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#38335 - 02/24/12 08:15 PM 02/24/2012 February National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Four Miami-Dade teens lost in the Everglades found, flown to safety
Four teens lost overnight while canoeing in the Florida Everglades were found safe Thursday morning and flown out of the national park, Miami-Dade police said.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/23/2656725/four-miami-dade-teens-lost-in.html#storylink=cpy
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Glacier National Park News:
Avalanche conditions rated high
Forest Service avalanche specialist Stan Bones issued a special backcountry avalanche warning on Feb. 22 for the Flathead and Kootenai national forests and Glacier National Park.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/article_2e3e8ea8-5e34-11e1-b1bf-0019bb2963f4.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
500 elephants killed in Cameroon park in 2 months
Nearly 500 elephants have been killed in a Cameroon national park in less than two months by poachers from Sudan and Chad, a park official told AFP on Thursday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art...c90dac98c11.991
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky ready to redo Bear Lake Road
Construction to start March 5
Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides year-round visitor access to a variety of wonderful recreational opportunities. More than two million visitors a year are estimated to drive on Bear Lake Road, and last year over 440,000 riders took advantage of the shuttle buses along the corridor. Beginning on March 5, visitors should expect major construction work on the lower section of the road for the next two years.
http://www.eptrail.com/rocky-mountain-national-park/ci_20028881
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
No explanation for mysterious ‘lake music’ reported by many Yellowstone visitors
Yellowstone Lake and the rugged backcountry that surrounds it is a place where millions go seeking solitude and silence. Yet it in a well-documented but rarely discussed phenomenon, some visitors to the Lake area have experienced remarkable celestial sounds of unknown and unexplained origin.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/02/n...stone-visitors/

Grizzly cubs associated with summer attacks doing well in West Yellowstone
Last summer, a grizzly sow was euthanized after DNA evidence tied her to two separate fatal attacks. But what happened to her cubs? They were taken to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/grizzly-cubs-associated-with-summer-attacks-doing-well-in-west-yellowstone/

Obama includes funds for Wyo. land deal in budget
President Barack Obama included $8 million in his fiscal year 2013 budget for the National Park Service to buy about 86 acres of state land in Grand Teton National Park.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-local/oba...l#ixzz1nKf71pvc
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#38356 - 02/27/12 06:36 PM 2/27/2012 February National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archeology Day Celebration on March 24
Grand Canyon National Park will host its 5th annual Archeology Day March 24, 2012 with a number of free activities for the public in honor of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.
http://www.oldwestnewwest.com/2012022760...n-march-24.html
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Jasper National Park News:
The elk shrink: With parks under siege, one researcher tries to unravel ungulate personalities
University of Alberta biologist Rob Found is in the middle of the forest in Jasper National Park, building something that looks like a performance arts stage.
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/shri...1570/story.html
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Misc. National Park News:
More lean times for Park Service
Under 2013 budget, higher costs would ensure smaller staffs, longer maintenance lists
America's national parks would have to hire fewer seasonal staffers and put off all but the most pressing maintenance work under President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 budget, advocates say.
http://www.newsleader.com/article/20120226/NEWS01/202260335

Who's a park for? Dog owners fight park service
Rancho Corral de Tierra Park in Northern California recently became part of the National Parks System. The rules on dogs have changed, angering some community members.
http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/02/25/31388/whos-a-park-for-dog-owners-fight-park-service/
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Olympic National Park News:
Whiskey Bend Road in Olympic National Park to be closed again
After a brief reopening, Whiskey Bend Road will be closed again.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...be-closed-again
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park reschedules pile burns on Tuesday
Bear Lake Road will close as dead and downed trees and other materials are burned
Rocky Mountain National Park officials have rescheduled burning operations for Tuesday, weather permitting.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larimer-county/ci_20046295
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Wind Cave National Park News:
High Arsenic Concentrations Lurk In Underground Lakes At Wind Cave National Park
Coming upon an underground lake at Wind Cave National Park can be stunning, a pool of water surrounded by rock. But don't think about sampling the water, as it likely is high in arsenic.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9501
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Winter Storm Strands More Than 150 Travelers at Grand Teton National Park, Leads Snowboarder Astray
A potent winter storm that descended on Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks this weekend stranded more than 150 travelers and led a snowboarder astray into the backcountry of Grand Teton.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...rder-astray9537

Should Wyoming Build an Aircraft Carrier? (Editor's Note - I could not help myself).
On Friday, the Wyoming House of Representatives advanced a bill to set up a task force to prepare for the total economic and political collapse of the United States. Per the bill, the panel would investigate things like food storage options and metals-based currencies, to be implemented in the event of a major catastrophe.
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/should-wyoming-build-aircraft-carrier
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#38362 - 02/28/12 10:29 PM 2/28/2012 February National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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Everglades National Park News:
Pythons Moving From Everglades To Concrete Jungle
Pythons have been getting a lot of attention lately. The snakes have spread across South Florida, and the nuisance has lead to a ban which has spiked a campaign from those in favor and those against the reptiles who are not native to Florida.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/02/27/pythons-moving-from-everglades-to-concrete-jungle/
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park seeks comment on fish barrier to keep invasive species out of lake
Glacier National Park officials are seeking public comment on a project that would modify and improve a fish barrier designed to stem the invasion of lake trout in Quartz Lake.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1niaalpIA
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Hiker Dies after 300-foot Fall at Grand Canyon
Authorities have recovered the body of an Arizona woman who fell during a hike near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/grand-canyon-hiker-fatal-fall-02272012

Nuclear Energy Group Sues Over Uranium Mining Ban in Arizona
The Nuclear Energy Institute and the National Mining Association said they sued the U.S. to reverse a ban on new uranium mining on federal land around the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-27...and-canyon.html
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Great Smoky National Park News:
Feds approve project to ease Smokies traffic
Federal transportation officials have authorized a project that could ease congestion on state Highway 66 at the Interstate 40 interchange leading to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/02...l#storylink=cpy
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Two-Year Reconstruction of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Bear Lake Road Begins
A $27.7 million reconstruction project of the lower portion of Rocky Mountain National Park's Bear Lake Road begins March 5, 2012 and visitors should expect major construction work delays for the next two years.
http://www.oldwestnewwest.com/2012022761...ns-march-5.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone park ranger charged with endangering safety
A Yellowstone State Park park ranger faces a charge of pointing a gun at a man following an incident at the park on June 18.
http://www.thonline.com/news/tri-state/article_7a19aa0a-6178-11e1-91bc-001a4bcf6878.html
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#38367 - 02/29/12 08:11 PM 2/29/2012 February National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia National Park visitors spent $186M in 2010
A new study from the National Park Service shows visitors to eastern Maine's Acadia National Park spent nearly $200 million in the park and surrounding towns in 2010.
http://www.wgme.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.me/3c4108bb-www.wgme.com.shtml
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Road to Cades Cove closed Thursday morning
The Townsend entrance to Cades Cove will be closed on Thursday so the park service can take down a couple of dangerous trees.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/208111/2/Road-to-Cades-Cove-closed-Thursday-morning
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii's national park visitors pumped $252M into economy
Visitors to Hawaii's national parks pumped more than $252M into our local economy in 2010.
http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Ha...5q63oi-C2Q.cspx
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Misc. National Park News:
National park staffing would be cut under Obama budget
America's national parks would hire fewer seasonal staffers and put off all but the most pressing maintenance work under President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget, advocates say.
http://www.lohud.com/usatoday/article/53288492?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|News|s

National Park Service Touts Economic Might Of Parks: $31 Billion and 258,000 Jobs In 2010
A steady stream of press releases trickled out from across the National Park System this week, promoting the economic might that emanates from the the parks. All told, the system generated $31 billion and 258,000 jobs in 2010, according to the National Park Service.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...0-jobs-20109546

Visitors to Northwest national parks spend $547 million
In Washington state, visitors to national parks and historic sites spent $264.3 million in the parks and nearby communities in 2010, says a new National Park Service report.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2017619620_webnationalparks28.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton and Yellowstone drew more than $750 million in tourist spending in 2010
Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and their gateway communities received more than $750 million in tourist spending that supported more than 11,000 jobs in 2010, according to a new report from the National Park Service.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/02/g...-spending-2010/

Yellowstone Recruiting for Youth Conservation Program
Yellowstone National Park is once again recruiting for their Youth Conservation Corps program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18.
http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/yellowstone-recruiting-youth-conservation-program26702

Montana approves bison tolerance zone expansion
Montana officials have approved a plan to expand so-called bison tolerance zones north of Yellowstone National Park by 75,000 acres for migrating animals in search of food.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz1nnsf6FEx
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