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October National Park News

Posted By: James Morrissey

October National Park News - 10/08/12 07:47 PM

October 8, 2012 National Park News:

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
On Gardening: Peak time for fall color on the Blue Ridge Parkway
About 10 years ago, I took a road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina with my wife and my parents to see the fall foliage, and it was literally an eye-opening experience. I spent the entire trip in awe of the natural beauty and color of the mountains. Now, when the cooler weather of fall arrives, I still become anxious to head back to the mountains.
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/2039237...e-Ridge-Parkway
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Yellowstone(and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Elk hunt begins in Grand Teton National Park
Elk hunting has kicked off in two units east of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2012/10/08/ap-state-wy/wy_grand_teton_elk_management.txt

Yellowstone National Park sees 1.6 percent over-the-year drop in visitors during September
Yellowstone National Park saw slightly fewer visitors during September, compared to a year ago.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...e945_story.html

Yellowstone conference to focus on using science in management decisions
Scientists will present their latest research on everything from soil microbes to moose migration this week during a conference in Yellowstone National Park focused on using scientific data in making policy decisions throughout the greater Yellowstone area.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/10/y...ment-decisions/
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/09/12 07:19 PM

October 9, 2012 National Park News:


Banff National Park News:
Train kills two young grizzly bears in Banff National Park
Two young grizzlies may have been walking on train tracks for sturdy footing in a boggy area when a train struck and killed them, a Parks Canada wildlife specialist said.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/...l#ixzz28paZl5gu
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park Accepting Applications For Artist In Residence
Interested in spending two weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park working on your manuscript, score, painting, or poetry? Then apply for the park's 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-residence10648
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks show off wide range of fall colors
Autumn comes earlier to the high country around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks than in most other places around the country. By early October this year, many trees around the region are displaying dramatic blazes of fall color, while some trees have already shed their leaves altogether.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/10/yellowstone-grand-teton-show-off-wide-range-of-fall-colors/

Elk hunt begins in Grand Teton National Park
Elk hunting has kicked off in two units east of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/wyoming/173044561.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite NPS calls on public to help search for missing park employee
Yosemite National Park (NPS) Rangers announced today that they are searching for Jessica Rose Garcia, a 23-year-old Hispanic female with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes, who failed to report for her first day of work at the Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts operated Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, October 7, 2012.
http://www.examiner.com/article/yosemite...g-park-employee
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Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/11/12 07:41 PM



Glacier National Park News:
Logan Pass accessible from east side through Sunday
Visitors to Glacier National Park may access Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun Road from St. Mary on the east side of the park through Sunday, October 14, as weather conditions allow. Visitors may encounter winter conditions, including snow and patches of ice on the road at higher elevations and are encouraged to drive with care.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...mment_form=true
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Many facilities on Grand Canyon's North Rim to close for season Oct.15
The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Oct. 15; but the North Rim will remain open to visitors through Nov. 25 or until snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park.
http://www.nhonews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=14922
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Fern Lake Fire still burning in Rocky Mountain National Park
The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park since Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9 is still at approximately 300 acres in size and as of Wednesday morning, was still not contained.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_217403...l#ixzz291JwrOXZ

Local wolf ambassador takes message to court
The National Parks Service's decision to use sharpshooters instead of reintroducing wolves to control elk populations in Rocky Mountain National Park was challenged in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals by WildEarth Guardians.
http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/tellercou...19bb2963f4.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone wolf study reveals how to raise successful offspring
What are the key ingredients to raising successful, self-sufficient offspring? A new life sciences study using 14 years of data on gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park indicates that cooperative group behavior and a mother's weight are crucial.
http://www.sciencecodex.com/yellowstone_wolf_study_reveals_how_to_raise_successful_offspring-99954

Bison Protest Limits Hunting
Farmers and ranchers in Valley and Phillips counties, the grassy prairie that some envision as an American Serengeti for free-roaming bison, have turned their opposition to this plan back on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in a new way. To demonstrate that they do not accept FWP’s translocation of Yellowstone bison to northeast Montana, about 70 landowners have cut years-long ties with FWP’s game management programs and the hunter friends they have hosted on their land.
http://www.glasgowcourier.com/cms/news/news/story-650061.html
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Zion National Park News:
Two rescued from Zion canyon trail
Park rangers at Zion National Park rescued two hikers Tuesday who were overdue while canyoneering the difficult Heaps Canyon trail.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55059921-78/canyon-rangers-trail-helicopter.html.csp
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/18/12 10:03 PM




Acadia National Park News:
Earthquake in Maine rattles New England states
The earthquake that rattled southern Maine was felt in New England states as far away as Connecticut, but caused no apparent damage or injuries.
http://wcfcourier.com/news/national/eart...c037675285.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Rare Orchids, Bromeliads Returned to Everglades National Park
For the past five years, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota has been part of a pioneering effort to return rare bromeliads and orchids to the Everglades. Several botanists waded into the thickets of Everglades National Park to bring endangered plants back into the wild.
http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/rare-orchids-bromeliads-returned-everglades-national-park
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Glacier National Park News:
Hikers Describe Glacier National Park Ordeal
Two Virginia hikers are happy to be home tonight after surviving in the Montana wilderness for six days.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Hikers-Describe-Glacier-National-Park-Ordeal-174689111.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National Parks take hit during a recession
In a recession, Americans steer clear of national parks.
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/national/national-parks-take-hit-during-recession/nSgd5/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton 1-way road plan draws opposition
A proposal by Grand Teton National Park to turn a two-way road into a one-way route is causing alarm among Teton County officials and others who say it would be a bad idea for tourism and traffic management.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Grand...p#ixzz29gsngzwQ

Overpass takes animals safely over highway
New overpasses over a highway in Wyoming will safeguard both wildlife and people by preventing animal-auto accidents, conservationists say.
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/10/.../#ixzz29gssyTX3
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/19/12 08:19 PM

October 19, 2012 National Park News:

Acadia National Park News:
Moon Handbooks: Acadia National Park
The winter months are a great time to research next summer's vacations, and if you're considering Acadia National Park, well, Moon Handbooks has an updated guide for you to use in conjunction with Traveler's own mini-guide to the park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/review/2012/moon-handbooks-acadia-national-park10692
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Everglades National Park News:
Refurbished missile to go to national park
A refurbished 41-foot Nike Hercules Missile is headed to Everglades National Park.
http://www.cbs12.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.fl/384b7e1a-www.cbs12.com.shtml
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
'Extinct' fish caught in Grand Canyon
A fish characterized by a long, high sharp-edged hump behind its head had been considered extinct from Grand Canyon National Park until researchers sampling for it in the lower part of the Canyon caught one last week out of the Colorado River.
http://azstarnet.com/news/science/extinc...e0c5eb435b.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Recession drives down national park visitation, study finds
A national recession doesn't just affect Americans' wallets. It also impacts their travel to national parks, a new University of Georgia study has found.
http://phys.org/news/2012-10-recession-national.html
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/22/12 06:14 PM

10/22/12

Acadia National Park News (See 3rd Bullet):
Grant to turn Acadia visitors into roaming bio-researchers
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant aimed at turning Acadia National Park visitors into citizen scientists.
http://www.pressherald.com/news/maine_new-england-dispatches_2012-10-22.html


Glacier National Park News:
Virginia man recounts days spent lost in Glacier National Park
Jason Hiser says he learned a lot about himself while he and a friend were stranded for days in harsh, wintry conditions in Montana's Glacier National Park.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...19bb2963f4.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls
In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace.
http://www.bradenton.com/2012/10/21/4247463/voice-software-helps-study-of.html#storylink=cpy
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/24/12 08:17 PM

10/24/2012

Arches National Park News:
Arches trying to cure 50 years of growing pains
Traffic, noise, polluted air from the million-plus annual visitors impact the views they come to see.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/55091579-200/park-arches-arch-national.html.csp
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Arizona tries to take back Grand Canyon from feds
Bloomberg News reported Monday that Arizona lawmakers want to take back the Grand Canyon and use one of the seven natural wonders of the world to generate more revenue for the state.
http://www.examiner.com/article/arizona-tries-to-take-back-grand-canyon-from-feds
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Thriving Smokies elk a headache for some
Animals damage fences, crops on private land
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20121024/NEWS/310240011/Thriving-Smokies-elk-hassling-farmers?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Misc. National Park News:
What a Romney presidency might mean for national park visits (Note: I understand that this is a Fox News piece, so "Caveat emptor.")
There’s growing concern among some environmental groups and travel operators that a proposed energy plan by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney could threaten the future of national parks, possibly damaging the nation’s tourism industry in the process.
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/10/24.../#ixzz2AFWtZ4CO
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone-area park managers study campgrounds, grizzlies
As grizzly bear populations inside Yellowstone National Park have grown, supervisors of the six national forests surrounding the park in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho have had to be more vigilant about precautions at campgrounds.
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121023/LIFE/121029995

YNP project leader to give wolf presentation
On Wednesday evening, renowned wolf biologist Doug Smith will give a presentation on wolves in Yellowstone titled “Characteristics of an Unexploited Wolf Population and Management in National Parks.”
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/new...1a4bcf887a.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Rescue: Park Rangers Save Stranded Climber From El Capitan
A Canadian climber stranded in a snowstorm was recuperating Tuesday from a mild case of hypothermia after Yosemite National Park rangers rescued him from the face of the largest granite monolith in the world.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/24/yosemite-rescue_n_2007724.html
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: October National Park News - 10/26/12 06:36 PM

10/25/2012

Cumberland Gap National Park News:
Ginseng poachers nabbed at Cumberland Gap park
In back-to-back cases, rangers at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park have caught ginseng poachers with 415 roots.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/oct/26/ginseng-poachers-nabbed-at-cumberland-gap-park/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Google begins mapping trails in Arizona’s Grand Canyon (Note Beware Really Annoying Video)
A Google blog post published yesterday highlighted the Mountain View, California-based company’s unrelenting efforts “to create the perfect map.”
http://www.examiner.com/article/google-begins-mapping-trails-arizona-s-grand-canyon
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Misc. National Park News:
Mountain lion found dead in Point Mugu State Park
Hikers in Point Mugu State Park stumbled upon a dead mountain lion near Newbury Park over the weekend and officials are now trying to determine how the animal met its end.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/mountain-lion-found-dead-in-point-mugu-state-park.html
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Outside The National Park System:
Ranthambore National Park: Tiger’s daring attack shocks everyone
The death of a forester, Gheesu Singh, in an attack by a male tiger in Ranthambore National Park on Thursday morning has shocked everyone, more because of the behaviour of the big cat.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...ow/16963329.cms
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Rock Creek National Park News:
Animal-rights group sues to stop National Park Service from killing deer in Rock Creek Park
Animal rights advocates are asking a federal judge in Washington to block the National Park Service from killing white-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/anim...abc7_story.html
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
More elk to be culled at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Staff at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park will kill about 80 elk in the south unit as part of a maintenance program to regulate the population.
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-an...1a4bcf887a.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Elk hunt under way in Grand Teton Park
Hunters killed 24 elk in the first week of this year's Grand Teton National Park elk hunt.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Elk-hunt-under-way-in-Grand-Teton-Park-3983863.php#ixzz2AQp37PLE
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park to end mandatory shuttle service for the season
The late fall season means an end to Zion National Park's mandatory shuttle service beginning Sunday, October 28th.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/86556...the-season.html
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