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October National Park News: #31856
10/07/10 01:58 PM
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Glacier National Park:
Montana's melting glaciers: The poster-child for climate change
As recently as 100 years ago, Montana's Glacier National Park had more than 150 glaciers throughout its more than one million acres.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/10/06/montana.glaciers.climate/index.html?hpt=T2
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Rescued hiker recounts 6 harrowing days in the desert
Real estate broker Ed Rosenthal, 64, lost 20 pounds and became so feeble that he could not walk or sit up, even against a rock. He says it's 'definitely a miracle' he's alive.
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/06/local/la-me-1006-hiker-20101005
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Misc. National Park News:
National park quarters hard to find; blame the slow economy
When the Arizona state quarter was issued two years ago, Carolina Butler of Scottsdale, Ariz., gave rolls of the quarters to her children, grandchildren — even her plumber.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2010-10-07-quarter07_ST_N.htm
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Environmentalists push for 800-acre expansion of Mount Rainier National Park
Environmentalists from Washington state are mounting a campaign to complete acquisition of land for a small expansion of Mount Rainier National Park at the northwest corner of the park.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013091597_mountrainier07m.html
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North Cascades National Park News:
Reward offered for information about bear poachers in North Cascades National Park
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of hunters accused of illegally killing two black bears off state Highway 20 in North Cascades National Park.
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/10/06/1654188/reward-offered-for-information.html#ixzz11hGbISfw
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Sequoia National Park News:
$52 million in marijuana plants eradicated in Sequoia National Park
The National Park Service announced today that an illegal marijuana plot was removed by rangers in nearby Sequoia National Park on Wednesday, September 29th.
http://www.examiner.com/backpacking-in-f...a-national-park
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Park breaks last year’s record visitation
With three months left in the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has already broken last year’s record visitation.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html

Friday October 8, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31857
10/08/10 05:37 PM
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Acadia National Park News:
Beech Mountain Fire Tower in Acadia National Park Could Be Open This Weekend
If the weather cooperates, the Beech Mountain Fire Tower in Acadia National Park will be open on Saturday for visitors interested in getting a canopy-level view of the park's fall foliage.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...pen-weekend7059
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Big Bend National Park News:
Big Bend planning major pavement work
Big Bend National Park is undergoing pavement preservation to upgrade and improve the condition of all park roads. The work will include a chip seal, to be completed in stages, including the road to the Chisos Mountains Basin and Lodge.
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/articles/2010/10/07/news/news04.txt
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Rain swamps southern parts of Utah
Portions of southern Utah were swamped with rain throughout Wednesday and into Thursday morning, while flood watches remained in effect for certain areas.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700071778/Rain-swamps-southern-parts-of-Utah.html
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Misc. National Park News:
New mobile app answers national park questions
A new mobile app gives visitors tips on 50 popular national parks - how to get there, what it costs, what animals you might see, and whether or not you should let the dog chew on those berries.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/oct/07/bc-dc-park-app/?features&travel

iPhone tool serves as lizard wizard for scientists seeking scaly invaders
Having trouble telling the difference between a Burmese python and a Ball python? There's an app for that.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/...sts-959140.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Fall colors peak at Mount Rainier, with winter closures pending
Staff at Mount Rainier National Park reported Thursday that fall colors at the park's higher elevations are probably at their peak and will likely continue for the next week or two, depending on weather.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2013098016_webrainier07.html?cmpid=2628
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
FWP euthanizes bear found near West Ystone school
Three grizzly bears that raided chicken coops near Gardiner have been relocated into Yellowstone National Park, but a male bear that had been hanging out near the school in West Yellowstone was not so fortunate.
http://www.necn.com/10/07/10/FWP-euthani...7652485bcc25fa3

Sunday Oct 10, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31858
10/10/10 10:15 AM
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Cumberland Island National Seashore
Residents turn houses over to Park Service
Larry Phillips didn't have to circle Sept. 29 on his calendar.
For 25 years, he has known when he would have to move out of his 1,200-square-foot home on Cumberland Island and hand the keys to the National Park Service.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nation/residents-turn-houses-over-to-park-service-104650809.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System
Dudhwa National Park to be named after Ambedkar
The Dudhwa National Park, rated as the second largest wildlife reserve after the Corbett National Park, will soon be renamed as Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar National Park, a top government official said Saturday.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...s#ixzz11xtOfhmB
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Shenandoah National Park News
If you want to check out the fall foliage closer to home, the color in Shenandoah National Park is near its peak.
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/travel/2010/oct/10/s-fall10-ar-546997/
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Oasis of Life Found in Yellowstone Lake
Researchers discovered an abundance of life near a deep geothermal vent on the bottom of Yellowstone Lake. They used a remotely operated vehicle built by the same man who made the one for Titanic research to survey the floor of the very large cold lake. Near the vent they found moss, worms and shrimp, at a depth of about 100 feet in 90 degree water. (Surface waters rarely exceed 64 degrees Fahrenheit). The warmed vent water contains nutrients, gases, and even poisons.
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/oasis-of-life-found-in-yellowstone-lake.html#ixzz11xuQFXv5
Lewis to retire, Wenk named new YNP Superintendent
Suzanne Lewis has decided it's time to retire. After serving as the Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park for eight years, she's decided to retire and will end her career on Oct. 22.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_ba61c148-d3c5-11df-994c-001cc4c002e0.html

Mon Oct 11, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31859
10/11/10 09:00 PM
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Acadia National Park News:
Visitor Survey: Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, with its rocky coastlines, thickly forested and mountainous interior, and great hiking trails and cycling paths, appears to be popular with young families, according to a survey.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/10/visitor-survey-acadia-national-park7046

Researchers Work to Reveal Bird Migration Pathways in the Gulf of Maine
To document the value of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge lands to migrating birds, refuge biologists have joined forces with other partners in the newly established Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network (Network).
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/43888/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park seeks comment on Grand Ditch breach project
Rocky Mountain National Park will hold two public meetings this week to discuss alternatives for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration Project.
http://www.examiner.com/national-parks-i...-breach-project

Life On the Fire Lines in Rocky Mountain National Park
Ed Waldron holds the Kestrel, or weather meter, up to the wind. In the next five minutes, he will note wind speeds at least a dozen times to make sure he is sending accurate readings to the handful of firefighters widening the blackened line in the drainage below him.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/10/life-fire-lines-rocky-mountain-national-park7067
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone closing after record season
Yellowstone National Park is gradually closing down after the busiest summer season on record.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/50452143-80/season-yellowstone-park-record.html.csp

Yellowstone’s future to be discussed at 10th biennial scientific conference (Note - Beware annoying banner ad)
Yellowstone’s future to be discussed at 10th biennial scientific conference
http://www.examiner.com/yellowstone-eco-...ific-conference

Chronicle editorial: Challenges await new Yellowstone Park chief
Park Service veteran Dan Wenk will soon become superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, succeeding Suzanne Lewis, who is retiring after eight years of seeing the park through some controversial times.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/article_a90b3958-d4ae-11df-92b6-001cc4c03286.html
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Tues Oct 12, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31860
10/12/10 03:24 PM
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Glenn Canyon National Park News:
Memorial Service Scheduled for Glen Canyon National Park Rangers
A joint Celebration of Life event will be held in Page, Arizona for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Park Rangers Brent McGinn and Laurie Axelsen on Thursday, October 14 at 1:00PM MST.
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/9876...e_first_stories


Grand Canyon National Park News:
Artists Attempt to Capture Grand Canyon Grandeur
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States has long been an attraction for painters and photographers, as well. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado river, in northern Arizona, is so vast and so deep that it challenges the skill of artists to represent even a small portion of its grandeur and beauty.
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Artists-Attempt-to-Capture-Grand-Canyon-Grandeur--104730654.html


Misc. National Park News:
More Calls For "National Park" Designations Across The National Park System
What's in a name?
Apparently a lot when the name includes "national park."
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...park-system7042
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Two elephants die after eating pesticide-contaminated grass
Two pregnant female elephants of Kaziranga National Park died after they consumed grass sprinkled with pesticides in an adjacent tea garden in upper Assam's Golaghat district, park authorities said.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...s#ixzz12AqNkpat
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
DNA Tests Indicate Yellowstone National Park Elk, Not Bison, Most Likely To Spread Brucellosis
While bison in Yellowstone National Park draw the most attention for the potential to spread brucellosis to livestock in the surrounding states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, genetic studies indicate that elk are most likely behind the disease's spread in the region.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...brucellosis7039
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Conservancy Donates $5.9 Million to Yosemite National Park
With Giant Sequoias keeping watch nearby, Yosemite Conservancy donated $5.9 million to Yosemite National Park to preserve and protect park resources and enrich the visitor experience.
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/11/2298903/yosemite-conservancy-donates-59.html#ixzz12AqWONuf
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Wed Oct 13, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31861
10/13/10 04:44 PM
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Acadia National Park News:
Fall foliage makes Bar Harbor a destination spot on travel website
Fall foliage makes Bar Harbor a destination spot on travel website
Foliage on Mount Desert Island has earned the Bar Harbor area a power ranking for spots to see fall colors.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=132050&catid=2
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Great Smoky Mountain National park News:
Birds of prey on display in the Smokies
Naturalist Doris Mager, also known as the Eagle Lady, will introduce the public to some of her favorite birds of prey during a program at the Mountain Farm Museum from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside Cherokee.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/index.p...-in-the-smokies
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Misc. National Park News:
Filmmaker Ken Burns partners with tour company to offer national park trips
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, whose six-episode PBS series on the history of the national parks helped lure millions of viewers out of their living rooms and into the great outdoors, is partnering with Connecticut-based Tauck Tours to try and draw more.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...travel/127141/1
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
At Kaziranga, five elephants die in six days
As many as four wild elephants have died around the Kaziranga National Park within six days, ringing alarm bells among the authorities. A domestic elephant owned by the forest department died of cancer last week.
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/At-Kaziranga--five-elephants-die-in-six-days/696836

The Rebirth of Gorongosa National Park
Fifty years and three months ago, Mozambique's first national park was born. In making that decision, the Portuguese colonial government joined a worldwide 20th-century effort to ensure that at least some undeveloped landscapes stayed that way.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-pringle/the-rebirth-of-gorongosa_b_760444.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton)National Park News:
Yellowstone crowds witness wolf-bison standoff
The day-and-a-half struggle between an ailing bison and a wolf in Yellowstone National Park came to an end about dusk on Tuesday.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspa...-dusk-on-t.html

Study finds wolves genetically diverse, dispersing
‘Pivotal’ research could change the wolf debate in the northern Rockies.
Wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains are genetically healthy and have migrated and bred successfully among subpopulations in central Idaho, greater Yellowstone and northern Montana, according to a new study.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6565

Thursday Oct 14, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31862
10/14/10 06:17 PM
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Banff National Park News:
Railway spearheads effort to save grizzlies in Banff National Park
Canadian Pacific Railway is shelling out $1-million to research how it can keep grizzly bears off its tracks in Banff National Park, where trains are the top threat to the threatened species.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nati...article1755954/
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System
Indian elephant deaths spark probe
India's environment minister has ordered a probe into a recent spate of wild elephant deaths, apparently as a result of accidental poisonings, near a remote northeastern wildlife refuge, officials said Thursday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/arti...docId=D9IRC50G0
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
All about the numbers
Park visits up through September
Everything is looking up in Rocky Mountain National Park. With three more reporting months to go, it looks like the park will see close to, if not more than, three million visitors enter in 2010. With 484,455 people counted entering the park in September, the year-to-date number is 2,723,445. This was 4.37 percent more than were counted in 2009 and a 1.5 percent increase in the year-to-date numbers.
http://www.eptrail.com/ci_16339604
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Bison avoid areas in Wyo. where they can be hunted
Wildlife managers say bison continue to avoid areas where they can be hunted on the National Elk Refuge, making it difficult to reduce the population and protect resources on public land around Jackson Hole.
http://www.necn.com/10/13/10/Bison-avoid...ff0e832ff958265
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Monday October 18, 2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31863
10/18/10 11:30 AM
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Misc. National Park News:
New app offers guide to 50 national parks
I'm in Rocky Mountain National Park watching the elk resting on the Estes Park golf course when someone from the Visitors' Center approaches me about taking a survey.
http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/localsports/10-17-2010-new-app-for-national-parks
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Weather puts damper on visits to Rainier
As expected, visitation at Mount Rainier National Park was down in September. Rain and poor weather kept many folks home, with 160,832 recreational visits at the park last month. That is the lowest total for September in the last 10 years.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/17/1385624/weather-puts-damper-on-visits.html#ixzz12izIsjK4
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Olympic National Park News:
Man killed by goat in Olympic National Park was experienced hiker
Bob Boardman of Port Angeles, a devoted hiker, diabetes nurse and musician, was killed by a mountain goat on Klahhane Ridge on Saturday afternoon.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...perienced-hiker
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Shenandoah National Park News:
End of Season Coming For Shenandoah National Park
As fall colors drift across the lower elevations of Shenandoah National Park, they signal not only the height of fall but the end of the park's high season.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/10/end-season-coming-shenandoah-national-park7088
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Destination of the week: Jackson Hole, Wyo.
This skiing hot spot has plenty going on when it's not snowing: How about biking, hiking or camping for starters?
Jackson Hole, Wyo., is known as one of America's great ski destinations. Unlike its peers in Colorado and the other Rocky Mountain states, Jackson, the town, and Jackson Hole, the surrounding valley area, remain popular during the summer. Grand Teton National Park is a major warm-weather draw. It is nearly on par with national parks like Yosemite and nearby Yellowstone.
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/destination-of-the-week-jackson-hole-wyo
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Yosemite National Park News:
Two bay area men were safe Saturday night after setting off a GPS distress signal in the High Sierra Friday.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=7727774


Zion National Park News:
Preserving the Sound of Silence in Zion National Park
With many roads closed today for a marathon cutting through the city, parts of Istanbul were wonderfully -- if eerily -- quiet and peaceful. Though I've become accustomed to the constant drone of urban noise, its occasional absence reminds me just how much sound is a key, if little-considered, aspect of how we experience places, whether natural or developed. For just that reason, a landmark program is under way in Utah to preserve how a popular national park sounds.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/preserving-sound-silence-zion-national-park.php
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Re: Monday October 18, 2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31864
10/19/10 09:29 AM
10/19/10 09:29 AM
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"Man killed by goat in Olympic National Park was experienced hiker"

Thats not somthing you hear every day.

I guess if its your time to go....its your time to go.

Dont' mean to be light about somones death...but this is not your usual suspect.

Roman

Re: Monday October 18, 2010, National Park News: [Re: RomanJohnston] #31865
10/19/10 01:55 PM
10/19/10 01:55 PM
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Hey Roman,

Yeah - that is why I put it in the news. I decided a couple months back to not include deaths in the parks because there are so many, and honestly, it is very sad. Having said that, i added this because it is something quite rare. I read a follow-up yesterday evening that states that this particular ram had a reputation for aggressive behavior towards humans - just not at a level that they felt it needed to be put killed. Yesterday, that also happened.

James

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