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#34799 - 04/12/11 09:10 PM April National Park News
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#34800 - 04/12/11 09:18 PM 04.12.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Bills seek to change Maine’s concealed weapon laws
Lawmakers heard hours of arguments Monday about the right to self-defense versus the state’s obligation to protect the public as they considered proposals to loosen laws dictating when and where someone can carry a concealed gun.
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/11/politics/bills-seek-to-change-maine%E2%80%99s-concealed-weapon-laws/?ref=latest
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
St. George Man Banned from Grand Canyon for Illegal River Run
US Magistrate Court Judge Mark E. Aspey in Flagstaff has banned Dean Woods Jr., 24 of St. George, Utah from Grand Canyon National Park for kayaking on the Colorado River without a permit.
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/1268...e=home_stories6
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Misc. National Park News:
Maine Woods National Park idea faces challenges
Conservationist Roxanne Quimby has some convincing to do if she's to sell her idea of another national park in Maine, starting with the state's congressional delegation.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9MGRC382.htm

Judge Slams National Parks Service Over Tobacco Warehouse
The ongoing legal saga over the city's plan to give DUMBO's Civil War-era Tobacco Warehouse to the theater group St. Ann's Warehouse took an interesting turn on Friday, when a judge ruled that the National Park Service improperly removed the building from federally protected parkland.
http://gothamist.com/2011/04/11/judge_slams_national_parks_service.php

Become a Junior Ranger during National Park Week
The National Park Service is pleased to announce National Park Week 2011. April 16-24, 2011, has been selected as the annual week-long observance for celebration and recognition of our National Parks. This year’s theme is “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” in recognition of the connection between human and environmental health and the important role that America’s national parks play in both.
http://businessclarksville.com/2011/04/11/become-a-junior-ranger-during-national-park-week/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Amid neighboring states' concerns, Wyoming toughens rules to ID cattle from brucellosis zone
Concerns in Colorado and Nebraska have prompted Wyoming to adopt a new rule for identifying cattle raised around Yellowstone National Park, an area where the animals are considered to be at greater risk of brucellosis exposure.
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/article.jsp?content=D9MI4H7O0

Yellowstone Partners With U.S. Recycler to Turn Plastic Trash Into Textiles
If there’s one sight more reliable than “Old Faithful” at Yellowstone National Park, it’s the profusion of garbage that mars an otherwise-pristine landscape. Although Yellowstone previously shipped its recyclable plastic bottles overseas, the park has inked a new partnership with a Georgia-based firm to protect American jobs, reduce transport fuel and emissions, and prevent an exploitable resource from clogging up our landfills.
http://www.ecouterre.com/yellowstone-partners-with-u-s-recycler-to-turn-plastic-trash-into-textiles/

U. research: New image of Yellowstone plume shows bigger size
The upper contours of a hot blob of molten rock plunging at least 400 miles below Yellowstone National Park are coming into sharper relief, thanks to new data generated by measurements of electrical conductivity.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51606052-78/plume-data-rock-seismic.html.csp
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#34809 - 04/13/11 06:26 PM 04/13/2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park (BC) News:
Man fined for skiing in Glacier Park avalanche closure area
A Duncan, B.C., man was fined $500 after he was caught skiing in a restricted area of Glacier National Park.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/revelstoketimesreview/news/119702204.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon National Park will Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 7 with Jack Hanna
Grand Canyon National Park will Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 7 this year; and television host Jack Hanna will be joining in the celebration.
http://gardennews.biz/?id=5143
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
National Park rangers to set up DUI checkpoints
Rangers with Great Smoky Mountains National Park this week will establish checkpoints to stop intoxicated drivers.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/apr/13/national-park-rangers-set-dui-checkpoints/

Purple traps hung to gauge spread of destructive bug
State and federal agricultural officials have hung approximately 4,500 purple box traps in a 50-mile radius of Knox County to survey the recent invasion of a nonnative beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern U.S. and Canada.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/apr/13/tree-experts-on-pest-patrol/
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park seeking volunteers for marmot monitoring program
For the second year, Olympic National Park is looking for volunteers to visit designated survey areas to tally marmot numbers and distribution.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014756681_marmots13.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Deal struck to let Yellowstone buffalo roam in Montana
For the first time in a century, buffalo from the nation's last purebred herd will be able to roam from Yellowstone National Park into parts of Montana without facing capture and likely slaughter, based on a government agreement approved on Tuesday.
http://www.kfor.com/sns-rt-usreport-us-bison-ytre73c0ln-20110413,0,3626340.story

Yellowstone snowmobile traffic up slightly
Snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park was up slightly this past winter, which the National Park Service attributed to heavy snowfall, according to a press release.
http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?ID=2739565

Yellowstone's Supervolcano More Massive Than Expected (Note: Initially reported yesterday)
The gigantic underground plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano might be bigger than previously thought, a new image suggests.
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/04/1.../#ixzz1JQen4fBa

Budget deal may allow wolf hunts in Montana, Idaho
The 11th hour budget compromise slated for final Congressional approval this week includes a controversial provision that lifts gray wolves from the federal Endangered Species List across most of the Northern Rockies - opening the door to commercial hunts this fall, and focusing new attention on wolf-related tourism in Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...l-park/155666/1

Tolerance of grizzlies may play role in future management
The key to maintaining a strong grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem may no longer lie in the numbers of bears roaming the area, but rather in the minds of the people who live there.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...f70715ccd4.html

Grand Teton to offer sage grouse watching tours
No grousing allowed on this tour - unless you're a sage grouse, that is.
http://www.kgwn.tv/Global/story.asp?S=14436203
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#34811 - 04/14/11 03:25 PM 04.14.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
U.S. quarter a 'priceless' celebration of Glacier National Park
While preparing his remarks for a ceremonial launch of the newly minted Glacier National Park quarter, it occurred to Superintendent Chas Cartwright that 25 cents won't buy much in today's economy.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_5c16b07e-6639-11e0-b1f9-001cc4c03286.html

Glacier spring snow plowing under way
Spring snow plowing is under way in Glacier National Park, with crews expecting to encounter deep snow in some areas.
http://www.cdapress.com/news/outdoors/article_5dc0ef8f-44ca-5389-8125-4f119886471d.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
A long time coming: Smokies national park unveils new visitor center
To describe the new visitor center on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a long time coming is something of an understatement.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/it...-visitor-center
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Mammoth Cave National Park News
Mammoth Cave National Park Officials Taking Added Precautions Against White-Nose Syndrome
White-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that's spreading through bat colonies in the eastern half of the United States, has been detected in Kentucky, prompting officials at Mammoth Cave National Park to step up their safeguards against the disease.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...se-syndrome7958
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Misc. National Park News:
Chimani Announces Free iPhone Apps for National Park Week
Chimani, LLC announced today that all iPhone national park apps will be free during National Park Week, which runs from April 16-24. The Android versions of each national park app will be available for only $.99 cents. The Chimani national park apps normally sell for between $4.99-$9.99 each.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/13/prweb8295404.DTL
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Did Heavy Snow Tamp Down Yellowstone National Park's Winter Visitation?
Too much snow might not have been a good thing at Yellowstone National Park this past winter, as park officials suggest heavy snows might have discouraged people from visiting the park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-visitation7950
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#34821 - 04/16/11 04:50 PM 04.16.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park News:
Texas: Fine dining in rugged Big Bend National Park
On the banks of the Rio Grande where the river has carved steep canyons through the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert, dozens of kilometres from any civilisation, Chef Francois Maeder is whipping up white chocolate mousse.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=10719502
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Quarter Released in US Mint and National Park Service Ceremony
The United States Mint and the National Park Service held a special release ceremony for the Glacier National Park Quarter in a high school gymnasium not far from the rugged mountains, treasured wilderness, and historic chalets that draw millions of visitors a year to western Montana. The festivities took place on Wednesday afternoon April 13, 2011, at Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Montana.
http://www.coinnews.net/2011/04/14/glaci...rvice-ceremony/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
1872 mining law threatens Grand Canyon
A U.S. law from the pick-and-shovel days of the Western frontier now threatens natural treasures including Grand Canyon National Park as mining claims on public lands proliferate, an environmental group said on Friday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/15/us-mining-usa-grandcanyon-idUSTRE73E7O420110415
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Dry, warm weather helped hiker missing in Buncombe survive
Dry weather, age and warm daytime temperatures likely helped keep a South Carolina woman alive for four days after she became lost during a day hike, search and rescue experts say.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110415/NEWS/304150059/1130/Be-Hero-Mountain-Area-Red-Cross/Warm-days-helped-missing-SC-hiker-survive?odyssey=nav|head

Plans To Shut Down Coal-Fired Power Plants Should Help Clear Air Over Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Editorial)
Struggling to see the the iconic stair-step progression of mountains, struggling to catch your breath while hiking, or even struggling to catch a fish in Great Smoky Mountains National Park could someday soon be overcome thanks to an agreement to shut down coal-fired power plants in the region.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...national-pa7962
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Misc. National Park News:
No admission fees at 300+ National Parks next week
Uncle Sam has a deal for you. The National Parks are free next week.
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2346454

National Park Service to Host Junior Ranger's Day
Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to spend some time outdoors with the family?
http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/s2067906.shtml
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone Opens Today!
They are the three most beautiful words in the English language: Yellowstone opens today. As of right now, the west side of the Park is open to traffic, despite some issues with snow, particularly in the Old Faithful area. Here's a look at the rest of the spring road-opening schedule.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/20110415755/news/articles/yellowstone-opens-today.php

U.S. poised to lift federal protections for wolves
The gray wolf would become the first creature ever removed from the U.S. endangered species list by an act of Congress under a provision in the budget deal set to be passed by U.S. lawmakers this week.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/14/us-usa-wolves-idUSTRE73D6IR20110414
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#34856 - 04/18/11 08:13 PM 04.18.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Hundreds still without power after wind storm; Acadia National Park reopens most areas
As the storm passed and the wind died down across Maine, utilities said they were making headway restoring power to the more than 20,000 customers who lost service earlier in the day.
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/1...-national-park/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Thousands of traps set for beetle that kills ash trees in Knox County
Agricultural officials have hung thousands of purple traps in a 50-mile radius around Knox County to survey a nonnative beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/154d1c77dc90408f834406eecbd1b1f1/TN--Ash-Borer/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Montana's 'wolf man'
Ed Bangs, who for 23 years led the effort to reintroduce and recover healthy wolf populations in the northern Rocky Mountains, is retiring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in June.
http://helenair.com/news/article_c2c42c20-68b9-11e0-8796-001cc4c002e0.html

Sixth-graders explore nature at Expedition: Yellowstone!
It's almost as if the wild beasts that wander the expansive lands of Yellowstone National Park are welcoming Kevin Flanagan and his class of 15 West Yellowstone sixth-graders to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_032068f4-68fd-11e0-80a4-001cc4c03286.html

Yellowstone supervolcano: A moving target
A new study by University of Utah researchers says nothing about the chances of another cataclysmic eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, which has produced three such catastrophes in the past 2 million years.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_f699697c-fab2-5d80-ada6-681e389cbfe7.html

Climate Change: Making The Nation's Bears Hungry?
National Parks Week kicks off Saturday, but the celebration comes at a rough time for National Parks. Harried by federal funding cuts and urban development, the nation's park system is also facing the rising threat of climate change.
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/16/135468901/climate-change-making-the-nations-bears-hungry

Group modifies fences so park pronghorn can roam
An organization that works to improve and protect the nation's national parks is trying to help pronghorn antelope in the Yellowstone National Park area by altering fences in the region.
http://www.greenwichtime.com/default/art...oam-1340968.php
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Yosemite National Park News:
Not even Yosemite National Park is sacred to scalpers
Profiteers offering campsites, tickets
http://www.modbee.com/2011/04/17/1649967/not-even-yosemite-national-park.html




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#34876 - 04/20/11 09:27 PM 04.20.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park News:
Texans recognize 5 species as their official state flower
Ever wondered how to grow bluebonnets, collect rainwater or create a garden that attracts wildlife? The articles listed below contain a wealth of information that will help you transform your yard into a native plant landscape.
http://www.thecherokeean.com/news/2011-0...cial_state.html

George W. Bush to honor wounded veterans on bike ride
Former President George W. Bush will host a three-day, 100-kilometer bike ride through the desert this month in honor of servicemen and women severely wounded during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20055221-503544.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Townsend tourists face road construction
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park could see a lot of visitors this weekend. But drivers heading that way should be aware of some potential headaches.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/166767/2/Townsend-tourists-face-road-construction

4 great N.C. mountain hikes
Looking for a great place to park your car and hit the paths and trails south or west of Asheville? Jim Hargan, author of "The Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains: An Explorer's Guide" (Countryman; $21.95) offers these suggestions
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/20/2237148/4-great-nc-mountain-hikes.html#ixzz1K6IvxBKx
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Rock climber dies in Joshua Tree Natl. Park
A 33-year-old rock climber is dead after falling about 110 feet while rappelling down a rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park.
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Misc. National Park News:
During a recent conversation with my friend Erika, I was reminded how our daily lives are impacted by decisions our elected officials make on our behalf.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/article_347edb20-69f1-11e0-9ea1-001cc4c002e0.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Biologist recognized for grizzly recovery in greater Yellowstone
Andy Pils keeps a small office at the Wapiti district ranger station, although he doesn’t spend much time here among the filing cabinets and computer monitors.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...6a9a766627.html
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Zion National Park News:
Utah search for three lost hikers reveals nine
Rescue crews find group huddled and cold in Zion National Park canyon
Rescuers looking for three hikers who went missing in Utah's Zion National Park were surprised to find nine huddled together in a remote canyon on Tuesday evening, according to local a report.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42675980/ns/us_news-life/
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#34880 - 04/21/11 08:35 PM 04.21.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Archaeological research gives glimpse of life on Maine coast
An archaeological research project focusing on the food remnants left by pre-Columbian inhabitants of coastal Maine is shedding new light on the diet and habits of some of Maine’s earliest citizens. The big find: indigenous people in Maine held to the coast during the winter until the arrival of Europeans changed their long established migratory patterns.
http://knox.villagesoup.com/news/story/a...ne-coast/393327

Park Hosts Junior Ranger Day
Enjoy a special family day in Acadia National Park, either on Mount Desert Island or at the Schoodic Peninsula section of the park, as part of the 5th annual National Junior Ranger Day. On Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., children 12 and younger and their families are invited to get outside, get moving, explore, and discover how to protect Acadia’s natural and historical resources. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64263:Park%20Hosts%20Junior%20Ranger%20Day&catid=909:bar-harbor
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Denali National Park News:
Preparing for McKinley climbing season
Five helicopters buzzed the air around Mount McKinley on Tuesday, a sign of spring in Talkeetna as sure as blooming daffodils.
http://www.adn.com/2011/04/20/1820920/preparing-for-mckinley-climbing.html#ixzz1KBtslpCW
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Man dies after 150-ft. fall in Joshua Tree National Park
A 33-year-old climber who fell about 150 feet while rappelling in Joshua Tree National Park died, a coroner's spokesman said Wednesday.
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110421/NEWS0804/104210313/Man-dies-after-150-ft-fall-Joshua-Tree-National-Park?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Fish and Wildlife seeks any more reports of wandering wolf in eastern Wyo
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants people to report any more sightings of a black wolf that appears to have wandered hundreds of miles east of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/39f7a9a17f804fa0ac9be9096322e807/WY--Prairie-Wolf/

Wandering bison causing trouble in Gardiner
Joe Sperano Sr. doesn't blame the bison for the torn-down fencing or the irrigation pipes that have been bent in the past few weeks.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...7124a85282.html

Documentary on bison to air on PBS
During the four years that he spent working on a documentary about Yellowstone National Park's bison herd, Doug Hawes-Davis said he was continually pressed about whether he was for cows or for bison.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...c1153d64e0.html
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Zion National Park News:
Hikers walk out of Zion Canyon on their own
Hikers love the narrow canyons and towering rock walls of the popular hike known as the Subway in Zion National Park. But those same features, complemented by a torrent of icy cold water, are what caused several adventurers to become briefly stranded.
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/otherviews/120320184.html
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#34911 - 04/25/11 06:07 PM 04.25.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Schoodic's future still unsettled
Plans to build a resort on the quiet peninsula have stalled, but locals remain worried.
Years ago, when Tom Sidar commented on the Schoodic Peninsula's raw beauty to former Acadia National Park Superintendent Paul Haertel, the response shocked him.
http://www.pressherald.com/life/schoodics-future-still-unsettled_2011-04-24.html
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Denali National Park News:
Land donation aids visitor center
A recent agreement allowing the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to receive a 130-acre private land donation in Denali State Park is an important step in the continued development of the multi-agency South Denali Visitor Center project. The proposed visitor center is a cooperative project among the state of Alaska, the National Park Service and Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
http://www.adn.com/2011/04/23/1824813/land-donation-aids-visitor-center.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Plano murder suspect survived perilous jump at Grand Canyon
Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park are amazed that Terrance Black is alive.
http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Plano-mur...-120561919.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Historic Great Smoky Mountains National Park building re-opens for public day use
The Appalachian Clubhouse, located in the Elkmont Historic District of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has been rehabilitated and is now available for public day use.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/167387/...-public-day-use
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Two tiger cubs spotted at Ranthambore National Park
Two new tiger cubs have been spotted at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, taking the total number of cubs in the park to 12, and bringing cheer to wildlife enthusiasts.
http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=local&newsid=234698
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Yellowstone National Park News:
West welcomes new Yellowstone superintendent, winter use ‘transition' plan
Then you'll probably recognize the upcoming "transition" plan that the National Park Service plans to utilize for the winter of 2011-12. It won't be the permanent plan, the draft of which will be announced around May 1. Instead the winter use plan for next winter will be utilized as a "transition" plan to bridge the time between the relatively late decision on the upcoming long-term EIS and last winter.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_03a5e0ae-6e77-11e0-abd2-001cc4c002e0.html

Schweitzer's bison solution should protect Park County
The great bison battle —we're referring to the one surrounding Yellowstone Park, not the Great Falls crosstown rivalries —goes back more than 100 years.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110424/OPINION/104240303
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Yosemite National Park News:
Stealing nature
Yosemite scalpers leave Park Service frustrated
Scalpers have figured out ways to cut in line and snag camping reservations and Half Dome climbing permits at Yosemite National Park.
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110424/A_OPINION01/104240303/-1/NEWSMAP
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#34918 - 04/26/11 09:43 PM 04.26.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
First Junior Ranger Day at SERC April 30
The National Park Service will hold a National Junior Park Ranger Day at the Schoodic Education and Research Institute (SERC) Saturday, April 30. This is the first time the junior ranger program is being offered at SERC. Organizers welcome children 5-12 years old, accompanied by an adult.
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64654:First%20Junior%20Ranger%20Day%20at%20SERC%20April%2030&catid=1034:community&Itemid=189
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Big Bend National Park News:
Former president accompanies injured vets on grueling bike ride
A group of young veterans, accompanied by a special guest, began a grueling 100-kilometer, or 62.1-mile, mountain biking trek through Big Bend National Park in the heat Monday afternoon. Though the narrow, single track trails aren't much wider than the bikes they ride, they have all fought bigger battles to be where they are today.
http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_bfc07b9a-ed85-5c3b-9875-96249dee5a04.html
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Denali National Park News:
National Park Svc seeks volunteer in park coordinator GS 11 (Denali National Park, AK) (Not really news, but may be of interest)
Job Title: Volunteer-in-Park Coordinator (VIP), GS-301-11
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: DENA467928KD
http://groups.google.com/group/careers-i...tvc=2&fwc=1
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Head for mountains: 61st Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage begins Tuesday in Smokies
Tuesday marks the start of the 61st Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadia...g?docId=6670666
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Conservation efforts help increase Nepal's rhino population
Chitwan (Nepal), Apr 26 (ANI): The population of one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) has increased in Nepal, according to the country's National Rhino Census.
http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/216725
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Details emerge in discovery of missing Flathead skiers bodies
Rescue crew members say that the bodies of two Flathead Valley men who went missing in the mountains of Grand Teton National Park were found 15 feet under an avalanche, still tucked away for the night in their tent and sleeping bags.
http://www.kpax.com/news/details-emerge-in-discovery-of-missing-flathead-skiers-bodies/

Yellowstone to release 25 captured bison to see if animals will stay in park
Yellowstone National Park officials say they are releasing some of the hundreds of wild bison captured this winter as they attempted to migrate into Montana.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/54c7e9cacafe4ed0ad9d1f3131e89238/MT--Yellowstone-Bison/
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