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8.25.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #36159
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Acadia National Park News:
Scientists seek cause of Maine whale death
Scientists and volunteers in Maine are working together to determine what killed a minke whale found dead on a beach at the Acadia National Park.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Scientists-seek-cause-of-Maine-whale-death-2140582.php

Acadia National Park opens new research center on Schoodic Point
After years of work, a new research center at Acadia National Park has opened on Schoodic Point.
http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/170335...-Schoodic-Point
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
A new restoration project is coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this Saturday that will help minimize pollution.
http://www.blounttoday.com/news/2011/aug/24/restoration-project-comes-great-smoky-mountains-na/
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Two deaths in Joshua Tree park prompt heat safety warnings
After two European visitors died, officials heighten warnings as region braces for a scorching weekend.
The deaths of two tourists at Joshua Tree National Park on Monday, believed to be the result of heat exposure, have prompted officials to heighten warnings as the region faces what could be the hottest weekend of the summer.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-heat-20110825,0,1505859.story
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Firewood collection permits available from RMNP
Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Collection dates run Sept. 10 through Oct. 31.
http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_18753047

More Than A Dozen Aftershocks Continue To Rattle Colorado After Largest Quake In 40 Years
The strongest earthquake to hit Colorado in more than four decades continues to rattle the state with 13 aftershocks and likely more on the way for days or even weeks, Amy Vaughan of the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center in Golden said to The Denver Post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/more-than-a-dozen-aftersh_n_935412.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wolves backdrop as Salazar speaks in Grand Teton
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is making two hastily arranged appearances in Grand Teton National Park to highlight the economic benefit of national parks and tourism.
http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/wol...a03011eec2.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
17th person dies at Yosemite National Park
It's happened again — Yosemite National Park rangers were forced to search for a body this week after hikers reported seeing someone fall while climbing Half Dome, NBC Bay Area reports.
http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/24/7463774-17th-person-dies-at-yosemite-national-park
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8.26.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #36169
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Acadia National Park News:
Irene Prompts Acadia to Shut Down Campgrounds
Acadia National Park is closing both of its campgrounds Sunday morning as the state braces for Hurricane Irene.
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineHeadlineNews/tabid/968/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3479/ItemId/17766/Default.aspx
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Glacier National Park News:
State wildlife officials trapped two grizzly bears responsible for killing more than 100 chickens at a residence south of Glacier National Park and relocated them about 20 miles away, near the Hungry Horse Reservoir.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/41e3e35615eb474d97c32fb14a259e9d/MT--Grizzlies-Relocated/
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Two European tourists die in 105-degree U.S. park
A Dutch music promoter and his girlfriend died this week from apparent heat stroke in 105-degree weather in California's Joshua Tree National Park, outlets including Britain's Daily Mail report.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...s-park/416836/1
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Climbing Mount Rainier at 61
Steve Kadel, 61, of Brookings is photographed at Camp Muir during his successful summit of Mount Rainier on July 15. Muir is the high camp at 10,000 feet where people stay before going on to the summit..
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110826/LIFE/108260303
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
State: Yellowstone fish safe, but some oil found
Fish exposed to an Exxon Mobil Corp. oil spill into the Yellowstone River are safe to eat despite some crude found in their internal organs, state wildlife officials said Thursday.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/State-Yellowstone-fish-safe-but-some-oil-found-2141647.php

Barrasso: Increase winter access to Yellowstone (Editorial)
In 1872, Congress created Yellowstone National Park to be forever “a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Now we have a Government entity telling the people, “Not so fast.”
http://www.littlechicagoreview.com/view/...e?instance=news

Court drama on safety net for Yellowstone grizzly bears
The March 2011 oral argument on the 9th Circuit Appeal of Judge Molloy’s ruling that relisted Yellowstone grizzly bears included a fascinating exchange between the federal attorney defending delisting and the panel of judges on a key question: is there an adequate safety net to protect bears if they are delisted?
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lwillcox/court_drama_on_safety_net_for.html

Court denies stay of wolf hunts in two states
An appeals court has refused to block wolf hunts planned in Idaho and Montana while conservation groups press a legal case against an unprecedented act of Congress that lifted federal protection of the animals.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/26/us-wolves-rockies-idUSTRE77P0T020110826

Red Rock Fire spreads south to 6,718 acres
The Red Rock Fire in the Gros Ventre drainage saw limited growth Wednesday and into Thursday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7660

For tourist and grizzly bear, a team of referees
It's just past suppertime on a sublime summer evening in the Wild West, and traffic on this rural highway leading toward Willow Flats, an area in the central part of Grand Teton National Park, is at a standstill. Like paparazzi staking out a starlet, photographers line the roadside, clutching formidable camera lenses. Tourists pour from cars, some climbing onto roofs to gain a better vantage.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0826/For-tourist-and-grizzly-bear-a-team-of-referees
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Teddy Roosevelt park holds stargazing event
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is holding its annual stargazing event this week.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Teddy-Roosevelt-park-holds-stargazing-event-2142215.php
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8.29.11 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #36189
08/29/11 06:57 PM
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia Park Loop open after storm
Acadia National Park has reopened campgrounds and the Park Loop Road, but four state parks including Sebago Lake State Park are still closed following Tropical Storm Irene.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Acadia-Park-Loop-open-after-storm-2145931.php

Acadia National Park Prepared for Irene
Acadia National Park is making several preparations in advance of Hurricane Irene.
http://www.wabi.tv/news/23067/acadia-national-park-prepared-for-irene
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Death Valley National Park News:
Death Valley National Park: A user's guide
Measuring well over 5,000 square miles, Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the Lower 48. Of course, most people know it for its other superlatives: it is the hottest and lowest (in terms of elevation) place in the country.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wildern...k-a-users-guide
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Elk in the Smokies Program
The Smoky Mountain Field School will be offering a program next month that will provide visitors with the chance to learn about the experimental elk release in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://hikinginthesmokys.blogspot.com/2011/08/elk-in-smokies-program.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton National Park sets search-and-rescue record
Major searches and rescues at Grand Teton National Park hit a single-year record last week.
http://ravallirepublic.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1WRgbccXd

Briefs: Grizzly search on after Mich. man's death
The search for a grizzly bear connected to a Michigan hiker's death in Yellowstone National Park continued Sunday, with no word on whether the bear was responsible for killing a man hiking in the backcountry last week.
http://detnews.com/article/20110829/METRO/108290339/Briefs--Grizzly-search-on-after-Mich.-man’s-death#ixzz1WRgsOZEF

Bear Watching Mayhem In Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
There has been a debate raging this summer in the northern Rockies over restrictions placed on how people should be allowed to observe wildlife in national parks. Given the enormous popularity of two mother grizzly bears and cubs in Grand Teton National Park—and huge crowds gathered along the roadside—stipulations were put in place that require people to stay at least 100 yards away from bruins at all times.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-parks8658
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8.29.11 Update National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #36192
08/29/11 09:18 PM
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Fatal bear attack in Yellowstone is the second this summer
A Yellowstone National Park hiker whose body was found last week was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear, authorities confirmed Monday.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationno...tml?track=icymi

8.30.11 Update National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #36211
08/30/11 07:42 PM
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Body Discovered Near Tanner Beach in Grand Canyon National Park
Mid-morning on Sunday, August 28, a ranger at the Mather Campground on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park received a report of a hiker possibly in distress on the Tanner Trail.
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive...-national-park/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Smokies get bump in visitors from Hurricane Irene
The Smoky Mountain tourist area has received an unexpected boost from Hurricane Irene as summer-end travelers move away from the storm-battered coast.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110830/NEWS/308300040/Smokies-get-bump-visitors-from-Hurricane-Irene?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Climber rescued after falling in Rocky Mountain National Park
A 29-year-old man has been rescued after he fell while climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/c...IHnJ_story.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Man Killed by Grizzly in Yellowstone Visiting 'Place He Loved,' Family Says
The Michigan man found dead last week, killed by a grizzly bear while hiking through Yellowstone National Park, died while visiting a place he loved, his family told ABC News.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-killed-griz...ory?id=14410813

Living with grizzlies brings conflict
The second hiker death in Yellowstone this summer and close calls across Idaho underscore the need to keep some distance between people and bears.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/08/30...l#ixzz1WXiwJlql
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite fire now at 4,700 acres; 300 people evacuated
A wildfire, touched off when a propane tank on a motor home traveling one of the main highways into Yosemite exploded, was in its fifth day Monday, but visitors to the national park could be forgiven if they didn’t notice.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/yosemite-fire-now-at-4700-acres-300-evacuated.html
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8.31.11 Update National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #36223
08/31/11 06:32 PM
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Everglades National Park News:
Drill the Everglades but ‘responsibly,’ Bachmann says
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who calls for abolition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is proposing energy exploration in one of America’s premier national parks.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/08/30/drill-the-everglades-but-responsibly-bachmann/

Everglades Hunting Proposal Threatens Florida Panthers; Public Meeting Wednesday in Weston
The National Park Service is poised to implement a plan that would allow hunting in one of the last outposts of untrammeled land in the Everglades: the northeast corner of the Big Cypress National Preserve.
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2...ition_lands.php
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
In this age of austerity, family trips to the great outdoors seem economical and invigorating, but the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, unfortunately, isn't feeling the love of budget-minded vacationers. Visitation to the nation's most-visited park this year is down 541,654 — a drop of almost 10 percent — through July.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/aug/31/greg-johnson-should-we-worry-about-drop-off-in/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Call of the Wild: Autumn Elk Bugling in Estes Park
There are certain signs of fall in the town of Estes Park: the chill of morning frost, the reds and yellows of autumn leaves, and the thousands of elk that visit.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=14414089
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Yosemite National Park News:
Evacuations lifted, road reopened near Yosemite fire
A main road into Yosemite National Park reopened on Tuesday, and evacuation orders for nearby campgrounds and homes were lifted as fire crews gained ground against a blaze near the park.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/30/us-fire-yosemite-idUSTRE77T4VF20110830
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