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#37334 - 11/15/11 04:18 PM 11.15.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Misc National Park News:
Clean Air Groups Settle With EPA Over Haze Cleanup
A coalition of clear air advocates and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have filed a legal settlement that establishes firm, enforceable deadlines for action on plans to clean up regional haze pollution in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2011/2011-11-14-092.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Oil speculation spreading to Rocky Mountain Front
Speculation that the oil-rich Bakken shale formation may extend as far west as the Rocky Mountain Front is sparking increased leasing of land along the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and in north-central Montana.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nationa...position=recent
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
"Vital Signs" Report From Yellowstone National Park Points To Areas Of Concern In Park's Health
How "healthy" are the national parks?
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...arks-health9040

Montana's 3-month bison season under way
Montana's three-month public bison hunt opened Tuesday in areas outside Yellowstone National Park, including for the first time in Park County's Gardiner Basin.
http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/mon...d8c8f28d90.html

Environmental groups back act reauthorization to help fund addition to Grand Teton Nat'l Park
Environmental groups say they support legislation being billed as way to help the federal government pay for a significant new addition to Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/abf08aa6655c4f6d8768afce33836b2e/WY--Grand-Teton-Land/

Wyoming wolf management plan divides locals
Just about everyone in western Wyoming agrees things will change if a long-awaited wolf agreement between the federal government and the state is approved.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1doM2H49I
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#37373 - 11/17/11 04:20 PM 11.17.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Senate panel endorses Alaska park land swap for small hydro project
A Senate committee has endorsed legislation that would authorize a national park land exchange and construction of a 100-kW hydroelectric project in a non-wilderness area of Denali National Park in Alaska.
http://www.hydroworld.com/index/display/...l_endorses.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park’s climate a paradox
Precipitation in Glacier National Park over the past few decades is up about 14 percent, but the Park is actually drier in many respects, with streams hitting low flows earlier than usual and wildfires occurring more frequently.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/whitefishpilot/article_1d0a7c44-107f-11e1-a4a7-001cc4c03286.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky attendance suffers 'significant decline' in October
The number of visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park suffered a big drop last month when compared with the previous year, according to new numbers released by the park on Thursday.
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headline..._134038758.html
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Rangers reunite to celebrate Joshua Tree National Park
A few dozen current and former employees of Joshua Tree National Park and their guests celebrated the park’s 75th anniversary at a reunion Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge.
http://www.hidesertstar.com/the_desert_trail/news/article_68c13b8c-1098-11e1-97f5-001cc4c03286.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton National Park Nighttime Speed Limit Reduction To Save Wildlife
Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) officials permanently reduced the nighttime speed limit to 45 miles per hour on a busy section of highway at night, effective today.
http://transportationnation.org/2011/11/...-save-wildlife/

Yellowstone officials take park's 'vital signs'
Bison and grizzly bear numbers are up, two bright spots in an otherwise dim portrait painted in Yellowstone National Park’s third “Natural Resource Vital Signs” report released this week.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1e02CzBUa

Yellowstone Seeks Public Comment On Old Faithful Lodging Plan
on new changes might be coming to one of Yellowstone's most visited areas.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/29790840/detail.html

Supervolcanoes Will Not End Earth in 2012, Probably
In what life was probably like prior to the coming of the year 2000, every man and his dog is coming up with a theory for how the Earth will end come 2012. After already curbing fears that a giant “killer solar flare” will wipe out planet Earth next year, NASA has again weighed in, this time explaining that a supervolcano will not have a supereruption during 2012.
http://planetsave.com/2011/11/17/supervolcanoes-will-not-end-earth-in-2012-probably/
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#37429 - 11/21/11 04:34 PM 11.21.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Economic report touts good things for future of Healy, Denali businesses
More than 50 people who attended the Denali Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Forecast Luncheon Thursday heard an optimistic prediction for 2012.
http://newsminer.com/bookmark/16500597-E...nali-businesses
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Glacier National Park News:
Canadian province OKs law protecting Flathead
British Columbia has passed a law that bans mining and drilling in nearly 400,000 acres upstream of Glacier National Park, fulfilling a trans-border agreement to protect the Canadian portion of the Flathead River Basin.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20111121/NEWS01/111210309/Canadian-province-OKs-law-protecting-Flathead?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Endangered Condors help find human body in Grand Canyon National Park
Unusual condor activity in the vicinity of Navajo Bridge which spans the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park alerted Peregrine Fund employees who notified park rangers earlier this week. The Peregrin Fund monitors the endangered California Condor that was introduced to the Grand Canyon several years ago. http://www.examiner.com/grand-canyon-nat...k#ixzz1eNV2iT00
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Misc. National Park News:
Fears Rise That Congress Could Open More Units Of National Park System to Hunting
Few units of the National Park System are open to hunting, but there are fears that legislation now working its way through Congress could clear the way for hunting across dozens of parks in the system.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tem-hunting9065

Robert Goldman: Of wolves, ecology and justice (Editorial)
The paw print was almost the size of my hand. I knelt down to study it and with my fingertips traced the outline of the print, the pads, the subtle punctuation of its nails, and pondered the animal that left it.
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/columns-a...justice/1116138
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park highlighted in report warning of dangers of more cuts to nation’s parks
Across-the-board cuts to national parks in 2012 could result in an eight-year low for funding for Olympic National Park, a park advocacy group said in a report that used 12 national parks as examples of the dangers of cuts in funding.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...g-of-dangers-of
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
National park mulls new logo to replace extinct Javan rhino
Cat Tien National Park is looking for a new logo to replace the old one, which features the Javan rhinoceros that has been declared extinct in Vietnam.
http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/...avan-rhino.aspx
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grizzly encounters may be Idaho’s new normal
And people and bears are meeting up closer to populated areas and recreation centers (Note: BEWARE OF ANNOYING AD)
When Connie Funkhouser saw the fresh bear track heading into the Caribou-Targhee National Forest on her recent run, she turned around.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/11/20/1886263/grizzly-encounters-may-be-idahos.html#ixzz1eNTrUVv4

Officials Seek New Ways to Cull Bison
As many as 360 migrating wild bison would be shot by hunters in Montana, captured for slaughter or shipped elsewhere this winter under a proposal from Yellowstone National Park officials seeking an alternative to the indiscriminate slaughters of previous years.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/scienc...herds.html?_r=1

East Yellowstone Trout Unlimited rescues 5,200 trout from irrigation canals in north Wyoming
The East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited has rescued a record number of stranded trout from irrigation canals in northern Wyoming this fall.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e413d3b68dae461aafc2e36a78e111a0/WY--Saving-Trout/
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#37454 - 11/23/11 03:02 PM 11.23.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park News:
Border-transgressions bill looks mostly like a means of avoiding environmental laws (EDITORIAL)
Reading the news over breakfast can cause indigestion and raise my blood pressure. When I read that legislation proposed in Congress would allow the Border Patrol to bypass 36 environmental regulations on federal land, I almost choked on my English muffin.
http://www.minnpost.com/community_voices...ironmental_laws
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Glacier (BC) National Park News:
Canada Vows Protection of Glacier Headwaters
Almost 30 years ago a Canadian company wanted to build a coal mine six miles north of Glacier National Park, near the North Fork of the Flathead River. The result was a contentious battle spanning three decades and reaching the highest levels of government in both Canada and the United States.
http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/canada_vows_protection_of_glacier_headwaters/25497/
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Glacier National Park News:
Hunter fined $735 for accidentally killing grizzly bear near Libby
A hunter who shot and killed a grizzly bear near Libby after mistaking it for a black bear was fined $735 and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1eYoCngIA
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Horseback riding and balloon rides coming to the Smokies?
Changes to the Zoning Ordinance in Pigeon Forge may soon allow horseback riding and passenger balloon vendors to set up shop in city limits.
http://www.examiner.com/great-smoky-moun...s#ixzz1eYoPtnlv

Part of road work in Smoky Mtns area nearly done
Part of the road work leading from Interstate 40 into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is about done after nearly 2 1/2 years.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/nov/22/part-of-road-work-in-smoky-mtns-area-nearly-done/

Sen. Kay Hagan cosponsors bills for public land protection
United States Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) announced that she is cosponsoring two key pieces of legislation to help expand and permanently protect North Carolina’s forests and public lands.
http://www.mountainx.com/article/37747/Sen.-Kay-Hagan-cosponsors-bills-for-public-land-protection
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Officials Searching For Solution to Non-Native Animals
For more than 1,000 years non-native animals have called the forests of Hawaii home.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ive-animals9073
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Maine Woods National Park News:
State senator forms group to promote Quimby’s proposed national park
A state senator from Cape Elizabeth announced Tuesday the formation of what she called a statewide organization that will lead the effort to help environmentalist and businesswoman Roxanne Quimby donate 70,000 acres for the creation of a national park in 2016.
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/state/2011/11/23/state-senator-forms-group-promote-quimby%E2%80%99s-proposed-national-park/1119551
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Family Planning on the Range: The Battle Over Bison Contraceptives
At feeding time, residents of the Brogan Bison Facility cluster around a hay bale, blinking at flecks of alfalfa dust that swirl in the air and settle in their shaggy coats.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ar...eptives/248851/

Landowners file lawsuit over Yellowstone River oil spill
Several landowners whose property was damaged when an Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled oil into the Yellowstone River in July have filed a lawsuit against the oil giant.
[url=ttp://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/landowners-file-lawsuit-over-yellowstone-river-oil-spill/article_51253b9a-ef5f-11e0-8fb6-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1eYn4ncwX][url=ttp://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/landowners-file-lawsuit-over-yellowstone-river-oil-spill/article_51253b9a-ef5f-11e0-8fb6-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1eYn4ncwX][url=ttp://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/landowners-file-lawsuit-over-yellowstone-river-oil-spill/article_51253b9a-ef5f-11e0-8fb6-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1eYn4ncwX]ttp://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/landowners-file-lawsuit-over-yellowstone-river-oil-spill/article_51253b9a-ef5f-11e0-8fb6-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1eYn4ncwX[/url][/url][/url]

Yellowstone Park road repairs set for summer
It might take until mid-summer 2012 to repair a section of road, not far from Yellowstone Park's east gate, that was washed out this spring.
http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_29b9df3e-148f-11e1-8919-001cc4c002e0.html

Sheep station scrutinized
Federal and state agencies, sportsmen groups and environmentalists are calling for an end to sheep grazing on a federal research ranch in the Centennial Mountains, saying the decades-long practice is coming at the expense of grizzly bears and other wildlife.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1eYnP8Xdf
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park officials seeking comment on proposed new irrigation system
Zion National Park officials are seeking public comment on a proposed irrigation system near the visitor center and campgrounds.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8b...ark-Irrigation/


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#37486 - 11/25/11 11:24 AM 11.25.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Annual Festival of Trees runs through Saturday in Gatlinburg, Tenn., near Smokies
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not the only place to see trees in the area over the holiday weekend.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/5d9c03bccb9a48b68a6f15ce2e3a574a/TN--Tree-Festival/
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Maine Woods National Park News:
Maine Senator Launches Pro-National Park Group
A state senator from Cape Elizabeth is forming a statewide organization that will work for the creation of a national park in northern Maine.
http://www.wmtw.com/news/29844417/detail.html#ixzz1ejbsOvvg
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Misc. National Park News:
National parks (Note: Canada) rake in $2.5 billion from tourists: Peter Kent
Tourists are pouring more than $2.5 billion into the Canadian economy by visiting national parks, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Thursday.
http://www.canada.com/business/National+...l#ixzz1ejd0s2XD
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Saguaro National Park News:
Counting Cacti At Saguaro National Park
In an ongoing effort to better understand the life cycle of saguaros and what environmental threats are fatal to them, Saguaro National Park officials are conducting a saguaro census in the park and are looking for help.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/11/counting-cacti-saguaro-national-park9066
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Mountain lion trapped for study in Teddy Roosevelt National Park dies
The first mountain lion trapped at Theodore Roosevelt National Park recently as part of a joint study died before she could be collared, officials said.
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/53209/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone grizzlies to stay on endangered species list
Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act a while longer — at least until the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service studies how global warming impacts and the decimation of a key food source figure into a long-term recovery plan for the iconic mammals.
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/11/23/yellowstone-grizzlies-to-stay-on-endangered-species-list/

Court says taking protections from grizzlies was error
Conservationists touted a major victory Tuesday in their battle to protect Yellowstone grizzly bears when a federal appeals court ruled that wildlife managers erred when they removed Endangered Species Act protection from "one of the American West’s most iconic wild animals."
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/52973563-68/bears-wildlife-grizzlies-pine.html.csp

Yellowstone To Update Fire Management Plan With Output From Public
Yellowstone officials plan to update the way they handle fires as part of their fire management plan. The park hasn't changed it's fire management plan since 2004, but changes in federal fire policy means the park needs the public's help in forming it's new approach.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/29848134/detail.html
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#37520 - 11/28/11 03:02 PM 11.28.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road in Smokies to be closed Wednesday to spray hemlock trees
The 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed to all vehicles Wednesday to spray hemlock trees.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/0b9e69122277475a97163e5a7f77f35e/TN--Cades-Cove-Closing/
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Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
Road through Lassen Volcanic National Park open to cross-country skiers, snowshoers
The main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park is full of snow, but it's now open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
http://www.redding.com/news/2011/nov/26/park-road-open-to-cross-country-skiers/
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Maine Woods National Park News:
Quimby opponents criticize new national park advocacy group
When he heard that a Cape Elizabeth state senator had organized a citizens group to advocate for a 70,000-acre national park proposed by businesswoman and environmentalist Roxanne Quimby because a park would create jobs, Town Councilor Michael Madore immediately thought of a counterproposal, he says.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/27/ne...advocacy-group/
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Mesa Verde National Park News:
New Winter Opportunities for Visitors to Mesa Verde National Park
Winter can hold new opportunities for visits to Mesa Verde National Park, if the snowfall cooperates.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9081
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Misc. National Park News:
Parks Canada buries national park plan after voters reject it in civic election
Plans for a national park on Bowen Island have been abandoned after island voters rejected the initiative during the Nov. 19 civic election.
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Parks...6843/story.html

Congress to decide between Park Service or Forest Service
Six years of studies costing more than $500,000, two months of public meetings and years of debate are over.
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_19420995#ixzz1f22lZyf8

Why The Delay In Designating Official Wilderness In National Parks?
There is a false sense of security in the National Park System surrounding officially designated wilderness.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-parks9079
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Climate change, dirty air plague Yellowstone, says report
A report says Yellowstone National Park's air quality is worsening. The Natural Resource Vital Signs report measures park health based on the condition of 25 natural resources in 2010. It was authored by Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-an...-134558428.html
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