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Sat 8/15/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24389
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier park officials to kill aggressive grizzly
Glacier National Park’s bear management team has decided to kill a 17-year-old female grizzly bear that has become overly familiar with people and relocate her yearling cubs to the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article...ressive+grizzly
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Obama, McCain trips draw attention to Canyon issues
Mining, air quality, crowds are conservation concerns
Two high-profile visits to the Grand Canyon in the coming week will focus new attention on efforts to protect natural resources at the iconic site.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/08/15/20090815obama-canyon0815.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Second rock slide closes Smokies road until Monday
Little River Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will remain closed through Monday after a second rock slide Friday.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/aug/15/second-rock-slide-closes-smokies-road-until/
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Heart transplant recipient taking on the Tetons
Like any mountaineer, Kelly Perkins depends on an abundance of heart and nerve to reach a summit.
http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/health/in...torylist=health
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Misc. National Park News:
Presidents and their relationship with Yellowstone and Grand Canyon
There is a long history between the National Parks and the Office of the President. This weekend, that relationship continues with President Obama's short getaway from the stresses of Washington this weekend to spend some time with his family at two of landmark locations.
http://www.examiner.com/x-5370-Grand-Can...nd-Grand-Canyon
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Learn park history at Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier National Park staff and volunteers will present “Shadows of the Past” Saturday night.
http://www.theolympian.com/outdoors/story/939437.html

Sun 8/16/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24390
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Banff National Park News:
Banff makes hay while ground squirrel is hot
The legacy of a photo-friendly ground squirrel in Banff lives on (Note - this made me laugh).
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Banff+makes+while+ground+squirrel/1895679/story.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park prepares for centennial
Glacier National Park Centennial is getting ready to unveil their full, finalized calendar of activities for the 100th anniversary of the nation's 10th oldest national park.
http://www.kpax.com/Global/story.asp?S=10936946
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North Cascades National Park News:
North Cascades park rangers deeply affected by Craig Luebben's death on Mt. Torment
Rangers at North Cascades National Park in Washington were deeply affected by the tragic and unexpected death of climber, Craig Luebben. This tragic event occured Sunday morning, Aug. 9th, 2009, in their park. Luebben was climbing an alpine rock ridge traverse on Mt. Torment when, according to park rangers, the ice he was standing on fell away. Willie Benegas was his belay partner.
http://www.examiner.com/x-9599-Boulder-R...h-on-Mt-Torment
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Gun law complaints trail Obama during park tours
Family in tow for a tour of national treasures far from Washington, President Barack Obama is trailed by criticism from gun opponents and parks advocates for allowing firearms into such majestic places as Yellowstone.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gqTKOeslTxBjgqOxM9ctosgBKHmAD9A3ENDG0

Obamas join crowds at Yellowstone Park
'COOL! THAT'S A GEYSER' | Free days, cheaper gas spur records at national parks
President Obama and his family visited Yellowstone National Park on Saturday.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1718835,CST-NWS-obamaparks16.article
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Mon 08/17/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24391
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Everglades National Park News:
EVERGLADES restoration deal reached between Army Corps and state of Florida after years of disagreement
A master agreement has been reached between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that puts the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan back on track.
http://conservationreport.com/2009/08/16...ate-of-florida/
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Researchers: shrinking Teton glaciers will affect Utah water
Glaciers on the iconic Teton Range are shrinking, researchers say, joining a growing list of glaciers in North America and beyond that are losing their surface area and potentially reducing the water supply for nearby regions.
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_13135276?source=most_viewed
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Misc. National Park News:
Lack of Blacks at National Parks Worries Ranger
Only 1 Percent of Visitors to National Parks Are African Americans
America's national parks have a quiet power and an arresting beauty, but to Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, they also speak the truth.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=8341029&page=1
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Yellowstone National Park News:
1959 earthquake in Yellowstone remembered
Joann Smith was 11 years old the night she huddled next to her sister, mother and dad as the ground shook and swayed. She heard the screams of people who had been camping at the Rock Creek Campground in Montana, just outside Yellowstone National Park, when a massive landslide roared down.
http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_13141325
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Tues 8/18/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24392
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Acadia National Park News:
Nature photography
Project Pathology, a temporary installation by students at the University of Maine at Augusta, places pieces of photographic art against a backdrop of outdoor beauty — our own stunning state parks. (Note it gets into Acadia later in...)
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/116452.html

Acadia National Park kicks off HawkWatch
Acadia National Park's annual HawkWatch season kicks off this week when visitors join park staff and volunteers in collecting information about the falcons, hawks, eagles and ospreys that pass through the park each summer and fall.
http://www.newsday.com/acadia-national-park-kicks-off-hawkwatch-1.1376207
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Glacier National Park (BC) News:
Wildfire management partnerships stretch resources
Fires across B.C. are straining provincial resources, and support is coming in from fire crews in other provinces, and even as far away as Australia. Another subtle, but critical partnership is a little closer to home — from crews working in the national parks at our doorstep.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/revelstoketimesreview/community/53501177.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier to study abandoned mines
Glacier National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright says a study will be done to determine if health and safety hazards at abandoned mine lands in the park can be corrected.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/state/53560027.html

Plan to kill griz attracts protests, but Glacier official says bear is 'undue risk'
Three people are camped beneath the cliffs at Morning Star Lake, in the stone-cold shadow of Medicine Grizzly Peak.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_730da1ce-8bb2-11de-8a07-001cc4c002e0.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Dolly Parton: 'I know I'm a bit over-exaggerated'
"Never wear your make up to bed," implore the beauty editors. But Dolly Parton was never one for following conventional advice on looking good.
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/18/dolly.parton.country.music/

Smokies Road Still Closed As Debris Falls
Workers Clearing Road From Friday's Slide
A popular road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be shut down through at least Tuesday night.
http://www.wsmv.com/news/20432034/detail.html
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Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
Lassen Volcanic National Park to hold photo contest
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced that the park's Annual Park Pass photo contest will run through September 12.
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/news/ci_13143825
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Misc. National Park News:
Agency says 29 species may need federal protection
Twenty-nine species in more than 20 states — from a rare beach-dwelling plant in Yellowstone National Park to a caddisfly in Nebraska — may need federal protections to avoid extinction, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jZehnQ6CUV4GRrrv2HZ_EhJgy_BgD9A5CIEO2

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System (Editorial)
Everyone has their own opinion as to what the federal government does best -- which government dollar is the most well-spent, in other words. Some would say the military, or Medicare, or farm subsidies.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-weigant/best-government-dollar-sp_b_261626.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
RMNP visits up, revenue down
Nobody had to pay to peer over the great chasm of Forest Canyon or hike a trail at Rocky Mountain National Park last weekend, the third and final - and very popular - "fee-free" weekend at national parks all over the country.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090818/NEWS01/908180337/RMNP-visits-up--revenue-down
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Yellowstone National Park News:
USDA: No known brucellosis infections in U.S. cattle
No U.S. cattle herds are known to be infected with brucellosis, and all states are listed as class-free for the disease, the Department of Agriculture announced in July.
http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/sep09/090901l.asp

Yellowstone road closes for construction
A section of Yellowstone National Park's Grand Loop Road has been closed for construction.
http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/08/18/news/breaking/doc4a8aa9c052f5d082385577.txt
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Wed 8/19/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24393
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Glacier National Park News:
Montana rangers kill mother grizzly and cub
Montana park rangers who shot a female grizzly that was approaching a backcountry campground Monday also killed the bear’s yearling cub during a tranquilizing operation.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Montana+rangers+kill+mother+grizzly/1906410/story.html

2 bears killed in Glacier National Park
A disturbingly friendly grizzly bear that had boldly wandered through campgrounds and sniffed food and around the edges of tents has been killed after Glacier National Park officials determined the animal had become too much of a threat to humans.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/08/18/national/a154203D89.DTL&type=science
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Tickets for Smokies rededication no longer available
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as of this morning, has received more requests than space will allow for the Sept. 2 Rededication Ceremony at Newfound Gap.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20090819/BREAKING/908189982

Smokies officials say park attendance up 7.6 percent in 2009
July was a big month in the Smokies.
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/53652447.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone Winter Use Draft Wildlife Monitoring Report Available for Review
The report, "Wildlife Responses to Motorized Winter Recreation in Yellowstone, 2009 Annual Report," by Craig McClure, in collaboration with Dan Reinhart, P. J. White, Mary Donovan and Brian Teets, Yellowstone National Park, has been posted on Yellowstone's website...
http://www.crosscountryskier.com/ccsnews/news.php?newsid=923

Turner wants Yellowstone bison for Bozeman ranch
Media mogul Ted Turner has asked Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks if he can house a herd of quarantined bison on a portion of his 113,000-acre Flying D Ranch south of Bozeman.
http://www.kxmb.com/News/422978.asp
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Fri 8/21/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24394
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Acadia National Park News:
Visitors rules for camping in Acadia National Park
The many quaint and picturesque towns that lie along the Maine coastline have long made the region a popular destination for visitors, especially during the summer and fall months. But one of Maine's greatest coastal attractions is not a seaside hamlet, but a National Park.
http://www.sunherald.com/outdoors/story/1548771.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
North Face Grand Teton: The ultimate rescue
Anniversary » Forty-two years after plucking two climbers from Grand Teton, rescuers recall the mission, which is the focus of an upcoming film.
Grand Teton National Park Ranger Ted Wilson got his first look at the two bones sticking through the skin on Gaylord Campbell's lower leg and felt a pit in his stomach. He wasn't queasy: The busted bones just made it clear what lay ahead for the rescue team.
http://www.sltrib.com/outdoors/ci_13169395

Fed retreat draws elite, but glamour is on holiday
Davos this isn't.
http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2044233920090820
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Great Falls National Park News:
Debate still rages over new N.J. national park
America's newest national park features the second-most-powerful waterfall east of the Mississippi, at the spot where Alexander Hamilton founded the country's first planned industrial city to win America's economic independence from Britain.
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-08-19-greatfalls_N.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
2 victims in Smokies crash identified
Officials say the motorcyclist and his passenger who were fatally injured in a head-on crash in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were a couple from South Carolina.
http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/39bf7603-www.wlos.com.shtml

Smokies visitation up, Gatlinburg sales down
Park visitation was up eleven percent in July. Although more visitors are driving park roads, hiking park trails, and camping in park camp grounds than any July since 2000, businesses around the park aren't experiencing any windfall.
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/53733692.html

Little River Road reopens in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The eight-mile section of Little River Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was closed on Friday because of a rock slide reopened Tuesday evening.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20090820/NEWS/308209981
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North Cascades National Park News:
Portland climber's rescue effort amazes park ranger
An experienced Portland outdoorsman went to great efforts earlier this week to save his injured climbing partner, quickly hiking over three glaciers to get help in a feat that amazed a park ranger.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/portland_climber_rescued_in_re.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Udall, McCain to tour Rocky Mountain National Park to discuss climate change
Rocky Mountain National Park has long been a laboratory for how climate change is impacting not only the Rocky Mountains but national parks in general.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090819/UPDATES01/90819042
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Reports from Yellowstone suggest noise reduction
Winter monitoring reports from the 2008-09 season in Yellowstone National Park suggest more ways to reduce noise levels that are exceeding
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html

Bringing pets to Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is bear country - and no place for a domestic pet, especially dogs, to roam free.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/consumer/outdoors/story/850220.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Mysterious odor forces Yosemite hotel closure
Officials still don't know what caused a noxious odor in the main building of Yosemite National Park's Wawona Hotel, sickening staff and causing the facility to close.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_13171931

Yosemite-area fisherman dies near Merced River
Yosemite National Park official say a 62-year-old Mariposa County man is dead after falling on rocky terrain.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/08/18/state/n174215D88.DTL&type=living
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Sat 8/22/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24395
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Everglades National Park News:
FWC opens python captures to licensed hunters on South Florida WMAs
A program will be implemented to reduce the number of Burmese pythons in the wild in Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Big Cypress National Preserve will implement a program to reduce the number of Burmese pythons in the wild in Florida. Beginning Aug. 29, the FWC and Big Cypress will enlist the help of licensed hunters on specific wildlife management areas in South Florida.
http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/53956322.html
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Misc. National Park News:
First State wants a national park
Pennsylvania has the Delaware Water Gap, Independence Mall and Valley Forge; in Maryland, there's Assateague, Antietam and Fort McHenry; and throughout the nation, every state has a national park.
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20090...a-national-park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks superintendent to retire
Craig Axtell wraps up 34-year career in National Park Service
After more than three decades working at more than a half-dozen national parks across the country, and the last four years at the helm of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Superintendent Craig Axtell will retire from the National Park Service in October.
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article...ndent-to-retire
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North Cascades National Park News:
Feds review mountain-dwelling pika for threatened-species list
Pikas don't ask much.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009702923_pika21m.html?cmpid=2628
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Udall, McCain to hold climate-change hearing Monday in Estes Park
U.S. Sens. Mark Udall of Colorado and John McCain of Arizona -- both members of the Senate subcommittee on national parks -- will hold a field hearing Monday in Estes Park on the impact of climate change on Rocky Mountain National Park and other Colorado parklands.
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2009/08/17/daily92.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park latest site of illegal pot farm discovery, eradication
Is there any wild place that isn't going to pot?
Yosemite National Park is the latest in a list of popular outdoor destinations to report discovery and eradication of illegal marijuana farms.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts...adication-.html
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Mon 8/24/09 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #24396
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Acadia National Park News:
Update: Marine Patrol Releases Victims' Names In Water Rescue
The Maine Marine Patrol has released the names of the people rescued from the water off Acadia National Park Sunday. The 7-year-old girl who died has been identified as Clio Dahyun Axilrod of New York, New York.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/breaking/story.aspx?storyid=108408&catid=112

Thunder Hole at Acadia National Park is beautiful, but can be dangerous
We go to Acadia National Park several times a year from our home in upstate New York. It takes abou 8 1/2 hours if we only stop for gas and the bathroom. Several years ago, we bought a cottage there and we spend our days haunting the Ocean Path along the Loop Road.
http://www.examiner.com/x-3192-NY-Upstat...an-be-dangerous
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Udall, McCain: Nuclear power must be part of solution to global warming (note, only marginally about the Park...but definitely at the park)
Bipartisan political leaders strolled through Rocky Mountain National Park this morning studying beetle-kill trees and changing vegetation patterns — and agreed that nuclear power must be part of any comprehensive climate-change legislation.
http://www.denverpost.com/newsheadlines/ci_13193295
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Acadia National Park News:
Girl Killed by Wave in Maine Had Been Adopted From China
Huge waves churned up by the remnants of Hurricane Bill turned deadly for a New York family vacationing on the Maine coast on Sunday, when a 7-year-old girl was swept out to sea by a 20-foot wave and drowned. Her father was hospitalized in intensive care Monday after being caught by the water.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/24/AR2009082402684.html?hpid=sec-nation
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Death Valley National Park News:
CHP still investigating Death Valley tour crash
The California Highway Patrol says it will submit a report to prosecutors this week about a van rollover that killed two teenagers and injured five other French nationals in Death Valley National Park.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_13193323
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Glacier National Park News:
Hiker killed in plunge at Glacier National Park
A senior from Great Falls, Mont., died in Glacier National Park after a 90-metre fall on the weekend.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Hiker+killed+plunge+Glacier+National+Park/1922064/story.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service turns 93--still on a mission
Tomorrow, August 25, is the 93rd anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS.) It seems some things never change.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...ll-on-a-mission

Proof is in the Park
Sens. John McCain and Mark Udall, a Republican and a Democrat, stood shoulder to shoulder Monday in Rocky Mountain National Park, pledging to work together to battle climate change.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=24578
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Zion National Park News:
Expect road closures in Zion National Park
Travelers to Zion National Park need to be aware of two major road closures this week.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/24/AR2009082402684.html?hpid=sec-nation
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Acadia National Park News:
Man Injured in Acadia Scuffle Files Federal Lawsuit
Timothy Wild, 32, says park rangers violated his constitutional rights, and he's seeking compensation. Two weeks ago, federal prosecutors cleared the rangers of accusations that they used excessive force.
http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3483/ItemId/8782/Default.aspx

Tourists swept offshore in Acadia National Park
Visitors hoping to get a close-up view of the effects of Hurricane Bill were swept off the rocks at Acadia National Park today by hurricane force waves.
http://www.examiner.com/x-12981-Downeast...a-National-Park

Massive wave hits Maine’s Acadia National Park
What should have been a fun day ended in disaster. On Sunday when Hurricane Bill weakened offshore on its trajectory north, thousands of people came to the shoreline of Maine’s Acadia National Park to appreciate Mother Nature’s dramatic waves in the New England seaboard.
http://www.thedailyinquirer.net/massive-wave-hits-maine-acadia-national-park/083337
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Tail of the Dragon - a rite of passage
Tail of the Dragon boasts 318 curves in 11 miles. For motorcyclists, it is a rite of passage to ‘slay the Dragon’ and get the t-shirt.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4702-Motorcycl...rite-of-passage
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Wolves Provide a Buffer Against Climate Change
As Senators Mark Udall and John McCain held a formal hearing in Estes Park today concerning global climate change and its impact on national parks, conservationists called on the senators to acknowledge the roll that gray wolves necessarily play in buffering against the effects of climate change.
http://www.snowshoemag.com/view_content.cfm?content_id=529
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone the focus of bio-blitz
Day-long event seeks to document park’s biological diversity
http://powelltribune.com/index.php/content/view/2571/2/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite's Ahwahnee closed after rockfall
Falling rocks forced the evacuation of about 300 guests from the landmark Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park Wednesday, and the storied lodge is to remain closed at least until Friday to assess further risk, a park official said.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/26/BAS419EE3D.DTL

Judge wanted in Yosemite National Park: must like bears
Never mind the High Court bench, Court of Appeal or even the Supreme Court. The ultimate dream judicial job has just been advertised: magistrate judge for the United States District Court in Yosemite National Park, home to towering sequoias but also to a tiny federal courthouse where park justice is doled out 52 weeks a year.
http://timesonline.typepad.com/law/2009/...like-bears.html
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