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National Park News: 2/26/2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #20276
02/26/09 06:54 PM
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Acadia National Park News:
Local artist displaying signature landscapes at Community Music School
Painter Barbara J. Zucker's work consists of glowing reds and oranges, brilliant splashes of yellows and greens, and bold blues. She accentuates her signature landscapes with divisive outlines separating shapes, yet binds them using light and shadow. Her palette is the rainbow, her subject, nature, and her goal is to harmonize them.

Foreclosure Sale Of Ocean Wood Planned Tuesday
Unless a successful appeal is filed between now and 11 a.m. Tuesday, a foreclosure sale of the nearly 148-acre Ocean Wood property in the village of Birch Harbor is scheduled to go ahead.

Bridger-Teton National Forest News (Near Jackson Hole, Wy):
Valley lynx habitat set
OTTAWA (AFP) — A 51-year-old man was rescued from Canada's outback after 10 days in the frigid cold, police said Wednesday, but his wife died of exposure as rescue teams twice ignored their SOS message carved out of snow.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 39,000 square miles as critical habitat for the Canada lynx, including large portions of Bridger-Teton National forest in eastern Jackson Hole.

Everglades National Park News:
Plan To Protect Everglades Land In Peril
Florida Lacks Money To Buy 180,000 Acres From Private Company As Promised
A historic land deal aimed at helping restore the dying Everglades, and lauded by Gov. Charlie Crist as "monumental as the creation of our nation's first national park," may end up dead in the water.

Glacier Bay National Park News:
Alaska's First Stimulus Project Annouced
Governor Sarah Palin joined with Senate President Gary Stevens, Sen. Albert Kookesh, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and Rep. Bill Thomas, member of the House Finance Committee, in announcing the start of the bid process for the state's first economic stimulus project - construction of a new causeway in Gustavus.

Grand Teton National Park turns eight
MOOSE — Grand Teton National Park celebrates its 80th birthday tomorrow. The park, which is now a world-renowned destination, the economic engine of the valley and a favorite backdrop for SUV ads, was not always thought of as a good idea.

Jackson Hole wolf pack has mange (updated 2/25/09)
JACKSON, WYOMING - Biologists have discovered mange in a Jackson Hole wolf pack during an operation to collar wolves in the northwest Wyoming area.

Exum fires guide Koch
Alpinist apologizes after snowmobiling illegally on Jackson Lake.
Exum Mountain Guides fired guide Stephen Koch this week after the mountain snowboarder violated Grand Teton National Park rules by using a snowmobile to access a Mount Moran climb and descent.
Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Civilian Conservation Corps left lasting legacy in RMNP, region
When the Great Depression hit in the 1930s, U.S. Congress acted quickly to implement President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal to create jobs and jump-start the economy.

RMNP could see stimulus money
Trail Ridge Road projects submitted as possible targets
ESTES PARK, Colo. — One of the most well-known stretches of Colorado road may soon get a facelift if Rocky Mountain National Park gets a piece of the National Park Service’s $146 million economic stimulus check.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Wolf strays from Yellowstone to Eagle County
EAGLE COUNTY — A wolf from the Yellowstone area has roamed into Eagle County, delighting wildlife proponents but likely reigniting consternation among Colorado ranchers.

Yellowstone wolf visits Colorado
A female wolf from the Yellowstone region has roamed about 1,000 miles and is thought to be wandering Colorado's central mountains.

Spring plowing to begin at YNP
The winter season is drawing to a close in Yellowstone National Park.

National Park News: 2/27/2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #20277
02/27/09 07:00 PM
02/27/09 07:00 PM
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Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park!! While it was a slow news day, over-all, there were a TON of articles on Grand Canyon, which is cool as there are normally few given the size and scope of the park. Anyway, enjoy.


Acadia National Park News:
Acadia Gateway Center to comply with zoning
TRENTON — After two years of debate, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) has agreed to bring its planned Acadia Gateway Center before the town, said selectman Mike Hodgkins Tuesday. “They’ve agreed to meet with the concerns of the planning board.” Until recently, the MDOT refused to submit to the town’s ordinances, regarding them as advisory in nature.

Glacier National Park News:
Moonlight Dine & Ski benefit for Glacier is March 14
The Glacier National Park Fund will host Moonlight Dine & Ski for Glacier on March 14 at the Summit of the Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Grand Canyon National Park News:
On this day in history (See 1919)

Grand Canyon Railway Completes Renovations To Lounge, Rooms And Lobby Of Hotel
The Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Ariz. has completed renovations to the 297-room Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.

Grand Canyon a wonder of a deal for minimal cost
The Grand Canyon is one of only seven natural wonders of the world. The other six are scattered across the globe, so visiting them will cost a bundle. Visiting Grand Canyon National Park is a bargain.

Savoring the end of winter on snowshoes
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - The trail was white, the parking lot was empty and the day lay before us. A thin crust of ice crunched under our snowshoes as we started toward the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Land of Vanishing Predators addressed at lecture (Could easily be labeled as Yellowstone News)
At one point only seven Mexican Grey Wolves remained in existence, according to wildlife journalist William Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death and Ecological Wreckage in the Land of Vanishing Predators.

Geoscience exhibit displays 'Trail of Time'
Spectacular in its depth and breadth of beauty and unequaled in inspirational power, the Grand Canyon is a natural masterpiece. It took a lengthy 6 million years to carve the world-renowned steep-sided chasm but with its one-in-a-million views that amount of time seems almost appropriate - it's the paradox embedded within the canyon that is the real surprise. Often unnoticed by the millions of visitors each year, the age of the canyon itself pales in comparison to the age of the rocks within it. Acting upon the canyon's potential for public geoscience education, scientists coordinated the construction of the world's largest geoscience interpretative exhibit titled the Trail of Time.

Misc. National Park News:
Alaska by land, sea and air (goes over multiple Alaska National Parks)
Alaska has a brawny beauty. With terrain beyond rugged, words like stunning, gorgeous, massive and wild, fall short of capturing the essence of America's last frontier.

National park status considered for Mount St. Helens
It's the latest volcano to blow in the continental United States, an age-old natural drama broadcast live and the deadliest eruption in the nation's history. It burbled in a big way just four years ago. And its truncated top is a beacon for a metropolitan area that spans two states.

Venturing beyond the slot machines in Las Vegas
The casinos ring with a hypnotizing medley of whirring roulette wheels and the ding-ding-ding of the slot machines. Lights flash, cocktail shakers rattle, and the rooms hum with the energy of people gambling on having a good time.

Outside the US/Canadian National Park System:
National park seeks funding to transform transport
THE Lake District National Park Authority has thrown its weight behind a campaign to get Government money set aside for better transport links, saying the Lake District’s 8million visitors need to start thinking “greener”.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Wyoming's Majestic Yellowstone National Park
There is a reason why in 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant chose Yellowstone to become the nation’s first National Park. All you have to do is breathe deeply the clean air and look around at the wide array of wonders to understand why he wanted to preserve this special place. Almost than 140 years later, people are still adhering to his admonishment that it be "dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people."

Culture: Bobby Jindal - Science Fail (Editorial - Note, I almost did not publish this one due to its obviously partisan nature, but decided to because of the content about Yellowstone. Let it not be said that I don't publish it all).
Bobby Jindal, the GOP governor of Louisiana delivered the Republican response for Obama’s Joint Session of Congress speech. You know it didn’t go well when Fox talking heads calls it lackluster. You are certain it sucked bad when folks over at Little Green Footballs, Free Republic and Red State think he made “Palin look smart,” “guarantees 8 years of Obama” and “anti-science.”

W&L Biologist's Research Aims to Help Yellowstone Bison, Elk
What’s a bottle of Roundup Weed and Grass Killer doing in Yellowstone National Park?

Wolves at the door
The trek of a young female wolf from the Yellowstone National Park area in northwestern Wyoming to Eagle County, Colorado, is an amazing odyssey, regardless of how one feels about the prospect of wolves returning to this state.

Zion National Park News:
Man dies in apparent fall at Zion National Park
A 48-year old man was found dead 400 feet below Canyon Overlook in Zion National Park Thursday.

National Park News: 2/28/2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #20278
02/28/09 02:49 PM
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Wrapping up our month of news...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park News:
Pamela Carson elected head of Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
Pamela A. Carson has been elected head of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association. Carson is executive vice president of KeyBank and a park association director since 2004.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Budget bill includes $190 million for Tennessee projects
A massive budget bill passed by the House this week includes more than $190 million for Tennessee - including $51 million to fix leaks in the Center Hill Dam and $2.3 million for six projects at Middle Tennessee State University.

Misc. Parks News:
New stamps set for rate increase in May (see new stamps)
With postal rates going up in May, the Post Office is readying new stamps to cover the new prices.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Bison relocation plan deemed ‘too risky’
A plan five years in the making to relocate brucellosis-free bison from Yellowstone National Park to other Western lands is on shaky ground in the Montana Legislature.

Lonely lady wolf looks for love (reported previously)
Call it the power of love. A female wolf has wandered more than 1,000 miles through five states in search of a mate and is in Colorado's Eagle County, wildlife officials in Colorado and Montana said this week.

Yellowstone Elk (Updated)
Accident claims life of infamous Yellowstone elk

Zion National Park News:
Falling victim identified at Zion National Park
Police have identified the man who was found dead at the base of the Canyon Overlook this week.

Fatal Zion fall ruled a suicide
A New Jersey man who died after falling 400 feet off a cliff at Zion National Park likely committed suicide, park officials said Friday.

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