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#36789 - 10/09/11 11:17 AM October National Park News:
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October 9th - We are back after a week off!


Death Valley National Park News:
Small earthquake hits remote Death Valley region
A small earthquake has hit the remote Death Valley region.
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/10/07/3968381/small-earthquake-hits-remote-death.html#ixzz1aITW0kuc
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Katimai National Park News:
Katmai seeks comments for proposed fee increases
Officials at Katmai National Park and Preserve in southwest Alaska are seeking public comments for proposed fee increases. One of the proposed changes would raise the Brooks Camp campground fee from $8 to $15 per person per night.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/10/08...l#ixzz1aIVJO4k3
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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/2011/06/28/6958910-whats-ailing-americas-national-parks
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Olympic National Park News:
Coalition, Olympic National Park at odds over trail width
A proposed 3.5-mile addition to Olympic Discovery Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent has gained an unlikely opponent: the Peninsula Trails Coalition.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...ver-trail-width
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Trail Ridge Road hotline activated for season
With changing weather at higher elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Park Service reminds motorists about the recorded phone line dedicated to the status of Trail Ridge Road.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20111007/NEWS/111009972/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Sequoia National Park News:
Authorities search for Sequoia National Forest hikers
Search and rescue crews spent Saturday looking for three hikers who have gone missing in the Sequoia National Forest.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8384017
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park tallies 3 million summer visitors for 3rd year running (Note annoying ad you need to close)
Yellowstone National Park administrators are reporting that more than 3 million people visited the park over the summer.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...EmSL_story.html

Grizzly mom, cubs close Moose-Wilson Road
Grand Teton National Park officials closed Moose-Wilson Road on Friday after grizzly sow 610 was seen with cubs eating berries along the roadside, and one charged a car.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7809

Bear spray requirement for hunters is indefensible (Editorial)
Grand Teton National Park's bear spray requirement for hunters during the annual elk reduction hunt is indefensible.
http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-national/bear-spray-requirement-for-hunters-is-indefensible
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park Receives $9.3 Million
This year Yosemite National Park received $9.3 million from the Yosemite Conservancy.
http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/1366513/Yosemite-National-Park-Receives-93-Million-.html
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#36807 - 10/10/11 01:40 PM 10.9.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Channel Island National Park News:
National Park Service to eliminate deer, elk on Channel Island
It takes either a few hours by boat or a quick trip by plane from Santa Barbara to get to Santa Rosa Island, and to step onto land there is to step back in time.
http://www.ksby.com/news/national-park-service-to-eliminate-deer-elk-on-channel-island/
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Denali National Park News:
After 32 years, researcher knows Denali moose
On a late autumn day, as naked stems of dwarf birch nod away from a warm breeze, a distant flash of antler reveals the object of our search.
http://www.adn.com/2011/10/08/2110911/after-32-years-researcher-knows.html#ixzz1aOtZIAxj
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Smokies' fall colors building to late October peak
In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the sugar maples, scarlet oaks, sweet gums, red maples, and hickories are primping for another flashy seasonal parade among about 100 species of native trees, along with wildflowers such as skunk goldenrod and ironweed.
http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/10/10/2436690/smokies-fall-colors-building-to.html#ixzz1aOxhkf2G
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Wind Cave National Park News:
Wind Cave National Park Grows With Addition of 5,555-Acre Ranch
Rolling landscape and some history have been added to Wind Cave National Park through the acquisition of a 5,555-acre ranch made available to the National Park Service by The Conservation Fund.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-acre-ranch8870
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News;
Exxon, Conoco say Yellowstone oil sheen not theirs
Exxon Mobil Corp said on Monday it had no reason to believe an oil sheen on the Yellowstone River in Montana came from its Billings refinery but it had moved to contain the oil to minimize any environmental impact.
http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/10/10/2436690/smokies-fall-colors-building-to.html#ixzz1aOxhkf2G

Yellowstone-area roads reopened after snowstorm
Crews have reopened a handful of roads in the Yellowstone National Park area after they were temporarily closed because of heavy snow and unsafe driving conditions.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1aOy8KsDV
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#36824 - 10/11/11 12:40 PM 10.11.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Exclusive: Oil drilling in preserve? It's not new
Big Cypress wells were first erected in 1943; new rigs started up in 2010
A dirt road twists and turns to the future of oil drilling deep in the heart of the Big Cypress National Preserve.
http://www.news-press.com/article/20111011/NEWS0105/111009015/0/NEWS02/Exclusive-Oil-drilling-preserve-s-not-new?odyssey=nav|head
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Glacier National Park News:
Black bear caught, put down in Polebridge area
A black bear was caught in euthanized in the Polebridge area last week.
http://www.kpax.com/news/black-bear-caught-put-down-in-polebridge-area/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton ferry being reviewed after sinking
Grand Teton National Park officials are considering whether to cease operating a replica of the historic Menor's Ferry.
[url=ttp://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/grand-teton-ferry-being-reviewed-after-sinking/article_1a0555ee-8155-5d12-a6df-fb7cfb37fa2e.html#ixzz1aUZ6EdNY][url=ttp://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/grand-teton-ferry-being-reviewed-after-sinking/article_1a0555ee-8155-5d12-a6df-fb7cfb37fa2e.html#ixzz1aUZ6EdNY][url=ttp://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/grand-teton-ferry-being-reviewed-after-sinking/article_1a0555ee-8155-5d12-a6df-fb7cfb37fa2e.html#ixzz1aUZ6EdNY]ttp://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/grand-teton-ferry-being-reviewed-after-sinking/article_1a0555ee-8155-5d12-a6df-fb7cfb37fa2e.html#ixzz1aUZ6EdNY[/url][/url][/url]
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Yosemite National Park News:
Half Dome survivors wish they had taken heed
Armando Castillo knew he should not attempt the last treacherous stretch up Half Dome with storm clouds looming. But he felt he had come too far not to accomplish his goal.
http://news.yahoo.com/half-dome-survivors-wish-had-taken-heed-150130783.html;_ylt=AgfgvWFSehBazuV9FG9zfiT99XQA;_ylu=X3oDMTRoYnVrbGNqBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDIwMHBvb2xyZXN0BG1pdANOZXdzIGZvciB5b3UEcGtnA2VjZGNiMTdmLTM0OWEtMzVjMy04Y2FkLTg3ZDQyMjU4MDYyOARwb3MDMgRzZWMDbmV3c19mb3JfeW91BHZlcgNhNTcxN2E5MC1mMzZjLTExZTAtYWQyZS1lYThhYTkzNTMxMTA-;_ylg=X3oDMTJubzhxbGU1BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDOGU3Y2QwN2ItNTE4Yy0zOGRiLThhNDctNTYzODU4ZmVjYzQxBHBzdGNhdAN0ZWNoBHB0A3N0b3J5cGFnZQ--;_ylv=3
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#36856 - 10/14/11 03:33 PM 10.14.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Mountain Guides wary of permit restrictions
A National Park Service Environmental Assessment regarding the allocation of climbing permits between commercial guided climbing operators and independent, non-guided climbers on Mount McKinley has the six companies that currently guide on Denali up in arms.
http://ktna.org/2011/10/12/mountain-guides-wary-of-permit-restrictions/
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Everglades National Park News:
Scott Pledges to Restore Everglades
Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott traveled to Washington, D.C., to confirm the state would be continuing its efforts to restore the Everglades National Park.
http://www.thefamuanonline.com/news/scott-pledges-to-restore-everglades-1.2652519
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
McCain, GOP blasted for bid to block Salazar’s Grand Canyon uranium mining moratorium
Conservation groups reacted swiftly Wednesday to a bill introduced by Republican Sens. John McCain and Orrin Hatch, among others, that would block the U.S. Interior Department from implementing a 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
New superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park
The National Park Service has named Randy King as the new superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Ne...p#ixzz1amoZDMVr
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Team finds trigger for volcanic 'super-eruptions'
'Super-eruptions' of major volcanic systems such as Yellowstone are triggered by a combination of the temperature influence and precise shape of the magma chamber, say scientists.
http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-...super-eruptions

Grizzly bears force road closure in Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park has closed portions of the road between Moose and Wilson because of the presence of feeding grizzly bears.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1amnVU6Pj
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#36908 - 10/17/11 01:15 PM 10.17.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Navajos see Grand Canyon flights as economy boost
An American Indian tribe whose reservation borders the Grand Canyon wants to boost its economy by giving tourists an aerial view of the massive gorge.
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/trave...nomy-boost.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Cades Cove historic group hits decade milestone
Thousands of tourists travel through Cades Cove this time of year for a peek at the peak fall colors and many of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's historic buildings.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/187875/2/Cades-Cove-historic-group-hits-decade-milestone

Smokies visits off 6 percent from 2010
Visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park remain behind the numbers from last year.
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/51231--smokies-visits-off-6-percent-from-2010
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Jasper National Park News:
Pine beetles attack Jasper National Park
Forest-fire risk from dead trees may force summer closures unless Mother Nature intervenes
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/P...l#ixzz1b3mgzpw6
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Misc. National Park News:
Call To Action: Building A $1 Billion Endowment For The National Parks
An initiative to build a $1 billion endowment for national parks in these distressed economic times is bold and ambitious, one that could do much good for a National Park System that Congress has been unable, or unwilling, to fully fund. But it won't happen overnight, and it will take continued support from administrations yet to be elected.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-parks8896
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Mount Rainier National Park going into fall/winter operating schedule
Now that fall is in full swing and winter coming up quickly on its heels, Mount Rainier National Park is also preparing for the seasonal change.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/re...al_park_go.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wyoming ecologist nurtures backyard wildlife habitat
Chuck Neal has spent the past 25 years building a backyard habitat and linking it with neighboring yards.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1b3n9VcPG

Eye of the beholder: Conservation photographers look to preserve wild landscapes
Dave Showalter's camera vibrates in the gale-force winds, and at 10,000 feet, the breeze is as sharp as needles as it spills off the glacial flanks of the surrounding peaks.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1b3nOrzIH
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#36944 - 10/19/11 01:26 PM 10.19.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park (BC)
Island wolverine 'may still be around'
Somewhere in the mountainous wilds of Vancouver Island there may be a few remaining wolverines belonging to a unique sub-species, a leading wildlife biologist believes.
http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/...l#ixzz1bFWMwGuo
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Two park partners receive national recognition
Two directors of two nonprofit organizations have been nationally recognized for their outstanding support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/oct/19/two-park-partners-receive-national-recognition/

Bear encounters: Bears on the prowl for food lead to increased sightings
A bad year for acorns in the higher elevations, coupled with a poor berry crop region wide, has resulted in an influx of black bears into areas where the majority of mountain residents live: the cities, towns and mountainside developments of Western North Carolina.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/it...eased-sightings

Month visitation up, year numbers down
Visitation at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for September 2011 was up by 4.4 percent from September 2011
http://seymourherald.com/news/2011/oct/18/month-visitation-up-year-numbe/
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Misc. National Park News:
Michele Bachmann Takes on the National Park Service
On Saturday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) became the first GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge from an anti-immigration group Americans for Securing the Border.
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/michele-bachmann-takes-national-park-service

Toronto Zoo seeks Parks Canada buy-out
Talks were launched to create an undisclosed not-for-profit type agreement between the city and Parks Canada so the federal government can take over the cash-strapped zoo, city officials said.
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/18/toronto-zoo-may-become-national-park
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone grizzly hunts would be OK now says Wyoming official
Wyoming Game and Fish Department bear specialist Mark Bruscino told the Cody Enterprise we could begin Yellowstone area grizzly hunts now, and "it would not be detrimental to the population."
http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-na...yoming-official
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#36956 - 10/20/11 04:53 PM 10.20.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visits Miami
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in South Florida to learn about the progress of the Tamiami Trail Bridge Project.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/20/2462790/interior-secretary-ken-salazar.html#ixzz1bME1jOEg
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Grassland National Park (Canada)
Ferrets Released into Grasslands National Park (Note Video, not text)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFaVdeFlx4&noredirect=1
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Misc. National Park News:
Call To Action: Updating The Leopold Report For National Parks in the 21st Century
Fifty years ago, human-influenced climate change was not seen as the threat to national parks that it poses today, urban pressures were not threatening to choke as many park units as they are today, and far fewer than 281 million visitors were traveling to the parks each year.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...1st-century8908
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Wind Cave National park News:
Wind Cave National Park Secures New Land
Visitors gathered near the historic Sanson homestead in Wind Cave National Park on Saturday, October 15, to celebrate the acquisition of 5,555 aces of ranchland formerly owned by the Casey family, a press release from the National Park Service stated. Wind Cave National Park, located in South Dakota, is one of the most complex cave systems in the world, with almost 30,000 acres of prairie and ponderosa pine forest in the park.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/10/wind-cave-national-park-secures-new-land/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Officials preparing for Yellowstone grizzly hunts
There aren't enough grizzlies in the Yellowstone region to allow hunting today, but officials are preparing for Yellowstone grizzly hunts in 2012.
http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-na...s#ixzz1bMDHz44F

Kathie Lynch’s Autumn Yellowstone Wolf Update
Golden aspens and cottonwoods, plus a dusting of early snow, set the lovely autumn scene in Yellowstone, giving a hint of winter to come. As the grizzlies head up to the high country to fatten up on white bark pine nuts before hibernation, bugling elk stream back into the valleys, coming down from summer’s high pastures.
http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2011/10/19/kathie-lynchs-autumn-yellowstone-wolf-update/

94 Yellowstone Bison Freed by Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, With a Little Help From Friends (Not really news, but interesting.)
It was like a scene straight from an epic western: 94 wild Yellowstone bison, their instincts in full throttle despite five years behind government fences, thundering through an open gate and onto a vast plain.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.co...p-from-friends/

Legislation allows more summer recreation opportunities at ski resorts on Forest Service land
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort officials’ wish list includes a zip line and a via ferrata.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1bMDuvSfA
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#36967 - 10/21/11 05:25 PM 10.21.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
National Park Service Press Release
National Park Service Director leads Everglades National Park tour at Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference
http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1242
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Bear feasts on pecan logs, caramel apples and other treats at candy shop near Tenn. Mountains
A bear has feasted on pecan logs, caramel apples and other treats at a candy store in the Smoky Mountains resort town Gatlinburg, Tenn.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/b...oI1L_story.html
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Lassen National Park News:
Lassen Park Prepares to Ignite Fall Prescribed Fire Projects
Park fire staff is preparing to implement two prescribed burn projects in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Should weather permit, they would be scheduled between October 25 and November 12.
http://anewscafe.com/2011/10/20/lassen-park-prepares-to-ignite-fall-prescribed-fire-projects/
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Maine Woods National Park News:
Quimby to attend national park meeting in East Millinocket Thursday evening
Town leaders have asked a Medway-based committee promoting a feasibility study of Roxanne Quimby’s proposed national park to allow study and park opponents to present their arguments at a meeting at Schenck High School on Thursday.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/10/20/ne...ursday-evening/
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Misc. National Park News:
National Parks take heat over reducing elk numbers
An annual elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and a volunteer-based “elk reduction” project in western North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park got underway this month amid public criticism, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/...ng-elk-numbers/

Travel
National Park Service Announces Offers on Free Fun
The National Park Service is giving away more free tickets for this year’s national Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Washington than in years past. But that's not all. This week it also announced that it will offer 17 free days at the country's national parks in 2012.
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2011/10/20.../#ixzz1bSC3MySV
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton Park summer recreation visits decline 2.7%
Recreation visits to Grand Teton National Park dropped 2.7 percent for this past summer tourist season.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1bSBRRmgf

Yellowstone grizzlies die at higher rate than northern bears
During the past decade, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator Chris Servheen says an average of 19 grizzly bears a year have been killed in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, which currently has population of 900 grizzlies.
http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-na...s#ixzz1bSBlTILY

Battle Over Snowmobiles in Yellowstone Roars On
In 1999, National Park Service officials set out to limit noise and air pollution from snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. Twelve years and more than $10 million later, they are still working on it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203752604576643353611427770.html
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#36975 - 10/23/11 02:09 PM 10.23.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Maine Woods National Park News:
Quimby national park effort featured in new video
Those who want the National Park Service to study the feasibility of environmentalist Roxanne Quimby’s proposed national park have a new tool: An approximately 15-minute video illustrating the land Quimby hopes to give to the park service in 2016.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/10/21/ne...d-in-new-video/

Olympic National Park News:
Public Access To Lake Aldwell Near Olympic National Park Closed Due To Dam Removal
Tearing down dams is no easy job, and to do it safely requires some public access closures from time to time. One of those times has arrived at Olympic National Park, where they've closed the Lake Aldwell area to the public while work continues on taking down the Elwha Dam.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...dam-removal8917


Saguaro National Park News:
Bioblitz at Saguaro National Park
BioBlitz is a once a year program set up by the the National Park Service in conjunction with National Geographic. The goal of the event is to bring together scientists and lay people for a 24 hour blitz to count as many life forms as possible.
http://www.examiner.com/outdoor-recreation-in-tucson/bioblitz-at-saguaro-national-park#ixzz1bd5lO4df


Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News;
Actor Dennis Quaid selling Montana ranch for $14M
ctor Dennis Quaid is trying to sell his 420-acre southern Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park for $14 million.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19168309

Brothers sue to remain on Grand Teton dude ranch
Members of a family that has lived on a ranch in Grand Teton National Park for five generations are suing in an attempt to remain on the property.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1bd5yFw1O

Devils Tower, Teton projects to be highlighted
Two projects in every state will be highlighted next week when the Department of the Interior issues its 50-state report that outlines the country's most promising ways to reconnect Americans with the outdoors.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=60483

Grand Teton National Park tallies single-year record $219,000 in rescue expenses
The past fiscal year was the most expensive on record for rescues in Grand Teton National Park.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...7fc44e2d3a.html
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#36980 - 10/24/11 12:02 PM 10.24.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park News:
How to Build a Deadly Electric Border Fence (Note, this is here because this would cut through portions of Big Bend NP)
Experts weigh in on Herman Cain's semi-serious plan to construct a fence that kills would-be illegal immigrants.
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/herman-cain-border-electric-fence
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Everglades National Park News:
Scott pledges to come clean
If Gov. Scott deserves credit for proposing a new Everglades rescue plan, two other people deserve more credit.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/editorials/scott-pledges-to-come-clean-1930117.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation funds on the rise
Nonprofit funds projects, programs
At least one nonprofit is feeling the love in a loveless economy — the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111024/NEWS/310240027/Parkway-aid-surge-driven-by-plates?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service Studies Up For Public Review
Two studies by the National Park Service being conducted in our area have results that are available online for the public to review and comment on.
http://hometownstation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26539:national-park-service-studies-public-review-clarita-2011-10-19-14-20&catid=26:local-news&Itemid=97

Security over environment?
BORDER PATROL: Plan would let agency ignore 36 laws protecting nature
In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile-deep zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders.
[url=ttp://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/24/1849967/security-over-environment.html][url=ttp://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/24/1849967/security-over-environment.html][url=ttp://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/24/1849967/security-over-environment.html]ttp://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/24/1849967/security-over-environment.html[/url][/url][/url]
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#36997 - 10/25/11 04:47 PM 10.25.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Where in Maine does the sun rise first?
For the most part, there’s little doubt about what you can see from the top of Cadillac Mountain on a clear and sunny day.
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/approved/0001/11/30/where-maine-does-sun-rise-first/1105568
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Big Bend National Park News:
Mexico, United States Pledge To Work Together on Conservation Plan For Big Bend/Rio Bravo Region
More than 60 years after U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mexican President Manuel Avila Camacho envisioned a conservation partnership to manage the biologically rich region along Big Bend National Park and Mexico's Rio Bravo region, efforts are under way to bring that vision to fruition.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ravo-region8931

Construction will begin Monday on an unmanned border checkpoint at Big Bend, a national park in a remote corner of southwest Texas, even as the federal government has been adding agents to patrol other parts of the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/24/con...s-mexico-border
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
House And Senate Likely To Clash Over Interior Appropriations Bill; NPCA Criticizes Park Funding As Too Low
A budget battle could be brewing in Congress over funding for the Interior Department. On the sidelines, the National Parks Conservation Association will be lobbying for more money for the national parks in the fiscal year 2012 budget.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ing-too-low8921
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Lassen National Park News:
Lassen Park prepares for fire projects
Park fire staff is preparing to implement two prescribed burn projects in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/news/ci_19181658
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Vietnam loses fight to save its rare Javan rhinos after last animal believed poached for horn
Vietnam has lost its fight to save its rare Javan rhinoceros population after poachers apparently killed the country’s last animal for its horn, pushing one of the world’s most endangered species closer to extinction, a conservation group said Tuesday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia...4KEM_story.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grizzly numbers drop slightly in Yellowstone area
Grizzly numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park dropped slightly this year, indicating the region's bear population could be leveling off after decades of steady growth, researchers reported Thursday.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700190868/Grizzly-numbers-drop-slightly-in-Yellowstone-area.html
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#37007 - 10/26/11 02:31 PM 10.26.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
U.S. House Passes Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act and Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendment
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 441and H.R. 295 which were both introduced by Alaskan Congressman Don Young. H.R. 441, the Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2011 would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for hydroelectricity projects in the Kantishna Hills area located within the Denali National Park.
http://alaska-native-news.com/article/St...Amendment/23519
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Everglades National Park News:
Tamiami Trail bridge restores flow to Everglades, but it won't be enough
For nearly a century, the flow of the Everglades has been blocked by a bumpy, two-lane road.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment...-enough/1198510
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Public Input Sought On Glen Canyon Dam Operations And Their Impact on Grand Canyon National Park
As the National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation continue to search for a compromise over water flows from the Glen Canyon Dam and into the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park, the public is now being given opportunities to weigh in on the matter.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park8922

Navajo Nation Split On Grand Canyon Flight Restrictions
Four months after the official public comment period ended, Grand Canyon officials are still waiting for the Navajo Nation to comment about flight noise and possible regulations to address it.
http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2011/oct/25/tourism-tours-arizona-visitors/
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Joshua Tree National Park's management plan postponed
Some worried about impact of planned landfill, solar project near Joshua Tree
Belt-tightening in Washington, D.C., has postponed a management plan for Joshua Tree National Park.
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20111026/NEWS01/110260312/Joshua-Tree-National-Park-s-management-plan-postponed?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park announces pile burning projects
Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash from several forest thinning and hazard tree mitigation projects.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20111025/NEWS/111029981/1079&ParentProfile=1067

Drilling in Fast-Growing Areas Ushers in New Era of Tension
The pattern is clear in the oil and gas business: drilling fields are going into new places. North Dakota, better known for growing wheat, is now booming with rigs.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/us/oil-drilling-in-new-areas-ushers-in-era-of-tension.html?_r=1
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Future of Mont. bison migrations headed to trial
Montana's newfound tolerance toward wild bison is heading to trial as cattle ranchers and county officials seek to prevent a repeat of last year's mass migration of hundreds of the animals out of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.kgwn.tv/story/15872172/future-of-mont-bison-migrations-headed-to-trial
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#37018 - 10/27/11 06:23 PM 10.27.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia National Park Transitioning From Summer To Winter Seasons
With the calendar about to run out of days for October, the folks at Acadia National Park are getting ready to transition out of their summer mode and into winter mode.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ter-seasons8929
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Big Bend National Park News:
GOP seeking waiver of environmental laws at border
Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they're hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge swaths of land because it falls under U.S. environmental protection, leaving it to wildlife — and illegal immigrants and smugglers who can walk through the territory undisturbed.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/10/27/national/w000815D80.DTL#ixzz1c1W6LFAJ



Glacier National Park News:
2011-P Glacier 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Available
The United States Mint released its 2011-P Glacier National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time. The strike is the second one dated 2011 and the seventh collector issue in the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ series.
http://www.silvercoinstoday.com/2011-p-glacier-5-ounce-silver-uncirculated-coin-available/105083/

Hunters in grizzly country can become the hunted (Editorial)
After a few cold spits and flurries, we're coming up on a new stretch of superbly mild autumn weather — perfect for watching crosstown football games, winterizing homes and gardens and, of course, hunting for deer and elk.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20111026/OPINION/110260304/Hunters-grizzly-country-can-become-hunted?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Salazar extends uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon National Park
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday that his agency favors a 20-year ban on any new uranium mining on federal lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/70539...ional-Park.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park partners garner national recognition
The leaders of the two primary Great Smoky Mountains National Park partners were recently presented with the Department of Interior Citizen’s Award for Exceptional Service.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5442-park-partners-garner-national-recognition

Job corps gives Smokies’ trails a hand
Students and staff of the Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center helped with a trail restoration project on the popular Forney Ridge Trail recently in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5449-job-corps-gives-smokies%E2%80%99-trails-a-hand
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Misc. National Park News:
Killing Wolves: A Product of Alberta’s Big Oil and Gas Boom
The development of the tar sands and other oil and gas fields in Alberta has carved up the Canadian province's boreal forest, threatening herds of woodland caribou. But rather than protect caribou habitat, officials have taken a controversial step: the large-scale killing of the wolves that prey on the caribou.
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/alberta_canada_energy_boom_places_wolves_in_the_crosshairs/2459/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park reports up to 16 inches of snow
The east side of Rocky Mountain National Park received up to 16 inches of snow Tues-day night and into today.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20111026/UPDATES01/111026019/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park-reports-up-16-inches-snow?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Widow sues over grizzly mauling that killed her husband
The widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear last year near Yellowstone National Park has sued the federal government, saying researchers were negligent in warning residents about trapping activities in the area.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/26/us-grizzly-lawsuit-idUSTRE79P8GR20111026
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#37036 - 10/28/11 05:44 PM 10.28.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/10/05
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Denali National Park News:
Salazar highlights proposed Alaska trails
A couple of proposed Alaska recreation projects — a Kachemak Bay water trail and an all-season trail system within Denali State Park — could get assistance from the federal government.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Jour.../#ixzz1c7C77c9W
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Everglades National Park News:
Feds announce plan to speed Everglades restoration
A new fast-track planning effort could shave years off the next phase of Everglades restoration, putting more fresh and clean water into the central and southern portions of Florida's "River of Grass" more quickly.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/27/24...l#ixzz1c7CazhIE
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Ban on Grand Canyon uranium mining nearly finalized
BLM releases final environmental impact statement on proposed 20-year moratorium
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/10/27/ban-on-grand-canyon-uranium-mining-nearly-finalized/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
National Park Service approves Smokies' Elk assessment
Even in Thursday's rainy weather, Asheville resident Rich Bousquet said it was still a good time for camping at the Smokies.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/189120/2/National-Park-Service-approves-Smokies-Elk-assessment
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Olympic National Park News:
Interior denies wrongful-death claim in Olympic National Park goat-goring death
The U.S. Department of the Interior has rejected more than $10 million in wrongful-death and personal injury claims filed in connection with the Oct. 16, 2010, goring death of a Port Angeles resident by an Olympic National Park mountain goat that was following him.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...ional-park-goat
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Searchers find man lost 2 nights in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rescuers on Thursday found a lost 22-year-old man who spent two frigid nights in the national park as 18 inches of snow fell.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larimer-county/ci_19206164?source=most_viewed
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Saguaro National Park News:
How dark is dark? More so, in Saguaro Park's two units
he intrepid BioBlitz volunteers who hiked the trails of Saguaro National Park last Friday didn't just count critters in the dark - they measured the dark itself.
http://azstarnet.com/news/science/enviro...l#ixzz1c7D1eqRM
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Bernese billionaire works to keep West wild
Hansjörg Wyss is one of the richest people on the planet – of which he is also a passionate defender.
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Bernese_billionaire_works_to_keep_West_wild.html?cid=31446480
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park Officials Debating How To Improve Wilderness Permitting System
There's nothing quite worse for backcountry travelers than facing long lines to gain a permit to head on their trek. That's one of the problems at Zion National Park, and officials there are debating how they can improve their permitting system.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ting-system8935
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