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December National Park News #37574
12/01/11 06:09 PM
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Big Bend National Park News:
Wild burros wreak havoc on Texas ecology
To the residents of this West Texas city, burros are friendly, intelligent animals that make good pets and are engrained in this country's history...To state park officials, they're a destructive, invasive menace that cross over from Mexico with disease....
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/stor...cies/51515990/1
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
BLM holds first meeting to answer questions on proposed mine expansion
The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday night held its first open house to answer questions from the public about the proposed expansion of the only strip mine in Utah.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53016552-78/mine-expansion-town-alton.html.csp
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Glacier National Park News:
Group warns against Park Service cuts
Glacier National Park could see a very lean budget in 2013, the National Park Conservation Association warned last week. The parks advocacy group has more than 300,000 members.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/article_590192ac-1b68-11e1-9514-001cc4c03286.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Hemlock tree spraying to wind up today
Cades Cove Loop Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed to vehicles for part of today to allow trees to be treated for hemlock woolly adelgids.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/Local_News/story/Hemlock-tree-spraying-to-wind-up-today-id-018235

Greg Johnson: Products bill could hurt Smokies (EDITORIAL)
Protectionism masquerading as patriotism is no new shtick, but union-backed legislation offered by Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., could cause harm to the most American of institutions, our national parks. Besides ignoring the reality of a global economy, Israel's bill could cost the Great Smoky Mountains National Park big, big bucks.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/nov/30/greg-johnson-products-bill-could-hurt-smokies/
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Misc. National Park News:
Strategies to prevent bear-human conflicts work, but aren't being used
The death of Brian Matayoshi in a grizzly bear charge last summer was a classic conundrum for the people who work toward the day bears and humans can share the northern Rocky Mountains.
http://missoulian.com/news/local/strateg...l#ixzz1fJ7fEIhN

Grizzly Bear Experts Meet In Missoula
This has been a record year for grizzly encounters. Grizzlies killed two people in Yellowstone National Park this past summer. Conflicts between landowners and bears are growing. But so are pressures on the bear's habitat.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/29893181/detail.html

National Park Service Falls in "Best Places To Work" Rankings
While the Park Service stood 139th among federal agencies in the 2010 rankings, the latest accounting shows the agency has slipped to 163rd out of 240 agencies.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...rk-rankings9091

NPS to study whether parts of Monongahela National Forest should be made national park
Two West Virginia state parks and other lands within the Monongahela National Forest could become a national park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b5d93313f23a489f89e2d6f1c30df36c/WV--Park-Study/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
FWP recommends relocating 68 quarantined Yellowstone bison to 2 Indian reservations
Montana wildlife officials on Wednesday said they will recommend the relocation of 68 quarantined Yellowstone National Park bison to two Indian reservations after running into strong opposition by ranchers and landowners to proposals to move the animals to other parts of the state.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/f56fb27cf39947b3891ebb40f215cf89/MT--Bison-Relocation/

Grizzly family squabbles over bison carcass in park
Famous bears once again inspire wonder.
A bison carcass could be causing some family strife among famous grizzlies in Grand Teton National Park, observers say.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7988
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Yosemite National Park News:
Man walks tightrope 3,000 feet above ground at Yosemite National Park
For one run, daredevil removed his safety rope
Hereís one way to take in the sights at Yosemite National Park Ė walk a tightrope rigged at a dizzying 3,000 feet above the ground, without a safety harness.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...6#ixzz1fJ6Vi15r
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12.2.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37583
12/02/11 08:34 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
Human-caused grizzly deaths rise (Note, almost placed in Misc)
Itís been a tough year for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, where there have been 30 human-caused bear mortalities so far, including eight that involved people defending themselves.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_e2722888-1c9b-11e1-ac2e-0019bb2963f4.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
More on Cokeís Role in a Shelved Bottle Ban
Jon Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, has said that its decision to scuttle a planned ban on small plastic water bottles at Grand Canyon National Park had nothing to do with opposition from the Coca-Cola Company.
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/more-on-cokes-role-in-a-shelved-bottle-ban/
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Misc. National Park News:
Economists say parks boost business climate (Note, moved from YSNP/GT to Misc as it is a macro issue)
Protected public lands in parts of the West like Jackson Hole benefit the economy, a group of 104 economists and academics told President Obama on Wednesday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7992
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Agencies hit deadlock on Yellowstone bison exodus
Federal and Montana agencies hit an impasse Thursday on what to do with bison leaving Yellowstone National Park ó even as biologists predicted this winter's migration could top 1,000 animals.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Agencies-hit-deadlock-on-Yellowstone-bison-exodus-2338240.php

Yellowstone Wolves Show How Animals Change With Nature
Environmental changes have a profound effect not only on animal populations but on traits of the animals themselves, in ways that are difficult to understand and predict, new research suggests.
http://www.livescience.com/17263-yellowstone-wolf-environment-change.html

NRCS has funds for brucellosis projects; Apply by Dec. 16
Natural Resources Conservation Service Idaho has funding available to assist agricultural producers in the Greater Yellowstone Area with projects that will help reduce the interaction between wildlife and domestic livestock during winter feeding and calving season. The purpose of this initiative is to prevent the spread of brucellosis.
http://www.tetonvalleynews.net/news/nrcs...19bb2963f4.html

Grand Teton speed limit lowered at night
Drivers passing through Grand Teton National Park at night have to slow down as
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700203268/Grand-Teton-speed-limit-lowered-at-night.html
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12.5.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37612
12/05/11 08:16 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
Going-to-the-Sun Road plow crews to be featured on Travel Channel
Forging through walls of snow on Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road is a labor-intensive project every spring, but in this year of dense snowpack producers with the Travel Channel took notice.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1fh1AvTx7
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Avid Smokies hiker seeks access to comments collected over park backcountry fee
Ever since Great Smoky Mountains National Park proposed a new user fee on backcountry camping, John Quillen has been on a crusade.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/dec/04/avid-smokies-hiker-seeks-access-to-comments-over/
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Maine Woods National Park News:
Former Maine Senate president plots alternate route in examining national park plan
As a public debate over a northern Maine national park becomes politicized and drifts toward personalities, a former Maine Senate president is calling for a broader look at the future uses of the region.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/f0c9b276336a4dcd83d3c52690be2da8/ME--National-Park-Proposal/
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Misc. National Park News:
Questions surround proposed national park
When news came down that a chunk of West Virginia's mountain highlands might be considered for national park status, reactions ranged from giddy delight to horrified anguish.
http://wvgazette.com/Outdoors/201112030114

Officials debate way forward on grizzly bear management
As the Rocky Mountain grizzly bear population grows, its managers have encountered something of a vision problem: They're not sure what success looks like.
http://missoulian.com/news/local/officia...l#ixzz1fh1LCsrI
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Olympic National Park wilderness plan meeting draws crowd in Port AngelesA room intended to hold a crowd of 50 proved too small Saturday to accommodate the throng of people who came to voice their opinion on expanding wilderness areas around Olympic National Park.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...s-crowd-in-port
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Theodore Roosevelt Park elk reduction program may end early
The technology doesn't lie.When a hand-held Global Positioning System unit says you've walked three miles, you've walked three miles.
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1fh0XA0Vz
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Hunters and photographers critical of each other over Grand Teton National Park elk hunting
Along the Gros Ventre River, a snowstorm plasters the cottonwood trees white as Grand Teton National Park ranger Matt Wilber drives east to check on hunters participating in the park's elk reduction program.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bc0785b4d39c41d8a003358f29e892ed/WY--Elk-Hunt/

State, Yellowstone complicit in buffalo slaughter (EDITORIAL)
In another sickening display of ignorance and aggression toward native wild buffalo, Montana's state and Yellowstone National Park officials, with Gov. Brian Schweitzer, are "anticipating" this year's buffalo slaughter. Admitting, it's because cattle ranchers don't want the grazing competition. Montana does not belong to cattle or ranchers.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/...l#ixzz1fh1ZxgB7
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12.6.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37616
12/06/11 04:53 PM
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
90,000 petition for bottle ban in Grand Canyon
By JENN SAVEDGE
More than 90,000 people across the country have joined a popular campaign on Change.org asking the National Park Service (NPS) to go ahead with plans to ban plastic water bottles in Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/05/2532308/90000-petition-for-bottle-ban.html#ixzz1fm393FqN
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smokies: 17,000 species and counting
An epic biodiversity project in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park plugs away without fanfare or applause.
http://www.mountainx.com/article/38110/Great-Smokies-17000-species-and-counting
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Misc. National Park News:
Bear spray not carried in more than half 2011 grizzly incidents
Preliminary results show fewer than half of the people who came face-to-face with a grizzly in the Northern Rockies this year were carrying bear spray.
http://www.kpax.com/news/bear-spray-not-carried-in-more-than-half-2011-grizzly-incidents/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
No bison shipments within Montana
Gov. Brian Schweitzer said he will not allow any wild bison to be moved within Montana because a federal agency has raised concerns about potential disease transmissions Ė throwing into doubt a proposal to relocate 68 of the animals from Yellowstone National Park to two American Indian reservations.
http://www.nativetimes.com/news/environment/6475-schweitzer-no-bison-shipments-within-montana

Gazette opinion: Let's stop wasting disease-free bison (Editorial)
Montana has been wasting a tremendous natural resource by barring wild bison from our state.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/...l#ixzz1fm2xbqgA

Yellowstone Park on track for winter opening December 15
Efforts remain on track for Yellowstone National Park to open for motorized oversnow travel as scheduled on December 15.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/yellowstone-park-on-track-for-winter-opening-december-15/

Montanaís governor says bison can go to reservations
Montanaís governor said Monday he will not block the relocation of 68 bison to two American Indian reservations.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nationa...position=recent

State considering ways to fill quota for wolf hunt
Montana is down to a mostly single-species hunting season as game managers consider how to fill the state's 220-wolf quota by the end of 2011.
http://missoulian.com/news/local/state-c...l#ixzz1fm3kGIcC
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Yosemite National Park News:
Officials Find Body of Third Hiker Swept Over Yosemite Waterfall
Officials on Monday identified a body found in the Merced River as one of three young people swept over a waterfall last summer in Yosemite National Park.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/05/off.../#ixzz1fm3GKawG
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12.7.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37626
12/07/11 04:55 PM
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia National Park Will Hold Holiday Open House At Jordon Pond Gate Lodge
Acadia National Park will hold a holiday open house at the Jordan Pond Gate Lodge on Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-gate-lodge9122
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Parks and Rehydration: Some Things Donít Go Better With Coke (editorial)
Last month we learned that, in an attempt to cut down on litter, the supervisor of Grand Canyon National Park was set to ban sales of bottled water within the park, starting in January of 2011. (Dasani is the brand sold by concessionaires.)
http://www.onearth.org/blog/grand-canyon-bottled-water-coke
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Friends of the Smokies board member named
Award-winning businessperson Meridith Elliot Powell has been selected to join the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Board of Directors.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5775-friends-of-the-smokies-board-member-named
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Misc. National Park News;
Is climate change altering humans' vacation plans?
Plants' and animals' seasonal cycles, such as flowering dates and migration patterns, have shifted in recent decades due to climate change.
http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/is_climate_change_altering_humans_vacation_plans-82604

Tips on avoiding grizzly bears not being received (Previously Reported)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs to do a better job of informing backcountry users how to avoid dangerous encounters with grizzly bears, an official with the agency says.
http://www.bhpioneer.com/news/article_780f8aba-205d-11e1-ac2d-0019bb2963f4.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Body found at Yosemite waterfall is woman who died in July
Authorities on Tuesday identified the body of a young woman who plunged to her death over a 317-foot waterfall in Yosemite National Park with two friends in July.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/07/us-yosemite-death-idUSTRE7B603A20111207
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12.9.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37655
12/09/11 08:26 PM
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Strip mine near Utah's Bryce Canyon set to expand
The Sierra Club is threatening another lawsuit to turn back a strip mine at the backdoor to Utah's storybook Bryce Canyon National Park.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9RFT0P00.htm
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Denali National Park News:
Parts of Denali open to snowmachines
The southern portion of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve are open to snowmachining but the northern portion of the park remains closed because of lack of snow.
http://newsminer.com/bookmark/16723035-Parts-of-Denali-open-to-snowmachines
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park transitioning to winter
This is a good time to pay a visit to Glacier National Park with entrance fees reduced to $15 for vehicles and $10 for a seven-day pass for folks such as hikers.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/glacier-national-park-transitioning-to-winter/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Officials: Condors are dying of lead from leftover bullets
A recovery program aimed at restoring the California condor to much of its historic range across the Southwest has been hampered by dozens of deaths linked to lead from the remnants of hunters' bullets, wildlife officials say.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic...l#ixzz1g4T6sjBh
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Smokies Park prepares for winter weather
Motorists should be prepared for the possibility of road closures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to winter weather.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/Local_News/story/Smokies-Park-prepares-for-winter-weather-id-018486

Smokies hosts historic Christmas festival
The park will hold the 36th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111208/OUTDOORS/312080029/Smokies-hosts-historic-Christmas-festival?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Misc. National Park News:
Alaska joins in hovercraft lawsuit against National Park Service
The state is joining an Anchorage moose hunter in a lawsuit over federal regulations that bar hovercraft in the waters of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/167...ndow_left_top_1
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park A Week Away From Opening For Winter Season
One way or another, Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season a week from today.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...nter-season9133

Earthquakes, wildlife counts, and more in new Yellowstone report
In 2010, Yellowstone Park experienced more than 3,200 earthquakes, the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem reached 602, and 7 percent of Yellowstone's 281,700 acres of whitebark pine were infested with beetles, down from 15 percent in 2009, according to the 2011 Yellowstone National Park Natural Resource Vital Signs report, released recently by the Yellowstone Center for Resources. The report details influences in and outside the park that affect its overall ecological and environmental stability.
http://www.islandparknews.net/atf.php?sid=10885

River Ranger Jobs on the Snake River (Grand Teton National Park, WY)
Grand Teton National Park is hiring for river rangers to work on the Snake River in Wyoming. Click here to go to the job announcement. The application period ends December 23, 2011, which means this link wonít work after that date.
http://www.riverranger.net/2011/12/jobs-snake-river-grand-teton-national-park-wy/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park IDís last body of trio of hikers swept over river falls in July
Body of Ramina Badal, 21, pulled from river over the weekend
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...0#ixzz1g4S7JGoD




12.12.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37695
12/12/11 05:12 PM
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Big Bend National Park News:
U.S. proposes unmanned border crossing with Mexico through Big Bend National Park
By spring, from the Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen could cross the border by scanning their identity documents at new kiosks
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...1#ixzz1gLE4K8qQ
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park is open for winter
Reduced winter season entrance fees are in effect through April 30 at Glacier National Park ó $15 for vehicles and $10 for hikers, bicyclists and motorcyclists for a seven-day pass.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/whitefishpilot/article_64a5d0a0-2360-11e1-a136-0019bb2963f4.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Grayís retirement ends an era
At the recent party marking the end of Nancy Grayís 38-year career, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson said her retirement amounts to breaking up the duo of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
http://themountainpress.com/view/full_story/16744848/article-Gray%E2%80%99s-retirement-ends-an-era?instance=homeleftlocal_top_stories
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Nahanni National Park Reserve (Canada)
Mine in national park reserve gets OK
A northern regulator has approved a controversial lead-zinc mine in a national park reserve and world heritage site.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/41388-mine-national-park-reserve-gets-ok
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Park elk hunt accomplishing goals
Finding an acceptable way to reduce elk numbers in Theodore Roosevelt National Park was no easy task. The idea of shooting the elk ran counter to many people's understanding of parks, but it's a more humane method than many of the alternatives. Using volunteer hunters to do the work, rather than paying professionals, helped make the program acceptable to the public. So did packaging the meat for distribution on reservations and in food pantries.
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/opinion/...l#ixzz1gLEBNoSp
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Victory! Genetically Pure Bison Saved From Slaughter (Commentary)
Great news for Yellowstone Bison! Last Friday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted to allow 68 bison, some of the last genetically pure bison in America, currently being held in quarantine, to be moved to Fort Belknap and Fort Peck reservations.
http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-genetically-pure-bison-saved-from-slaughter.html#ixzz1gLDdS7rR

Elk feeding grounds in Wyoming criticized
The decades-old practice of feeding elk throughout western Wyoming has created a grossly overpopulated herd prone to disease that could cause large die-offs and spread throughout the Yellowstone region.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1gLDmU5Sq

Bozeman To New York City Nonstop Flight Deal Close To Becoming Finalized
People hoping for a direct flight to the big apple from Bozeman may be able to start booking trips soon.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/29969343/detail.html

Plan to Move Bison to Reservations Gathers Support
Montana's plan to move bison from Yellowstone National Park to Indian reservations is gathering support.
http://www.kfbb.com/news/local/Plan-to-Move-Bison-to-Reservations-Gathers-Support-135395078.html
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12.14.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37726
12/14/11 03:37 PM
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Big Bend National Park News:
Big Bend and the Trans Pecos
Offers a brief description of a remote portion of the Mexican border now in national focus
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/43198
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Visitation Continues To Slide At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
It might have been the weather, the doldrums of the economy, or the fact that Great Smoky Mountains National Park's 75th anniversary is two years gone. Whatever the cause, visitation to the park continues to slide.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9159
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Misc. National Park News:
Farr continues pursuit of park status for Pinnacles
For the second time, Congressman Sam Farr has introduced a bill to designate Pinnacles National Monument as a national park, according to an announcement from Farr's office.
http://www.freelancenews.com/news/281462-farr-continues-pursuit-of-park-status-for-pinnacles
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Mount Rainier National Park to visitors: theyíre cute but donít feed the Cascade foxe
Sure, theyíre cute and theyíve learned to beg along the roadway, but Mount Rainier National Park is appealing to visitors to stop feeding the Cascade foxes.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...fprO_story.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Estes Park residents worried about power line proposal along U.S. 36 gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park
Some Estes Park residents are worried a proposal to combine two aging wood-pole power lines onto one with a much taller steel pole will hurt the view, tourism and their property values.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larimer-county/ci_19530920?source=most_viewed
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System; Yellowstone National Park
This rule implements the record of decision for the 2011 Winter Use Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and governs winter visitation and certain recreational activities in YNP for the 2011-2012 Winter Season.
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid={7f1284cd-b435-4bca-bb4a-8593aa5e2da1}

Yellowstone National Park opens Thursday for winter season
Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season on Thursday, but a lack of adequate snow cover on portions of the park's interior roads means snowmobiles will be limited to the South Entrance only.
http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/re...l#ixzz1gWWrOBWh

Yellowstone Wolf Project studies dance of predator, prey
A waning moon hangs low in the morning sky as park biologists Doug Smith and Daniel Stahler pack their gear for another day in the field.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1gWXQy3IE
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Yosemite National Park News:
Congressman Dusts Off 1913 Law In Battle To Get Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy Valley Drained
A California congressman has dusted off a nearly century-old law in a bid to see the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park drained and restored.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ley-drained9174

12.15.2011 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #37744
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Acadia National Park News:
What Maine transportation project would spur the most growth? Group says I-395/Route 9 link (See number 10)
A new highway linking I-395 and Route 9 in Greater Bangor tops a national nonprofit groupís list of 50 transportation projects most needed to spur economic growth in Maine.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/12/15/bu...ink/?ref=latest
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Big Bend National Park News:
Could the Texas Mexico Border be Safer Than You Think? 12/14/11
Several big changes are coming to the border when it comes to security and travel.
http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=31107
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades draft plan gets major reworking
A new Everglades National Park management plan that could add boating rules to Florida Bay likely will spend most of the coming year being reworked, a park planner says.
http://www.keysnet.com/2011/12/14/405007/everglades-draft-plan-gets-major.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
National Park hosts holiday homecoming
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the new Oconaluftee Visitor Center Dec. 17.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5782-national-park-hosts-holiday-homecoming
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Maine Woods National Park News:
Great Northern Paper president says mills, national park can co-exist
The president of Great Northern Paper Co. says a national park proposal by conservationist Roxanne Quimby doesn't threaten the supply of wood for the mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/66050a65706f473687a1ebd8684678e7/ME--Quimby-National-Park/
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Misc. National Park News:
NPS Director Jarvis Allows Parks To Ban Disposable Plastic Bottles
Those seemingly ubiquitous disposable plastic bottles, the ones that generated a storm of controversy over their proposed ban at Grand Canyon National Park, may now be banned by park superintendents nationwide.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tic-bottles9180

Supporters Of a Mount St. Helens National Park Want National Park Service To Study That Possibility
Another request has been made on Congress to direct the National Park Service to study the possibility of transferring Mount St. Helens from the U.S. Forest Service so it can be designated a national park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...possibility9178
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Study shows elevated lead in grizzly bears
Researchers canít blame bullet fragments in gut piles, donít see immediate threat to individual bears.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8033

AP Exclusive: Colo., SD eyed for Yellowstone bison
For the first time in decades, the federal government is considering moving bison captured leaving Yellowstone National Park to public lands in Colorado, South Dakota and elsewhere as part of efforts to curb periodic slaughters of the animals.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/arti...376c6094daadc04

Badlands eyed for Yellowstone bison
The Badlands National Park could become the home of a controversial herd of Yellowstone National Park bison.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/badland...l#ixzz1gdR1a2GA

Briefs: White House says Obama will sign revised defense bill
The White House withdrew its threat to veto a $662 billion defense bill Wednesday after lawmakers revised it to address President Barack Obama's concerns some measures hindered his administration's ability to use all its resources to fight terrorism.
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111215/...ed-defense-bill
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades draft plan gets major reworking
A new Everglades National Park management plan that could add boating rules to Florida Bay likely will spend most of the coming year being reworked, a park planner says.
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2011/12/15/everglades-draft-plan-gets-major-reworking/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
EDITORIAL The lure of the outdoors: We love our Smokies, so why are visits to the park down so much?
Itís hard to figure out why visits to the Smokies are down so much. Itís a little scary.
http://themountainpress.com/view/full_st...article_opinion
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Spectacular Lava Show At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nature's fireworks are on display at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where streams of lava from the Kīlauea volcano are pouring into the Pacific Ocean.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9181
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Misc. National Park News:
Park Service Relents on Ban of Water Bottles
The director of the National Park Service, after blocking Grand Canyon National Parkís attempt to ban the sale of small plastic water bottles, will now allow such bans, but under a restrictive set of conditions, the park service announced on Thursday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/us/park-service-relents-on-plastic-bottle-ban.html?_r=1
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Retiring Yellowstone ranger looks back fondly on job, park
If thereís one law that really chaps Colette Daigle-Berg, itís the mandatory retirement age for federal law enforcement officers.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1gj5FmT1A

Part of Yellowstone Natíl Park now open to snowmobiles; lack of snow keeps other areas closed
Part of Yellowstone National Park are now open to snowmobiles.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...84vO_story.html
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