned to base camp at Mount Rainier on Saturday with no further clues of a 57-year-old climber's whereabouts after another day of combing the mountain.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012274925_apwamountrainiersearch1stldwritethru.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Plan aims to lift air quality in Rocky Mountain National Park
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission has endorsed a plan that would help reduce environmental harm from industrial air pollution at Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100704/NEWS01/7040327
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
ND national park seeks volunteers to haul elk meat
Theodore Roosevelt National Park will cull its growing elk herd this fall, and volunteers are needed to help shoot the animals and haul the carcasses.
http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/apArticle/id/D9GNN59G0/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wyoming threatens to sell prime Grand Teton land
For Sale: Two square miles of Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlCbxFljgvXYCoX5jh0-_9BCYUKwD9GOAU500

Wyo. tourism boosters looking at obscure sites
Tourism is Wyoming's No. 2 industry - but tourism officials worry too many travelers limit their visits to Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/jul/04/bc-wy-obscure-tourism/?features&travel
Posted By: James Morrissey

Tues July 6, 2010 National Park News - 07/06/10 09:03 PM



Everglades National Park News:
Cold snap in Florida halts advancing python snakes
A cold snap last winter may have helped arrest the spread of Burmese pythons through the US state of Florida.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8771000/8771214.stm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Pet Friendly Gatlinburg - Perfect For Today’s Lifestyles
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to the Great Smoky Mountains. This town holds the reputation of one of the South’s most sought-after playground because of its 900 plus miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting, and numerous other attractions for the whole family. In addition, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park surrounding Gatlinburg on three sides unleashes limitless opportunity for family fun! Perhaps you hesitate because you are not sure how pet friendly Gatlinburg is. There are dozens of pet friendly cabins, condos and chalets for rent in Gatlinburg, and growing.
http://travel.coolarticles.org/pet-friendly-gatlinburg-perfect-for-todays-lifestyles/
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Misc. National Park News:
Fundraiser to support national parks
Eat as many granola bars as you like this summer. It's for a good cause.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jul/05/fundraiser-to-support-national-parks/
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
S.African national parks sell soccer safari
As the sun set over the savannah at Kruger National Park, a football fan unfurled a banner from the side of an open-air safari truck.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jAXPqA1sxmBvVJ3Pmz8iKfrRRUmQ
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Sequoia National Park News:
Sequoia National Park camper suffers seizures, rescued by park employees
A 29-year-old female camper was rescued at midnight today in the Mehrten Creek area of Sequoia National Park, according to a news release from the park service.
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article...+park+employees
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
McDonalds in Grand Teton National Park? Wyoming Threatens to Sell Inheld Land for Development
Coming soon to Grand Teton National Park–a Starbucks? McDonalds? Another western art gallery?
http://www.theadventurelife.org/2010/07/...or-development/

Restroom in Yellowstone Park closed after haz-mat scare
A hazardous materials scare shut down a restroom at Mammoth Hot Springs on one of Yellowstone National Park’s busiest days of the year.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c002e0.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meetings and Site Visits
Yosemite National Park announces a public meeting for the Tenaya Lake Plan. The meeting will take place on July 10, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Park staff will discuss the Tenaya Lake Plan including alternative actions, proposed resource restoration and protected sites, and proposed visitor facility changes. ...
http://thepinetree.net/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=18293
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Wed July 7, 2010 National Park News - 07/07/10 03:22 PM

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Popular road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to remain closed
Paving work on Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is at a stand still. Park officials said the contractor has been suspended from finishing the project due to safety and performance issues.
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=126344&odyssey=mod_mostread
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Mount Rushmore National Park News:
Former Mount Rushmore superintendent Gerard Baker retires from NPS
Former Mount Rushmore National Memorial superintendent Gerard Baker has retired from the National Park Service, less than three months after he was named assistant park service director for Native American relations.
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_a4214d32-8941-11df-935c-001cc4c002e0.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Gold in them hills but should it be mined in national park?
Plans to reopen and extend Scotland’s only goldmine are set to become a battle that will test the commitment of Scotland’s national parks to conservation.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-...-park-1.1039671
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Petrified Forest National Park News:
Petrified Forest National Park Expansion Is Moving Slowly
According to National Park Service Office of Legislative Affairs representative Pam Walls, the agency is currently in negotiations with landowners. No further information will be provided until negotiations are complete.
http://www.azjournal.com/news/126/ARTICLE/5785/2010-07-07.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone has record June
Yellowstone National Park had a record number of visitors in June.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/jul/07/bc-wy-yellowstone-visitors/?features&travel

Melting ice reveals ancient atlatl dart
Used by a Native American hunter some 10,000 years ago, the atlatl dart was discovered in a melting patch of ice high in the Rocky Mountains.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0706/Melting-ice-reveals-ancient-atlatl-dart
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Thursday July 8, 2010 National Park News - 07/08/10 09:53 PM


Everglades National Park News:
Tamiami Trail could get more bridges to help restore bay
A proposal to raise more than five additional miles of the Tamiami Trail with three bridges at a cost of $330 million would be money well spent, South Florida conservationists say.
http://www.keysnet.com/2010/07/07/236154/tamiami-trail-could-get-more-bridges.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Drivers urged to use caution around Glacier chip sealing, road patching
Visitors to Glacier National Park are asked to use caution in and around work zones on Glacier's roads. This summer a pavement preservation project is under way that will affect many roads in the park - but not Going-to-the-Sun Road.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_1944d7ce-8a3b-11df-8726-001cc4c002e0.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
National park rangers plan DUI checkpoints in Smokies
Park rangers this Saturday will conduct the first of several planned sobriety checkpoints in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jul/08/national-park-rangers-plan-dui-checkpoints-smokies/
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park visitors: Keep away from fawns
National parks experts are warning visitors not to get sucked in by cute "Bambi" types over the next few weeks.
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article...away-from-fawns
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
National Park seeking pro packers to help with elk cull
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is looking for a few good men -- and women -- to assist with its upcoming elk-reduction efforts.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts...-reduction.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park Officials Working on Management Plan for Lake Area
One of the most gorgeous places in Yellowstone National Park is the area surrounding Yellowstone Lake. There a mix of wilderness-quality vistas and the self-contained Lake Village offer a varied experience for park visitors. How should the Park Service manage this mix in the years to come?
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...n-lake-area6177


Yellowstone Bear Comes to Zoo
This week a wild grizzly bear joined the animal family at ZooMontana.
His name is Ozzie Norris after the campsite in Yellowstone National Park where he was causing some mischief. So park officials brought him to Billings.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/Yellowstone-Bear-to-Zoo-97989264.html
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Friday, July 9, 2010 National Park News - 07/09/10 07:28 PM

Denali National Park News:
Army called to remove climber from Alaska's Mount McKinley
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Army called to remove climber from Alaska s Mount McKinley
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/855...ndow_left_top_1
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Misc. National Park News:
What's OK, what's not in national, state parks
Pet, recreational rules aren't consistent from one destination to another
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38128786/ns/travel-active_travel/

Upscale Cabins Latest Trend in Commercial Campgrounds Bordering National Parks
There’s a new structure showing up this summer in campgrounds bordering national parks, one that offers a higher level of comfort than the typical family camper or pop-up tent. More and more campgrounds are adding cabins to their available accommodations, for while more people are heading to the parks, not all want to sleep on the ground in a tent.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-parks6183
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Summer snowstorm closes Trail Ridge Road in Colorado mountains
A road that crests the Colorado mountains more than two miles above sea level has reopened after an overnight closure because of snow and poor visibility.
http://www.kdvr.com/news/sns-ap-co--summersnow-colorado,0,3224175.story

New interpretive group now in place at visitor center
On Wednesday, June 30, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA) officially replaced the Western Slope Interpretive Association as the provider of all the interpretive/informational programs, seminars, research, educational materials, books and retail sales at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center, with Corrina Bieser as the RMNA sales manager for the Grand Mesa Visitor Center.
http://www.deltacountyindependent.com/in...&Itemid=346
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Mont. Approves 150% Hike in Fall Wolf Hunting Quota
Montana wildlife officials more than doubled the number of wolves that can be legally bagged during this year's hunting season while also promising a more tailored plan that will direct hunters to areas where wolves are known to prey on livestock.
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/07/09/...g-qu-84751.html

Early Reaction to Yellowstone Bison Vaccination Plan: Thumbs Down
A plan floated by the Interagency Bison Management Plan to vaccinate Yellowstone National Park bison against brucellosis via air guns and “bio-bullets” is meeting with resistance from the National Park Service and other players in the debate, who say the plan would be largely ineffectual and potentially create “super-strains” of the disease more resistant to traditional vaccines.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201007...thumbs-down.php

West Yellowstone police receive new intoximeters
Back in May 2010, Chief of Police Gordon Berger applied for a mini-grant through the Gallatin County DUI Task Force to help purchase six new intoximeters. These instruments are used to measure how much alcohol is in an individual's system. These instruments will be used in every incident where alcohol plays a part.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/articles/2010/07/08/news/news4.txt
Posted By: James Morrissey

Sat July 10, 2010 National Park News - 07/11/10 01:40 AM


Acadia National Park News:
Open carry’ event planned in Acadia, rain or shine
Before the short-lived legal right disappears, Shane Belanger wants to exercise his ability to openly carry a firearm in the only national park in Maine.
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/148359.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Young man gets last chance to see Glacier National Park
He’s a Montana boy, but Jamie Guerin has never been to Glacier National Park.
http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_a6ca68e8-8be4-11df-ae30-001cc4c03286.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Bodies recovered in Grand, Glen canyons
Authorities have recovered the bodies of two people who died in separate incidents in Northern Arizona.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/bodies-recovered-in-grand--glen-canyons-98159674.html?ref=674
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
2 injured when small plane crashes in Colo. park
A Wisconsin man and his daughter survived a single-engine plane crash in a remote part of Rocky Mountain National park, using trees and debris from the aircraft to build a shelter while they waited to be rescued, park officials said Friday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jQ4n3yg6SY3gj2w0cRH0EH_5EJzwD9GRQS5G0
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Yellowstone breaks June record — again
Recession? What recession? That's what the concessionaires in Yellowstone National Park seem to be saying, as they enjoyed the busiest June on record with almost 700,000 visitors. This is the second year in a row that June visitation has shattered records, and the third time in four years.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=52445
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Mon July 12, 2010 National Park News - 07/12/10 03:29 PM

Acadia National Park News:
Obama family to vacation in Maine's Acadia National Park
The first family's summer vacation plans will include a trip to Maine.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/politics/ap/ob...l#ixzz0tTy5Jj76

Acadia Park gun law changes
A new law goes in to effect Monday that will change the firearms law at Acadia National Park. But the law isn't sitting well with some gun advocates.
http://www.wlbz2.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=120278&catid=3
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North Cascades National Park News:
North Cascades National Park gets grant
North Cascades National Park will receive $70,050 to continue a study on climate changes on pika populations and do other work.
http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n100711a.shtml
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Road work continues in Yellowstone Park
Motorists in Yellowstone will see more delays over the next few weeks because of road work.
http://www.keci.com/Road-work-continues-in-Yellowstone-Park/7659946
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Zion National Park News:
Outdoors: Zion National Park is truly a sight to behold
Roger Emmert and I hiked the famous Angel's Landing Trail in Zion National Park in southwestern Utah last month. This hike has been called the most unique and thrilling trail in all of the national parks.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article...sight-to-behold
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 National Park News - 07/13/10 04:23 PM

Note, there are a couple of pieces that are not really 'news,' per say, but blog items. I think they are interesting, so I added them.


Acadia National Park News:
Mr. President, Some Suggestions for Your Long Weekend At Acadia National Park
hree days might not qualify for official "vacation" status, but the First Family's trip this weekend to Acadia National Park should provide enough time for President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their kids to sample some of the highlights of this Down East treasure.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park6208
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Everglades National Park News:
Both Giant Predators Die
Two of the planet’s deadliest predators, living in the swamps of Florida, died in a lethal duel. This very uncommon sight greeted rangers in the Everglades National Park, when they found both a 1.8m alligator and a 3.9m Burmese python dead, in south Florida, Miami-Dade, in a remote location of the park.
http://www.pr-inside.com/both-giant-predators-die-r1997955.htm
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Grand Canyon National Park News;
Man's body recovered from Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park rangers say they have recovered the body of a man below Moran Point.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2...l#ixzz0ta1vR5HS

Appeal Filed in Lawsuit to Protect Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining
Conservation groups and Native American tribes today appealed a federal court decision that denied a request to halt uranium mining just six miles north of Grand Canyon National Park. The appeal filed with the Ninth District Court of Appeals challenges a lower court’s June 17 decision on the groups’ request for a preliminary injunction at the Arizona 1 uranium mine. The appeal was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, Kaibab Paiute Tribe and Havasupai Tribe.
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2010/grand-canyon-07-12-2010.html
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North Cascades National Park News:
Visitors find artistic inspiration in North Cascades National Park
For their 10th wedding anniversary, Kori Crane's husband handed her a check and told her she could only spend it on an art class.
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2010-07-13-north-cascades-art-classes_N.htm
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Buffalo kills man on park walking trail
One man was killed and three of his companions were injured yesterday by a buffalo on a walking trail in the Mountain Zebra National Park, near Cradock in Eastern Cape.
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article546998.ece/Buffalo-kills-man-on-park-walking-trail
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Lightning sparks small blaze in Yellowstone
Park officials do not expect a fire near Doane Mountain in Yellowstone National Park to grow significantly and will allow it to burn for now.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6197

More Delays Possible From Yellowstone Road Work
Motorists in Yellowstone will see more delays over the next few weeks because of road work.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=11143040

Study: Global Warming Could Negatively Impact Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Climate change exacerbated by global warming could decrease the diversity of life in the Greater Yellowstone Region's montane meadows, leading to a decrease in the amount of flowers and impacting the food chain depending on them.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201007...e-ecosystem.php
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Thursday, July 15, 2010 National Park News - 07/15/10 07:11 PM


Banff National Park News:
Happy 125th Banff National Park
It's a great achievement for a country when any national park turns 125 -- but Banff National Park's big birthday signifi es much more than the protection of one swath of mountains for generations of Canadians.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Happy+125th+Banff+National+Park/3280142/story.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Teamwork Pays Off in Three Mass Casualty Incidents at Great Smoky Mountains NP
Incidents with multiple injuries can present a test for emergency services even in cities, but such situations can be especially challenging in the rural or remote areas found in many parks. Teamwork and advance planning paid off when Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced three mass casualty incidents during a recent five-day period.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ountains-np6228
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Junior Ranger Day this Saturday
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is recruiting Junior Rangers to spend a day discovering the park’s wild inhabitants.
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/37879/group/Outdoors%20/
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone griz deaths comparable to past years
Ten grizzly bear deaths have been documented in the Yellowstone Ecosystem so far this year, a rate comparable to past years.
http://www.fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?S=12812143

Scientists Counter Brucellosis Threat to Livestock and Wildlife
Armed with dart guns and medical pellets, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are vaccinating bison in and around Yellowstone National Park against brucellosis.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2010/100715.htm

Bison dies of anthrax on Turner ranch
The state Department of Livestock says a yearling bison heifer on Ted Turner's Flying D ranch has died after being exposed to naturally occurring anthrax.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c002e0.html

Park fire moving north
A suspected human-caused fire in Grand Teton National Park near Leigh Lake continues to torch trees on its north flank as ground and helicopter crews work to snuff out the blaze.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6208
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Yosemite National Park News:
Fall kills Stanford student who loved to climb
Christina Chan was an experienced rock climber who never passed up the chance to scale mountains. She told friends after one arduous excursion, "It was like chocolate!"
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/14/BARC1EE95P.DTL#ixzz0tmPFFilo
Posted By: James Morrissey

Fri. July 16 National Park News - 07/16/10 07:04 PM

Acadia National Park News:
President Obama Vacations in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park
Obama is the First Sitting President in 100 Years to Visit the Area
President Obama and his family are once again vacationing in a national park, this year choosing a quiet corner of America that for generations has served as a summer retreat for families with last names like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Carnegie and Astor.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/president-o...ory?id=11173577

Maine park visitors reminded about Obama vacation
Maine parks officials want to remind residents and tourists Acadia National Park will remain open during President Barack Obama’s visit but there could be delays and detours.
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/nation...position=recent

First Family's weekend: Picturesque park, luscious lobster
America may be divided over President Obama, but one thing must be agreed upon: He knows how to pick pretty vacation spots.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/...cious-lobster/1
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park faces a massive meltdown
Standing under a cloudless midsummer sky at the Many Glacier Hotel, ranger Bob Schuster gestures toward the saw-toothed southern horizon and holds up evidence of a changing climate in a place indigenous Blackfeet Indians dubbed the "backbone of the world." His repeat photographs show the rapid retreat of the 100-year-old park's iconic geological features, which have declined from about 150 at the end of the Little Ice Age in the mid-19th century to about two dozen today.
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2010-07-15-glacier-national-park_N.htm
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Body Found At Grand Canyon
Man From Virginia Identified
Officials now know the identity of a body retrieved from below Moran Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, July 12.
http://www.kpho.com/news/24277109/detail.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Man Gets Prison Time, Fine For Shooting Elk
A North Carolina man was sentenced Thursday for killing an elk inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.wyff4.com/news/24272588/detail.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Cathedral Fire in Grand Teton National Park 50 Percent Contained
Firefighters were making good progress today on a 40-acre blaze burning not far from the Teton Park Road in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, according to park officials.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...t-contained6233

Officials to draft plans to avoid sale of Teton acreage
Park land impasse discussed
Wyoming and federal officials expect to draft proposals soon to avoid the auction of two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c002e0.html

Yellowstone finishes boardwalk project
A boardwalk has been replaced at one of the famous geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/jul/16/bc-wy-yellowstone-boardwalk/?features&travel
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Sun 7/18 National Park News - 07/18/10 04:21 PM

Acadia National Park News:
**Note - Many of the Acadia NP stories are not entirely about Acadia (given that the First Family are there), but Acadia definitely is a backdrop. Having said that, I thought that the highlight on Acadia is a good thing, so I published some pieces that would not typically make it as 'news.'**

An active first family is on the move in Maine (Note: What an advertisement for Mr. Desert Is. Ice Cream!.
President Obama and his family aren't just getting outside the Beltway on their brief vacation here -- they're getting outside, period.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/17/AR2010071702806.html

Obama Wraps Up Relaxing Vacation Amid GOP Criticisms
President Barack Obama and his family managed to make it through a couple of days of family vacation time without a crisis forcing a change in plans.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/...gop-criticisms/

Obamas’ Downeast getaway
President Obama brought his family Downeast yesterday for a biking and hiking getaway made sweeter by good news from Congress and the Gulf.
President Obama brought his family Downeast yesterday for a biking and hiking getaway made sweeter by good news from Congress and the Gulf.

Shifting Politics in Presidents’ Vacations
It has been 100 years, the local newspaper reports, since a sitting president chose this picturesque seaside village as his vacation spot. When William Howard Taft arrived in July 1910, he sprained his ankle playing golf, the captain of his yacht got “a terrible sunburn” and the townsfolk made such a ruckus about who would entertain him that Mr. Taft decided to give a speech from the bandstand on the village green.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/17/us/politics/17memo.html?src=me

Acadia National Park Seeking to Acquire Private Land within Park Boundaries
Before they even checked into their hotel this afternoon, President Obama and his family went for a bike ride on the carriage roads in Acadia National Park.
http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/12939/Default.aspx
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Big Bend National Park News:
Big Bend National Park
Alternately known as a geologist’s paradise and a geologist’s nightmare, Big Bend National Park in southwestern Texas offers a multitude of rock formations. Sparse vegetation makes finding and observing the rocks easy, but they document a complicated geologic history extending back 500 million years.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44670&src=imgrss
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Katmai National Park News:
Bears draw visitors to Katmai National Park
Each year thousands of people from all over the world venture to Katmai National Park and Preserve, a wildlife sanctuary in Alaska's own back yard.
http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=12823748
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Misc. National Park News:
Parks Canada admission free
Parks Canada was waiving visitor entry fees Saturday as it marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of the country's first national park in Banff, Alta.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/07/17/national-parks.html#ixzz0u3DupK2o
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rhode Island man falls 300 feet to death at Rocky Mountain National Park
Jeffrey Rosinski of Middletown, RI died after falling approximately 300 feet in the Keyhole Route area of the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
http://www.examiner.com/x-39124-Providen...n-National-Park
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Iowa man dies after falling into Yellowstone River
A 65-year-old Iowa man is dead after being swept down a river while fishing in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wy-yellowstoneangler,0,5514561.story
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite offers more sites for campers
Yosemite National Park is offering more sites for campers, including a campground that's been closed for 13 years.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15539791?nclick_check=1
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Mon 7/19 National Park News - 07/19/10 06:15 PM


Bryce National Park News:
Bryce Canyon National Park to Host Its First Geology Festival
After just wrapping up its latest star-gazing festival, the folks at Bryce Canyon National Park are inviting you back to take a closer look at the landscape on the ground. On July 30-31 the park, famous for its incredible hoodoos, will celebrate its first Geology Festival.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...gy-festival6221
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Area volunteers step up to look after the elk - and the visitors - in Cataloochee Valley
Esther Blakely scanned a Cataloochee meadow for elk calves she knew were hiding somewhere near their grazing mothers.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jul/17/the-bugles-call/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Road work to cause delays at Yellowstone
In Brief: Delays at Yellowstone
http://www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_15508064?nclick_check=1

Fire In Grand Teton National Park Contained
Firefighters have fully contained a blaze that burned across 46 acres in Grand Teton National Park
http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Firefighters.fully.contain.2.1811138.html

Where Are the Fish Biting? The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone
It's a hike, but a local writer is reporting that the cutthroats are biting on the Yellowstone River in the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone. The only issue: Getting back there.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201007...yellowstone.php

Another Fire Breaks Out in Yellowstone National Park
The fire danger in Yellowstone National Park has been low to moderate in recent days, but that's not stopped fires from breaking out in the Park. Today an aircraft spotted a small fire in the south-central section of the Park.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201007...tional-park.php
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Offering More Sites for Campers
Yosemite National Park offering more camping sites, including campground closed for 13 years
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=11196663
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Tues 7/20 National Park News - 07/20/10 10:20 PM


Acadia National Park News:
Fun along the Maine coast ends for Obamas after weekend of hiking, biking in national park
President Barack Obama and the first family had an energetic weekend vacation along Maine's Atlantic coast.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/travel/sns-ap-us-travel-brief-obama,0,2512510.story

Long pants for most park rangers, heat or no heat
If you happen to run into a National Park Service park ranger this week, you might want to buy them a cold drink. Though most Washingtonians are suffering through the summer heat, at least you don't have to do so in long wool pants.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/long_pants_for_most_park_range.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Popular Mount Rainier National Park trail is restored, rerouted
The stump held on for days, even as five workers hacked and chopped at it, and tugged on it with the help of a harness and pulley.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012398468_trail20m.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
New Zealand government backs down on national park mining
Wellington
The New Zealand government bowed to public opinion Tuesday and abandoned proposals to open up some of the country's most scenic national parks to mining for gold and other minerals.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/a...nal-park-mining
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Good Samaritans Help Speed a Rescue at Rocky Mountain National Park
Despite occasional news stories about people who refuse to get involved when they see someone in distress, a recent incident at Rocky Mountain National Park confirms that most park visitors are willing to pitch in when things go wrong. Several climbers provided invaluable help when a fellow mountaineer came to grief high on Longs Peak.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park6265
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
2 rescued after accidents
Grand Teton National Park rangers used a helicopter to assist two injured hikers in separate accidents Sunday in the Tetons.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6220

Report: Warning signs removed at griz mauling site
Two researchers who tranquilized and studied a grizzly bear hours before the animal killed a hiker near Yellowstone National Park removed warning signs as they left the site, an investigation has found.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iEZ1otjtU0COgsT5NUHMTTkoB8CgD9H2GUBG1
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Tues 7/20 National Park News - 07/20/10 10:21 PM

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to leave a note. Updates will be limited due to my going on vacation between today and Sunday. I will try to update during the week, but my connections to the Internet are limited when in Maine.

James
Posted By: James Morrissey

Thurs 7/22 National Park News - 07/22/10 12:18 PM


Hey Everyone,

I have an internet connection this morning...BTW, as usual, it was completely foggy an sunrise...and raining. LOL, and of course, I pitched my tent in the rain last night too. The weather just turned and is beautiful right now. I am going to go find some critters until sunset this evening. Puffins in the AM tomorrow, and one last stab at Cadillac Mountain on Saturday morning. I really want a nice shot from there. I have NEVER gotten good weather on Cadillac Mountain...but I have seen some beautiful shots from there (and am looking at a really nice one on the wall of 2 Cats...a restaurant on Cottage Street that I highly recommend).

James
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Glacier National Park News:
As Glacier National Park turns 100, its glorious icefields are melting away
Standing under a cloudless midsummer sky at the Many Glacier Hotel, ranger Bob Schuster gestures toward the saw-toothed southern horizon and holds up evidence of a changing climate in a place indigenous Blackfeet Indians dubbed the "backbone of the world."
www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20100722/LIVING/7220316/1004
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rangers rescue stranded climber in Rocky Mountain National Park
A 27-year-old woman has been rescued after hanging for hours from a cliff wall on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.kdvr.com/news/sns-ap-co--coloradoparkrescue,0,6264105.story

Rocky Mountain National Park to begin prescribed burns next week
Rocky Mountain National Park plans to conduct prescribed burns in the South Lateral Moraine, North Lateral Moraine and Deer Ridge Junction areas beginning next week if weather conditions allow.
http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-countynews/ci_15559419#ixzz0uPeJYtw2DailyCamera.com
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Yellowstone (And Grand Teton) National Park News:
Woman attacked by bison: 'I thought I was going to die'
I thought it was the end," Cathy Hayes told CNN by phone late Wednesday.
www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/22/wyoming.bison.attack/

NPS, UW Renew Long-Standing Research Agreement
An agreement signed today at the scenic AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park will continue the longest-standing and most successful partnership between a university and the National Park Service (NPS).
http://www.uwyo.edu/news/showrelease.asp?id=44141

Yellowstone National Park Beach Fire update, 168 firefighters, helicopters, air tankers battle blaze
The Beach Fire, currently burning in Yellowstone National Park, was discovered on Sunday, July 18, 2010, by a research flight. As of this morning, the wildfire had burned 500 acres and was 20% contained. Helicopter water drops and retardant drops by air tankers are supporting firefighters on the ground.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...rs-battle-blaze

Storm strikes Grand Teton climbers
Rangers were conducting a high-altitude rescue in Grand Teton National Park after several climbing parties got caught in a lightning storm.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hTa4EQvvW-sfManwMAM1sE4qGqXgD9H3MTTO0
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Yosemite National Park News:
Last of Yosemite, Lassen campsites finally open
All campgrounds in Yosemite and Lassen Volcanic national parks are finally open as an epic spring for snow in the mountains has given way to a hot summer.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/21/SPCN1EHKPC.DTL#ixzz0uPeFTXyl
Posted By: James Morrissey

Sun 07/25/2010 National Park News - 07/25/10 11:25 PM


Arches National Park News:
Climbing rules reviewed at Arches National Park
Federal managers at Arches National Park are revisiting the rules that regulate rock climbing on the famous arches and natural bridges in southeast Utah.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/jul/24/bc-ut-arches-climbing-regs/?features&travel
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Misc. National Park News:
Vice President Biden Checking On Park Projects
The Obama administration is certainly enjoying the national parks. While President Obama recently vacationed in Acadia National Park, Vice President Biden is heading to Yellowstone National Park this week, as well as the Grand Canyon.
http://usparks.about.com/b/2010/07/25/vice-president-biden-checking-on-park-projects.htm
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park announces plans for prescribed burning
This summer, if conditions allow, fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the South Lateral Moraine, North Lateral Moraine, and Deer Ridge Junction areas.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20100725/NEWS/100729937/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Wind Cave National Park News:
5,500-acre ranch may be added to nat'l park in SD
A 5,500-acre ranch could become part of Wind Cave National Park after the Conservation Fund purchased the land at public auction on behalf of the park in southwest South Dakota.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9H4VIG02.htm
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton spent $50,000 rescuing climbers
Grand Teton National Park spent about $50,000 rescuing 16 injured climbers and recovering the body of another after a thunderstorm on Grand Teton mountain.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wy-grandtetonstorm,0,7006866.story

Wildfires: Beach Fire continues to burn in Yellowstone National Park (pictures)
The Beach Fire, discovered by a research flight on the morning of July 18, 2010, is currently burning in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.examiner.com/x-47892-Environm...l-Park-pictures

Elk, crowds and the wild West in Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming
In Yellowstone, wildlife and Old Faithful still draw plenty of tourists. Nearby in tiny Cody, there's a taste of the Wild West.
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-0725-wyoming-20100725,0,3059239.story?track=rss

Yellowstone snowmobile proposals face scrutiny
Montana senator denounces alternatives that would ban snowmobiles, snowcoaches in Yellowstone
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_4c8abbd2-fc74-54d5-8b89-fd0921e59d2c.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Park Small Stream Flood Advisory (Note - this will probably be over before anyone reads this. :P)
The National Weather Service has issued a Small Stream Flood Advisory for the Yosemite National Park area through 7:30 this evening.
http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/1103079/Yosemite-Park-Small-Stream-Flood-Advisory-.html
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Zion National Park News:
Missing Scout Hiker's Body Found in Zion National Park
Zion National Park searchers found the body of a missing scout hiker, Corey Buxton, 17, of Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday afternoon.
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/8864...e=home_stories3
Posted By: James Morrissey

Mon 7/26/2010 National Park News - 07/26/10 09:26 PM


Note, there is a really nice map in the Cuyahoga news that talks about attendance in the different national parks (counting down the top 10). I was actually kind of surprised by some of the numbers.

-James

Cuyahoga National Park News:
In national parks attendance, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is again among nation's busiest
The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is the busiest national park in the country.
http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2010/07/cuyahoga_valley_national_park.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Tennessee motorcyclist killed in crash near East Glacier
The Montana Highway Patrol says a 58-year-old man from Tennessee was killed when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV near Glacier National Park.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_56930944-98bd-11df-8301-001cc4c002e0.html
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Misc. National Park News:
The new normal in travel (not REALLY national park news, but it is interesting)
Shorter, cheaper trips, bargain-obsessed buyers may be the future
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38412286/ns/travel-travel_tips/

Grizzly bear puzzle will only grow more complex (OP-Ed)
In response to the July 18 Tribune article entitled "Grizzlies running into people more often:"
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100726/OPINION/7260303
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Padre Island National Seashore:
Biologists release endangered turtles into Gulf
Hundreds of tiny baby turtles with their dime-sized paddle-like feet dragged through the sand on Monday heading for a new home in the Gulf of Mexico despite the threat of oil some 400 miles away.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072601469.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Fire in Yellowstone 72% contained
Firefighters are making progress containing a blaze burning near the center of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=12866062
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Zion national park News:
Flash flood carries 3 through canyon in Utah park
- Zion National Park officials say three men who were swept away by a flash flood in a canyon were washed over a 40-foot drop and survived.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072503371.html
Posted By: James Morrissey

Tues 7/27/2010 National Park News - 07/27/10 08:25 PM

Acadia National Park News:
At Acadia National Park, Maine's rugged beauty reigns (Not really news, but some fun park info)
From high atop Cadillac Mountain here, you can see for miles in any direction, including some of America's most treasured coastline, pristine forests, sparkling lakes, and even a resort town favored by President Barack Obama and his family.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20011589-52.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Jack Hanna repels charging grizzly in national park
A close encounter with three grizzly bears on a narrow hiking trail in Montana has made a pepper-spray believer out of Jack Hanna.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/loc...rs.html?sid=101
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Misc. National Park News:
Biden touts stimulus projects in national parks
Hundreds of stimulus-funded projects under way in national parks across the U.S. are long-overdue upgrades to the country's neglected "national jewels," Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iVO5iVhZq9BbzP7XgxE431Zp1AuAD9H6VM100
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park now accepting applications for volunteer hunters to help with elk cull
Earlier this month, officials with the Theodore Roosevelt National Park put out word that it was seeking pro packers to assist with its upcoming elk-reduction efforts. Now, the North Dakota park is accepting applications from hunters interested in volunteering to help cull about 250 cow elk from the herd of approximately 950 animals that make the South Unit area their home.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts...k-elk-cull.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
NPS Releases Draft Range of Alternatives for Yellowstone Winter Use Plan
The good news-the Park Service listened to our collective scoping comments from earlier this year. Our comments have been incorporated into the just-released draft, Six Alternatives for the Yellowstone Park Winter Use Plan. These alternatives will be reviewed over the next few months and will serve as a critical part of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be released for public comment.
http://utvweekly.com/index.php/2010/07/n...inter-use-plan/

Climbers were retreating
Two of the three parties that were hit by lightning and rescued from the Grand Teton on Wednesday were descending the easiest route on the mountain at the time of the accident, Grand Teton National Park officials said over the weekend.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6267
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park to be Featured in New iPhone Application
Yosemite National Park announces the first mobile application is available for visitors to use on their iPhone.
http://thepinetree.net/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=18712
Posted By: James Morrissey

Thurs 7/29/2010 National Park News - 07/29/10 05:45 PM


Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park Rangers Caution Visiors To Be Bear Safe
It is the peak summer season at Glacier National Park and that means an increased chance of people encountering black bears, grizzly bears and other wildlife both on park trails and roads. Rangers ask visitors to be extra cautious while in the park.
http://www.oldwestnewwest.com/2010072942...-bear-safe.html

Leaping deer injures cyclist in Glacier Park
A rider was hospitalized after colliding with a buck deer that attempted to jump over his motorcycle Sunday on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_7c0ccbf6-99ee-11df-af11-001cc4c03286.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Seattle scientist killed in Mt. Rainier fall
Veteran Seattle mountain climber Lee Adams III died Tuesday afternoon after a climbing party he was leading down from Mount Rainier's summit fell into a crevasse.
http://www2.seattlepi.com/articles/424108.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Uganda anthrax outbreak kills 82 hippos in reserve
Ugandan officials say an anthrax outbreak has killed 82 hippos in the last month and a half.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gw6sjHrAtGDgB0amZBkmPfBjBhjwD9H8LJAO0

Study shows tiger numbers rising in Nepal park
The number of rare tigers in a national park in Nepal has increased by more than one third in the last two years, a study has shown, after authorities set aside more land for the animals.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/29/AR2010072901089.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Male dies in bear attack at campground near Yellowstone
At least one bear rampaged through a heavily occupied campground near Yellowstone National Park in the middle of the night Wednesday, killing one person and injuring two others during a terrifying attack that forced people to hide in their cars as an animal tore through tents.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_7a19e405-61fd-5717-b549-00d62faa51ce.html

Park director touts Recovery Act, rescue
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis yesterday praised the Grand Teton National Park rangers who rescued 16 climbers last week and said Recovery Act funds were being used to fix park infrastructure in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton and elsewhere.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6282

Report from the Field: Yellowstone Beach Fire Now 95 Percent Contained
Turn out the lights, Martha: the Beach Fire -- which at one point threatened to take out a large swath of Yellowstone National Park -- is now 95 percent contained, as the Incident Management Team prepares to hand off mop-up operations to the National Park Service tomorrow.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201007...t-contained.php

Changes in Gun Laws Having Minimal Impact on Yellowstone
So far this summer changes in America's gun laws, allowing legal gun owners to transport weapons in America's National Parks, has had a minimal impact on Yellowstone National Park, according to rangers and Park officials.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201007...yellowstone.php
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Yosemite National Park News:
Garage sale negatives verified as $200M Ansel Adams trove
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/art...sel-adams-trove
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Sat 7/31/2010 National Park News - 07/31/10 07:36 PM

Everglades National Park News:
Everglades and Madagascar forests on Unesco danger list
A UN panel has added Florida's Everglades National Park and Madagascar's tropical rainforest to a list of world heritage sites at risk.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10825472
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Misc. National Park News:
National Parks waive entrance fees for August weekend
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on Aug. 14 and 15, one of the busiest travel weekends of the summer, to encourage people to come visit a park, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/national_parks_waive_entrance.html
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North Cascades National Park News:
Fire threatens homes in North Cascades National Park
Firefighters say the Rainbow Bridge fire is threatening about 100 homes near Stehekin in North Cascades National Park Friday.
http://www.kxly.com/news/24446095/detail.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Elephant dies after shift to Dudhwa national park
Once Lucknow Zoo’s priced possession, Sumit, a 55-year old male elephant, died at the Dudhwa National Park in the wee hours of Thursday. The pachyderm was shifted to the national park on May 2 last following directives of the Central Zoo Authority to shift all elephants to national
parks.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Elephant-dies-after-shift-to-Dudhwa-national-park/Article1-580269.aspx
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grizzlies captured after fatal attack near Yellowstone
A mother bear and two of her cubs are trapped after a man is killed and two other campers are injured in Montana near the national park.
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/30/nation/la-na-bear-mauling-20100730
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