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#24899 - 09/18/09 10:05 PM Fri 9/18/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Arches/Canyonlands National Park News:
Drilling near parks opposed
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told Congress Wednesday that he will not support oil drilling near Arches and Canyonlands national parks, nor Dinosaur National Monument.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705330498/Drilling-near-parks-opposed.html
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Denali National Park News:
Injured hiker starts forest fire to attract rescuers
A 39-year-old Canadian backpacker who fractured his spine and arm in a 20-foot fall in Denali National Park set a stand of trees on fire after deciding it was his only hope for rescue.
http://www.adn.com/3437/story/939856.html
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Man litters national park with 3,000 golf balls
A man who said he hurled thousands of golf balls into Joshua Tree National Park for more than a year to honor deceased golfers will be explaining his tribute to a federal magistrate.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gzDh6SgvhULriYaB1uF3qTu_lfhgD9AP90D00
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Misc. National Park News:
GOP senator blocks National Park boss
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, the man who held up Washington's Wild Sky Wilderness, has put a "hold" on confirmation of John Jarvis as the new director of the National Park Service.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/179413.asp
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Judge will not block Yellowstone snowmobile plan
A judge in Wyoming says he has no authority to block a federal plan to reduce snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park this winter.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j5DF5sUdbqH9uqEW-ymTAK7hjtZAD9AP91F00

Yellowstone wolves topic of talk
"Yellowstone Wolves: The Real Story, No Politics" is the title for the next Draper Museum of Natural History's Lunchtime Expedition.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html

Study links distemper to Yellowstone wolf deaths
A new study says canine distemper appears to be the cause of periodic increased death rates among wolf pups in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.sltrib.com/outdoors/ci_13349065

Wyoming governor says Montana wolf order positive
Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Wednesday he's encouraged that a federal judge in Montana last week denied a request from environmental groups seeking to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana.
http://www.sltrib.com/outdoors/ci_13357138
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Yosemite National Park News:
New U.S. Citizens Took Oath in Yosemite National Park
Thursday marked the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the constitution. And to celebrate the occasion, dozens of Valley residents became U.S. Citizens.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=7020051
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#24900 - 09/19/09 06:44 PM Sat 9/19/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Groups seek a critical habitat protection for areas prowled by Florida panthers
Groups seeks a critical habitat designation for rare cats that could make it more difficult to develop in some parts of South Florida.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miami-dade/story/1241073.html
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Glacier National Park News:
It's the last weekend to bask in Sun Road
This is the last weekend that the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road will be open in Glacier National Park.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article...ask+in+Sun+Road

Weeklies Reader: Glacier griz cub travels FedEx to Bronx Zoo
A grizzly bear cub from Glacier National Park has been shipped via FedEx to the Bronx Zoo.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_a2e0c14a-a4dc-11de-9a6e-001cc4c002e0.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Fire near Kelly grows to 28 acres; others active
Fires around Jackson Hole saw slow, steady growth between bouts of moisture this week after heavy rains Monday evening doused the region, bringing fire danger down to “moderate.”
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5079
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Pit bull attacks deer in Smokies national park
A man camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park faces two federal misdemeanor charges today after his pit bull dog attacked a deer and injured it such that it had to be put down.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/sep/18/pit-bull-attacks-deer-in-national-park/
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
This summer busiest at Mount Rainier since 2003
This summer was the busiest at Mount Rainier National Park since 2003.
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_mount_rainier.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Stays in Place After Appeal
It may not have been the most ringing of endorsements of National Park Service management, but the end result was the same, as Wyoming District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer -- no fan of NPS practices -- declined to strike down a Yellowstone National Park temporary winter-use management plan, leaving intact a limit of 318 snowmobiles per day in the upcoming winter season.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/200909...fter-appeal.php
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Zion National Park News:
Popular Zion National Park trail reopens after slide
One of the most popular trails in Zion National Park is open again.
http://www.sltrib.com/outdoors/ci_13365985
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#24901 - 09/20/09 03:38 PM Sun 9/20/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Badlands National Park News:
Officials at odds over Badlands site designation
Federal and state officials are at odds over listing about 12,000 acres of scenic North Dakota Badlands on the National Register of Historic Places to recognize an area that inspired Theodore Roosevelt.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hzLlnK8khKQoL42cDDRSE8G6E_QQD9AQHE8G0
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Biscayne National Park News:
Increased law enforcement is stressed at workshops
More law enforcement was favored over no-fishing zones by those who spoke at workshops held by Biscayne National Park officials on the alternatives for managing fisheries resources.
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Everglades National Park News:
The Cypress Cathedral in Everglades National Park
Note, this is a short movie being hosted at The National Park Traveler (one of the best sites about the National Parks on the Internet, IMO):
Take a trip into the swamps of Everglades National Park with park volunteers Kathleen and Dick to explore botanical wonders such as the Cowhorn orchid.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/podcast/2009/cypress-cathedral-everglades-national-park4584
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Katmai National Park News:
Weekend Window to Katmai National Park
Southern Alaska Park Is a Playground for Brown Bears
Katmai National Park and Preserve, in southern Alaska, is home to the greatest concentration of grizzly bears in the world.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Weekend/weekend-window-katmai-national-park/story?id=8606278
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Misc. National Park News:
National Wildlife Federation names top 15 wildlife-viewing tours
Picture yourself heading into the world's densest concentration of whale sharks in the Yucatan Peninsula or watching 500,000 majestic Sandhill cranes migrating into Nebraska's Platte River valley.
http://www.mlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2009/09/picture_yourself_heading_into.html

Q&A: Sequoia and Kings Canyon chief naturalist Bill Tweed
Three Rivers resident Bill Tweed worked 28 years in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, including 10 years as the parks’ chief naturalist. His forthcoming book, “Uncertain Path: The Future of National Parks”— due out next summer from University of California Press — looks at the challenges the now 93-year-old park system faces in this century and beyond.
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20090919/OPINION09/90918026
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Montana (State of) Misc. Parks News:
First wolf hunt kill recorded
Montana's first official kill of its first-ever wolf hunting season was registered Wednesday.
http://www.helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/article_ca7fb2e2-a34c-11de-8fc0-001cc4c002e0.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wolf populations not sufficient to put them on the firing line (Editorial)
The day before the first-ever official wolf hunt started in Idaho on Sept. 1, I stood on the sidewalk outside the county courthouse in Sandpoint, watching cars stream into town. As demonstrators on the sidewalk waved placards protesting the hunt, people in those vehicles reacted, and I focused on their hands, counting waves and thumbs-up as being for the wolves, and middle fingers and thumbs-down as against.
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13368261

Guest column: Let wolf hunt play out in Idaho, Montana (Editorial)
Wolf, the hunter, is once again the hunted in Montana and Idaho this fall.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/article_f3e079c6-a48e-11de-8991-001cc4c002e0.html
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#24902 - 09/22/09 01:12 PM Tues 9/22/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Fall begins this evening!!


Acadia National Park News:
Sky fest brings hundreds to Acadia
The first-ever Acadia Night Sky Festival proved to be a hit over the weekend, drawing hundreds of participants to celebrate the many celestial wonders above and bring awareness to light pollution.
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/121710.html
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Congaree National Park News:
Congaree Park bridge talks go nowhere
The state Department of Transportation did little Monday to ease National Park Service concerns about a $38.4 million bridge project through Congaree National Park.
http://www.thestate.com/local/story/952976.html
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Everglades National Park News:
New killer snake invades Florida
A new invasive python in Florida may be worse than the species already causing ecological havoc across the Everglades, reports the Miami Herald.
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0922-pythons_florida.html

'Vicious' Giant Python Invading Florida
The rock python is "vicious", according to Kenneth Krysko of the Florida Museum of Natural History. It is even meaner than the Burmese pythons, which have been known to eat alligators, and which have already taken up residence in the nearby Everglades National Park, where they have wiped out thousands of native animals. Another major alien in the park is the boa constrictor.
http://www.physorg.com/news172743431.html
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Glacier National Park News:
U.N. scientists assess mining threats to Glacier National Park
A team of scientists from the United Nations is visiting Glacier National Park, assessing potential threats posed by mining plans in Canadian wildlands upstream of the park.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_783ae2b6-a736-11de-b0a9-001cc4c03286.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park visits dropped in August but still strong
Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park dipped a bit in August but remain high for the year.
http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/sep/20/park-visits-dropped-august-still-strong/
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Isle Royale National Park News:
Invasive mussels may have reached Isle Royale
Foreign mussels may have found their way to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, a potential threat to native species on the remote island chain, an official said Monday.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-isleroyale-mussel,0,2016937.story
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Court restores safeguards for grizzly bears
A federal judge overturns a George W. Bush administration finding that resulted in the animals being removed from protections in the Endangered Species Act.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-grizzly22-2009sep22,0,4749832.story

Yellowstone looks for volunteers for projects
The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees on Sept. 26 in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c002e0.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Help clean up Yosemite National Park during ‘Yosemite Facelift,’ Sept. 23-27
Among the wild creatures roaming the trails and roadways of Yosemite National Park are a whole bunch of litterbugs, unfortunately. And in 2008, volunteers with the annual “Yosemite Facelift” cleanup event proved it, by helping in the picking up of 41,631 pounds of trash.
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/help-clean-up-yosemi-5424/
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#24903 - 09/22/09 07:48 PM Re: Tues 9/22/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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...this is an update that I found today. It was published last week.


Grand Teton National Park News:
Feces on feedgrounds could spread wasting disease
Officials call for phaseout of feeding elk herds.
Elk feces on Wyoming feedgrounds likely would transmit chronic wasting disease from sick to healthy animals when and if the disease makes it into northwest Wyoming’s herds, according to authors of a study published in the journal Nature.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5068
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#24904 - 09/24/09 08:48 PM Thurs 9/24/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Python sale ban long overdue, but just a start
The Burmese python and its constricting relatives are not just a nuisance, they're a menace. They have set up shop in the thick of Florida's own national treasure, and they are a threat to native wildlife in the Everglades National Park.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-pythons-editorial-m092409pnsep24,0,1383431.story
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Glacier National Park News:
UN officials touring Glacier National Park
A team of U.N. scientists is meeting with Glacier National Park leaders to discuss the potential impact of coal mining and natural gas development near the World Heritage Site.
http://www.helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/article_df6047f6-a79a-11de-92a8-001cc4c03286.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Tragedy in the Grand Tetons is a warning to stay on firm footing
Even with the best of plans, tragedies happen. A mountain side is too steep, the terrain too rugged, one turns left instead of right, and a person can take a tumble.
http://www.gadling.com/2009/09/24/tragedy-in-the-grand-tetons-is-a-warning-to-stay-on-firm-footing/

Plants healthier year after Gros Ventre burn
Prescribed fire improved forage for bighorns, other wildlife in Red Hills area.
While a gaggle of fire personnel watched conifers up Horsetail Creek burst into flame Thursday, fireweed, aspen shoots and pinegrass stood in blackened soil amid charred stumps of sagebrush a few miles north on the Gros Ventre Mountains’ Red Hills.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5095
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Isle Royale National Park News:
Zebra mussels make it to Isle Royale
Zebra mussels have invaded Isle Royale National Park, with Park Service officials Monday confirming the finding for the first time.
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/147148/
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Explore Joshua Tree National Park on horseback
Joshua Tree National Park in California offers a unique opportunity for visitors - horseback riding amid the park's backcountry canyons and desert areas...There's one catch though: you also provide the horse.
http://www.bnd.com/outdoors/story/935971.html

Golf balls in the national park: a subpar tribute?
A Joshua Tree spokesman says a man confessed to throwing up to 3,000 balls into the desert park to honor dead golfers. Rangers, who first noticed quantities of the objects in '07, see it as littering.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-golf-balls18-2009sep18,0,1155524.story
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Outside the US/Canadian Parks System:
Australia unveils nature reserve twice the size of Yellowstone in Northern Territory
A nature reserve twice the size of America's Yellowstone National Park has been unveiled in Australia.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/articl...-Territory.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Small fire burning in Yellowstone
Another small fire has sprung to life high in the mountains of Yellowstone National Park.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html

Judge renews protected status for Yellowstone's grizzly bears
According to U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, the grizzly bear's Yellowstone population is not quite as recovered as Bush administration officials thought when they stripped the animals of their Endangered Species Act protections in 2007.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashe...udge-rules.html

Yellowstone records its busiest year ever
Yellowstone National Park hosted a record number of visitors this summer and remains on track for its busiest year ever.
http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2009/09/yellowstone_records_its_busies.html

Judge allows wolf hunts to proceed in Idaho, Montana
Wolf management via closely regulated hunting can proceed in Idaho and Montana. That's the decision issued by a federal judge who denied an emergency injunction request and ruled in favor of state wildlife agencies and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
http://www.laureloutlook.com/articles/2009/09/23/sports/13judge.txt
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#24905 - 09/25/09 12:52 PM Fri 9/25/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Hey Everyone,

While there was not a lot of news today, some of it was very interesting. The panel report in the misc. parks news section is worth checking out, IMO.

Cheers
James



Everglades National Park News:
Thermal imaging tested to find pythons
The Army Corps of Engineers says recent tests using thermal imaging to detect pythons are showing promise.
http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=11194067
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon claims life of East Atlanta hiker
Dunwoody native Thomas Peake’s last day began early. He and his wife Dena got up in time to see the sun rise Monday from their remote Grand Canyon campsite.
http://www.ajc.com/news/grand-canyon-claims-life-145812.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Panel backs youth involvement in National Parks
A team of historians, park aficionados and former politicians trotted out a report Thursday that aims to reverse what they say is a disturbing problem in America's National Parks: Nature deficit disorder.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/24/BALE19S5D9.DTL

Panel says spend more on national parks
Spending on national parks should be increased by at least $700 million over the next seven years, an independent panel urged Congress on Thursday .
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gqfnB-9nt8kto_KphnyGlzNYlW7wD9ATTKR80
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Elk begin mating rite in the Rockies
Loveland resident Bob Monacelli grabbed his camera and rushed to a field off U.S. 287 to watch three bull elk spotted just north of Derby Hill in early August.
http://www.reporterherald.com/features/Feature-Story.asp?section=Outpost&ID=24987
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
ND national park to test birth control in horses
Officials in western North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park plan to test the use of birth control in wild horses in the hope of eventually ending roundups that can be costly and unsafe.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/200...ures&travel
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#24906 - 09/26/09 01:20 PM Sat 9/26/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Lots of stuff today. Dig in. :P

James

Acadia National Park News:
The "Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park" is the Insider's Handbook for the Area (From National Park Traveler)
Have you ever marveled at the vast amount of information about a park that's dispensed by tour guides and similar people in the travel industry? Acquiring all that knowledge is a big job, but Acadia National Park has compiled one of the most impressive overviews of essential information about a single park that I've found thus far in my travels through official NPS websites. Better yet, they've posted it online for anyone's use.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...ndbook-area4602
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Everglades National Park News:
Tailing snakes: Python pursuers pleased with thermal imagery tests
How do you find the cold-blooded Burmese pythons slithering around the Everglades? Apparently with heat-sensitive cameras, say government scientists.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2009/09/24/pythons0924.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Cub from Grand Teton bear may be dead
A grizzly killed last week by a hunter in northwest Wyoming may be 1 of 3 offspring from a bear that gained fame for raising its cubs by a roadside in Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.kivitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11194656
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Misc. National Park News:
The National Park Service has a new Director - Jonathan B. Jarvis
Jonathan B. Jarvis, a 30-year veteran of the National Park Service, was confirmed last night by the U.S. Senate as the 18th director of the National Park Service.
http://www.examiner.com/x-5374-Grand-Can...nathan-B-Jarvis

Ellen Gray: Maybe Burns should revisit 'Parks' (Editorial)
Over the past 20 years, my family's camped on both rims of the Grand Canyon, at Acadia in Maine and Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. We've spent a couple of nights in a cabin at Badlands - our storm-soaked tent pitched outside to dry - and we've spent days absorbing the beauty of northern California's Yosemite.
http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnis...it__Parks_.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Ugandan gorillas get friendly on Facebook
He's hairy, his table manners are atrocious, and he wants to be your friend on Facebook.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iHQ64RQl4JJ7R-MI1mxvoUzqscWwD9AUTFJO1
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Wet, cool summer pushes back fall's leaf color change
Unless you're out climbing 14ers, the best time to go see fall's annual beauty pageant is approaching.
http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20090925/OUTDOORS/909259998/1037/NONE&parentprofile=1010

Elk run amok in Estes Park
If you plan on checking out the fall colors in Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend, expect plenty of company...and we're not just talking about tourists.
http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-estes-park-elk-092509,0,7549153.story
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wyoming wants to block YNP snowmobile plan
The state of Wyoming has asked a federal appeals court to give a judge authority to block a proposal reducing the number of snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/wyoming-wants-to-block-ynp-snowmobile-plan-1.1476073

Yellowstone National Park--Arnica Fire evening update September 25, 2009
As of late Friday afternoon, the Arnica Fire in Yellowstone was estimated at 1,200 acres in size (up from 250 acres on Thursday) and growth is expected for the next 48 hours. Helicopters are dropping water on the southern flank of the fire. Smokejumpers are protecting values at risk.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...ptember-25-2009

Yellowstone Park officials eyeing 2 small, new fires
Authorities say two new fires in Yellowstone National Park are small for now, but have the potential to grow considering their location and the warm, dry weather predicted for the next few days.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c002e0.html

Yellowstone Winter-Plan Limits Back on Court Docket
Sadly, we're now entering the part of the Yellowstone season where more of the news is made in courtroom than actually within Park boundaries. Next up on the docket: an appeal of a decision to raise snowmobile daily limits.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/200909...ourt-docket.php

The Plumbing of a Supervolcano, Revealed
The fossilized remains of a supervolcano that erupted some 280 million years ago in the Italian Alps are giving geologists a first-time glimpse at the deep "plumbing system" that brings molten rock from far underground to the Earth's surface.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,554981,00.html
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#24907 - 09/28/09 01:21 PM Mon 9/28/09, National Park News 2009 [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News (And Surrounding)
Skip chores in favor of these colorful fall hikes
It's the time of year when this hiker doesn't feel like doing much else but spending time out on the trail, tramping up a mountain somewhere amid the changing colors of the trees. Most days it seems the skies are sapphire blue, the sun bright and warm, and the air fresh and invigorating, perfect for a walk in the woods.
http://maineoutdoorjournal.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=285522&ac=Outdoors
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades canal overhaul faces obstacles
Of the many engineering atrocities inflicted on the Everglades, the C-111 ranks high on the list. The canal was cut across deep South Miami-Dade in the 1960s for the Aerojet Corp., which was then building moon rocket engines so big they had to be barged.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1254008.html

Everglades National Park targets youth with podcasts
The Everglades National Park is reaching out to a broader audience -- especially a younger generation -- via podcasts.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miami-dade/communities/south/story/1252658.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Going to the Sun Road Closing
Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana will be closed for several weeks for some fashion of repair due to flooding.
http://news.cnpanyu.com/2009/0927/6143.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon studying mule rides into canyon
Changes could be in store for the mule trains that have carried tourists and supplies in and out of the Grand Canyon for more than a century.
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/grand-canyon-studying-mule-rides-into-canyon-1.1480518

Years of neglect taking big toll on Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is getting an extra dose of publicity, and it's desperately needed.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2009/09/27/20090927sun1-27.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Fire closes park’s Grand Loop
A fire in Yellowstone National Park near the northwest shore of Yellowstone Lake on Friday prompted officials to close the Grand Loop Road.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5103
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Misc. National Park News:
A glance at moose populations in selected states
Here's a look at some significant moose populations in the U.S. according to officials from wildlife agencies in those states. Experts caution that making accurate population estimates is difficult.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ilq3pchd4ggpxcTEf-ak3bfj313AD9B06URO2

What’s Wrong With the National Parks?
On Sunday, the first episode of Ken Burns’s 12-hour history, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” aired on public television. Last week, the independent National Parks Second Century Commission, led by former senators Howard H. Baker, Jr. and J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., released an extensive report on the state of the parks and a vision for the next century.
http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/whats-wrong-with-the-national-parks/

Superintendent is 4th generation in Park Service
Kayci Cook Collins jokes about being a fourth-generation National Park Service employee who's never worked at a national park — all hers have been monuments, historic sites or headquarters.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2009/sep/27/bc-nm-park-service-family/?features&travel
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park's High Divide Trail is a Pacific Northwest classic
"Did you see the bear?" the backpacker standing at the side of the trail asked. "He sure saw you."
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-09-28-olympic-national-pak-high-divide-trail_N.htm
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Sequoia National Park News:
Giant Forest restoration in Sequoia National Park balances tourism, preservation
Athena Demetry paused in a clearing that used to be a parking lot, her feet astride a clump of deer lotus and ceanothus bushes. Around her stood dozens of waist- and head-high giant sequoia saplings, their towering parents breaking up the sunlight overhead.
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20090926/NEWS01/909260311
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park fire grows in size
A fire burning in the southeast part of Yellowstone National Park has increased five-fold to 13 square miles, and officials on Sunday positioned fire hoses around the historic Lake Hotel as a precautionary measure.
http://www.kpax.com/Global/story.asp?S=11207230

Yellowstone firefighters trying to keep road open
Firefighters in Yellowstone National Park are trying to keep a key road open in the south part of the park that's near a 2.5-square-mile fire.
http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=11203749

Yellowstone's summer 2009 bison population estimate released
Yellowstone National Park has completed a bison population abundance estimate.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/articles/2009/09/25/news/news8.txt

New report shows Yellowstone healthy but facing challenges
Yellowstone National Park is doing well, but is experiencing impacts from changes taking place both inside and outside the park's boundaries.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/articles/2009/09/25/news/news7.txt
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