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#34388 - 03/07/11 08:01 PM March National Park News
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Hey Everyone,

The National Park News will be very abbreviated this month because I will be in Death Valley. However, given the potential of an upcoming shut down of Government, I think it is important to keep the thread up and going as long as I am able (I am out of here on the 11th, but should be able to update about a week in).

Having Said that - We all have an opportunity to take action! You can send your local representative what you think of this situation. Please see this letter from the National Parks Conservation Association:

Don't let Congress close our national parks!
https://secure.npca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=487

James
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#34389 - 03/07/11 08:07 PM 03/07/11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park News:
Floodwaters Force Closings in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Recent heavy rains sent rivers out of their banks and triggered the closing of flood-vulnerable facilities in low-lying areas of Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park7734
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Eruptions continue on the Big Island
Madame Pele is putting on quite a show on the Big Island.
http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Er...euBK-660zg.cspx
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Misc. National Park News:
Eastern cougar declared 'extinct'
Many locals swear they've seen a cougar in the wild of Western North Carolina mountains, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has news for them: the big cat is officially extinct.
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/B0/20110302/NEWS01/110302043/0/SPORTS/Eastern-cougar-declared-extinct-?odyssey=nav|head
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grizzlies are Waking Up
Despite the presence of a lot of snow in Yellowstone National Park, some big furry animals with long teeth and claws are deciding it is spring.
http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/grizzlies-are-waking15101

New Yellowstone superintendent comments on possibility of government shutdown
While millions from all over the world come to see all the beauty of Yellowstone National Park, there is a chance that this opportunity may not be available due to a possible government shutdown.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/new-yellowstone...nment-shutdown/
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park Visitor Facilities Open for 2011
Superintendent Jock Whitworth announced the reopening of the Zion Human History Museum and South Campground in Zion National Park. Both of these visitor facilities have been closed during the winter months. In addition, the park horse concession will begin operations for the season.
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/1215...e_first_stories
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#34393 - 03/08/11 03:53 PM Tues 03/08/11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
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Not a ton of news today, but there is a bit. :P Please keep the focus on making our officials keep the National Parks OPEN. Please see yesterday's news and if you wish, fill out the petition.

James


Big Bend National Park News:
Submit Comments on a Shared-Use Trail in Big Bend National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced an Environmental Assessment (EA) for developing a shared-use trail — including opportunities for mountain biking — in Texas’ Big Bend National Park. The plan is now available for public review and comment.
http://www.imba.com/alerts/big-bend-ea
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Denali National Park News:
Mountain Climbers Protest Avalanche of Excessive Government Fees
Faced with an unprecedented 150% increase in mountaineering fees on the highest peak in the United States, Mount Denali (McKinley), Alaska, as well as increases in fees at other National Parks, the American climbing community has come to the U.S. capital to demand the government be more efficient instead of seeking to raise its revenues. The new fees would be $500, the equivalent of a month's rent for an average American.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/...-117515803.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Moonlight Ski And Dining Affair To Benefit Glacier National Park
Can you imagine skiing under the full moon at Whitefish Mountain Resort in northern Montana? You can do that later this month, and benefit Glacier National Park, during the annual Moonlight Dine & Ski for Glacier at the resort.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park7719
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption boosts visitation
Who says a volcanic eruption has to be bad for business? Particularly when it involves a spectacular lava show, and the business in question is tourism.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...urism-/146648/1
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Gov. Schweitzer to meet with new Yellowstone chief as bison dilemma looms
The new chief of Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to meet with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Tuesday as officials struggle over what to do with more than 500 bison captured during their winter migration out of the park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b8...ison-Slaughter/

Grizzly's threatened status appealed in Ore. court
Dueling attorneys for a conservation group and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offered starkly different opinions Monday about the future of the grizzly bear population in and around Yellowstone National Park, if the bear is taken off the threatened species list.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/07/AR2011030704349.html
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#34412 - 03/10/11 10:24 PM 03.10.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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Death Valley National Park News:
National park is gateway to citizenship
With sand dunes and snow-capped peaks as their backdrop, 13 people were sworn in as U.S. citizens Wednesday in the first naturalization ceremony ever held in Death Valley National Park.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/national-park-is-gateway-to-citizenship-117724603.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Freight train derails near Montana's Glacier park
Nineteen cars of a freight train have derailed near Glacier National Park in Montana, forcing Amtrak to bus passengers around the blocked track.
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_us_montana_train_derailment.html

Heaven’s Peak restoration raises concerns
Glacier National Park’s plan to stabilize the remote Heaven’s Peak Lookout has sparked a lively debate over appropriate uses in wilderness. But unlike other public debates over the years, this one is, in part, between current and former employees of the Park Service.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/article_de6770d4-4a75-11e0-8353-001cc4c03286.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Foxx bill puts profit over preservation (Editorial)
If President Teddy Roosevelt were alive, he'd have one word for a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of Watauga County: "Shame."
http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar...tion-ar-845143/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Montana, federal agencies negotiating 'buffer zone' for bison to roam outside Yellowstone park
Montana and federal officials are negotiating a proposal to open a large area north of Yellowstone National Park to roaming bison during winter — a move aimed at relieving pressure to slaughter the disease-bearing animals when they leave the park.
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/article.jsp?content=D9LSD7NO0

Captive bison eating Yellowstone National Park's stockpile of hay
More than 600 bison are being held in capture facilities north of Yellowstone National Park, including 62 that were captured Wednesday.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...e394b764d2.html

Grand Teton National Park Will Be Backdrop For The National Park Service Academy
If you see more than a few college students in Grand Teton National Park next week, it's because they're attending the National Park Service Academy during their spring break.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ice-academy7742
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#34583 - 03/24/11 08:56 PM 03.24.11 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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Congaree National Park News:
Budget cuts may delay Congaree park expansion
The expansion of Congaree National Park would be put on hold if budget cuts initially approved by the U.S. House make it through the Senate.
http://www.thestate.com/2011/03/24/1748622/budget-cuts-may-delay-congaree.html
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Denali National Park News:
Scenic Byway on Parks Highway to look at draft interpretive plan
In 2009, the Parks Highway, from the Chulitna River bridge to Fairbanks, became a national scenic byway.
http://ktna.org/2011/03/23/scenic-byway-on-parks-highway-to-look-at-draft-interpretive-plan/
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Glacier National Park News:
In Glacier, volunteers help track secretive wolverines
A creature long-maligned is finally getting some positive attention. The wolverine, one of Glacier National Park’s most rugged animals, is the subject of an ongoing study by biologists to learn more about the mysterious animal.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/article_ef290e54-5561-11e0-8b04-001cc4c03286.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
NPS Continues to Search for Possible Downed Plane in Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is continuing to search approximately 600 square miles of rugged backcountry for a possible downed plane in Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/nps-con...tional-park.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Tennessee's Hwy 321 now the 'Great Smoky Mountains Byway'
Organizers in East Tennessee are trying to make Highway 321 like Route 66: a historic, scenic road that will draw visitors from all across the country.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/162977/2/Tennessees-Hwy-321-now-the-Great-Smoky-Mountains-Byway
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii wildfire threatens protected rainforest
Specialized firefighting teams Wednesday battled a remote wildfire touched off by the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, which has burned some 2,000 acres of national park land.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-rt-usreport-us-hawaii-tre72m5f1-20110323,0,1967087.story
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Misc. National Park News:
Do moose suffer noise pollution stress? (Note, while this piece specifically mentions Keni, I felt it was really a misc. piece)
New study hopes to find out by measuring moose hormones in the refuge but skeptics say the study attacks snowmachiners
Tim Mullet, a doctoral candidate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is currently involved in a two-year study of the relationship between sound and moose on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
http://homertribune.com/2011/03/do-moose-suffer-noise-pollution-stress/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
North moose hunt in doubt
Calf-cow ratio has improved but is too low to sustain population, experts say.
While some Jackson Hole moose numbers look better this winter, low calf-cow ratios north of Moran likely will preclude hunting in the Teton Wilderness next fall for the first time in 100 years.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7118
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#34595 - 03/25/11 07:31 PM 03.25.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News;
Bears waking up in Glacier National Park
It's a sure sign of Spring in Northwest Montana...bear tracks have been showing up in the snows of Glacier National Park, which means the animals are ready to shake off the winter slumber and start eating.
http://www.kpax.com/news/bears-waking-up-in-glacier-national-park/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
The National Park Service says it is continuing to work with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office to refine its search for a plane which may have gone down in Grand Canyon National Park on March 11.
http://www.yourwestvalley.com/glendale/article_ae79c128-559d-11e0-bf3c-001cc4c03286.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Providing $500,000 For Blue Ridge Parkway Projects and Programs
A variety of projects and programs -- from music in the mountains to rangers in the classrooms -- will move forward at the Blue Ridge Parkway thanks to $500,000 in funding from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...nd-programs7836
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Kings Canyon National Park News:
Kings Canyon National Park suffers from power outage
For the fourth day in a row, the power is out at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. The snow-covered park is still making for a family-friendly vacation for some visitors.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8032899
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Misc. National Park News:
10 great places to see animals in the wild
College students aren't the only ones on the move for spring break. Animals are migrating now, too, which makes it a perfect time to see them in parks and refuges. "They're becoming more active. It's a good time to go," says Mark Wexler, editor of National Wildlife, the magazine of the National Wildlife Federation, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. There's always an element of chance involved, but you're almost guaranteed an animal sighting at some locations. Wexler shares favorite spots with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...ild-/45298578/1



Yellowstone National Park News:
Where the buffalo roam
Conservationists and Native American tribes in the US are fighting to restore the wild bison to its old home.
In the remote northeast corner of Montana on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Robert Magnan has built a fence.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/03/201132414227983413.html

Yellowstone hires new public affairs spokesman
Yellowstone National Park has hired a new public affairs spokesman.
http://www.kgwn.tv/Global/story.asp?S=14319703
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Yosemite National Park reopens with limited services
Some roads into Yosemite National Park reopened Thursday morning, pending weather and safety along the highways.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts...ices-storm.html
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#34618 - 03/28/11 09:36 PM 03.28.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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Everglades National Park News:
Pythons Still Roaming Everglades
As part of the ongoing effort to protect native wildlife from invasive species, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has removed six pythons in the last week in areas where they have not previously been found, including areas deep in the heart of the Everglades and north of Alligator Alley.
http://swflorida.blogspot.com/2011/03/pythons-still-roaming-everglades.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Mountain Lion hunting seasons ends as bears starting to venture out
Mountain Lion hunting season comes to an end at sunset on Monday in several northcentral counties, including Glacier county. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks say they've received their pre-established harvest quota for the season.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/mountain-lion-hunting-seasons-ends-as-bears-starting-to-venture-out/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountain Hikers Found Safe
A group of hikers and a three year-old were found safe Sunday morning, after getting stranded in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.wsmv.com/news/27338279/detail.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Congress Slashes $101 Million From National Park Service Budget. More To Come?
One-thirteenth of 1 percent of the $3.55 trillion federal budget gets you funding for the entire National Park System and the agency that oversees it, according to National Parks Conservation Association analysts.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...t-more-come7858
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Olympic National Park News:
Number of visitors drops at area parks
It has been a rough winter for visitation at Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks. The number of recreational visits over the first two months at each park was down about 20 percent.
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/03/27/1594314/number-of-visitors-drops-at-area.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Indian tribes prepare way for buffalo's return
The Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation want to preserve one of the last genetically pure herds of buffalo in North America.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/state/118717724.html

Snowpack remains above normal
It's not news to folks who live out winter in West Yellowstone, but the numbers are still encouraging.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_605c2544-593a-11e0-be80-001cc4c03286.html

As many as 15 Yellowstone bison freed, officials investigating
A Yellowstone National Park official says an investigation is under way to determine who let out about a dozen bison from a facility in an area closed to the public.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/1981d8cec80642e8baf684b84e63e5fb/WY--Yellowstone-Bison-Freed/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Power restored to Yosemite National Park
Power has been restored to Yosemite National Park after a nearly week-long storm-related outage.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17713114?nclick_check=1
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#34634 - 03/30/11 06:30 PM 03.30.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Isle Royale National Park News:
AP Newsbreak: Female shortage endangers wolves
Scientists tell The Associated Press the wolves of Isle Royale National Park may go extinct because they are dangerously short of females.
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/ap-newsbreak-female-shortage-890482.html
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Jasper National Park News:
Jasper National Park designated a dark sky preserve by Canada's astronomers
If you like your night sky unencumbered by neon and street lights, then Jasper National Park may be the place for you.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-an...-118887284.html
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Joshua Tree National Park Escapes Threat of Nearby Landfill
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Kaiser Ventures LLC on an appeals court decision overturning a federal land exchange. The land deal would have allowed the world's largest garbage dump to be built on the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2011/2011-03-28-093.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Burt's Bees founder wants to donate national park
The mere mention of Roxanne Quimby's name used to rile some Maine sportsmen because she wouldn't let them hunt, trap or snowmobile on her vast acreage. But the hard feelings have eased since the multi-millionaire founder of Burt's Bees cosmetics began meeting face-to-face with sportsmen to share her conservation goals.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9M7M7L00.htm
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Steps to protect straying Ranthambore tigers
The union ministry of environment and forest plans to take steps to ensure the safety of the tigers that sneak out of the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, an official said Tuesday.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-...how/7814737.cms
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Agency Was Right to Pick Hunters Over Wolves
The National Park Service did not violate federal law when it dismissed a plan to release a pack of sterile gray wolves in Rocky Mountain National Park to help thin a burgeoning and destructive elk population, a federal judge ruled.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/29/35342.htm
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park opens exclusively for bicycling before vehicles allowed
http://lubbockonline.com/life/2011-03-30/yellowstone-park-opens-spring-bicycling

Beetle spread slows in Wyoming
Wyoming’s bark beetle epidemic is showing signs of slowing, forestry officials say, for the rather depressing reason that the insects are running
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...f0ee40f8d6.html
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