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National Park News Wed 4/22/09 [Re: James Morrissey] #21746
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Great Falls National Park News:
Waterfall has a 'Sopranos' tie.
In America's newest national park-to-be, a rainbow gleaming in the mists of a breathtaking waterfall vies for attention with glittering piles of discarded beer cans.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front_page/20090420_Waterfall_has_a__Sopranos__tie_.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National parks to get $750 million today
National parks get $750 million in federal economic stimulus money today to chip into a to-do list that includes repairing historic buildings, constructing trails and increasing renewable energy use from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to Yosemite in California.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-04-22-national-parks_N.htm

Pinnacles National Monument:
Condor nest found on San Benito County ranch — first in 70 years
The first condor nest in 70 years has been discovered on a San Benito County ranch and verified by U.S. National Park Service biologists.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12190644

National parks offer majestic getaways at recession prices
Feeling insecure about that job? Perhaps you are one of the millions already laid off. The recession has a tight grip on Americans, and when jobs are scarce, stress is plentiful. This is why now may be the best time to take your vacation. If you have job related stress, you may be doing more harm than good to yourself and to your career.
http://www.examiner.com/x-852-Road-Trips...ecession-prices

Conservationist Bob Burleson dies'
Robert Clair “Bob” Burleson Jr. made his living in courtrooms, but he made his mark in life by working to conserve Texas’ natural beauty and rare archaeological sites.
http://www.tdtnews.com/story/2009/04/21/57372/
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Outside the US/Canadian Parks System:
Afghanistan announces first national park on Earth Day
War-wearied Afghanis received uplifting news on Earth Day this year. Their government has announced the creation of the nation’s first national park, Band-e-Amir, protecting a one-of-a-kind landscape encompassing six sky-blue lakes separated by natural dams.
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0421-hance_bandeamir.html


Poland, Slovakia, US map out national parks future (I know, the US is part of this, but we do not have an Outside and Inside section. :P)
As the world celebrates Earth Day, national park experts from Poland, Slovakia and the United States are in the Tatra resort of Zakopane to exchange experience and map out a cooperation programme.
http://www.polskieradio.pl/thenews/human...rks_future.html
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Eco-Cleanup at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
It`s been an eventful spring in North Dakota. There`s been plenty of snow and water, and now, at least temporarily, fire. These flames were intentionally set as part of the eco-cleanup of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=29409
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Public outcry keeps cell towers out of Yellowstone historic areas
Public outcry against marring the landscape of Yellowstone National Park with cell phone towers made a difference. New guidelines restrict cell towers in the backcountry, in campgrounds and along park road corridors. The new plan prohibits wireless Internet service at all historic lodges and calls for relocation of the cell tower located near the geyser basin and Old Faithful to a less visible site at a nearby water treatment plant.
http://www.ktakradio.com/news/2009/apr/21/public-outcry-keeps-cell-towers-out-yellowstone-hi/

Yellowstone plans expanded cell, Internet service
As the host of more than 24,000 visitors on busy summer days, Yellowstone National Park has adopted a wireless communications plan that seeks to balance safety and convenience with its mission of preserving the park's natural condition.
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/04/21/ap6317282.html

Park wireless plan set
A final plan for wireless communications in Yellowstone provides the potential for a modest increase in developed areas while protecting backcountry and historic sites, National Park Service officials say.
http://www.jhguide.com/article.php?art_id=4497

To read what the NPS has to say about the Wireless Plan...
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId=111&projectId=12023

American White Pelicans Vs. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout; Public Comments Being Taken
From 2004 to 2007 the number of American White Pelicans doubled in the Blackfoot Reservoir area. In return, the number of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout have dramatically decreased.
http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?S=10217956

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone not experiencing the best of times
There's a troubling trend within Yellowstone National Park: Too many grizzly bears are dying or being killed by hunters, and the animals are being forced to expand range in search of food.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts...-of-times-.html

National Park News Fri 4/24/09 [Re: James Morrissey] #21747
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There was lots of news today. Looks like the parks stimulus has been figured out where it is all going.


Bryce Canyon National Park News:
A Canyon journey
The American outback in Southern Utah makes for one of the most memorable treks of a lifetime
http://www.mydigitalfc.com/leisure-writing/canyon-journey-426
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California State Parks News (Misc)
$97 million awarded to state's national parks
Twenty-two national parks in California, including several in the Bay Area, will be awarded $97 million in federal stimulus money that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday will be used to fix trails, repair historic buildings, install solar panels and hire local workers.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/22/MN0D177AB4.DTL
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Carlsbad Cavern National Park News:
Family donates historical items to Carlsbad Cavern
Wearing white gloves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park Superintendent John Benjamin carefully drew items out of a box. Like a child at Christmas who has received that prized gift, he finds it difficult to hold back the excitement he feels each time he picks up a boxed item.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2009/apr/22/bc-nm-topic-priceless-donation/?features
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Denali National Park News:
Only the strong survive on Discovery Channel show
In September 2008, a navy blue and yellow bush plane lands on Tsusena Lake, deep in the wilderness of Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, hundreds of miles from civilization.
http://bulletin.gmnews.com/news/2009/0423/front_page/003.html

Denali Park Road to be opened for traffic Friday
BE PREPARED: Call ahead: Snow is always possible, mud a certainty.
http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/770199.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Further clarification of bear spray laws in national parks
Yesterday I posted an article about bear spray being illegal in the Great Smoky Mountains and in other national parks. This information came to light after Chris Hibbard over at Your Smokies brought attention to the law after a discussion he had with one of the Supervisory Wildlife Biologists in GSMNP.
http://hikinginthesmokys.blogspot.com/2009/04/further-clarification-of-bear-spray.html

Parkway tour provides a 'Roam with a View'
The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most staggeringly beautiful scenic route in eastern North America (apologies to Cape Breton's shorter Cabot Trail, which is No. 2 in my book).
http://recorder.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1537245

‘Decoration Day in the Mountains’ exhibit opens April 23 at WCU
“Decoration Day in the Mountains,” a major new exhibit at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center that explores the area’s “decoration day” tradition, will open with a public reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
http://www.maconnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4589&Itemid=116

Smokies seeking volunteers for elk program
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Volunteers-in-Parks program is enlisting volunteers to assist with the experimental elk reintroduction project in Cataloochee Valley.
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990422065
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park slated to receive $17.5 million
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced an investment of nearly $750 million in America’s national parks, including $17.5 million for Glacier National Park.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090422/NEWS01/90422003/1002

$33M in stimulus funds for MT national parks
More than $33.2 million from the federal stimulus bill is headed to Montana to improve access and services in national parks, historic sites and recreation areas in the state.
http://www.kxmb.com/getArticle.asp?ArticleId=365008
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Misc. National Park News:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to get $295,000 to repair park facilities
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will receive $295,000 in federal stimulus money for repairs to three national park facilities.
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090423/NEWS/904230327/-1/NEWS01
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North Cascades National Park News:
North Cascades among federal parks to get stimulus money
National parks in Washington state will get more than $62 million to fund 33 projects, including $518,000 for work at North Cascades National Park.
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/881850.html
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Olympic National Park News:
ONP to build new greenhouse for Elwha project
The National Park Service has selected Northcon, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho to design and build a new Olympic National Park greenhouse facility in Robin Hill Farm County Park.
http://www.konp.com/local/4653

More on dam removal: Olympic National Park greenhouse construction to begin this summer
Construction of an Olympic National Park greenhouse -- in which plants will be grown to revegetate areas laid bare by the removal of two dams on the Elwha River -- is expected to begin in the summer.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20090423/news/304239993
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Outside the US/Canadian Parks System:
Lampung's national park being deforested at alarming rate
Efforts to wipe out illegal logging in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (TNBBS) have been like adding salt to the sea. Despite routine patrols by forest rangers, illegal logging has prevailed unabated, evidenced by the number of large trucks seen carrying illegal timber unimpeded along the Trans-Sumatra highway and on the ferry to Java.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/...rming-rate.html

Afghanistan opens its first national park
The Afghanistan National Environmental Protection Agency says it has established that country's first internationally recognized national park.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/af...&dist=msr_1
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Colorado Governor Ritter Praises Recovery Act Funds To Restore National Parks

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter applauded the announcement today that $20.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will go toward restoring and protecting Colorado's national parks. These projects will benefit Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Dinosaur and Great Sand Dunes national parks, among others.
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/color...-national-parks
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Saratoga National Park News:
Saratoga National Park receives $64K in stimulus
Saratoga National Park is set to receive $64,000 in federal stimulus funds to help rehabilitate the ranger station, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week.
http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2009/04/23/news/doc49f0b2c93b551690297901.txt
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Sequoia National Park News:
Sequoia Park Stimulus (The video is OK once you get past the commercial. The text and narration are identical)
Fresno, CA (KFSN) -- The $14 million dollars in federal stimulus funding is expected to help sequoia national park tremendously.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=6778015
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Stimulus funds to upgrade parkway, Shenandoah park
More than $30 million in federal stimulus money will go toward upgrades on the Blue Ridge Parkway and at Shenandoah National Park, the Department of Interior announced Wednesday.
http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/lo...oah_park/39157/
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Utah National Parks News (Misc)
Utah parks and monuments stimulus projects
Utah parks and monuments receiving stimulus money
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705299132,00.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
National parks get $750M for backlogged projects
Yellowstone National Park will receive $14,735,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Grand Teton will receive $18.8 million, while the Wyoming grand total for park units will reach $32.26 million,
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=99763

Visit Yellowstone Offseason
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular destinations in the U.S., welcoming nearly 3 million visitors per year. Most of those come during the summer months, when the weather is consistently beautiful, and the travel season is in full swing. But this article suggests that we should go now, to beat the crowds, and enjoy springtime in the Northern Rockies, where no matter what time of the year it is, Old Faithful erupts, whether anyone is watching or not.
http://www.gadling.com/2009/04/23/visit-yellowstone-offseason/

Yellowstone gets $14 million in economic stimulus
Yellowstone National Park will use most of its $14.7 million in economic stimulus money to replace an aged wastewater treatment plant and install a small hydroelectric unit.
http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10229683&nav=menu554_2_2

Park’s cell phone plan raises safety questions for backcountry hikers
There are times when the government acts in the interest of its citizens, and there are times when its actions are an insulting parent-like slap on the wrist.
http://www.montanakaimin.com/index.php/o...try_hikers/3755

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Big Bend National Park News:
Hard-core WC class heads for Big Bend
There is no air conditioning in Big Bend National Park, there are no motels or showers and the nearest hospital is hours away; it’s not an easy place for modern humanity to survive.
http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/local/local_story_114171409.html
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Death Valley National Park News
National Park Service Raises Concerns About Solar Projects in Nevada Desert (Prior Reported)
The National Park Service is worried that a slew of proposed large-scale solar energy projects on public land could harm wildlife, cause severe water shortage and pollute the air.
http://greenlight.greentechmedia.com/200...da-desert-1418/
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Everglades National Park News:
Wildfires may keep Alligator Alley shut down through weekend
A growing wildfire in the Everglades has authorities warning that Alligator Alley, closed since Wednesday evening, could remain shut down until Monday.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/broward/story/1016830.html

UPDATE: Alligator Alley now open to traffic
As of 9 a.m., Alligator Alley is open from Naples to Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
http://www.sunnewspapers.net/articles/llnews.aspx?articleID=12628&bnpg=0
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Glacier National Park News:
Predators are an important part of the ecosystem (Editorial)
Ever since the Massachusetts Bay Colony began paying a bounty on wolves in 1640, we have waged a war against predators. We’ve trapped them, used poison baits, or hunted them with guns.
http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/43694/
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Grand Teton National Park News:
FAA: 38 bird strikes in JH
Thirty-eight planes taking off or landing at Jackson Hole Airport in the last 14 years struck birds, four times causing substantial damage, the FAA reported Friday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=4517
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
History endures in 'Land of Blue Smoke'
Glimpses of the past come easy at Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/tra...3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ

Smokies park a balancing act
On the day his family left behind land that would become part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, he drove a team of horses pulling a wagon loaded with farm implements over the mountain from Cataloochee to Iron Duff.
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009904260345

When NC lagged on Smokies park, a remarkable man provided a swift kick
They don’t make people like Charles Aurelius Webb anymore.
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990423077

A Great Smoky Mountains salute
Event kicks off park's 75th anniversary year
CLINGMANS DOME - A brilliant April sky and majestic, layered mountains served as the backdrop as the U.S. National Park Service kicked off the celebration of its most-visited asset's 75th anniversary.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/apr/25/a-great-smoky-mountains-salute/
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Misc. National Park News:
Top 40 Favorite Hikes of All Time
To cap off green week on the NileGuide blog, I present my top 40 favorite hikes of all time. I’ve attempted to include a good balance of trails in North America and around the world, and to feature hikes that take in mountains, canyons, culture, jungle and tundra. I hope you enjoy, and please submit your own choices for inclusion in a future post showcasing top picks from our readers. Click on each photo for a higher resolution.
http://www.tipsfromthetlist.com/article11819.html

Stimulus a rare boost for parks
Yellowstone isn’t flush with money from federal economic stimulus funds, but at least the Madison campground sewer system can be updated for the first time in some 50 years.
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/apr/26/stimulus-a-rare-boost-for-parks/
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Primal dream
There is a king, a prime minister and a first lady,” my Tanzanian guide Kabeth H Kabeth says, describing the hierarchy of M-group, an extended chimpanzee family used to encounters with researchers and tourists in the Mahale Mountains National Park, on the forested shores of Lake Tanganyika.
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090425/TRAVEL/704249901/1196

Just back from: Serengeti National Park
Traveler:Norma Lind of Portland, Oregon, and daughter Erika Lind
I went because: Call it the mother-daughter version of "The Bucket List" - and to experience Africa's wildlife up close and in person versus on the Discovery Channel.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/24/TRDH165NJ2.DTL
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Grand County commissioners deny permit for gravel pit to supply asphalt
A gravel-pit owner who sought to temporarily increase operations to satisfy a federal road job in Rocky Mountain National Park was denied permission on Tuesday in a split county commissioner vote.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20090423/NEWS/904239973/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Stimulus Funds Coming to Shenandoah National Park
More than $17 million dollars is coming to the Shenandoah National Park.
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/43647102.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone completes Wi-Fi and cell phone plan
Yellowstone National Park has completed a plan addressing the future of wireless communications in the park.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=10214976&nav=menu227_4

Group wants to buy bear-proof bins
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An environmental group is seeking donations to buy bear-proof garbage bins for a community near Yellowstone National Park, where wildlife include grizzly bears and black bears.
http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10245804&nav=menu554_2_1
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite to open 24 new cabins in May
New cabins soon will be available for visitors to Yosemite National Park at the 1920s-era Evergreen Lodge.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-consumerbriefs26-2009apr26,0,59957.story

National Park News Mon 4/27/09 [Re: James Morrissey] #21749
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Everglades National Park News:
Two wildfires burn in Florida
Winds fanned a massive brush fire in the Big Cypress National Preserve as a smaller wildfire burned in Miami-Dade County, Florida officials said Sunday.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/26/Two-wildfires-burn-in-Florida/UPI-38291240755061/

After brief opening, Alligator Alley closes again
Authorities opened Alligator Alley to traffic Saturday for the first time in nearly three days, but closed the highway again at dusk.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/broward/story/1018145.html
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Grand Canyon road to reopen
The main roadway leading to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is set to reopen for the summer season on May 15.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09116/965115-37.stm
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Rendezvous in the Rockies
Elk, mountain men return annually to Jackson's Hole
Connor Liljestrom, 14, hoists a hefty set of elk antlers over his head on the town square in Jackson, Wyo. (pop. 8,747), as bidding begins during the 41st annual Boy Scouts of America Elk Antler Auction, the only event of its kind in the world.
http://www.americanprofile.com/spotlights/article/33223.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Face to face with Dolly Parton
On stage, Dolly Parton appears to be a towering image of sparkling magic.
http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2...5a10057d975.txt

Smokies national park a biodiversity hot spot
National Park home to 100,000 species
Steve Moore doesn't need to perform a DNA analysis to know that the 6-inch fish in his hand is a native Southern Appalachian brook trout.
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009904270315
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Lake Powell National Recreation Area:
Two dead,, two missing on Lake Powell
A Saturday boating accident on Lake Powell has left two dead and another two missing, as harsh winds reportedly sank a speedboat with six passengers onboard. Two people survived.
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20090426/NEWS01/90426005
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Misc. National Park News:
Parks eye federal funds for wider pastures
Making a case for more conservation funds, environmentalists say a down economy is a good time to buy land.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-land27-2009apr27,0,7967905.story

Making an investment in water conservation
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was in Helena Sunday morning to announce that Montana’s fish and wildlife will receive $3 million in Recovery Act projects.
http://www.helenair.com/articles/2009/04/27/top/top/50st_090427_salazar.txt
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Outside the US/Canadian Parks System:
Eyesore in South Downs National Park
A DUMPING ground for mobile homes in what has become part of the South Downs National Park has been described as an "eyesore".
http://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/steyning-news/Eyesore-in-South-Downs-National.5206341.jp

Cairngorms National Park to set out rules
Residents in the Cairngorms National Park should tell the authority about people or companies who are breaking the terms of their planning permission, the park’s enforcement officer has said.
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1189478?UserKey=
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Woman rescued after overnight stay on mountain
A Boulder woman in her early 20s has been rescued after getting stranded overnight in a crevice on a mountain near Estes Park.
http://www.examiner.com/a-1982492~Woman_rescued_after_overnight_stay_on_mountain.html
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Everglades National Park News:
I-75's Alligator Alley reopens
Interstate 75’s Alligator Alley has reopened.
http://news-press.com/article/20090428/NEWS01/904280363
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Bears bounce back
New hunting seasons and record harvests suggest U.S. black bears are again thriving
Are black bears the new whitetail deer? They definitely have come back the way deer did in the latter half of the 20th century. Though they're far from as numerous as whitetails, their repopulation to the point where they now can be hunted in 30 states is remarkable.
http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/hunting/news/story?id=4105495

NWS: Warm, dry conditions pose wildfire danger
The National Weather Service issued a statement this afternoon warning of unseasonably warm conditions that pose a wildfire danger across East Tennessee, southwest Virginia and southwest North Carolina.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/apr/27/nws-warm-dry-conditions-pose-wildfire-danger/
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Misc. National Park News:
Gazette Opinion: Stimulus eases park project backlog
For many years, there's been talk about stepping up investment in the buildings, roads and other visitor facilities in America's national parks. With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress and President Obama have committed significant public resources to start cleaning up a $9 billion backlog of deferred maintenance in America's parks. About half of these projects have been in the planning so long that they are considered "shovel ready."
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2009/04/28/opinion/gazette/50-gazetteopinion.txt

DOI Commits $750M to Restoration of National Parks
The National Park Service will invest $750 million in 750 projects to restore national parks across the country and create jobs, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last week.
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/18075

Gun ban endangers Park Service police (Editorial)
After reading the short article, "Gun bust at Grand Canyon," the first thing that came to mind was, well, that didn't take long. So, for the people that think our National Parks are once again a safe, gun-free zone, let me ask this question: Do you think this career criminal was worried about marauding squirrels?
http://www.azdailysun.com/articles/2009/04/27/news/opinion/letters/20090427_lette_195268.txt

Parks will put funds to good use
Removing two Elwha River dams is something that’s been talked about for a long time in the Northwest. But thanks to $54.7 million in federal economic stimulus money, it’s starting to look like it’s really going to happen.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/722515.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Elephant herds flee troubled Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe —- Growing pressure from poaching and human encroachment in Zimbabwe has driven hundreds of elephants to migrate from the country, conservationists said Monday.
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/04/28/elephants0428.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Keeping the creek in the creek
LIVINGSTON n Park County is poised to receive a $2.28 million federal grant for flood-mitigation work along a section of Fleshman Creek, pending an environmental review of the project, state officials announced.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2009/04/27/news/10creek.txt
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite rockslide findings could save lives
UC Berkeley student recorded major tumble with seismic instruments.
http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1358041.html

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Alaska National Parks News (Non Specific)
Stimulus funds flow into Alaska's national parks
ALASKA: Denali, Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords, others will see improvements.
The toilets should work better at Denali National Park and Preserve thanks to President Barack Obama's federal stimulus spending.
http://www.adn.com/outdoors/story/769422.html
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Cuyahoga National Park News:
Park system targeted for federal stimulus funds
The National Park Service has announced the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will receive $7.8 million in federal funds to pay for maintenance that had been put off in the park.
http://www.the-news-leader.com/news/article/4575814
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Everglades National Park News:
I-75's Alligator Alley closed, will reopen tomorrow
The wildfire that started April 21 after an early morning lightning strike –– and forced the periodic closing of Interstate 75’s Alligator Alley –– was in its final stages today.
http://www.news-press.com/article/20090428/NEWS01/904280363/1002/NEWS01

Snook season closes May 1 in Gulf, Everglades
The recreational harvest season for snook will close beginning May 1 in all of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/apr/28/snook-season-closes-may-1-gulf-everglades/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Endangered Grand Canyon fish making comeback
Chubs rebound » Warmer water from Lake Powell helps.
Endangered humpback chubs in the Grand Canyon have increased their numbers by half since 2001, federal biologists report.
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12240003
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Park roads update
The new multi-use pathway in Grand Teton National Park will not open until late May, the park announced on Monday.
http://www.planetjh.com/news/A_104987.aspx
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Brush fire burns 2 cabins; Park firefighters battle three fires
A brush fire destroyed two cabins and forced dozens of people to evacuate Monday night in the Cobbly Nob area of Sevier County, one of three fires being battled in or near Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20090429/NEWS/304299974

Tennessee Wildfire Burns Two Homes
Firefighters this morning contained a wildfire that forced the evacuation of Cobbly Nob near Gatlinburg, destroyed two homes and damaged two others.
http://cms.firehouse.com/content/article/article.jsp?id=63610&sectionId=46

Dolly Parton’s Annual Parade Drawing In More Celebs;
TLC’s Duggar Family Coming to Pigeon Forge May 5-9
The ever-expanding Duggar family, stars of TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting,” is coming to Pigeon Forge May 5 –9 to explore what entertainment legend Dolly Parton and more than 10 million annual visitors already know–the Smoky Mountains’ town is ideal for families of all kinds.
http://hospitality-1st.com/PressNews/PigeonForge-042809.html

Threats to Smokies park require our earnest stewardship
Yesterday we noted the astounding range of biodiversity found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090429/OPINION01/90428043/1006

Smokies' borders are butting up against creeping development
Development closes in around national park
COVE CREEK GAP – Wildlife biologist Donald Linzey has been in love with the Smokies most of his life. One of the more recent events in the affair was when he and his wife bought a house more than 65 years old bordering the national park on the edge of Gatlinburg, Tenn.
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090428/SMOKIES/904280325
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Mammoth Cave National Park News:
National Park Service Announces Recovery Act Projects at Mammoth Cave National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million that can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This major effort includes projects in the agency’s Southeast Region, which includes Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mammoth Cave National Park will receive $9.120 million under this program.
http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2009...37566720755.txt
Utah Parks News (Misc. Non Specific)
Dino-mite: Utah quarry gets explosive treatment
Sometimes the delicate tools of dinosaur diggers just don't cut it.
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12247613
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Misc. National Park News:
People opting for shorter trips, finding better deals (Note - obviously not about the parks, but it is obviously connected)
With more people waiting out the recession at home, it’s become a buyer’s market for summer travel.
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/apr/26/nearby-getaways/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Burning issue
Gauging the effects of the mountain pine beetle epidemic is a study in progress in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?id=22819
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Wind Cave National Park News:
Wind Cave National Park plans prescribed burn
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Officials at Wind Cave National Park say they plan to burn 617 acres west of the park's visitor center this spring if weather conditions and other factors are acceptable.
http://www.kmeg14.com/Global/story.asp?S=10269374&nav=menu609_2_4
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Wood Buffalo National Park News:
Bison population remains stable in Wood Buffalo National Park
The bison in the country's largest national park appear to be thriving after the population reached a low point about 10 years ago.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/04/28/bison-wood-buffalo-park.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Meetings set for YNP road projects
The third set in a series of public meetings is scheduled to provide residents with information on road construction that will take place in Yellowstone National Park this year.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=10265625

National Park News Thurs 4/30/09 [Re: James Morrissey] #21752
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Hi Everyone,

There is TONS of news today - and lots of are real page turners. I hope you enjoy.

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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Navajo Trail offers best views of Bryce Canyon
What's the best hike in Utah with the least effort required?
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705300481/Navajo-Trail-offers-best-views-of-Bryce-Canyon.html
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Denali National Park News:
Denali just one of the parks to get stimulus money
Hundreds of national parks, including 30 projects in Alaska are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
http://ktna.org/2009/04/28/denali-just-one-of-the-parks-to-get-stimulus-money/

Basecamp in and climbing season begins
Denali’s basecamp officially opens tomorrow (Tuesday) with basecamp manager Lisa Roderick and park rangers preparing to fly to the camp on the Kahiltna Glacier.
http://ktna.org/2009/04/28/basecamp-in-and-climbing-season-begins/
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Everglades National Park News:
River of cash: Stimulus aid for Glades
State leaders and environmentalists hope that one-year surge in Everglades funding proves a sign of renewed federal commitment.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/story/1022786.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Canyon officials hope to squash radiation rumors
Grand Canyon National Park officials hope they have finally put to rest a long-standing rumor that the athletic fields where local children play were contaminated with radiation.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/30/AR2009043000656.html

Havasupai Reservation to Stay Closed Until June 1
Havasupai tribe officials announced Wednesday their campground will remain closed to the public until June 1 due to the swine flu outbreak.
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/havasupai_swine_flu_concerns_04_29_2009

Ohio Man Rescued After Falling Into Grand Canyon
An Ohio man who was peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon and lost his balance was rescued after falling 60 feet.
http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-ohio-grand-canyon-fall,0,952121.story

Hiker rescued after falling 60 feet at Grand Canyon
A 47 year-old Ohio man was rescued after falling 60 feet while hiking in the Grand Canyon yesterday.
http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/grand-canyon-local-news-042909-hiker-rescue.1fcc1b2.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
‘Antelope Alley’ – Historic crossing holds obstacles
“Antelope Alley” on the west edge of Pinedale is a traditional crossing for migrating pronghorn – but twice a year the animals encounter a growing maze of development, disturbance, unfriendly fences and traffic along their historic route.
http://www.subletteexaminer.com/V2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=1142

Pine Beetles ATTACK!
Across the Rocky Mountain West, islands of green pine trees dot the landscape, isolated from one another by a sea of dying, and dead, rusty colored pines.
http://www.planetjh.com/news/A_104990.aspx
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Homecoming weekend unites Smoky Mountain park employees
Celebratory weekend unites past and present park workers
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/apr/30/back-home-in-the-smokies/

Crews working to contain Laurel Falls wildfire in Smokies
Some 40 firefighters are working today to contain a wildfire at Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along Little River Road.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/apr/29/crews-working-contain-laurel-falls-wildfire-smokie/

3 wildfires keep firefighters in Smokies busy
Firefighters worked Wednesday to contain three wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.newsobserver.com/1565/story/1505974.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Visitors to Nation’s Parks Need to Represent the New America
On Earth Day last week, filmmaker Ken Burns launched a six-month national outreach campaign here at Fort Mason to welcome a more diverse visitor population to America’s national parks. Burns said he hopes his recent film, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” will help attract new communities into the country’s parks.
http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=c1b3821cfaa902aa84aa76d297683912
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Body Found Inside Burned Vehicle At RMNP
FBI Begins Investigation
A body was found inside a burned vehicle in the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, the FBI said Wednesday.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/19326371/detail.html

Battle of the beetle
Spraying shows some promise
Preventive spraying of selected pine trees in Rocky Mountain National Park to repel beetle attacks has proven to be extremely successful.
http://www.eptrail.com/news/2009/apr/29/battle-beetle/

More hungry bears means extra gear for campers
Overnight backcountry campers will be required to carry a bear-proof food canister starting on May 1.
http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=114681&catid=346
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah leader loved mountains as a child
New Shenandoah superintendent a natural as someone who loved mountains from her youth
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2009/042009/04302009/463015
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Microhydro Coming Back To Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park is planning to use federal stimulus funds to install a microhydro electric system.
http://www.aer-online.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.2464

Yellowstone Under Snail Siege
The invasive New Zealand mud snail threatens local fish populations in national parks
http://www.backpacker.com/snails_invade_yellowstone/blogs/daily_dirt/982
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Zion National Park News:
Dollars flow to water projects
Stimulus money flowing into Southern Utah will help water districts and national parks with infrastructure and maintenance projects as well as bring new jobs into the area.
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20090429/NEWS01/904290356

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