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4/24/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #38630
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Everglades National Park News:
Biden tours Everglades, brushes off GOP criticism
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden found himself in the midst of predators, with alligators in the water and snakes in the grass.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/23/biden-tours-everglades-brushes-off-gop-criticism/
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Great Smoky National Park News:
Park announces temp closures of Chimney Tops Trail
Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have announced that the popular Chimney Tops Trail will be closed each Monday through Thursday from Monday, April 30 through Thursday, October 18 while the trail undergoes a major facelift. The Chimney Tops Trailhead is along Newfound Gap Road about 8 miles south of the Park’s Gatlinburg, TN entrance. The work is expected to take two seasons to complete.
http://theonefeather.com/2012/04/park-announces-temp-closures-of-chimney-tops-trail/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
First Yellowstone bison calf born on Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Another bison was added Sunday to the Yellowstone National Park herd transferred to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation last month.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120423/NEWS01/204230303

Yellowstone and Grand Teton hotels get creative to find sustainability
Environmentally conscious travelers can be an outspoken and passionate group, particularly when it comes to staying in marquee national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton. They all want to tread lightly, but they sometimes disagree over the best way to do that, even when it comes to something as mundane as bath soap.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/04/y...sustainability/
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04/25/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #38634
04/25/12 01:41 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
"Fall For Glacier" And Help The Glacier National Park Fund
What are you doing September 6-9? If you're a fan of Glacier National Park, you should be planning to be in the park supporting the Glacier National Park Fund.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012/04/fall-glacier-and-help-glacier-national-park-fund9813
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park announces new system for Elkmont firefly viewing
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced a new reservation system for the Elkmont Firefly Viewing event beginning in 2012. The popularity of the firefly event has increased significantly over the past several years, prompting park officials to re-evaluate the effectiveness of managing the event on a first-come-first-served basis.
http://theonefeather.com/2012/04/park-announces-new-system-for-elkmont-firefly-viewing/

NASA goes on top of the Smokies, all covered in light rain
Mid-morning peak in light rainfall appears as clouds and fog at Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://phys.org/news/2012-04-nasa-smokies.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
African big game poaching surges on Asian affluence
The hit job was done by professionals who swooped over their quarry in a helicopter before opening fire.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/25/uk-africa-poaching-idUSLNE83O00Q20120425
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wildlife Officials, Conservation Groups Battle Over Yellowstone Grizzlies
Federal wildlife officials are back to the drawing board in their effort to take Yellowstone grizzly bears off the endangered species list.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/30950431/detail.html

Early snowmelt hitting the Yellowstone
On Saturday morning a gauge on the Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs picked up the first sign of major snowmelt in the mountains that feed the basin.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...a5ae57bfd8.html
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4/26/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #38636
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Acadia National Park News:
Water main complicates Acadia road closure
Sometimes a retaining wall does more than just keep soil and rocks in place.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/04/25/news/hancock/water-main-complicates-acadia-road-closure/
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Big Bend National Park News:
Big Bend's landscape devastated
Surrounded by large patches of straw-yellow sotol and withered prickly pear, federal botanist Joe Sirotnak summarized the causes of a massive plant die-off that has changed the Big Bend desert landscape, at least temporarily.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_n...p#ixzz1tBLtNTvF
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Everglades National Park News:
Biden visits Corps of Engineers project in Everglades
Vice President Joe Biden discussed the administration's efforts to restore the Everglades at the S-356 pump station, a component of the Modified Water Deliveries, or MDW, to Everglades National Park project in Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 23.
http://www.army.mil/article/78506/Biden_visits_Corps_of_Engineers_project_in_Everglades/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Opposition to New Development Aims to Protect Natural Water Supplies
Plans for a major development just south of the Grand Canyon are drawing strong opposition from some of the same people who supported a similar proposal more than 10 years ago, including the canyon-dwelling Havasupai Tribe.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.co...supplies-109911 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.co...1#ixzz1tBKQ2M4R
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Foundation receives $500,000 grant from Disney
In celebration of National Park Week, the National Park Foundation – the official charity of America's national parks – today received a $500,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to help connect kids and families to nature through America's national parks.
http://www.eturbonews.com/28957/national-park-foundation-receives-500000-grant-disney

Border Proposals Could Leave Parks Unprotected
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol could soon be given free reign in national parks along the border if the proposed National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act is passed.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-s...ted-227620.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton National Park sets 2012 summer opening dates for roads, facilities
The summer season officially gets under way Tuesday in Grand Teton National Park when the Teton Park Road opens to auto traffic. Most facilities and campgrounds in the park will be open by the end of May.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/04/g...ads-facilities/

Yellowstone National Park Officials Finalize Plans For Future Of Lake Area
ational Park Service officials have approved a long-term plan for managing development at the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...e-lake-area9817

As Bison Return to Montana Prairie, Some Rejoice, and Others Worry
Sioux and Assiniboine tribal members wailed a welcome song last month as around 60 bison from Yellowstone National Park stormed onto a prairie pasture that had not felt a bison’s hoof for almost 140 years.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/us/bison-return-to-montana-prairie.html?_r=1

Wolf regulations pass in Wyoming, move to feds
One of the most contentious animals in Wyoming moved one step closer to being hunted, with very little fanfare.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...l#ixzz1tBMK3daH
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04/27/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #38640
04/27/12 02:35 PM
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Facebook a big hit
Glacier National Park has it going with social media, with the Glacier Facebook page recently surpassing 100,000 viewer “likes.”
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_ade60632-901f-11e1-a8ca-001a4bcf887a.html

People should be aware with grizzlies starting to leave their dens
Ranchers and recreationists are being advised by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks that female grizzly bears with cubs are exiting winter dens on the Rocky Mountain Front, with some already following river bottoms from foothills to the prairie.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article...eave-their-dens
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Public Invited to Grand Canyon’s Endangered Species Day, Celebrate Wildlife Day Events
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - On Friday, May 18, 2012, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate Endangered Species Day in recognition of the national conservation effort to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.
http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/2012-04-25_cwd-esd.htm
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Park delays openings of road, highway path
Grand Teton National Park officials will delay the opening of Moose-Wilson Road and a new multiuse pathway on Highway 26/89/191 due to construction.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8501
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4/30/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #38648
04/30/12 08:59 AM
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Badlands National Park News:
Feds move closer to first tribal national park
As the National Park Service and Department of Interior move closer to creating the nation’s first national park managed by an American Indian tribe, new details about what the park could look like are being released, including plans to establish a free-roaming bison herd.
http://www.nativetimes.com/news/environment/7131-feds-move-closer-to-first-tribal-national-park
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Big Bend National Park News:
Big Bend landscape evolves with harsh weather
Surrounded by large patches of straw-yellow sotol and withered prickly pear, federal botanist Joe Sirotnak summarized the causes of a massive plant die-off that has changed the Big Bend desert landscape, at least temporarily.
http://www.theeagle.com/texas/Big-Bend-landscape-evolves-with-harsh-weather--7128960
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Crater Lake National Park News:
Changes coming to Crater Lake National Park
The lake never changes, but people heading to Crater Lake National Park this summer will notice some differences, especially if they hike down to the lake.
http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/news/inside/article_a86d68d4-91c9-11e1-a882-001a4bcf887a.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Tracking pythons may provide clues to vanishing wildlife
Kristen Hart's search for a cold-blooded killer came to an end at a perfect hideout -- thick scrub brush, dense trees and shade. She crouched with three scouts and whispered.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news...ildlife-633691/
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Misc. National Park News:
Hunting bill worries advocates of national parks
Leaders of an advocacy group for the National Parks System expressed concern this past week about the potential consequences of a federal bill they say could pave the way for hunting on some land within the system.
http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/2012...-national-parks
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Olympic National Park News:
U.S.: Salmon revival in sight as Elwha River dams fall
Elwha, Glines dams being felled to open path for thousands of salmon
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Salmon+revival+sight+Elwha+River+dams+fall/6538520/story.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Low snow, so take the high road soon
Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park, one of America's most beautiful mountain highways, is likely to open this week over 9,943-foot Tioga Pass.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/29/SPQ11OAT0S.DTL#ixzz1tX1abIQZ
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