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#37905 - 01/03/12 01:58 PM January National Park News:
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January 3rd:

Acadia National Park News:
Lighthouse to be featured on Maine quarter
Maineís Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse has been chosen to appear on a new line of quarters featuring parks, national forests and historic sites.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nationa...position=recent
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Denali National Park News:
Denali National Park Lowering Entry Fee
The entrance fee at Denali National Park is changing for 2012. Effective immediately, the National Park service will only collect a $10 per person entry fee. The pass is good for 7 days. The agency is eliminating a former $20 vehicle fee. Denali National Park spokeswoman Kris Fister says the change resulted from a national audit.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/01/02/denali-national-park-lowering-entry-fee/
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier releases assessment for fish barrier removal, bridge replacement
Glacier National Park officials announce the availability of the Rose Creek fish barrier removal and bridge replacement environmental assessment for public review and comment. Comments are due Jan. 23.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1iQI50sEq
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
15 years of work in Smokies in danger
Funding threatens project that has found about 915 new species
Vivid butterflies, a taxidermied baby bear and a passenger pigeon ó the now extinct namesake of Pigeon Forge ó are just some of the organisms housed at Twin Creeks Science and Education Center in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120103/NEWS/301030026/15-years-work-Smokies-danger?odyssey=nav|head
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Misc. National Park News:
12-year-oldís unique wildlife business helps save polar bears (Editor's note - no, it is not really about the NPs, but they are mentioned and it is a really nice story).
Hannah Isenhart has gotten up close and personal with black bears, photographing several roaming around Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...FAYP_story.html

Rangers' jobs increasingly dangerous
On any given day, a national park ranger may help fight a wildfire, set up signs at a snowshoe area, help rescue a stranded climber or teach her colleagues emergency medicine. But she also may assist a fellow cop who is chasing a heavily armed suspect up a remote icy road in one of the nation's 397 national parks.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017147696_parkpatrol03m.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Police Confirm Body Found is Gunman Sought in Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Shooting
Authorities have confirmed Monday afternoon that a body found on the slopes of Mount Rainier National Park was that of an Iraq War veteran suspected in the slaying of a park ranger.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/02/pol.../#ixzz1iQI8NuRF
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Study says that with more wolves and fewer elk, trees rebounding in portions of Yellowstone
The return of gray wolves has dramatically altered the landscape in portions of Yellowstone National Park, as new trees take root in areas where the predators have curbed the size of foraging elk herds, according to scientists in a new study.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...89XP_story.html

Yellowstone open to snowmobiles
Sylvan Pass reopened after avalanche danger
Two weeks after Yellowstone opened for the winter season, enough snow has fallen to allow snowmobile and snow coach travel. But the heavy snowfall and strong winds increased the danger of avalanches on steep slopes.
http://www.powelltribune.com/news/item/9149-yellowstone-open-to-snowmobiles
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#37916 - 01/04/12 04:13 PM January 4th, 2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier gets postage stamp
Last year there was a coin for Glacier National Park; this year there's a stamp.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_29e8deca-3685-11e1-afed-0019bb2963f4.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Best National Parks for Solitude
Sometimes itís nice to get away from it all. Work, traffic, homework, construction, play dates, Facebook. Yes, sometimes you just need a break. Luckily, the national parks offer some of the most beautiful getaways and places to explore. You can start by visiting the parks less traveled, but if thatís not enough, check out these parks for the best opportunity for solitude and a stress-free escape.
http://usparks.about.com/od/parksbyinterest/ss/Best-National-Parks-For-Solitude.htm

Ranger's slaying intrudes on sacred nature of national parks (Editorial - and worth the read)
http://heraldnet.com/article/20120104/NEWS01/701049946/-1/news01

National park rangers also serve in line of fire (Editorial)
The idyllic image of the national park ranger is that of a uniformed staffer in a wide-brim hat taking tourists on an interpretive hike. In truth, the job of the ranger has become more complicated, more specialized and -- as we have just witnessed at the national park that lies closest to Yakima -- one that can be tragically dangerous.
http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2012/01/03/national-park-rangers-also-serve-in-line-of-fire
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Agriculture groups to host agriculture and air quality symposiums
Members of Coloradoís Agriculture and Air Quality Technical workground will host two symposiums that focus on how to reduce the impact of nitrogen being deposited at Rocky Mountain National Park by ranchers and farmers.
http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20120102/NEWS/701029980/1002&parentprofile=1
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
'Judas fish' to help kill lake trout, save cutthroat
Transmitters could lead biologists to spawning beds in Yellowstone Lake.
Lake trout equipped with transmitters could betray their kin this summer as conservationists and Park Service officials escalate efforts to eradicate the species from Yellowstone Lake.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8103

Federal government wants $5M lawsuit over fatal grizzly mauling near Yellowstone dismissed
The federal government is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal grizzly bear mauling near Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c6f887732d6b4178a61e991ca67148f9/WY--Grizzly-Mauling/

Budget battles hinder swap
Congress hasnít provided funds for transferring state land in Grand Teton.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8102
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#37921 - 01/05/12 06:17 PM January 5th, 2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Friends of Acadia Looking For New President and CEO
After more than 15 years at Friends of Acadia, the last four as president and chief executive officer, Marla O'Byrne is stepping down, a career move that opens up a wonderful position at a great national park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012/01/friends-acadia-looking-new-president-and-ceo9246
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Denali National Park News:
Rangers Ready To Lead You Into Denali National Park and Preserve This Winter
Rangers are ready to lead you into the landscape of Denali National Park and Preserve on weekends this winter.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...erve-winter9245
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Everglades National Park News:
Study: Salt water can't halt invasive pythons advance across Florida
Ready for mammoth Burmese pythons among the Indian River Lagoon marshes?
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20120105/NEWS01/301050047/Salt-water-no-barrier-snake
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park proposes 80-foot telecom tower in St. Mary
Glacier National Park officials are seeking public comment on the proposed construction of an 80-foot telecommunications tower in St. Mary.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1id2nNJLs
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Mount Rainier National Park to Reopen Saturday
Mount Rainier National Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, nearly a week after a park ranger was shot to death trying to stop a vehicle inside the park.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mount-rainier-national-park-reopen-saturday-15286461
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Rocky National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park's Biennial Research Conference
March 28-29, 2012 (Abstracts due February 17)
http://www.nps.gov/romo/parkmgmt/2012researchconference.htm



Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Famous Grand Teton grizzly delays hibernation
1 of the best known grizzlies in Grand Teton National Park has postponed her hibernation by more than a month this winter.
http://www.kgwn.tv/story/16453696/famous-grand-teton-grizzly-delays-hibernation

Yellowstone says it may need to import grizzlies to improve genetics
Yellowstone National Park has asked its fundraising partners to come up with $1 million a year for six years to expand its lake trout eradication effort at Yellowstone Lake, and by 2022 the park may need to import grizzly bears from other regions to increase the animalsí genetic diversity.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1id2w7Iw3
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#37937 - 01/06/12 05:23 PM January 6th, 2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Banff National Park News:
Banff National Park Celebrates Winter with New 'SnowDays' Festival
We're waxing our skis, sharpening our skates and polishing our pucks as Banff National Park's month-long celebration of winter is set to begin with a flurry of activities during the first-annual 'SnowDays' festival.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/05/4165868/banff-national-park-celebrates.html#storylink=cpy
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Glacier National Park News:
80-foot telecommunications tower proposed for Glacier Park
Glacier National Park officials say a telecommunications company is proposing to build an 80-foot tall telecommunications tower in the park's St. Mary administrative area.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1iiekeuzV

Glacier National Park goes postal: featured on stamp
The U.S. Postal Service is featuring an image of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park on an international rate postage stamp to be issued starting Jan. 19.
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2012/jan/05/glacier-national-park-featured-postage-stamp/

Crews gaining on fires that destroyed buildings, forced evacuations on Blackfeet Reservation
A pair of rare winter wildfires fueled by 60 mph gusts burned buildings and forced hundreds from their homes overnight on Montanaís Blackfeet Indian Reservation, but better weather conditions on Thursday helped firefighters get a handle on the blazes.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/g...O6bP_story.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Friends of the Smokies receives $10,000 from REI
Moving mountains is no easy task, but volunteers and trail crews hauling boulders, digging waterbars and otherwise rehabilitating trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will have an easier time with their new Trails Forever equipment trailer, thanks to a $10,000 grant from REI.
http://nc-cherokee.com/theonefeather/2012/01/06/friends-of-the-smokies-receives-10000-from-rei/

Molly Schroer lands Smokies public affairs job
Molly Schroer, the new Great Smoky Mountains National Parkís public affairs specialist/superintendentís executive assistant, is on the job.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/Business_Ne...s-job-id-019310
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Misc. National Park News:
Admission fees for national parks waived Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at more than 100 other national parks Jan. 14-16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...v3cP_story.html

Mont. legislators maintain support of guns in national parks
Members of Montana's congressional delegation reasserted their support this week for a measure that allows loaded firearms in national parks, in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a national park ranger in Washington state.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-01-05/Mont-guns-national-parks/52390392/1
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
The calendar says January, but the scenery looks more like pleasant early fall
The calendar says January, but the scenery looks more like pleasant early fall.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20120106/NEWS/120109970/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wolves Help Yellowstone, Researchers Say
Ecosystem Being Restored To Natural Balance
Predatory wolves are helping restore the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park more than 15 years after their reintroduction to America's oldest national park, researchers report.
http://www.ktvz.com/travelgetaways/30142016/detail.html

Yellowstone bison move a good idea
T he overflowing Yellowstone National Park bison population is at the center of a management battle that pits state interest against national interests, but the interest of the animals should be the main concern.
http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/ci_19683091

1 of 5 scientists takes issue with Wyoming wolf plan
One of the five scientists retained by a federal government contractor to review Wyoming's proposed wolf management states in a recently released report that he sees shortcomings with it.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1iifW8dry
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#37952 - 01/07/12 04:58 PM January 7th, 2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Applications open for 2012 fellowship programs
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center are seeking applicants for two research fellowships available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.
http://www.frontiersman.com/sports/outdo...1871e3ce6c.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Giant Burmese python caught in Florida swimming pool
A 13-foot Burmese python was captured at a residence in Florida after homeowners reported they found the reptile swimming in their backyard pool.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/316742#ixzz1ioP3DxXs
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Misc. National Park News:
Park ranger shooting unlikely to prompt any changes in federal gun law
At an early learning center in Eatonville on Sunday, Jan. 8, mourners will light candles to honor Margaret Anderson, the 34-year-old ranger and mother of two toddlers who was shot and killed on New Year's Day while she tried to set up a roadblock in Mount Rainier National Park.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/07/1972249/park-ranger-shooting-unlikely.html#storylink=cpy
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park visitation approaches 3.4M in 2011
Almost 3.4 million people visited Yellowstone National Park in 2011, the second highest attendance total on record for the nation's first national park.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...19bb2963f4.html

Yellowstone asks for dollars to rid Yellowstone Lake of lake trout and for support to improve Park grizzly genetics
Greater Yellowstone grizzlies are inbred and Yellowstone Lake far below biological potential due to its infestation with lake trout
http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/01/06/yellowstone-lake-trout_bear-genetics/
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#37974 - 01/09/12 05:13 PM 01/09/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/10/05
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
White House to Extend Ban on Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon
The Obama administration is expected to say Monday that it is imposing a 20-year-ban on new uranium mine stakes around the Grand Canyon.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203436904577149112899776248.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
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Misc. National Park News:
House GOP Expected To Resume Push To Exempt Border Patrol From Environmental Laws Across National Parks
A summer hike up the south ridge of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park takes you through cool forests of conifer and up onto the mountain's granite shoulders with great views of Frenchman Bay.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-parks9270

Wolf Arrival Sparks Debate In Central Oregon (NOte, not really news per say, BUT, interesting in the larger wolf debate)
As wolves spread into Central Oregon, advocates and opponents continue to debate their value. Some say the animals, eradicated from the state decades ago, will help bring the ecosystem into better As wolves spread into Central Oregon, advocates and opponents continue to debate their value.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/30163760/detail.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
National Park Foundation Sets Up Memorial Fund For Ranger Margaret Anderson's Family
The National Park Foundation has set up a memorial fund to benefit the two young daughters of Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on New Year's Day.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...sons-family9280
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Lack of snow sends Yellowstone wolf pack wandering
Usually content to stay in Yellowstone National Park's remote Pelican Valley, where they specialize in killing bison, Mollie's wolf pack has migrated more than 20 miles to the Lamar Valley this winter, probably in search of food, and killing other park wolves along the way.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1j0AMbbWh
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#37987 - 01/10/12 03:49 PM 1/10/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Parks Canada)
Parks Canada plans to pay an American biologist $100,000 to come up with a plan to reduce encounters between people and coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/201201.../#ixzz1j5fyK5lH
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Glacier National Park News:
Should Phone Company Be Allowed To Raise 80-Foot Tower Inside Glacier National Park?
CenturyLink, the phone company previously known as Qwest Communications, is seeking approval to erect a roughly 80-foot-tall telecommunications tower inside Glacier National Park at the park's St. Mary administrative area.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9265
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Interior Secretary Salazar Withdraws 1 Million Acres Around Grand Canyon National Park From Hardrock Mining
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acted today to withdraw more than 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from hard-rock mining.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...rdrock-mini9291
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Misc. National Park News:
Looking at 2012 Numismatically
Although coin production increased in 2011, the dominant conversation was what to do with the overproduction of one-dollar coins (See America the Beautiful Program)
http://www.coinnews.net/2012/01/10/looking-at-2012-numismatically/
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#38015 - 01/12/12 12:10 PM 1/12/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Cuyahoga National Park News:
Man dies after falling into Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Park rangers are investigating after a man fell to his death at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Sagamore Hills.
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_n...k#ixzz1jGTRcJPX
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Glacier National Park News:
Park visitor count drops 15 percent
Glacier National Park finished 2011 with a 15.7 percent decline in visitation, a trend that can partly be attributed to weather and the record visitor count from the previous year.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_ada33694-3cba-11e1-b8f1-001871e3ce6c.html

Two men fined for skiing in Glacier National Park restricted area
Two men were fined $250 each for skiing in a closed restricted area in Glacier National Park in Revelstoke court last week.
http://www.revelstoketimesreview.com/news/137050398.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Ban at U.S. Grand Canyon Pits Tourism Against Mining
An Obama administration ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, the second most-visited U.S. national park, has touched off a debate over jobs from mining and tourism in a state that relies on both industries.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-11/ban-at-u-s-grand-canyon-pits-tourism-against-mining.html
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Misc. National Park News:
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set
Today January 10, 2012, the United States Mint began sales of the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. The five coin sets include each of the quarter designs for this year, struck in 90% silver.
http://news.coinupdate.com/america-the-beautiful-quarters-silver-proof-set-1155/
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
NPS will review Rainier ranger Margaret Andersonís death, search for ways to avoid repeat of tragedy
Mount Rainier National Park officials will take an in depth look at the incidents surrounding the killing of ranger Margaret Anderson in hopes of preventing similar situation, park superintendent Randy King said.
http://blog.thenewstribune.com/adventure.../#storylink=cpy

Thousands honor slain Mt Rainier park ranger
Thousands gathered in Washington state on Tuesday to honor a park ranger killed in Mt. Rainier National Park on New Year's Day by an Iraq war veteran.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-rainer-killing-memorial-idUSTRE80A09Y20120111
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Two suspected rhino poachers shot dead in Kruger National Park
It is suspected that the alleged poachers were linked to the deaths of eight rhinos in the Kruger National Park this week
http://www.businessday.co.za/Articles/Content.aspx?id=162472
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Estes Park: after the snow (Not hard news, but fun)
Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park saw much-needed snow on Saturday. The visual result was a blanket of white on the ground and the subsequent cold also coated flora in frost. The mono-chromatic land against the crystal-blue sky created a stunning contrast on Sunday morning.
http://www.eptrail.com/ci_19712706
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Oppose Wyomingís Shoot-On-Site Wolf Management Plan (Editorial)
A plan has been announced by federal officials to remove wolves from the Endangered Species Act in Wyoming, which would move wolf management to the state and allow for a shoot-on-sight policy for wolves in roughly 90 percent of the state.
http://www.care2.com/causes/oppose-wyomings-shoot-on-site-wolf-management-plan.html#ixzz1jGSbgxP6
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#38047 - 01/17/12 04:26 PM 1/17/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Kalispell couple rescued in Glacier National Park
A Kalispell couple spent the night huddled closely together hoping to be found after losing their way in the back country of Glacier National Park.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/kalispell-couple-rescued-in-glacier-national-park/
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Misc. National Park News:
Parks Canada Turns To Marketing Firm To Boost Visitation To Its Parks
Parks Canada, which oversees 209 national parks and national historic sites, hopes a marketing agency can get more people to visit those treasures.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...n-its-parks9324

Harper says pipeline debate should be left to Canadians
Canada not 'giant national park' for U.S., prime minister says
Any decision on developments such as the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline should be left to Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/16/pol-harper-mansbridge-interview.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
A snowshoer who was lost in a blizzard for two days on Washington state's Mount Rainier said he stayed alive by digging out a snow tunnel and burning his paper money for warmth.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/park-official-snowshoer-rescued-good-shape-15375752
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Arvada man dies in fall at Grand Teton construction site in Wyoming
An Arvada man died Wednesday after falling 15 feet Monday at a construction site in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the National Park Service said today.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19731196?source=rss

Yellowstone: The Anatomy of a Supposed Volcanic Conspiracy (Editorial)
As many of my regular readers know, I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet over the mediaís (and publicís) obsession with the Yellowstone Caldera.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/yellowstone-the-anatomy-of-a-supposed-volcanic-conspiracy/
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#38071 - 01/19/12 04:50 PM 1/19/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Python Ban: ĎAbout 30 Years Too Lateí
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar went to the Everglades Tuesday to announce, with the usual fanfare and political backslapping, a ban on the importation of four species of invasive snakes, including the Burmese python.
http://fcir.org/2012/01/18/python-ban-about-30-years-too-late/
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Glacier National Park News:
Four elk were illegally killed inside Glacier National Park on Dec. 30. The elk were apparently shot not far from the St. Mary headquarters area.
http://www.cdapress.com/news/outdoors/article_60a0b74b-dcc8-5b6c-a337-97eee97349b0.html

Significant snowfall closes, delays schools; travel treacherous in many areas
A winter storm warning remains in effect for western Montana through noon Thursday.
http://missoulian.com/news/local/signifi...l#ixzz1jwXqGJaH
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Officials hopeful that Smokies hemlock insecticide will last longer
Professional tree climbers Wednesday scaled the tops of some of the oldest eastern hemlock trees in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, clipping foliage for a scientific study examining how long an insecticide can battle the hemlock woolly adelgid.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jan/18/officials-hopeful-that-smokies-hemlock-will-last/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky is a popular place in 2011
Rocky Mountain National Park has third busiest season on record
http://www.eptrail.com/ci_19774266

Colorado weather forecast: Mountain snow will be blown by winds approaching 100 mph
The combination of light snow and extreme wind may cause blizzard condition in many mountain areas through Thursday, according to the Colorado weather forecast.
http://www.9news.com/news/article/243060/222/Blizzard-continues-in-mountains-windy-in-metro
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) national Park News:
Yellowstone National Park Roads Closed Due To Snow
The following is a press release from Yellowstone National Park officials:
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/30245766/detail.html

Possible wolf hunting in Rockefeller parkway, though not in Yellowstone or Grand Teton
A National Park Service official says he would consider allowing wolf hunting in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway but doesn't think it's ideal.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d515dfa2e85145769b9a1e8dc5bcbd1e/WY--Wolves-Wyoming/
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park to build three new comfort stations
ion National Park will begin construction of three new comfort stations in Loops B, C/D, and E of Watchman Campground on Jan. 23.
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive...mfort-stations/
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