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#35953 - 08/02/11 05:48 PM August National Park News
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8.2.11


Acadia National Park News:
Acadia National Park and plentiful lobster draw visitors to Maine (Not really news, but a nice little article)
It's 4:45 a.m. as we drive the curvy road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and I am dubious about this "must-do" experience. If you go to Acadia National Park, it's imperative, everyone and every guidebook says, that you witness sunrise here.
http://www.tampabay.com/features/travel/article1182921.ece
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Denali National Park News:
Man completes 92-mile run of Alaska's Denali park road
An avid marathon racer braved a mostly gravel surface, a sore hip and a close encounter with a caribou to become the first athlete on record to run the entire 92 miles of the road stretching through Denali National Park.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/01/us-marathon-delani-idUSTRE77063K20110801
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Glacier National Park News:
New clues in Glacier NP hiker's 2008 disappearance\
Glacier National Park rangers have new clues as to the fate of a Malaysian hiker who disappeared in the park's backcountry three years ago.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/rangers-have-new-clues-in-hiker-s-disappearance/#!prettyPhoto/0/
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Misc. National Park News:
Cow moose know how to provoke fights among bulls, scientist says
As one U.K. pundit notes, "Researchers ... have proved that moose mating rituals follow a similar pattern to that displayed among humans in Newcastle pubs on a Friday night."
http://www.adn.com/2011/08/02/1996917/cow-moose-know-how-to-provoke.html#ixzz1TuVUxK8F
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Excavator tips over during Rocky Mountain National Park project
An operator driving an excavator for the contractor working on the Farview Curve Overlook Parking Area in Rocky Mountain National Park was involved in an accident Sunday, July 31.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20110801/NEWS/110809999/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
What Do Bears And Wolves In Yellowstone National Park Do When No One's Watching? (Again, not really news, but cute)
How do grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park carry on when they don't think anyone is watching? Well, as these pictures show, they're not going after each other tooth and claw.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...es-watching8548
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#35965 - 08/04/11 05:52 PM 8.4.11National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Michelle Obama coming to Maine
The Democratic National Committee says the wife of President Barack Obama will visit Maine in September for fundraising events. The events will benefit the Democratic National Committee and Obama’s presidential campaign.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/08/03/news/portland/michelle-obama-coming-to-maine/
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Denali National Park News:
Denali Park Road Plan Taking Public Comment
National Park Service officials are taking public comment through September on a draft vehicle management plan for the Denali National Park Road, which could radically alter opportunities to travel the scenic byway for the next 15 to 20 years.
http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-denali-park-road-plan-taking-public-comment-080211,0,6212215.story
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Glacier Bay National Park News:
Bill would allow gull egg harvest in Glacier Bay
A bill just heard by a Congressional committee would allow Tlingits from Hoonah to harvest seagull eggs in Glacier Bay. It would resume a tradition that ended when the former Native homeland became a national park. But it faces opposition from a nationwide environmental group.
http://kstk.org/modules/local_news/index.php?op=sideBlock&syndicated=true&ID=1927
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Black bear license plates benefit Smokies wildlife
You’ve seen those North Carolina license plates with the black bear, and you know you want one. If it’s time to get a new license plate, consider shelling out a few extra bucks for this one.
http://blogs2.citizen-times.com/outdoors/2011/08/03/910/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park plans prescribed burns
Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are planning prescribed burns to protect against wildfires.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_18615242
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE v. SALAZAR
As required by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service devised a plan to manage the elk and bison populations in the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20FCO%2020110803125.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

Yellowstone kills grizzly that charged man
Yellowstone National Park officials trapped and killed a grizzly bear that charged toward a man and ate the food in his pack less than a month after a different grizzly killed a hiker.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/52312533-117/grizzly-yellowstone-park-bear.html.csp

U.S., Wyoming agree to allow hunters to kill wolves
The agreement would end federal protection for the state's wolves and allow hunters to kill half of those living outside Yellowstone.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-wyoming-wolves-20110804,0,3572458.story
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Lightning Strikes Spark Four Fires
On Sunday, July 31, 2011, Yosemite National Park experienced a severe thunderstorm, causing four confirmed lightning fires.
http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Yosemite-Lightning-Strikes-Spark-Four-Fires-126707903.html
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#35983 - 08/05/11 04:59 PM 8.5.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
SUU and Bryce Canyon NP to Renew Partnership
Southern Utah University and Bryce Canyon National Park will celebrated and renewed its pioneering partnership last Friday afternoon.
http://mainstreetbusinessjournal.com/articleview.php?articlesid=5834&volume=14&issue=20
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Everglades National Park News:
Fire nearly out in the Everglades
Crews are gaining the upper hand on a fierce fire in the Everglades.
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21005018661277/#ixzz1UBrKvvmh
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
German tourist dead after canyon lightning strike
A German tourist has died after collapsing following a lightning strike at Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/04/3818290/german-tourist-dead-after-canyon.html#ixzz1UBr4pVOd
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Rocky Top Trail Crew is Heading Into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Open Positions
he Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) Rocky Top Trail Crew is searching for horse packers and crew volunteers this Fall to help maintain the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.pr.com/press-release/343684
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Misc. National Park News:
A Slow, Slow Summer Tourist Season
The middle class especially is staying at home as unemployment persists and discretionary income drops
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/a-slow-slow-summer-tourist-season-08042011.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park planning prescribed burns
Fire experts plan fight fire with fire and burn about 350 acres in the national park to reduce the risk of uncontrolled wildfires.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larimer-county/ci_18617303
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Montana to gather pipeline river crossing data
Montana officials on Wednesday laid out plans to map the "invisible spider web" of pipelines crossing beneath state waterways in the wake of last month's Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline break under the Yellowstone River.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9OTACIG0.htm

Yellowstone July Visitors Top 900,000
The number of monthly visitors to Yellowstone National Park topped 900,000 in July for only the third time in park history.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=14239181

Wolf management plan reached
Wyoming, feds announce wolf deal Wednesday
Gov. Matt Mead and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have finalized elements of a wolf plan, but not all are cheering just yet.
http://www.powelltribune.com/news/item/8595-wolf-management-plan-reached
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite adds lots of solar panels to save $50K yearly in electricity costs
Going green is a big deal not only for the environment, but also for the impact it can have on the costs to operate a business or home.
http://www.slashgear.com/yosemite-adds-l...costs-05169765/
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#36007 - 08/08/11 05:12 PM 8.8.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
National parks draw more than just visitors (Editorial)
I’d like to provide some economic perspective on Roxanne Quimby’s national park proposal near Baxter State Park.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/08/07/op...ref=mostReadBox
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Denali National Park News:
Officials of Denali National Park consider changes in tourism offerings
Officials of Denali National Park and Preserve have begun collecting public comments on possible changes in how visitors travel around the park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/57cd6a9f9b654c63a249c01138dca932/AK--Denali-Park-Future/
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Glacier (BC) National Park News:
Man hiking near B.C.-Alberta border attacked by grizzly
A 50-year-old man was attacked by a grizzly bear while hiking alone in Montana's Glacier National Park, near the B.C.-Alberta border.
http://www.theprovince.com/travel/hiking+near+Alberta+border+attacked+grizzly/5221256/story.html
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Misc. National Park News:
So far in 2011, fewer deaths in national parks
The fatal fall of a hiker in Yosemite National Park and a river accident that swept away three other visitors have added to the record-breaking number of deaths at the popular vacation spot, but that's not the case in all the nation's parks.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-08-07-national-parks-accidental-deaths_n.htm
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Northern Cascades National Park News (and Mt Rainier NP)
Citizen Scientists Wanted for Cascades Butterfly Project
Volunteer Citizen Scientists are being recruited for the Cascades Butterfly Project, a long-term effort in six locations in the Cascades Mountains to help biologists identify and count subalpine butterflies. North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park are among the participating locations.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...fly-project8569
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Olympic National Park News:
Hiker told park of aggressive goat before his death
This is the second of a two-part series on more than $10 million in claims filed in the wake of the October death of Bob Boardman, who bled to death after he was gored by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park. NOTE: They have a link to the first part of this, since I obviously did not get it the first time round.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...efore-his-death
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wilderness Act factors into Wyoming pine beetle fight
Nestled in the Gros Ventre Wilderness, only a few miles from a trail head, Goodwin Lake attracts hikers on their way to Jackson Peak, families on overnight backpacking trips and fishermen staking out their favorite spots.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1UTRvXjaH

Couple donates moose sculpture to Grand Teton National Park
Titled 'September,' this bronze sculpture of a mature bull moose by American artist Michael Coleman now surveys Grand Teton National Park, thanks to a generous private donation. Image courtesy of Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php...k#ixzz1UTS0xiVe
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#36014 - 08/09/11 04:46 PM 8.9.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Carriage roads at Acadia get facelift
Some of the carriage roads at Acadia National Park will be getting a facelift. Fourteen miles of the roads will be resurfaced-- causing several areas to be closed temporarily.
http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/168567/3/Carriage-roads-at-Acadia-get-facelift
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Prescribed Burn Scheduled In Bryce Canyon National Park and Dixie National Forest
An open house will be held Monday, August 8 from 7:00-9:00PM at the Tropic Heritage Center in Tropic, Utah to discuss a planned prescribed fire. Representatives from both Bryce Canyon National Park and the Dixie National Forest will be on hand to talk about the burn and be available to answer questions or concerns of the public.
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/1498...e_first_stories
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
New Water fire now fully contained
The New Water fire near the Grand Canyon has been fully contained, the Grand Canyon National Park said late Sunday.
http://ktar.com/category/local-news-articles/20110807/New-Water-fire-now-fully-contained/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Volunteers line up in western Wyo. to help protect whitebark pine trees from beetles
The hikers paused, not to admire the wildflowers or the scenic vistas. Instead, they quieted and watched.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/949f05b54b464ce7be877a3c9c7207c3/WY--Beetle-Fight/

Wyoming Declares War on Wolves (Editorial)
The state opts to treat wolves mostly as predators, not trophy animals, but implementation will take time.
An agreement reached last week between Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Dan Ashe, and the State of Wyoming will allow treatment of the wolf as a predator that can be shot, trapped, or run over at any time throughout most of the state.
http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/wyoming_declares_war_on_wolves/C37/L37/

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#36039 - 08/10/11 06:23 PM 8.10.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/10/05
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Acadia National Park News:
Youth team to add technology to Acadia
When visiting Acadia National Park, your smartphone may not be the first thing you pack. But a team of youth is working to change that.
http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/168674/3/Youth-team-to-add-technology-to-Acadia
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades needs more water
Construction of a 1.5-mile stretch of elevated highway on the Tamiami Trail, along with increased water-storage capacity in the C-111 basin south of Florida City, will make it possible to deliver more water into Shark River Slough and eastern Florida Bay, respectively, in Everglades National Park.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/08/2351560/everglades-needs-more-water.html#ixzz1UfQUq9L8
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Fight Over Mining Near Grand Canyon, Other Riders Will Return After Recess
Several lawmakers involved in the congressional debate over uranium mining around the Grand Canyon expect the war of words to reignite as soon as the House returns from summer recess.
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/08/09/...ride-22281.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Parks Canada unveils strategy to reduce train-related bear deaths
Horns and whistles, pegboards on the railway, gates and fences, and strategic vegetation clearing are just a few initiatives being tested by Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific to keep bears off the tracks in Banff National Park.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Parks+Canad...l#ixzz1UfQbxUb8
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park visitors at 5-year high
Rocky Mountain National Park is having its busiest summer in more than five years, so park your car where you don't have to fight for a parking space and hop on a bus to get into the mountains.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110810/LOVELAND01/308100003
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wyoming wolf management plan divides locals
Just about everyone in western Wyoming agrees that things will change if a long-awaited wolf agreement between the federal government and the state is approved.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1UfR3ygok

Rangers rescue Wisconsin man injured in fall while rock climbing in Grand Teton National Park
Rangers have rescued a 43-year-old Wisconsin man who was injured in a fall while climbing in Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b487616376f045aa84ede23d026662ea/WY--Grand-Teton-Rescue/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite seeks to remove cabins in rockfall zone
Since an avalanche of boulders smashed part of Yosemite National Park's Curry Village in 2008 and sent school children running for their lives, the historic wooden cabins have been frozen in time behind a temporary barricade.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18646713
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#36051 - 08/11/11 03:00 PM Re: 8.11.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
$100M coming for Everglades restoration
The Obama administration on Thursday will pump $100 million into a little-known program that is going a long way toward redefining Everglades restoration.
http://www.bradenton.com/2011/08/11/3413...l#ixzz1UkSff0M8
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Friends of the Smokies to host telethon Thursday
Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a one-hour telethon Thursday night to raise support for the protection of wildlife and upkeep on the park.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/aug/10/friends-of-the-smokies-to-host-telethon-thursday/

Backpackers in the Smokies may soon pay for permits
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts the largest backcountry in the Eastern United States, yet for backpackers hoping to take in a slice of that wilderness with an overnight trip, finding a park ranger to help with logistics can be elusive.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/4784-backpackers-in-the-smokies-may-soon-pay-for-permits
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Joshua Tree Nat'l Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Entrance To Park Free Today Only
Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park will be free today as the park celebrate its 75th anniversary.
http://www.kesq.com/news/28822745/detail.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park Officials Looking At Rebuilding Section Of Bear Lake Road
Negotiating parts of Rocky Mountain National Park could get a bit tricky later this year and into next as officials are planning to rebuild a 5-mile section of the Bear Lake Road.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...r-lake-road8596
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grizzlies of the Greater Yellowstone fascinate ecologist
Two miles east of Yellowstone National Park and just across the boundary designating the North Absaroka Wilderness, Chuck Neal pulls out his knife and kneels on the rocky soil.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1UkRt0HwE

Tester on Yellowstone Spill
United States Senator Jon Tester says companies in Montana need to prevent spills like the ExxonMobil, Yellowstone spill from happening. The spill took place earlier last month near Billings.
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=51506
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park Officials Proposing To Remove Structures From Rockfall Zone
Rather than risk visitor and staff safety in the rockfall zone below Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing that 72 rental units closest to that zone be permanently removed from the area.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ckfall-zone8608
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Zion National Park News:
Zion Mountain Ranch Wins Land Conservation Effort
Permanent conservation easement at the east border of Zion National Park protects critical animal migration corridor, preserves view sheds for future generations.
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/11...t#ixzz1UkSWslvE
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#36094 - 08/19/11 04:30 PM 8.18.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
State Seeks Millions for Acadia Gateway
The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) has applied to the Federal Transit Administration for an $8.36 million grant for the next two phases of the Acadia Gateway Center project off Route 3 here.
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=67956:state-seeks-millions-for-acadia-gateway&Itemid=938
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Big Bend National Park News:
Big Bend National Park reopens backcountry roads, campsites
Road surfacing and improvement work has been completed for the Glenn Springs, Maverick and Pine Canyon backcountry roads within Big Bend National Park. These roads, and the campsites along these roads, have been reopened to traffic for visitor enjoyment.
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_77a586d4-c9a4-11e0-a238-001cc4c002e0.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Pair rescued from Glacier Park creek
Good Samaritans came to the aid of a woman and her 8-year-old son who nearly drowned around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday in Glacier National Park’s Upper McDonald Creek.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_d13dc5bc-c9f9-11e0-8194-001cc4c002e0.html
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Misc. National Park News:
A bear story worth repeating
I stood on the forest trail and watched as the big black bear gathered its strength and ran toward me, its muscles rippling and dust flying behind it.
http://www.claytoday.biz/content/3687_1.php

Salazar Gets Earful on Proposed Maine National Park
The idea of establishing a Maine Woods National Park has sparked conflict in the Katahdin area since it was first introduced almost 20 years ago. On Thursday, the man who oversees the park service came to Millinocket to witness the debate first hand.
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/17671/Default.aspx

Federal official says Mainers would determine scope of Quimby’s national park
ederal feasibility studies recommend against 50 percent of the proposed parks they study, and the dimensions of Roxanne Quimby’s proposed North Woods National Park would be controlled by laws and legislatures, not bureaucrats bent on controlling northern Maine, the federal government’s top land manager said Thursday.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/08/18/ne...aine-park-plan/

Some Wonder Why Yellowstone's Bear Policy Differs From Glacier's
Exclusive video showing Yellowstone visitors dangerously close to a grizzly bear caused many to wonder how something like that could happen.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/28904806/detail.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Number of bison in Yellowstone: 3,700
Park managers say this year’s bison count is down 200 from last year’s count. The population is estimated to be 3,700 bison, based on a series of aerial surveys — 2,300 bison on the Northern Range and 1,400 in the Central Interior herd.
http://www.islandparknews.net/atf.php?sid=10372&current_edition=2011-08-18

Volunteers sought for public lands day project in Yellowstone
The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees on Sept. 24, National Public Lands Day. In conjunction with the 18th annual event, Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers for one work project.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1VVbP8IpS

Wyoming wins $6 million in transportation grants
Wyoming won more than $6 million in federal transportation grants for projects ranging from finishing a Grand Teton National Park bike pathway to building needed truck parking along Interstate 80.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1VVbU3100
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#36145 - 08/23/11 03:59 PM 8.23.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Park officials cordon off dead whale at beach
A dead minke whale has washed up on a popular beach in the park, and the area has been cordoned off while officials make plans to have it removed, according to a park ranger.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/08/21/outdoors/whale-seen-at-acadia-national-park%E2%80%99s-sand-beach/
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Denali National Park News:
New "Puppy Cam" Features Sled Dog Pups at Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve is the only national park in America with a working sled dog kennel, and the dogs are an attraction in their own right. It's also hard to beat a puppy when it comes to the "aaaw factor," and thanks to a new on-line "Puppy Cam," fans of sleds dogs can now enjoy live views of young canines at the park's kennels.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...nd-preserve8616
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Glacier National Park News:
For Blackfeet, Fracking Has Too Much Economic Upside
Nearly all the Blackfeet Nation’s 1.5 million acres are leased for oil and gas exploration, but on the west the tracts adjoin Glacier National Park, a bastion of pristine nature that is widely regarded as the antithesis of development and industrialization.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.co...conomic-upside/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon National Park Hosts U.S. World Heritage Fellow
Mr John Zulu, site manager of Zambia's Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and World Heritage site arrived in the U.S. August 5th to spend six weeks immersed in the details of people, park and resource management at Grand Canyon National Park as the latest "U.S. World Heritage Fellow" sponsored by the National Park Service with support from the United Nations Foundation and the National Park Foundation.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/791

Grand Canyon to Celebrate Birth of the National Park Service
The public is invited to join in the celebration of the 95th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Grand Canyon National Park where special programs will highlight the National Park Service’s mission and history.
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/1518...e_first_stories
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
National Park and Forest Employees Fight Power with Passion (Note - beware Pop up Ad - Also, it is an Editorial)
As I was watching aspens stir in the breeze on a wildflower-covered hillside in Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend, a National Park Service ranger and naturalist approached and asked if I had seen any bighorn sheep.
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/11...r_with_passion/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Most Beautiful National Parks Seen From Space
Inspired by a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, this gallery contains some of the country's most spectacular national parks, as seen from space.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/national-parks-from-space/

Exxon Mobil Estimates Oil spill in Yellowstone River will Co (Beware Commercial)
Pipeline told federal regulators that its oil pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost an estimated $42.6 million.
http://www.fnno.com/video/business/331-e...ill-co-business

In Yellowstone, Killing One Kind of Trout to Save Another
The first “Judas fish” have been released.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/us/24trout.html
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Acadia National Park News:
Dead whale prompts Maine beach restriction
Officials say a section of a popular Maine beach at the Acadia National Park has been cordoned off while plans are made to remove the carcass of a dead minke whale.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Dead-whale-prompts-Maine-beach-restriction-2136946.php
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Everglades National Park News:
Most Beautiful National Parks Seen From Space
The marshy, subtropical Everglades park has 36 threatened or protected species living in it, including the Florida panther, West Indian manatee and American crocodile.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/national-parks-from-space/?pid=1912&pageid=70969
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Glacier National Park News:
Arvada man dies hiking in Glacier National Park
The National Park Service and local law enforcement in Montana are investigating the death of 69-year old Arvada man who died in Glacier National Park.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18741824
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Misc. National Park News:
Warning: National parks aren't theme parks
Checking the Forest Service web site before a hike this weekend into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, I noticed a curious warning: “Aggressive mountain goats have been reported. Use caution and move away.”
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/201...n-t-theme-parks

Reader Participation Day: Are you a VIP (Volunteer in the Parks)?
Volunteers in the Park (VIP) are an integral part of the visitor experience in national parks. They do a variety of jobs, including staffing the desk at the visitor center, roving the backcountry, participating in scientific studies and doing interpretive programs.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...nteer-parks8589
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rare Strong Earthquake Hits Colorado
The largest natural earthquake in Colorado in more than a century struck Monday night in the state’s southeast corner, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/us/24earthquake.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Secretary of Interior visiting Grand Teton Park today
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will visit Grand Teton National Park today to highlight the job-creating benefits of outdoor recreation, tourism and America's national parks.
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/ne...1cc4c002e0.html

Vehicle-wildlife collision flier distributed in Wyoming
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation (JHWF) Board of Director President Bob Kopp announced that the organization, along with Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, has published a “Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Awareness” flier to alert drivers to the potential hazards of driving in wildlife country.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=59347
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