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September National Park News 2009 #24889
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Glacier National Park News:
Northern MT hunters can take most wolves in hunt
Hunters in northern Montana can take more than half of the 75 wolf quota in the state's upcoming hunt.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11040171&nav=menu227_7
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrates 75 years
Memories and Appalachian pride echoed from the summits of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Wednesday as America's most-visited park held a rededication to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/03/bus_546781.shtml
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon visitors may notice smoke from prescribed burns
Visitors to the Grand Canyon may soon see and smell smoke as firefighters conduct prescribed burns over the next few weeks.
http://www.abc15.com/content/news/northe...JinUzHW_lw.cspx
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park considered for site of climate change observatory
With copper-hued pine trees blanketing mountainsides with nary a green tree to be seen in some places, the effects of climate change are hard to ignore at Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/200909...nge+observatory
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wolf hunting to resume in Idaho if judge doesn't intervene
The gray wolf, virtually exterminated in the West in the early 20th century, will be hunted once again in Idaho beginning Tuesday after a successful reintroduction program saw populations of the predators bloom across much of the northern Rocky Mountains.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspa...-intervene.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Q&A on Yosemite's Big Meadow fire
The Big Meadow fire in Yosemite National Park started when a prescribed burn got out of control. Many have questioned the practice of controlled burns, including Outposts readers. A community meeting was Friday in El Portal with the park's acting superintendent, Dave Uberuaga, and other wildfire incident leaders replying to questions from local residents.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/09/yosemite-fire-2.html
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Zion National Park News:
Smoke raises health concerns
The particles suspended in the air from wildfires create the perfect conditions for spectacular sunrises and sunsets. But the smoky air also causes discomfort and could present health risks to people with chronic heart or lung conditions, as well as people with asthma.
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20090902/NEWS01/909020340/Smoke+raises+health+concerns
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Sat Sept 5, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24890
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Denali National Park News:
Denali rolled out her fabled tundra carpet for visitors in mid-August, sprawling acres of fiery red, orange, green and gold, lush with wild berries and wildlife preparing for winter.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/090409/loc_img1_001.shtml
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Everglades National Park News:
Wildlife experts question python numbers in Everglades
In the dense woods, isolated swamps and steamy hammocks of the Florida Everglades, the battle for supremacy rages on, at least according to dispatches from the front by federal and state authorities.
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/04/...ade/news-metro/
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Glacier National Park News:
Going to the Sun Road set to close
Tourists and visitors only have a few more weekends to drive across the entire Going to the Sun Road.
http://www.kpax.com/Global/story.asp?S=11079807
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Misc. National Park News:
Compromise on national park logo possible, interior secretary says
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that he thinks an agreement can be reached between federal and Hot Springs city officials over the cityís use of the park system logo.
http://arkansasnews.com/2009/09/03/compr...secretary-says/
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Two hurt when truck falls 350 feet off road on Mount Rainier
Two Guest Services Inc. employees from Mount Rainier National Park were hurt Thursday when their vehicle went off Nisqually Road near Paradise and fell about 350 feet.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/868455.html
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Olympic National Park News:
Staircase Olympic National Park's oft-forgotten corner
Recreation and solitude: Hikes, camping, river provide plenty of opportunities to escape:
Ancient stands of cedar and Douglas fir shroud steep ridges and shade trails that snake far into wilderness.
http://www.theolympian.com/outdoors/story/960004.html
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Outside the US/Canadian NP System:
Aberdare National Park fence in Kenya is complete
A project born by conservation enthusiasts some 21 years ago, when in fact this correspondent still lived in Kenya, has come full circle when the final poles were set last week to complete the fencing of the Aberdare National Park.
http://www.eturbonews.com/11484/aberdare-national-park-fence-kenya-complete
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park will set up Sobriety Checkpoint this weekend
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are preparing for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. To help ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for park visitors, park rangers will be increasing Law Enforcement Patrols and conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20090903/NEWS/909039990/1067
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone fire grows to 110 acres
A lightning-caused fire in Yellowstone National Park had grown to about 110 acres.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iepH4qUmyeVN1OgCfIpd4oAEUFZwD9AGPV281

Wolf hunting controversy heats up
For the first time in decades, the hunting of the gray wolf is legal again in the United States.
http://www.king5.com/localnews/environme....149f85b4b.html

Idaho hunter harassed for first wolf kill
At least three Idaho wolves have been killed this week as the first wolf hunting season in decades continues. Now the first hunter to kill a wolf in Idaho says he's being harassed by people against the hunt.
http://www.kxly.com/global/story.asp?s=11044636
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite wildfire 85 percent contained
People heading to Yosemite National Park for the Labor Day weekend may have to adjust their plans a bit as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/09/04/state/n214012D59.DTL&tsp=1
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Sun 9/6/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24891
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Glacier National Park News:
Sections of Glacier National Park to Close Soon
Montana vacationers only have a few short weeks before parts of Glacier National Park begin to close.
http://www.kfbb.com/news/local/57577407.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Mather Point to close Tuesday to vehicle traffic
Starting Tuesday, Mather Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon will be closed to vehicle traffic.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2009/sep/03/bc-az-canyon-closure/?features&travel
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Grand Teton rangers rescue river boaters
Rangers in Grand Teton National Park rescued two boaters who became stranded Friday during a float trip down the Snake River in northwest Wyoming.
http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=11080036

Grand Teton visitor numbers climb
Recreational visits to Grand Teton National Park during the 2009 summer season showed a notable increase for the second consecutive month (July and August), over visitation numbers for the same months in 2008, according to a National Parks Service release.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=101970
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Two hurt after vehicle plunged off road at Mount Rainier
Two people at Mount Rainier National Park were hurt earlier this week when their vehicle plunged 350 feet off of Nisqually Road near Paradise, a park spokesman told the News Tribune of Tacoma.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009813207_webrainierhurt05m.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park Hiker Dies In Fall Near Odessa Lake
Despite best efforts by rangers who covered more than 5 miles in less than two hours, a Boulder, Colorado, woman died after falling 25-50 feet into a creek near Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...odessa-lake4508
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Lightning-caused fire in park grows to 110 acres
A lightning-caused fire in Yellowstone National Park grew to more than 110 acres by Friday.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html

Yellowstone Sound Level Report Available
The draft report, "Exterior Sound Level Measurements of Snowcoaches at Yellowstone National Park" by the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation, August 2009, is available for review.
http://www.crosscountryskier.com/ccsnews/news.php?newsid=943

Animal advocates howl over wolf killing
If thereís one thing that human critters and Canis lupus have in common, itís an appetite for elk and deer, cattle and sheep. We prefer them grilled or roasted; wolves eat them raw and bloody ó no fancy sauces, please.
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/09/05/animal-advocates-howl-over-wolf-killing/
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Mon 9/7/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24892
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Everglades National Park News:
Battling the python
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission initiated a program on July 17 to help stop the spread of Burmese pythons in Florida. This program is only the first step in our efforts to stop the spread of these invaders.
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/07/na-battling-the-python/news-opinion-commentary/
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park--fall work on Going to the Sun Road will affect visitor access
Glacier National Park officials have announced that accelerated construction on Going-to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) starts at midnight September 20, 2009. Even though it causes inconvenience to travelers, fall is the primary opportunity to do work on the Sun Road. For those unfamiliar with winters in Glacier National Park, be sure to check out this story about the end of June plowing of Sun Road.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...-visitor-access
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
A mountain park on shaky ground
Waning public interest and a lack of funding loom as major threats
Having just celebrated its 75th birthday, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park finds its future threatened by wavering public support for America's green places.
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/777/story/930560.html
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Olympic National Park News:
Rain helps to control wildfires in Olympic National Park
Rain on Sunday helped to control the fires that have been simmering in the backcountry of Olympic National Park since June and July.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20090907/news/309079993

Olympic National Park--Twilight fans wander the trails of Hoh Rainforest
Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park, Washington, has become a destination for fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. With the rainforest as a backdrop for the wildly popular young adult series of books and now movies, the Hoh seems to be a perfect place to experience this surreal setting.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...-Hoh-Rainforest
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Over 12,000 Wolf Tags Sold in Idaho
Hunters continue to buy permits to hunt wolves in Idaho.
http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?S=11084880

Archers take aim at Bison
A hunter killed a bull bison in Jackson Hole this week using a bow and arrow for the first time since wildlife managers changed rules to allow an archery hunt.
http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/09/06/news/wyoming/7de458c477aa75e787257627007f2e4b.txt
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Tues 9/8/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24893
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Looks like news in the NPs has really picked up this month, which is great. Lots of wolf hunting pieces to read and digest...and for once, nothing about pythons in the Everglades. For the time being, the Wolf Hunt articles are being placed in the Yellowstone area of the thread.
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park dump cleanup extended 25 months
Someday, it seems, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will get to celebrate one of the most expansive and expensive toxic-waste cleanups in Ohio history.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/09/cuyahoga_valley_national_park_1.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Park Service asking for help finding missing man
The National Park Service is asking the public for help in finding a missing North Carolina man that officials think went hiking in the Grand Canyon.
http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/5952567/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Economy cuts Labor Day travel; Smokies tourism soars
AAA estimates the amount of drivers traveling for Labor Day in Tennessee dropped 15 percent compared to the 2008 holiday. Yet, the Smoky Mountains capped the summer with increased traffic as the park now prepares for fall foliage season.
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=98229&provider=gnews
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Olympic National Park News:
Washington state lodges:Three great lodges in the Olympic National Park.
These crown jewels of the Olympic National Park Service are uniquely located in some of the nation's most remote scenic back country. Most of these remarkable landmarks were hand-crafted at or before the turn of the last century.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/washingtonadventures/archives/178549.asp?from=blog_last3

Rains soak Olympic National Park fires
Heavy rains this weekend are soaking some backcountry wildfires that have been burning in Olympic National Park all summer.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009821394_apwaolympicfires.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Finding comfort with the creatures of South Africa's savannah
RUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (CNN) -- I spent two nights sleeping under a full-moon sky, nestled in my trusty hammock at Kruger National Park.
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/09/07/safari.south.africa/

Afghanistan has its first national park
High in the mountains of central Afghanistan is an area of relative peace and majestic beauty ó a chain of six lakes so vibrantly blue that they are clearly visible in satellite photos.
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-09-07-band-e-amir_N.htm
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Elk rutting at Rocky Mountain National Park
The elk are rutting! The elk are rutting!
http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/s...y_mountain.html

Tragedy in Rocky Mountain National Park
Another tragic accident in Rocky Mountain National Park underscores the need for safety when traveling in mountainous terrain. A 62-year-old woman from Boulder died this past week in the park after falling 35 to 50 feet into a creek located by Odessa Lake.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4483-Rocky-Mou...n-National-Park
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone fire stalls at 200 acres
A lightning-caused fire in Yellowstone National Park has stabilized at about 200 acres with favorable weather forecast in coming days.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/IdahoNews/story/891591.html

Fish and Game: Quiet, smooth start to Idaho wolf hunt
Idahoís first wolf hunts began Sept. 1 with few hunters afield and reports of three wolves taken.
http://www.messenger-index.com/?id=1875

Planned wolf hunt has day in court, on streets
Wolf advocates and opponents met on the street and in the courtroom Monday morning as U.S. District Judge Don Molloy listened to arguments over imminent wolf hunting seasons in Montana and Idaho.
http://www.ravallirepublic.com/articles/2009/09/08/news/news74.txt

Wolf licenses selling fast
Hunting licenses for gray wolves sold steadily Monday and Tuesday in the Bitterroot Valley.
http://www.ravallirepublic.com/articles/2009/09/08/news/news70.txt
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite's Big Meadow fire now 100% contained
The 7,425-acre Big Meadow fire in Yosemite National Park is now listed on inciweb.org as being 100% contained. The fire has been burning since Aug. 26 when a 91-acre controlled burn escaped its intended boundary.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/09/yosemite-fire-3.html

Wed 9/9/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24894
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Banff National Park News:
Canadian scientists mull over caribou translocation in national park
The government's revised habitat plan for the Cape Sable seaside sparrow could kill off the bird, environmentalists claim in District of Columbia Federal Court.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/09/08/Habitat_Plan_Will_Doom_Sparrow_Groups_Say.htm
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Glacier Bay National Park News:
Whidbey Island connection in Glacier Bay, Alaska
Although I've been to Southeast Alaska before, I never realized there's a Whidbey connection. More than 200 years ago, Capt. George Vancouver sailed down the Pacific and headed east, searching for the Northwest Passage.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/whidbey/archives/178603.asp?from=blog_last3
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Misc. National park News:
US Mint list of new national park quarters
The U.S. Mint announced Wednesday that it will produce a series of quarters highlighting America's national parks, one per state and territory, beginning next year. The coins will be minted based on the dates the parks or historic sites were established and start with Arkansas' Hot Springs National Park, founded in 1832.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jUo2gHVTD4g1gEOWDgkpVc1h_XGAD9AJT3K80

Riders raise money biking between Glacier, Yellowstone
Dozens of bike riders are hitting the open road -, a lot of roads, in fact - to raise money for a good cause.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11095293
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Yellowstone National Park News:
SW Idaho man cited for wolf poaching
An Idaho man was cited for wolf poaching after killing a female pup from a public road while standing behind his pickup truck in an area where wolf hunting wasn't legal.
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_id_wolf_poaching.html?source=mypi
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park Officials will be Herbicide and Seeding
Zion National Park officials will begin aerial application of herbicide and seeding next week on and around 46-hundred acres that the 2006 Kolob fire charred.
http://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/...mp;page=0#25138

Fri 9/11/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24895
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Hey Everyone,

These are the updates for today. As usual, I have been putting the wolf hunt info in the Yellowstone area.

James

Congaree National Park News:
DOT schedules bridge meeting with wary Congaree Park officials
http://www.thestate.com/local/story/935729.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Motorcyclist named in national park death
Authorities in Montana have released the name of a man from Okotoks who died after a motorcycle crash in Glacier National Park.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Motorcyclist+named+national+park+death/1980608/story.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be featured on quarter in 2014
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will represent Tennessee on one of the 56 new quarter dollars coins that will go into production in 2010.
http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2009/09/poo_palace_the_national_park_s.html
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Redwood National Park News:
Redwood Park Hostel to close
The National Park Service announced this week that it plans to close its popular hostel in Redwood National Park outside of Klamath because it doesn't have the money to fix it up.http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_13314407
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Judge clears way for wolf hunt in Idaho and Montana
With four gray wolves already shot in Idaho, a federal judge in Montana has cleared the way for legal hunting of the once-endangered predators to proceed in Idaho and Montana.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspa...nd-montana.html

Wolves Arenít Making It Easy for Idaho Hunters
Hunting and killing are not the same thing. Even as Idaho has sold more than 14,000 wolf-hunting permits, the first 10 days of the first legal wolf hunt here in decades have yielded only three reported legal kills.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/us/11wolves.html

Idaho resident cited for illegal wolf hunting
An Eagle, Idaho, resident has been cited for illegally killing a wolf and for hunting from a public road, which is also unlawful.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/09/wolf-poaching.html

Record number visits Yellowstone this summer
A record number of visitors came to Yellowstone National Park this summer, keeping it on track for its busiest year ever.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11111030

Home sought for bison languishing in quarantine
Wildlife officials on Thursday will decide the fate of a small herd of wild bison that have languished in a government-run quarantine in a Montana compound since they were spared from slaughter four years ago.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5irBtIjkjxJhVb4pXIiZCQt8ZanTgD9AKJE9G1

Minimize human impact in Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park's natural thermal wonders and large concentration of free-roaming wildlife attract thousands of visitors each year. But for Yellowstone to remain a pristine natural realm, visitors must leave as little evidence of their experience at the park as possible.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/tacoma/24hour/consumer/outdoors/story/873304.html

Mon 9/14/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey] #24896
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Not much news this weekend...

-JM


Isle Royale National Park News:
Berries galore and so much more (Note, not really news, but a story)
Heavy fog blanketed the harbor as we stood on the dock on the morning of Aug. 12. The crew of the Voyageur II ferry worked fast to prepare for our departure from the Grand Portage harbor.
http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/article/id/100011586/
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Misc. National Park News:
A park ranger's duties are many and varied, Chuck Yarborough finds: On the Job Training
Major relief. I spent one of the prettiest fall days of summer (hey, it's called poetic license) in the 33,000 acres of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, communing with nature and some of the 3.2 million people who visit it every year.
http://www.cleveland.com/onthejob/index.ssf/2009/09/06-week/
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Hippo kills poaching soldier in DR Congo park
A hippopotamus killed a member of Democratic Republic of Congo government forces at Virunga National Park while he was fishing illegally, a local environmental NGO said Saturday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gBW_rNRSl2DClmWmLbA96zsbIXGQ
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Labor Day weekend visits to Rocky Mountain National Park way up from same weekend last year
http://www.kdvr.com/news/sns-ap-co--rockymountainpark-visits,0,4376438.story

Summer RMNP visits up 120,000 over last year
Visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park over Labor Day weekend was 9 percent higher than the same weekend in 2008.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090913/NEWS01/909130333/1002/CUSTOMERSERVICE02


Fatality Reported on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park
A solitary hiker fell to his death from Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, officials reported Friday. Park officials were trying to determine whether the victim was a Colorado man who had failed to return from his trek up the 14,259-foot peak.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...tional-park4556
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Bison Population Soars in Yellowstone National Park
he bison population in Yellowstone National Park continues to bounce back from a massive culling of the herd two winters ago. It's now estimated at 3,300 animals.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,549544,00.html

Into the Wild (Note: Not really news, but a story)
I read the wrong book before my Yellowstone trip. "Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park," by historian Lee Whittlesey, tells the stories of 250 people killed in Yellowstone by bison, avalanches, geysers, forest fires and, most menacing of all, Ursus arctos horribilis -- the North American grizzly bear.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/11/AR2009091102124.html

What National Park Visitation Lull? Yellowstone National Park Racks Up Record Summer
Following a rising trend of visitation noted in the first half of 2009, Yellowstone National Park attracted a record number of visitors this summer, with nearly 2.3 million tallied during June, July, and August.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...cord-summer4547
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia park visitation rises
The estimated number of visitors at Acadia National Park has risen this summer, thanks largely to an improvement in the weather late in the season.
http://www.newsday.com/travel/acadia-park-visitation-rises-1.1448955
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Everglades National Park News:
Python "Nightmare": New Giant Species Invading Florida
Already squeezed by the invasion of the giant Burmese python, Florida now faces what one scientist calls one of the U.S. state's "worst nightmares."
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/09/090911-pythons-florida-giant-snakes.html
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Glacier National Park News:
U.N. officials to visit Glacier Park next week
Two scientists from the United Nations will visit Glacier National Park and Canada the week of Sept. 21 to see for themselves the potential impacts of mining in the Canadian Flathead.
http://dailyinterlake.com/articles/2009/09/14/news/local_montana/news_8747108707_02.txt
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:Fall Harvest Festival This Weekend At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
If you've ever wondered how they make sorghum syrup, head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park this Saturday to find out the process. That and other mountain arts will be on display during the park's annual Mountain Life Festival at the park's Mountain Farm Museum.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...tional-park4564
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Kenai Fjords National Park News:
Wild things and creature comforts at Alaska's Kenai Fjords
After a day of drizzle, the morning sun felt good as it warmed the gray pebble beach where I sat watching three black bears amble in their never-ending search for morsels.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2009864108_webkenailodge14.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Climate change now 'top priority,' U.S. Department of Interior says, citing real-time effects
If it seems like you've been reading a lot about climate change here -- and nearly everywhere else -- lately, you're probably right.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/09/climate_change_now_top_priorit.html
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Safe bearwatching at Shenandoah National Park
The black bears of Shenandoah National Park are a magnificent sight, from a distance. Some tips to stay safe:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-travel-bears-sidesep15,0,1163759.story
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone drowning confirmed with autopsy
An autopsy confirmed a 30-year-old Jackson woman who died in Yellowstone National Parkís Bechler River drowned, park officials said Monday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5060

Small fire closes Yellowstone trail
A small fire at Yellowstone National Park has forced the closure of a trail near the park's northern boundary.
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/small-fire-closes-yellowstone-trail-1.1448708

Entries welcome for annual Yellowstone photo festival
Shutterbugs of all types are invited to submit photos for the eighth annual Yellowstone Fall Photo Festival, taking place Sept. 30 at Yellowstone National Park.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/09/yellowstone-photo-festival.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
New citizens to take oath in Yosemite National Park
What better place to become a citizen of this country than in one of its most beautiful spots?
http://www.modbee.com/local/story/854759.html
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park wins environmental award
The National Park Service has given one of six national Environmental Achievement Awards to Utah's Zion National Park.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705330122,00.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park sees busiest summer in years
Glacier National Park officials say the economy, lower gas prices, and fee-free weekends may have factored into the busiest summer the park has had in 15 years.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11137526
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Women fight off assailant while hiking
Two women are recovering after they fended off a knife-wielding attacker with a walking stick on a backcountry mountain trail Sunday.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=24862
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Fire near Yellowstone grows slightly
The Rainbow fire burning along the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park grew slightly since its discovery Monday but remained only about a half-acre in size.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html
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