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2.24.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #34231
02/24/11 05:58 PM
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Banff National Park News:
The return of bison
A talk on the possible return of bison shows the economic value that can come with the animal
http://www.banffcragandcanyon.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2989318
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Big Bend National Park News:
Antelope population transferred
The lights of 26 pickups marked a snaking line moving through the predawn darkness Wednesday into the staging area for the delicate mission of moving 200 pronghorn antelope from the Texas Panhandle to the Trans Pecos.
http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011-02-24/antelope-population-transferred
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Area grants support mountain initiatives
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded a new round of grants to preserve and promote Western North Carolina’s heritage.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/3321-area-grants-support-mountain-initiatives

Weather cuts Smokies visits
Visitation through all the entrances of Great Smoky Mountains National Park was off by 29.2 percent in January as compared with January 2010, Park officials announced Tuesday.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/Local_News/story/Weather_cuts_Smokies_visits_id_008183
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Spraying of high value pine trees to prevent infestation of bark beetles
Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation N1526115076Spraying of high value trees in Rocky Mountain National Park to prevent infestation of bark beetles
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&...re&_cview=0
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Greater Yellowstone ready for winter storm
Just days after reducing the avalanche danger on Sylvan Pass, portions of Yellowstone National Park could see a foot of new snow in the coming days and experience wind chills of 45 degrees below zero.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...d7cfafb2c9.html

Oregon tribes pursue first bison hunt in century
Knee deep in snow, Francis Marsh crouched behind a boulder and peered through the rifle scope at his target 40 yards away. He breathed in deeply to calm his racing heart.
http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1110ap_us_back_to_bison.html

New Yellowstone chief says bison a priority
Yellowstone National Park's new superintendent says park workers will continue feeding an estimated 525 captured bison that face potential slaughter while negotiations continue over the animals' fate.
http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=14086425

Budget battle makes park land deal tough
Congressional delegation remains noncommittal over funding park’s purchase of state land
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7025

Yellowstone Bison Citizens' Working Group meets for first time in hopes of addressing bison issues
At the first meeting of the Yellowstone Bison Citizens' Working Group, Virginia Tribe stood before a room of ranchers, bison advocates and concerned citizens – all equipped with distinct opinions – and asked for a consensus.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/article_481ec424-3f67-11e0-a37a-001cc4c03286.html

Teenage girl rescued after driving snowmobile into Madison River; Woman rescued in another snowmobile crash
A teenage girl from Billings was rescued over the weekend after riding a snowmobile over a 100-foot embankment into the Madison River.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/teenage-girl-re...owmobile-crash/
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02.25.11 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #34240
02/25/11 04:29 PM
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Big Bend National Park News:
BBNP seeks comment on proposed Boquillas crossing
The Department of Homeland Security is planning to reopen a crossing in the Boquillas area of the Rio Grande River and international border in Big Bend National Park.
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_ada53e78-402e-11e0-8a9a-001cc4c002e0.html
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Everglades National Park News
Russian Parks Officials Study How U.S. Manages Protected Areas (Almost went under 'misc.' news)
The snow-covered environs of Siberia’s Lake Baikal and the subtropical ecosystem of Florida’s Everglades may be separated by 11,165 kilometers and several climate zones, but when it comes to the challenge of managing such national treasures, these two protected natural areas have much in common.
http://media-newswire.com/release_1143876.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Lummis: Sell federal land to fund Grand Teton deal
The Interior Department should consider selling federal land in Wyoming to pay for acquiring more than two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming's congresswoman said.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html

Wyoming groups remain at odds with BLM's amended drilling plan
Several groups opposed to a drilling project in the McCullough Peaks said Wednesday that a revised environmental study released last week by the Bureau of Land management has changed little from the agency's original document.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...913bdfb9e8.html

Oregon Tribes Pursue First Bison Hunt In Century
Knee deep in snow, Francis Marsh crouched behind a boulder and peered through the rifle scope at his target 40 yards away. He breathed in deeply to calm his racing heart.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=134018224

02.28.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey] #34273
02/28/11 09:18 PM
02/28/11 09:18 PM
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Everglades National Park News:
Want to try night biking in Everglades park? Ranger will lead the way
The heart of winter in South Florida may be the best season to explore the three national parks that surround the region: Everglades, Biscayne and the Big Cypress National Preserve.
http://www.tampabay.com/features/travel/florida/article1153220.ece
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
With uranium mining a given, let's control it better (Editorial)
Mining in northern Arizona has had a checkered past. And mining for uranium ore has had a sullied one. Most of the problems can be traced to 1872 and a federal mining law that essentially gave away the store in the interest of opening the West to exploration and settlement.
http://www.azdailysun.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_be96d48c-44f4-5fe7-8aaa-daeb7437e211.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Learn snowshoeing at Mount Rainier
Olympia’s parks department is offering an “Intro to Snowshoeing” trip to Mount Rainier National Park on Saturday.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/27...l#ixzz1FI45aDXG
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic Peninsula sport fishery issues up for public comment
There are some changes looming on the horizon regarding the northern Olympic Peninsula fisheries.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/reeltimenorthwest/2014348483__there_are_some_changes.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Hope as rare rhino calves filmed in Indonesia
Hidden cameras have captured proof that Javan rhinos are breeding in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, the last redoubt for the endangered mammals, conservationists said Monday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art...8eb7bbce000.7c1
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah park road, trails reopen
A major stretch of Skyline Drive reopened Sunday in Shenandoah National Park after being closed for a week because of a fire, the park said.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-b...-trails-re.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Legislature's bills aim to rein in free-roaming bison
The livestock industry's concern over the threat of disease spreading from wild bison to cattle has helped advance about a dozen bills restricting the movement of bison.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_c76a8500-4233-11e0-aeeb-001cc4c002e0.html
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