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#27596 - 01/22/10 06:04 PM Fri 1/22/10 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Please note that the news piece on the wolves in Utah (misc) is not really a 'parks' piece per say. It is interesting news given their role within the Greater Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain areas.

James

Glacier National Park News:
U.N. scientists urge stop to mining around Glacier National Park
An international team of UNESCO scientists has recommended a moratorium on mining north of Glacier National Park, a conclusion that echoes the longstanding sentiment of locals on both sides of the border.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_bba74350-070d-11df-8fb4-001cc4c002e0.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Number of visitors to Smokies in 2009 highest in nearly a decade
Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2009 was the highest in almost a decade - despite the weak economy and wet weather during the spring and summer.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jan/21/number-of-visitors-smokies-2009-highest-nearly-dec/

75th anniversary sees a marked increase in visitation
In 2009 during the Park’s 75th Anniversary celebration, Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw the largest number of visitors in almost a decade and recorded a 5 percent gain over 2008 visitation. Despite unrelenting rains and an economic slump, the Park received 9,491,436 visitors through its three main entrances and outlying areas in Calendar Year 2009.
http://seymourherald.com/news/2010/jan/21/75th-anniversary-sees-a-marked/
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Olympic National Park News:
Hurricane Ridge road closure to hurt providers of winter mountain gear
The projected six-week closure of Hurricane Ridge because of a washout of its access road was bad news this week not only for snow lovers, but also for retailers who sell or rent gear for the mountains.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20100122/NEWS/301229995
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
South Downs National Park could cause confusion over planning
RESIDENTS in the new South Downs National Park could be left "confused" over who decides what they can build.
http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/4865110.New_national_park_could_create_problems/

Arms cache in Kumana National Park
The Security Forces continuing search and mopping up operations in the North and East recovered a cache of arms and ammunition on Wednesday.
http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/01/22/sec03.asp
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Utah Parks (Misc.)
Utah lawmaker puts wolves in his crosshairs
Wolves are out of control, says Utah Sen. Allen Christensen, and the state's policy should be to kill them. Heck, he did. Went to Canada to bag one. It's at the taxidermist.
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14241339
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone Swarm: More Smaller Quakes
After two moderate quakes on Wednesday night, the most recent Yellowstone National Park earthquake swarm appears to be shifting, with more quakes recorded on Thursday and Friday morning, but most of the small were of a very minor magnitude.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201001...ller-quakes.php

Yellowstone's current quake swarm hits 901.
The number of earthquakes experienced since Sunday at Yellowstone National Park has risen to 901, with two of the strongest occurring late Wednesday, according to scientists monitoring the situation.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14244298#ixzz0dMfhS0Ws

Educating Visitors to preserve Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park's newest store has opened to the public with a single purpose; to inspire people to help preserve North America's national parks. Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Yellowstone's concessioner, has converted its gift shop in the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel into an interpretive facility, dedicated to informing park visitors about climate change and offering environmentally friendly products.
http://www.etravelblackboard.com/showarticle.asp?id=101221&nav=21

NEK students get live lessons from Yellowstone
This was not a normal science class for eighth-graders at Orleans Elementary School. Their teacher Kristen Olbrys conducted class live from Yellowstone National Park
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=11854050
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park Announces Release of the Yosemite Environmental Education Center Final Environmental Impact Statement
Yosemite National Park announces the availability of the Yosemite Environmental Education Center Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for public review. The Yosemite Institute (YI), a nonprofit partner organization, has provided environmental education programs for children in Yosemite National Park since 1971. YI provides multi-day experiential programs in the park under a cooperative agreement. .....
http://thepinetree.net/index.php?module=announce&ANN_user_op=view&ANN_id=15607
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#27597 - 01/25/10 07:46 PM Mon 1/25/10 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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American Samoa National Park News:
American Samoa announces National Park upgrade
The National Park of American Samoa, which is overseen by the U.S. government, is investing more in the Manu’a Islands, where half of the park lands are located.
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=51545
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Glacier National Park News:
Moonlit Cross Country Ski Program at Glacier National Park
On the evenings of January 30 and February 27, the public is invited to join a free, four-mile, ranger-led cross country ski excursion at night in Glacier National Park.
http://usparks.about.com/b/2010/01/25/moonlit-cross-country-ski-program-at-glacier-national-park.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National park News:
National park biologists are trying to come to grips with a hog Infestataion in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/2ad8801b-www.wlos.com.shtml
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Misc. National Park News:
Bill aims to save wilderness areas
Just before the New Year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced the "California Desert Protection Act of 2010," a landmark piece of legislation that would add land to Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks and the Mojave National Preserve. The bill would also designate new wilderness areas in the California desert, and provide needed protection for popular rivers like Deep Creek, Whitewater, and Surprise Canyon.
http://www.sbsun.com/pointofview/ci_14255653
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Olympic National Park News:
Fishers Released in Olympic National Park
Twelve more fishers have been released into Olympic National Park, continuing a three-year effort to re-establish a self-sustaining population in the park.
http://usparks.about.com/b/2010/01/24/fishers-released-in-olympic-national-park.htm
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Close call for Giant Koala
The Giant Koala in the Western Victorian town of Dadswells Bridge has escaped unharmed from a fire raging in the Grampians National Park.
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201001/s2800290.htm
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park visits up in 2009
Despite a weak economy, 2009 brought more visitors to national parks across the country, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, N.D.
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/266966/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wyoming Intervenes for Snowmobilers
Wyoming claims that it was cut out of a say in writing a federal rule to reduce snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and that the rule's demand for commercial guides constitutes an unfair tax.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/01/25/23984.htm

Paul Andersen: Fair Game
Disturbing news about earthquakes came over the Internet last week, but it wasn't about the quakes that wreaked havoc in Haiti. The Denver Post reported a “swarm of earthquakes” at Yellowstone National Park that produced 644 tremors in four days.
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100125/COLUMN/100129887/1021&parentprofile=1061

Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Winds Down
With only three recorded quakes in the last 24 hours, the Yellowstone earthquake swarm appears to be dying down, paralleling the slowdown in seismic activity around the globe.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/20100124517/news/articles/earthquake-swarm-sputtering-down.php

Ranchers wary of moving bison to Guernsey park
Some ranchers are opposed to a proposal to move 14 wild Yellowstone bison to a state park in southeast Wyoming, despite assurances from state officials that the animals are free of an animal disease that can cause abortions among cattle.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/35030579
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#27598 - 01/27/10 02:44 PM Wed 1/27/10 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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There is a lot of news today and I will try to post updates later.

James


Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Rockslide near Smokies is unstable
State officials say a portion of mountainside on U.S. 441 between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg remains very unstable following two rockslides this week.
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20100127/NEWS01/1270346
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Rwanda: Akagera National Park Gets New Management
Kigali — Barely a month after concluding a joint management and co-financing deal to oversee further development of Akagera National Park, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has handed over the park to the contracted management.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201001270085.html
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park elk poacher fined $2,500 for killing trophy bull
A poacher was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and sentenced to three years probation and the loss of hunting privileges for the same length of time after pleading guilty to illegally killing a trophy elk in a national park in 2007.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2010/01/national-park-elk-poacher.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park marks 95th birthday
Park officials, advocates look toward centennial
As park officials and advocates begin to look ahead to its 2015 centennial, Rocky Mountain National Park turns 95 years old today.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100126/LOVELAND01/100126001
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#27599 - 01/27/10 07:00 PM Re: Wed 1/27/10 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Hey Everyone - Part II of the news...



Denali National Park News:
Illegal moose earns man probation, fine
An Anchorage man who illegally hunted a sub-legal bull moose in Denali National Park has been sentenced to a year of probation, the U.S. attorney said Monday.
http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/crime/story/1109982.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Canal work begins in Everglades project
Water managers and environmentalists Tuesday celebrated breaking ground on a $30 million overhaul of a canal cut across the southern Everglades in the 1960s -- the third Everglades restoration project to begin this year.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1447845.html

Coral in Florida Keys suffers lethal hit from cold
Coral bleaching, usually triggered by hot weather, erupted after this month's cold snap, devastating shallow water corals across the Florida Keys.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/story/1447907.html

Anglers face snook limits
Snook have taken a hit from this month’s cold snap and now some fear the hurt could extend to anglers that make their living on the water.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/jan/26/snook-closure-cold-fish-kill/
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Glacier National Park (BC)
Glacier National Park beneficiary of Preserve a Park program
Glacier National Park in British Columbia has been chosen as the beneficiary of Austin-Lehman Adventures’ (ALA) first annual Preserve a Park program.
http://travel.canoe.ca/Travel/News/2010/01/26/12615761-qmi.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Tenn. woman killed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by falling trees
The National Park Service says a 39-year-old woman was killed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when trees fell on the car she was riding in.
http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-tn--smokies-fatality,0,243876.story
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Point Reyes National Seashore
Woman, 77, disappears at Point Reyes
Search crews are looking for a 77-year-old woman who disappeared at Point Reyes National Seashore over the weekend.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/26/BA0U1BN7L1.DTL#ixzz0dqBTC9hG
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park Turns 95 in 2010
Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates its 95th anniversary this year, making 2010 a very special year.
http://usparks.about.com/b/2010/01/26/rocky-mountain-national-park-turns-95-in-2010.htm
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah National Park proposal pushes for community ties
Visitors to Shenandoah National Park bring in more than $41 million to surrounding communities, according to a new report that says improved collaborations between the park and communities will attract more visitors and non-local cash.
http://www2.newsvirginian.com/wnv/news/l...ity_ties/51454/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
More than 1,200 tiny quakes hit Yellowstone Park, but jitters are few
Yellowstone National Park is shaking again, but jitters seem few so far.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_9db5e032-0a22-11df-95bc-001cc4c002e0.html

Sylvan Pass reopens
Sylvan Pass at the Eastern Entrance to Yellowstone National Park was reopened to travel Monday after park employees used a howitzer to mitigate avalanche danger. The road was closed on Sunday.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c002e0.html

Idaho snowpack levels going from bad to worse
A water expert with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says snowpack levels in Idaho are worse than expected.
http://www.fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?S=11876121

State vet's assurance should calm ranchers
It's difficult to imagine a safer or better home for 14 Yellowstone bison than Guernsey State Park, which was suggested by Wyoming officials to host the animals. They are now in a Gardiner, Mont., quarantine facility and face possible slaughter if federal and state agencies in Wyoming and Montana can't find an acceptable place to keep them.
http://www.trib.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_5163d258-ee8f-5c96-b049-8b9cf18df486.html
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