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#37761 - 12/18/11 11:11 AM 12.18.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon plans plastic water bottle sales ban
Disposable plastic water bottles in shops, vending machines, hotels and grocery stores at Grand Canyon National Park will disappear early next year under a plan by park officials to ban the sale of them.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9RLP2000.htm
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offering hikers access to lava flow’s ocean entry
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is providing hiking access to a sea cliff area at its eastern border where lava from Kilauea volcano’s remote Puu Oo vent is pouring into the ocean.
http://entertainment.sections.civilbeat....g-hikers-access
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Snowshoeing Season Has Arrived At Mount Rainier National Park
With snow conditons improving, rangers at Mount Rainier National Park are ready to lead you into the area surrounding Paradise on snowshoe adventures.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9191

Researchers use collars to track fox interactions with humans
Wildlife researchers at Mount Rainier National Park are hoping radio collars will help them better understand the movement of Cascade foxes and how they interact with visitors.
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/12/18/1917817/researchers-use-collars-to-track.html
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Wind Cave National Park News:
Winter bird count set at Wind Cave National Park
Bird enthusiasts across the state are invited to bundle up and take part in Wind Cave National Park's Christmas bird count on Sunday.
http://www.kcautv.com/story/16348056/winter-bird-count-set-at-wind-cave-national-park
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Montana governor wants feds to test captured Yellowstone bison for brucellosis
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is proposing that the federal government conduct brucellosis (broo-suh-LOH'-sis) tests on bison captured leaving Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.khq.com/story/16343594/montan...for-brucellosis
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#37778 - 12/19/11 05:22 PM 12.19.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Rare Glacier National Park stonefly to get review for potential federal protection
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans a more thorough examination of whether an insect found only in alpine streams in Glacier National Park deserves federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/88e119a08ffe400d99fa1e888c4fad56/MT--Meltwater-Stonefly/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon National Park Recognized For Its Trail Of Time
The Trail of Time, located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, recently won an Interpretive Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-trail-time9192
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Bison relocation at top of Stockgrowers' concerns
The relocation of bison is among the concerns for the Montana Stockgrowers Association.
http://www.ktvq.com/news/bison-relocation-at-top-of-stockgrowers-concerns/
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#37790 - 12/20/11 04:05 PM 12.20.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
New Hampshire timber company buys 3,200 acres next to Acadia
Ending years of speculation about what might happen to a pristine chunk of forest land located next to Acadia National Park, a New Hampshire firm announced Tuesday that it is buying more than 3,000 acres of land on the Schoodic peninsula.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/12/20/ne...next-to-acadia/
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Denali National Park News:
Reindeer: What do they do the other 364 days of the year?
There's Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen; Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. We know these beloved critters, along with the bright red nose of their newest addition, Rudolph, make it possible for Santa to deliver toys to children all over the world every Christmas Eve, but what do reindeer do the other 364 days of the year?
http://live.washingtonpost.com/reindeer-122011.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Lack of snow in park brings challenges to West Yellowstone businesses
There’s likely one Christmas gift West Yellowstone business owners want more than anything else this year: a snowstorm.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/economy/article_1453e762-2ad7-11e1-baa1-0019bb2963f4.html

Golden eagle study looking at diet, reproduction in relation to land use
Golden eagle breeding numbers and nest success rates declined across the eastern edge of the Yellowstone ecosystem in 2011, a trend that researches believe may be linked to a drop in the rabbit population
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...7092dbeb52.html
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#37796 - 12/21/11 03:35 PM 12.21.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Cash-Strapped Parks (Note - almost part of 'misc' as it is really a larger issue)
With more visitors and less money, national parks now facing possible decade of funding cuts
http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/cash_strapped_parks/25763/

Melting Glaciers Mean Double Trouble for Water Supplies
New research shows that as ice disappears, overall evaporation speeds up.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/...water-supplies/

Montana’s first oil well was drilled at Kintla Lake in 1901 (Note - I include this because of Tony Bynum's on-going project in Glacier)
The history of oil in Montana began in an area that never had any substantial development of the natural resource — the Flathead Valley.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_5d37faf6-2b84-11e1-975e-001871e3ce6c.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
100,000 Signatures Overcome Coca-Cola in National Park Bottle-Ban Debate (Editorial)
If you’re looking for good news for the holiday season, we’ve got something for you. The proposed ban on sales of disposable plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon National Park, which had been abruptly shelved last year following alleged pressure from Coca-Cola is now moving forward and would take effect next year.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/nati...comment-page-1/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
National Park road updates hit Twitter
If you want to know which roads are closed because of weather conditions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the easiest way is to now get updates via Twitter.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5863-national-park-road-updates-hit-twitter
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5864-friends-save-tract-bordering-the-park
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Misc. NP News:
Navajo Nation seeks return of exhumed remains
Archaeologists curious about American Indian cultures dug up human remains and associated funerary objects at Canyon de Chelly decades ago, while some remains were taken for protection from erosion in the canyon with towering red, sandstone walls.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/53156815-68/remains-park-service-tribe.html.csp
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wyoming golden eagle study considers diet, reproduction in relation to land use
Golden eagle breeding numbers and nest success rates declined across the eastern edge of the Yellowstone ecosystem in 2011, a trend that researchers believe may be linked to a drop in the rabbit population.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1hCfoXzTS

Report sees widespread earthquake damage
A 7.5 temblor would cost $550 million, leave nearly 3,000 without water.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the Teton Fault could cost more than half a billion dollars and temporarily displace hundreds of households in Jackson Hole, a new report suggests.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8055
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#37801 - 12/22/11 04:47 PM 12.22.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Seeking the Everglades trails less taken (Note, interest, not news)
Some visitors to Everglades National Park are content to stick to the marked hiking and paddling trails on the park map. But not Terry Helmers.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/22/2556862/seeking-the-everglades-trails.html

Glades restoration money thrills conservationists
Despite the budget crunch here and in Tallahassee, Everglades restoration continues to draw widespread support – and surprisingly generous doses of funding -- from Republicans and Democrats in both capitals.
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-12...on-kirk-fordham
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Olympic National Park News:
Public opposition stirs Olympic National Park to rethink plans for trail along Lake Crescent
Olympic National Park is going back to the drawing board for plans to extend the Olympic Discovery Trail along Lake Crescent.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...think-plans-for
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#37802 - 12/22/11 04:56 PM Re: 12.22.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Please note that through the 28th, the news will be updated less frequently as I will be away. Doing the news is nearly impossible on the ipad. frown

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#37843 - 12/28/11 12:00 PM 12.28.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Time slithers away on exotic snake rule (Editorial)
It is inexcusable for the Obama administration to dawdle on a rule that would prohibit the importation of dangerous snakes.
http://www2.tbo.com/news/opinion/2011/de...rule-ar-341109/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon Bans Bottled Water Sales
Visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park will no longer find disposable plastic water bottles in vending machines, shops, hotels and grocery stores by early next year under a plan by park officials to ban their sale.
http://www.vendingtimes.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=EB79A487112B48A296B38C81345C8C7F&nm=Vending+Features&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=6D4E492FC34549359E654F46E164C0E5
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Misc. National Park News:
Report urges development of ‘recreation corridors,’ including 3 in Maine (Note - Please note that nowhere is the discussion of Maine Woods NP discussed)
A recent report commissioned for the National Park Service is urging support for seven interstate “recreation corridors” in New England — including three in Maine — as a way to reconnect people with the outdoors and spur economic development in riverfront and trailside communities.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/12/27/ou...ine/?ref=latest
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Exxon has finished pulling busted pipe from under the Yellowstone
Nearly six months after the Silvertip pipeline failed, dumping 42,000 gallons of medium crude into the Yellowstone River, the broken section of the line has been removed from beneath the waterway.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/ex...l#ixzz1hqjkZIqt
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#37863 - 12/29/11 04:35 PM 12.29.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park Fund Receives Grant
Glacier National Park could see a few changes in the near future and all for the better. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Foundation just donated $50,000 to Glacier's National Park Fund, a philanthropic group that supports programs within the park. This grant will to be used for educational purposes.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/30091918/detail.html

GNP asks for comment on Rose Creek restoration
Glacier National Park looks to do some renovations, and they are asking for your opinion.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/gnp-asks-for-comment-on-rose-creek-restoration/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Owner of prime property in Smoky Mountains resort town says prospects lining up to lease site
The owner of prime property in the Smoky Mountain resort town Pigeon Forge, Tenn., says prospects are lining up to lease the site.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/a76aa53031194e18a59b188fa03cd9de/TN--Prime-Business-Spot/

Bear rescue organization receives help from Disney
The Appalachian Bear Rescue has received a $5,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to aid the group with food costs for the record number of bears it is caring for this year.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/dec/29/bear-rescue-organization-receives-help-from/
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Misc. National Park News:
New visitors center at Pinnacles beckons visitors (Note: Present because Pinacles is mentioned as a possible NP)
California quail scurry across the windy, narrow road as one approaches from the west on Highway 146.
http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20111228/NEWS01/112280308

Feds examine hiking fees for Canada's national parks, historic sites
The federal government is hunting for more cash from Canada's national parks and historic sites, including examining potential new fees for some activities and services.
http://www.canada.com/Feds+examine+hikin...l#ixzz1hxgQItMQ
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Reduction finishes with 462 elk harvested
The elk reduction program is a gift that keeps on giving.
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/54117/
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone Temporary Closures: West Entrance, Sylvan Pass
Yellowstone National Park's West Entrance road is temporarily closed due to a boulder that fell in the roadway. Park Officials have also temporarily shut down Sylvan Pass to oversnow travel because of storm conditions and avalanche danger.
http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/yellowstone-temporary-closures-west-entrance-sylvan-pass23710

Exxon still working on Montana oil spill
Crews working for Exxon Mobil finished pulling a broken section of pipeline from the Yellowstone River in Montana six months after a spill, an official said.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-.../#ixzz1hxhRgpK9
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#37874 - 12/30/11 12:30 PM 12.30.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Unit 20A moose population estimate drops by almost 2,000
This year’s moose population estimate in Unit 20A south of Fairbanks is almost 2,000 less than last year, but state wildlife biologists say it’s nothing to worry about.
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/169...atures_bullets1

Visits to Alaska national parks up 2 percent
There was a 2 percent increase in visitors to national parks in Alaska, according to preliminary figures.
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/169...ow_left_bullets
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park offers snowshoe walks
Glacier National Park may be in its off-season right now, but activities are still available for visitors who stop by the park this winter season.
http://www.kpax.com/news/glacier-national-park-offers-snowshoe-walks/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Vending machines to change in Grand Canyon National Park
29 Dec 2011
The vending machines situated within the Grand Canyon National Park are to undergo some changes in order to make them more environmentally-friendly.
http://www.squidcard.com/corporate/emone...l-park1266.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
A detailed examination of life forms in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park could be imperiled by funding shortages.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/009ada5fc2a649ca824724cafee27d9d/TN--Smokies-Creatures/
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Camera traps capture images of 35 endangered Javan rhinos in Indonesian park
Dozens of camera traps installed in an Indonesian national park earlier this year captured images of 35 critically endangered Javan rhinos, including five calves, officials said Thursday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia...S9NP_story.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Supervolcanoes won't destroy Earth in 2012
Researchers say we can breathe easy — on this front, anyway
The notion that the world will end with the coming of the new year, as some claim the ancient Maya predicted, has spawned a series of proposed methods for this planetary disaster: galactic forces, Earth's magnetic poles flipping, the eruption of a supervolcano.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45818146/ns/technology_and_science-science/
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