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#38534 - 04/02/12 12:46 PM April National Park News
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April 2, 2012

Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Bears Stirring and Searching for Food
Wildlife officials remind residents to clean up attractants to reduce conflicts
Bears are stirring earlier than usual and have already resumed behavior that led to a record number of captures last year.
http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/bears_stirring_and_searching_for_food/27307/

BLM Issues Prescribed Burn Warnings
Officials with the Bureau of Land Management are warning Yellowstone County residents about heavy smoke in certain areas within the county in the coming days.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/BLM-Issues-Prescribed-Burn-Warnings-145702385.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite usage plan forums held
Planning a rafting trip in Yosemite National Park might get a little trickier in coming years.
http://www.modbee.com/2012/04/01/2139560/yosemite-usage-plan-forums-held.html#storylink=cpy
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#38538 - 04/03/12 11:48 AM 0403/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Alaska & the Aurora: pilgrimage to see the fabled Lights (Note: Not really 'news' but 'interesting.')
I just returned from a weeklong lecture jaunt to a hot-spring resort in the middle of nowhere, 90 minutes east of Fairbanks. That’s right: Alaska in late winter. Set up by a science tour company, the four dozen participants joined a hundred Japanese obsessively hunting for the Northern Lights.
http://www.hudsonvalleyalmanacweekly.com...-fabled-lights/
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Misc. National Park News;
Chimani Announces Free iOS and Android Apps for National Park Week
Chimani, the leading developer of mobile apps for national parks, is once again celebrating National Park Week by offering free iOS and Android apps.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/04/03/prweb9363322.DTL#ixzz1qzbr9dV0
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#38546 - 04/05/12 04:28 PM 04/05/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
John Ogden, prominent Everglades scientist, dies at 73
John Ogden, an eminent authority on the Everglades and influential architect of the plan to restore it, died at his Homestead home on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 73.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/04/2732099/john-ogden-prominent-everglades.html#storylink=cpy
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Glacier National Park News:
Oil Exploration Creeping Up To Glacier National Park's Border
While a big deal was made several years ago when the outgoing Bush administration moved to allow energy exploration on the doorstep of some national parks in Utah, relatively little has been heard about oil drilling on the Blackfoot Reservation next to Glacier National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...arks-border9711
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
National park plans more bark beetle protection work
Rocky Mountain National Park officials have announced more work this spring to protect "high-value" trees from bark beetles.
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles...protection-work

Rocky Mountain National Park using insecticide, pheromones to protect trees from beetles
Rocky Mountain National Park is planning several steps to mitigate the effects of a bark beetle outbreak on its trees.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/fa51a1d3c7aa44048b91fdbaab9c8db8/CO--Park-Beetles/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Poll: Should wolves be hunted on national parks land in Wyoming?
The gray wolf will soon be officially taken off the endangered species list in Wyoming, triggering new debates about how humans and wolves will coexist.
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/0...land-in-wyoming

Wolves, no longer endangered in Wyoming, now labeled 'predators'
The gray wolf, soon to be off the endangered species list in Wyoming, will have a new official title in 86 percent of the state: predator. That means anyone may shoot a wolf on sight, no permit required.
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/0...-predators?lite

Winter closures remain even as slopes melt off
As unseasonably warm weather melts the last snow from Josie’s Ridge and Crystal Butte, Jackson residents may be tempted to shed their cabin fever with an early spring hike.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8426

1940 Census Release Reveals Family History of Tourist-Favorite Barn
From around the world, people are flocking to genealogy websites -- in bandwidth-crashing droves -- in search of family history.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-olsen/1940-census-moulton-barn_b_1405882.html

Yellowstone Park wins approval for plan to convert cabins to visitor lodging
Yellowstone National Park planners have received approval for a proposal to convert 67 cabin units used for concessioner employee housing in the Old Faithful Lodge Area to visitor use, and to construct a new dormitory in the Old Faithful administrative area.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/04/y...isitor-lodging/
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#38564 - 04/09/12 02:31 PM 04/09/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend (State) Park News:
Texans protest burro endangerment
With dreams of wild burros roaming safely in West Texas, residents traveled halfway across the state to protest at the Capitol.
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/state/2012/04/08/texans-protest-burro-endangerment
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Scenic Utah highway closed by massive landslide set to reopen with limited access June 1
A scenic state highway in southern Utah closed by a massive landslide in October is scheduled to reopen to the public with limited access June 1 and full access by July 4, state transportation officials said.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/2d4746db77464ef8bb9ad6da05d992b1/UT--Massive-Landslide/
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Everglades National Park News:
Pythons Roaming Everglades National Park Develop Taste For Birds And Their Eggs
You can add birds, and their eggs, to the prey that are falling victim to non-native Burmese pythons snaking through Everglades National Park, according to a study by Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service staff.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-their-eggs9724
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Mighty hemlocks falling to tiny, hungry insects
State's giant trees being attacked faster than expected
Only a small portion of the state’s hemlocks — many that are hundreds of years old and stand 10 stories or higher — are expected to survive a scourge of tiny insects that has advanced here from the Northeast.
http://www.tennessean.com/article/201204...-hungry-insects
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Plan for cabins and dorms at Yellowstone approved
A plan to return 67 cabin units to visitor use and construct a new dormitory for Yellowstone National Park workers in the Old Faithful area has been approved by the National Park Service.
http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/pla...73273878a8.html

Granite skier rescued
A 31-year-old backcountry skier was rescued from Granite Canyon in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8435
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#38569 - 04/10/12 03:42 PM 04/10/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Gatlinburg gets nod from Forbes magazine
With early spring wildflowers already in bloom, the city now has another reason to feel pretty.
http://themountainpress.com/view/full_st...cal_top_stories
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Misc. National Park News:
Native forests ravaged by bug imports
Imported plants, which are now valued at more than $500 billion annually, may be a boon for the U.S. economy, but are having a devastating effect on the environment.
http://www.futurity.org/earth-environment/native-forests-ravaged-by-bug-imports/

Herbivores take toll on ecosystem
Environmental effects from deer and elk rise as their natural predators decline, a study finds
Deer, elk and other big herbivores cause surprisingly extensive damage to forests and streams when their populations surge as a result of killings of their natural predators such as wolves and bears, says a new study by two Oregon State University professors.
http://www.registerguard.com/web/updates/27890202-41/wolves-elk-ripple-herbivores-predators.html.csp
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wolf hunting meeting at Snow King tonight
Jackson residents will get a chance to review and comment on proposed Wyoming wolf hunting regulations tonight.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8439


Synthetic Turf Promotes Sustainability Through Conservation of Six Billion Gallons of Water Annually, Innovative Practices and Reclamation of Resources
From schools and municipalities to homeowners, a growing number of people are turning to synthetic turf for sustainable landscape and play solutions. As of 2012, the estimated total amount of synthetic turf installed in North America annually conserves six billion gallons of water and eliminates close to a billion pounds of harmful fertilizers and pesticides.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/synthet...rces-2012-04-10

Yellowstone Park restoration work progressing
A northern corner of Yellowstone National Park degraded by decades of inappropriate use and overrun with nonnative vegetation is showing signs of recovery following the first four years of a 10-year study.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...eac81915ca.html
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#38570 - 04/10/12 03:42 PM Re: 04/10/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Please Note that the National Park News will be suspended until the 18th of April while I am away in Death Valley.

James
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#38599 - 04/17/12 03:03 PM 04/17/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Week means free admission
Admission to the national parks is free during National Park Week, starting Saturday and running through April 29. That means all 397 parks in the system will let you just roll right on in, without having to sit in one of those long lines wondering what in the heck the car in front of you could possibly be doing next to the ranger window for 15 minutes.
http://www.denverpost.com/styleheadlines...n#ixzz1sKFlrjzU
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone sees flat visits for winter season
Visits to Yellowstone National Park this winter were a lot like last winter.
http://www.powelltribune.com/news/item/9543-yellowstone-sees-flat-visits-for-winter-season

Grizzly status on tap this week at village
Federal biologists and regional policy makers will discuss a new way to calculate the size of the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Jackson on Wednesday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8461

Grizzly Management Team Meets This Week Near Jackson
The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee on Grizzly Bear Management meets this week in Teton Village near Jackson. The subcommittee is a part of the larger Interagency Grizzly Bear Team.
http://k2radio.com/grizzly-management-team-meets-this-week-near-jackson/
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#38606 - 04/18/12 03:44 PM 4/18/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park (and Guadalupe Mountains NP)
Regional Haze Rule hopes to improve smoky park views
Big Bend National Park is one of the many parks in Texas whose scenic views are affected by air pollution. A plan to reduce haze by controlling air pollutants will be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency next November.
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/state/2012/04/17/regional-haze-rule-hopes-improve-smoky-park-views
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Glacier National Park News:
Bear traps set to catch yearling killer(s) on Blackfeet Reservation
A grizzly bear or bears killed six yearling steers since Thursday at the Rumney Ranch on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana, 25 miles east of Glacier National Park.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120418/NEWS01/204180304/Bear-traps-set-catch-yearling-killer-s-Blackfeet-Reservation?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
The “New” Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
The 62nd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be April 25 – 28.
http://www.smokymountainnews.com/component/k2/item/6822-the-%E2%80%9Cnew%E2%80%9D-spring-wildflower-pilgrimage
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Misc. National Park News:
National Parks Week 2012: MapQuest Launches Web-Based Parks Travel Guide (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
National Parks Week 2012 is April 21 to 29, and the National Park Service is celebrating by granting free admission to all 397 national parks.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17..._n_1431790.html

New apps help Yellowstone visitors find wildlife but raise concern about crowds of tourists
Pretty soon, the best place to be on the lookout for a wolf, grizzly bear or other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park could be your phone.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/e...JdOT_story.html

Fotopedia Releases Updated Version of Popular National Parks App
Fotopedia today announced the rerelease of their popular National Parks app for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. The app has been completely redone ahead of Earth Day and National Parks Week.
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/04/fotopedia-releases-updated-version-of-popular-national-parks-app

Where's a Yellowstone bear? Look on your phone
For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the lookout may soon be a cellphone.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/arti...a1ea7278f480ff8
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Holy Cow: Explosives needed to free frozen bovine in National Park
It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn't get out.
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/weather/weat...k#ixzz1sQGf72NP
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Some Interior Roads In Yellowstone National Park To Open Friday
Greater access to Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to arrive Friday, when park officials plan to open the north and west entrance roads for wheeled traffic.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...open-friday9769

The Path of the Pronghorn Protected
Forest Service agrees to remove livestock corrals that impede the pronghorn’s migration.
http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/04/18/the-path-of-the-pronghorn-protected/
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#38615 - 04/20/12 03:38 PM 04/20/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Mining Firm Fights for Grand Canyon Claims
A Canadian mining company and county supervisors in northern Arizona claim in Federal Court that a ban on new mining claims on public land near the Grand Canyon is a scientifically suspect job-killer that violates environmental regulations.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/04/19/45762.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park to celebrate National Junior Ranger Day
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate the sixth annual National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 28 from 10am – 2pm with special activities at all three of the Park’s visitor centers.
http://theonefeather.com/2012/04/park-to-celebrate-national-junior-ranger-day/


Mild weather spurs record March visitation, Smokies park up nearly 20 percent year to date
Officials of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say mild weather probably had a lot to do with March being a record month for visits.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...9fTT_story.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Retired Park Service employees sound alarm over proposed border security bill
Retired National Park Service employees say a bill some congressmen are pushing to improve border security could actually open up millions of acres of park wilderness to road building, air strips, helicopters and off-road vehicles.
http://www.ktvq.com/news/retired-park-se...-security-bill/


National Parks Service releases Green Parks Plan for Sustainability
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today released the Green Parks Plan to focus the bureau on sustainable management of national parks and key environmental issues ranging from reducing energy and water consumption to limiting waste to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases.
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive...sustainability/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Roads to Old Faithful and Canyon Open to Autos Friday
Roads into Yellowstone National Park from the north and west entrances reopen for the season to automobile travel at 8:00 a.m., Friday, April 20.
http://www.islandparknews.com/atf.php?sid=11374

Sharing animal sightings: Yellowstone app
Pretty soon, the best place to be on the lookout for a wolf, grizzly bear or other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park could be your phone.
http://www.newsday.com/news/sharing-animal-sightings-yellowstone-app-1.3671448
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite's Glacier Point Road opens today
Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season at 5 p.m. today (April 20).
http://www.modbee.com/2012/04/19/2165547/yosemites-glacier-point-road-opens.html#storylink=cpy
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#38626 - 04/23/12 04:16 PM 4/23/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service director to lecture on parks, public health
He manages nearly 400 national parks, monuments, recreation areas and other National Park components for the National Park Service.
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=86968

House Of Representatives Passes Legislation That Critics Fear Will Bring More Hunting Into National Park System
Concerns that hunting and fishing are slowly slipping away as pastimes in the United States have led the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that some fear would open more of the National Park System to hunting.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...park-system9810
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Mount Rainier group plans first work party of season at Longmire
The first Mount Rainier National Park Associates trails work party for the season will be Saturday. Volunteers will be working on the Trail of the Shadows at Longmire.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/04/22/2116727/mount-rainier-group-plans-first.html#storylink=cpy
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Official: Flash floods kill 7 in Kenyan park
The Kenya wildlife Service says seven members of a church youth group visiting one of its parks have died after they were swept away in a gorge by water from flash floods.
http://www.boston.com/news/world/africa/...in_kenyan_park/

E-eye to protect tigers at Corbett National Park
Imagine sitting in a cosy room but keeping an eye on hundreds of kilometers of jungle. Battling acute manpower shortage, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a pilot project for 24X7 surveillance of the Corbett National Park using high-tech infrared and thermal imaging cameras.
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_e-eye-to-protect-tigers-at-corbett-national-park_1679437
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park NEws:
Grizzly bears to keep threatened tag until at least 2014
Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will keep their threatened status for at least the next two to three years, as wildlife officials said Friday they plan to bolster their case that the species has recovered.
http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Grizzly-...-148434365.html
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