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Tues Oct 19, 2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31866
10/19/10 09:13 PM
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FYI. I put a new article about the death in Olympic National Park down below.

James

Acadia National Park News:
Isle au Haut drafts comprehensive plan
It has taken four years of hard work and community input, but the community of Isle au Haut is nearing completion of its first comprehensive plan in over 30 years.
http://www.workingwaterfront.com/online-exclusives/Isle-au-Haut-drafts-comprehensive-plan/14077/

Leaf peeping through New England
With more than 60 years of teaching experience between us, my husband and I, newly retired in September 2009, were eager to enjoy something we had never been able to choose before - a fall vacation.
We headed for New England and toured our usual way, tent camping at state parks and private campgrounds, packing up each day and traveling light.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article...ugh-New-England
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Denali National Park News:
Hello, Mount Stevens!
According to the Library of Congress, President Obama has signed legislation that names an Alaska mountain and icefield after the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who was killed in an airplane accident last August.
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/alaska-beat/88-alaska-beat/7202-hello-mount-stevens
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Great Smoky National Park News:
Hiker cleared in death of black bear
New evidence cited in case against photographer
Sean Konover is no bear killer - just ask the federal government.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/oct/19/hiker-cleared-in-death-of-black-bear/
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Olympic National Park News:
Mountain goat that fatally injured man known to be troublesome
A friend of the Port Angeles man fatally injured by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park on Saturday says the animal that killed Robert Boardman was "a rogue goat that someone should have done something about sooner."
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013196863_goats19m.html
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Thursday 10/21/2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31867
10/21/10 11:08 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
Global warming endangers rare Glacier stoneflyAlong with the polar bear, Glacier National Park's vanishing ice masses have long been the most startling example of climate change's devastating environmental effects.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_3a6a6bda-dccf-11df-aab7-001cc4c002e0.html
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic park rangers put goats under daily watch
Park rangers and biologists, awaiting necropsy results on a goat that fatally injured a Port Angeles man in Olympic National Park last weekend, have begun daily patrols of the area of the attack to check the behavior of other goats.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013215400_goats21m.html

Reporting from Klahhane Ridge: Olympic National Park goes on mountain goat watch (***Gallery and Video***)
Three days after the first deadly animal attack in Olympic National Park's 72-year history, wildlife biologist Scott Gremel and backcountry ranger Lynn Malarkey kept a sharp eye on six mountain goats grazing on alpine grass just below the top of Klahhane Ridge.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...oes-on-mountain
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Scientists discuss Yellowstone’s big three: climate change, invasives, land use
“If you want to get proud about a butterfly species in Yellowstone, this is the one,” said Diane Debinski, a Professor at Iowa State University.
http://www.examiner.com/yellowstone-eco-...asives-land-use

Wolf plan offered to states
A conservation group is proposing a wolf plan that would see Montana, Idaho and Wyoming manage the species through hunting outside national parks.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6592

Friday 10/22/2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31868
10/23/10 12:46 AM
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Big Bend National Park News:
Park fires affect camping
Big Bend National Park began igniting a series of small, one-acre fires on Friday, Oct. 15, in the Green Gulch area and moved into higher elevations of the Chisos Mountains this week.
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/articles/2010/10/21/news/news02.txt
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Glacier National Park News:
Wolverine: Climate warming threatens comeback
Long viewed as mean, belligerent and solitary, wolverines appear to have gotten a bum rap, according to new research conducted at Glacier National Park.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/...eatens_comeback
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Misc. National Park News:
10 parks with fantastic fall color displays
As the fall colors deepen, so do the number of people who seek them. These autumnal enthusiasts are called “leaf peepers,” and they can make a vacation out of viewing and photographing the fall foliage.
http://balita.com/?p=346
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Olympic National Park News:
Survivor recalls 1999 encounter with mountain goat in Olympic National Park
When Mike Stoican got word of Saturday's deadly mountain goat attack on Klahhane Ridge, the 53-year-old Allyn man said he realized how lucky he is to be alive.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...goat-in-olympic
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Sequoia National Park News:
2 hikers missing near Mount Whitney; 3 others found safe
Two Iranian hikers remained missing Thursday in the Mount Whitney area in or near Sequoia National Park on the same day that three other hikers from Nebraska were found safe after getting stuck in a violent winter storm Monday, officials reported.
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article...hers+found+safe
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton Installs More Food Storage Containers
Grand Teton National Park is installing dozens more containers to help keep human food away from bears.
http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/More.bear.resistant.2.1975304.html

Sunday 10/24/2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31869
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Acadia National Park News:
Road Trip: The back roads to Mount Blue and Maine's autumn beauty
This is the time of year that many of us have been waiting for, and more so after the long hot summer we’ve had.
http://www.sunjournal.com/bplus/story/929347
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Denali National Park News:
Denali National Park seeks artist in residence
Are you an aspiring artist looking for some inspiration? Do you enjoy the great outdoors and have a desire to paint spectacular landscapes? Then Denali National Park has an opportunity for you. The park is now taking applications for its artist in residence program, seeking qualified artists to visit during the summer of 2011.
http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/24/denali-national-park-seeks-artist-in-residence/
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Misc. National Park News:
Tough economic times head West after recession
A delayed decline in home prices and drops in manufacturing and tourism have caused unemployment in western mountain states to rise faster in the past year than in any other region.
http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/conten...=1&nav=5020
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Olympic National Park News:
1999 Olympic Park goat attack like fatal goring
When Mike Stoican got word of the recent deadly mountain-goat attack on Klahhane Ridge, the 53-year-old Allyn man said he realized how lucky he is to be alive.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013242620_goatattack24m.html

How Might Fatal Attack By Mountain Goat Change Backcountry Dynamics in National Parks?
Mountain goats have been described as "supreme mountaineers," can appear somewhat professorial in appearance with their goatees, and have uncanny agility.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-parks7117
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Summit Outside: The mighty elk
One of the main attractions of Rocky Mountain National Park in the fall is elk viewing. Tourists come from all over the world to view the yearly ritual of dominance between the males for rights to a harem and to hear the dramatic bugling sounds.
http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20101024/NEWS/101029902/1078&ParentProfile=1055
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Former Soccer Buff Is Grand Teton Chief Ranger
If you ask Grand Teton National Park's new chief ranger about his childhood, he can reply with one word: soccer.
http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Chief.Ranger.Nash.2.1977893.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park medical clinic to stay open
Yosemite National Park will keep its medical clinic open after officials found a new health services provider.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16416984
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10/25/2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31870
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park wants new center to house artifacts for public access, will be built in Townsend
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park wants to build a new warehouse in Townsend to hold park artifacts.
http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-tn--smokiesartifacts,0,6779126.story
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Warmer, Drier, Crowded, Grizzly-less, And With Lots of Thistle: the Yellowstone of The Future?
“The snow tips the balance,” remarked Doug Smith, senior wildlife biologist and leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, about his research findings on winter wolf predation in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tone-future7103

Study: Wolf population high enough to maintain genetic diversity
Some old research is providing new insight into the genetic diversity of wolves in the Northern Rockies.
http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_69e2d15a-dff3-11df-bacb-001cc4c03286.html

4.6 Magnitude earthquake near Yellowstone park
A 4.6 Magnitude earthquake hit Wyoming at around 17:43:59 UTC today. The earthquake was near Yellowstone park and was above average for that area.
http://fromtheold.com/news/earth/46-magnitude-earthquake-near-yellowstone-park-20626
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Yosemite National Park News:
Feds step in to keep Yosemite medical clinic open
The federal government will take over the health care needs of the thousands of tourists, rangers, rock climbers, hikers and residents of Yosemite Valley who get injured and sick.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/24/BALG1G0VIJ.DTL#ixzz13PKlTnOD
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Tues 10/26/2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31871
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The big news winner today is Yellowstone NP, however the National Parks Traveler may be the other big winner. What a great website filled with articles on the National Parks. Two of our articles come from there today.

James

Everglades National Park News
Everglades Show Signs of Improvement (Beware annoying ad)
The Everglades' alligators, herons and other inhabitants wade in cleaner water than they did in the 1970s, suggests a recent report.
http://news.discovery.com/earth/everglades-show-signs-of-improvement.html

Constrictors seen as threat in state (Note - not REALLY about the Everglades, but it is associated)
Ban releasing snakes in wild, lawmaker say
An area lawmaker is eyeing Florida's python problem and wondering if Mississippi should take action to keep nonnative snakes from being released into the wild - intentionally or accidentally.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101026/NEWS/10260336/Constrictors-seen-as-threat-in-state
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Glacier National Park News:
GNP’s glaciers: Going, going . . .
Climate warming will eliminate them within a generation, data indicate
The nation’s tenth national park — once home to some 150 named glaciers — is running out of ice fields.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/64674/title/GNP%E2%80%99s_glaciers__Going,_going_._._._
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Landmark-amphitheater dedicated at Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park are set to dedicate a new rim-based amphitheater and landmark feature at Mather Point on the South Rim.
http://www.kswt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13383166
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah National Park Ready to Embark on Year-Long 75th Birthday Celebration
You can add Shenandoah National Park to those units of the National Park System that are celebrating milestone birthdays. On November 5 the park that hugs the rippled ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia will kick off its 75th birthday celebration.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...celebration7127
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
More Bear Boxes Installed At Grand Teton National Park Campgrounds
One of the most comforting things you can find in your national park campground that lies within bear country is a metal box into which you can store your foodstuffs and cooking gear when you're not using it.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...campgrounds7111

MT livestock agency proposes brucellosis rule
The Montana Department of Livestock is holding public meetings next month on a proposed rule for a livestock disease surveillance area around Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.necn.com/10/26/10/MT-livestoc...f63c439fc4681ac

Have Yellowstone grizzly bear deaths exceeded mortality limits for 2010
Two adult female grizzly bears have died since an October 11 news release from the Yellowstone grizzly bear committee said the mortality limit for males had already been exceeded and "it is also possible that the female mortality limit could be exceeded."
http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-na...limits-for-2010

Could Yellowstone Power My Home?
The pros and cons of geothermal energy.
I recently took my family to Yellowstone, and the shooting geysers and supervolcano got me wondering—can't we tap all that energy to produce electricity?
http://www.slate.com/id/2271717/

Wolves may be de-listed from endangered list
Why does the wolf draw out such strong human emotions? This is a question ecologists are asking with legislation pending to remove the Northern Rocky wolves from the endangered species list.
http://www.usustatesman.com/wolves-may-be-de-listed-from-endangered-list-1.2380936

Fri 10/29/2010, National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #31872
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Smokies park begins to close seasonal facilities
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is easing into its winter slumber.
http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13408539
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Olympic National Park News:
No sign of illness in goat that killed WA hiker
Tests conducted on a 350-pound mountain goat that fatally gored a man in Washington's Olympic National Park and was later killed by rangers show no signs of disease or physical abnormality.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/29/AR2010102900295.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Disfigured but alive: Zimbabwe cuts horns to save rhinos
The roaring chainsaw sends fingernail-like shards flying into the baking Zimbabwean bush as it slices through the slumped black rhino's foot-long horn.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art...0affeefe74f.2c1

Gunfight, rhino killed in Kaziranga
A rhino was killed and its horn sawn off in one corner of Kaziranga National Park while forest guards battled with poachers in another corner on Wednesday night only three days before the park’s opening on November 1.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1101029/jsp/northeast/story_13113456.jsp
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grizzlies Making Strong Comeback In Yellowstone
Grizzly bear numbers are up at Yellowstone National Park, which means that encounters between bears and humans are also up.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/25544979/detail.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
New animal species found in Yosemite
Scientists exploring caves in the tumbled piles of rocks around the sides of Yosemite Valley have discovered a new predatory arachnid species with scary, scorpion-style pinchers but no stinger and no eyes, according to a paper published Sept. 30 by the Museum of Texas Tech University.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_16458091?source=rss
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park nighttime road closures to end
Zion National Park is concluding its nighttime work on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700076705/Zion-National-Park-nighttime-road-closures-to-end.html

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