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06.22.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #35575
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon and Mount Hood 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Release Dates
he final 2010-P America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins will feature Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.
http://www.silvercoinstoday.com/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
More than $463,000 raised for trail improvement fund at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Friends of the Smokies organization says cash gifts and pledges total more than $463,000 for a new trail improvement fund in the national park.
http://www.wreg.com/news/sns-ap-tn--smokiestrailimprovement,0,3933793.story
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Olympic National Park News:
Park rangers kill aggressive elk in Hoh Rain Forest campground
An adult female elk was shot and killed June 20 by an Olympic National Park ranger in the Hoh Rain Forest of west Jefferson County.
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=29476
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Snow falling in Colorado mountains
Winter weather has returned to Colorado, just a day before summer officially begins.
http://www.necn.com/06/20/11/Snow-fallin...5724821d13be58a

Snow in RMNP nearly puts brakes on bicycle tour
Standing next to Trail Ridge Road on Monday, Michael Burron of Philadelphia found himself a bit incredulous to the scene playing out in front of him.
http://www.9news.com/sports/article/204161/295/Snow-in-RMNP-nearly-puts-brakes-on-bicycle-tour
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6.23.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #35583
06/23/11 08:12 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
Rotary International students make treasured stop at Glacier Park
For the three dozen Rotary International students who circumnavigate the United States by train each year, Glacier National Park always ranks high on the list of memorable stops.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1Q8Efxm21

WCS study calls for more wilderness
Some 3.3 million acres of land is protected in 18,000 square miles that make up the U.S. portion of the spectacular Crown of the Continent in Montana.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110623/LIFESTYLE05/106230315/WCS-study-calls-more-wilderness?odyssey=nav|head
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
OFFICIALS PAN US MINING DECISION
Ban on seeking uranium seen by some as harming economy
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a six-month emergency withdrawal Monday that ropes off about one million acres of uranium-rich lands in northern Mohave County to new mining claims and exploration — a measure that has some elected officials in Arizona and Utah up in arms.
http://www.havasunews.com/articles/2011/06/22/news/doc4e017a9d61651170179341.txt
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Dept. of Interior-run lands pump $620 million into Tennessee economy
With about 5,000 of the jobs in rural parts of the state, Tennessee ranks tenth in the nation among states benefitting from rural jobs supported by Interior programs, according to a new report from the Dept. of the Interior.
http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headline..._124376819.html
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah National Park marks 75 years with celebration
Shenandoah National Park turns 75 years old this year.And as part of the yearlong celebration, park officials are hosting a rededication ceremony Saturday at Big Meadows along Skyline Drive’s milepost 51 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/j...tio-ar-1128158/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
No tent camping in 3 campgrounds near Yellowstone
Gallatin National Forest managers, on recommendations of grizzly bear experts, have banned tent camping at three campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park, including one where a Michigan man was mauled to death last July.
http://www.ajc.com/travel/no-tent-camping-in-985566.html

Wildlife advocates look to reduce collisions in North Fork corridor
By the looks of it, the carcass has been here for months, slowly receding into the soft spring soil to become a pile of bones, teeth and hide.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1Q8ER1ahN

Pronghorn late during annual Wyoming trek
A heavy snowpack has delayed the annual, 6,000-year-old spring migration of most of a herd of pronghorn antelope in western Wyoming, causing wildlife biologists to wonder about the ramifications on females and their offspring.
http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/articl...p#ixzz1Q8FKFzSA
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6.24.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #35585
06/24/11 03:03 PM
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Bryce Canyon hosts annual Prairie Dog Day
Bryce Canyon National Park is celebrating the unique and important role of the Utah prairie dog with a day long celebration Saturday.
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110623/NEWS01/106230327
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Denali National Park News:
Air, ground search finds hikers tired but OK
Two hikers were located just outside Denali National Park and Preserve at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday after an air and ground search that involved 35 to 40 searchers. The hikers' condition was described by the National Park Service as "tired, but uninjured."
http://www.adn.com/2011/06/23/1933511/air-ground-search-finds-hikers.html#ixzz1QCpXkzjP
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Institute Looks to Expand in 28th Year
As the Glacier Institute heads into its 28th year of providing outdoor education for kids and adults in national forests and parks, the non-profit is looking to upgrade and expand its popular programs.
http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/glacier_institute_looks_to_expand_in_28th_year/23578/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
U.S. extends uranium moratorium for 6 months
The federal government on Monday extended for six months a moratorium on new uranium mining claims in a million-acre buffer zone around the Grand Canyon as it awaits the conclusions of a study of potential environmental harm to the region.
http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20110622/NEWS0107/106220340/
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Mesa Verde National Park News:
Toxic tentacles of mercury
Element’s levels monitored at Vallecito, Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs
Researchers at the Mountain Studies Institute are part of a team taking soil and lake-sediment samples here this summer to better understand the far reach of toxic mercury in our ecosystem.
http://durangoherald.com/article/20110624/NEWS01/706249915/-1/s
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Chinook Pass reopens, east side of Mount Rainier
The Washington Transportation Department reopened Chinook Pass Thursday, about a month later than it typically takes to clear snow from the 5,430-foot-high pass on Highway 410 between Enumclaw and Naches.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Ch...p#ixzz1QCpnVCdO
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Yellowstone National Park News:
No tent camping in 3 campgrounds near Yellowstone, including 1 where bear killed man
Gallatin National Forest managers, on recommendations of grizzly bear experts, have banned tent camping at three campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park, including one where a Michigan man was mauled to death last July.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/n...dShH_story.html
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06.28.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #35607
06/28/11 05:59 PM
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Everglades National Park News:
Environmentalists want FPL out of Everglades National Park
On Wednesday residents and environmental activists encouraged the National Park Service to purchase the tract of land FPL owns in the Everglades, rather than trading for a parcel further east.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/23/2281325/environmentalists-want-fpl-out.html#ixzz1Qav4rX57
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier NP officials hope to announce Sun road plan
Plowing and rehabilitation work continues on the Glacier National Park's famed Going to the Sun Road and right now, park officials say that's there's just no telling when the snow will be cleared.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/glacier-np-officials-hope-to-announce-sun-road-plan/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Repairs and Renovations in Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park, managed by the Department of Interior’s National Park Service, is using about $18 million in Recovery funds for 15 projects, ranging from preserving trails to making park facilities more energy efficient. Intended beneficiaries include not only sight-seers and hikers, but also a Native American tribe living on Grand Canyon National Park land.
http://rismedia.com/2011-06-26/repairs-and-renovations-in-grand-canyon-national-park/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Volunteers can play park ranger Monday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06...l#ixzz1QauGBuMT
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Road in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley washed out
A road in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley has been closed after some 30 feet were partly washed out by high water.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...BQmH_story.html

Washout temporarily closes Yellowstone road
Crews are working to repair a section of road in the northeast section of Yellowstone National Park that has been damaged by high water, according to the National Park Service.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=58400
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Yosemite National Park News:
Rare bighorn sheep face new pressures from lions
On the easternmost edge of this expanse of glacial granite, far from tourist haunts, a tiny lamb rams his mother's udder then flutters its tail when milk starts to flow.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_18352822

First fire for summer in Yosemite National Park
Dry lightning and even lightning associated with thunderstorms is a larger problem in spring and summer in the back country wilderness of Yosemite National Park.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/308461#ixzz1QauwiS7q
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Zion National Park News:
Dixie State College research team studying Zion National Park frogs
A research team from southern Utah’s Dixie State College is studying the relationship between a fungus and frogs in Zion National Park.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52084881-78/zion-frogs-fungus-park.html.csp
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06.29.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #35619
06/29/11 08:22 PM
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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
JFK flights delayed because of sex-starved turtles crossing runway to get to breeding grounds
A pack of sex-starved turtles shut down a Kennedy Airport runway Wednesday by crossing the tarmac to get to their seasonal breeding grounds.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011...l#ixzz1QhEjXyNb
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Misc. National Park News:
What's ailing America's national parks?
As president of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Tom Kiernan is, not surprisingly, a fan of Ken Burns' documentary, "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea," but he'd like to add an addendum.
http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/27/6958910-whats-ailing-americas-national-parks
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Rock and snow avalanche tear down Mount Rainier
A large rock and snow slide is photographed on Mount Rainier, originating above the Nisqually Glacier and traveling nearly two miles. Read more about the rock and snow avalanche in this story. See more pictures of the devestation in this photo gallery.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2015454245_pt_rainier_avy.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Savor The Gifts That Are Grizzly Bear 399 & Clan in Grand Teton National Park
What’s the value of a grizzly bear? For far more people than not, few things in this age of avatars surpass the thrill of seeing a grizzly bear family in its native element.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park8372
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06.30.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #35629
06/30/11 05:37 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
Aggressive Mountain Lion Spotted In Glacier National Park
Visitors to the Lake McDonald area of Glacier National Park are being warned to watch out for an aggressive mountain lion.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park8384

Going-to-the-Sun Road may open later than ever
Only twice in the history of the Going-to-the-Sun Road has the scenic drive in Glacier National Park opened for the season after July 4.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110630/NEWS01/106300303/Going-Sun-Road-may-open-later-than-ever?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day
Western Arts Day, an annual celebration of Grand Canyon National Park's history and culture, will be held at the North Rim Saturday, July 9, 2011.
http://www.oldwestnewwest.com/2011062953...n-arts-day.html
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Mammoth Cave National Park News:
Mammoth Cave National Park Cracking Down on Crime and Asking for Help
Mammoth Cave National Park rangers are cleaning up the park and asking for the public's help. Park rangers say you can help them solve crimes and even make money doing it.
http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/Mammo..._124745769.html
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Misc. National Park News:
That Grand Teton National Park Ranger Is Juan Ibanez (Note, I placed this here vs Grand Teton/YSNP Section as well)
Earlier this month we ran a story about an anonymous Grand Teton National Park ranger who seemingly went out of his way to assist a young father and his three sons during a fishing outing in the park. Well, we now know whom that ranger is.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/06/grand-teton-national-park-ranger-juan-ibanez8379

Study: America's National Parks Keep Falling Apart
We can't even keep our national parks from falling apart, according to a new report this week from the National Parks Conservation Association.
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/06/30/study-americas-national-parks-keep-falling-apart/#ixzz1QmXRfjNV
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Mount Rainier National Park opens for summer activities
The road to Sunrise, located on Mt. Rainier's northeast corner, will open Friday, July 1, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, and there are plenty of summer time activities to enjoy.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/re...al_park_op.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
SkyWest stopping Salt Lake service at YRA
SkyWest Airlines, which has made two flights daily to Salt Lake City from Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, plans to discontinue that service after Sept. 6.
http://www.powelltribune.com/news/item/8471-skywest-stopping-salt-lake-service-at-yra

Spraying for Mountain Pine Beetle to Begin on Yellowstone and Gardiner Ranger Districts
The Gallatin National Forest will be applying insecticides in recreation sites on the Yellowstone and Gardiner ranger districts over the next few weeks to treat pine trees susceptible to the mountain pine beetle. The current mountain pine beetle epidemic, which has heavily affected pine trees throughout southwest Montana, is impacting numerous trees within popular recreation areas on the Forest.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/spraying-for-mo...nger-districts/

Game & Fish: Grizzlies Expand Their Ranges in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced on Wednesday that it has documented grizzly bears in some new areas this spring, as bear populations continue to grow and individual bears expand their ranges. Brian DeBolt, bear biologist for the Game and Fish, said there have been unusual movements of grizzlies this spring.
http://kowb1290.com/game-fish-grizzlies-expand-their-ranges-in-wyoming/
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