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#38670 - 05/01/12 03:02 PM May National Park News
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May 1, 2012

Acadia National Park News:
Survey to assess toll taken on Maine’s bats
This summer in Maine and across the Northeast, an all-out effort will begin to survey and try to protect bat populations that were decimated by white-nose bat syndrome this winter.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nationa...position=recent
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Big Bend National Park News:
Some see border security bill as threat to ecology, preservation
Imagine sitting on a rock at Big Bend National Park gazing out over the Rio Grande at the Santa Elena Canyon on a clear day, Mexico so close you could reach out and touch it.
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/...-to-3519901.php
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Everglades National Park News:
'EcoDogs' sniff out pythons in Florida's Everglades National Park
Some bomb-sniffing dogs trained to help fight terrorism are turning their olfactory attention toward a different scourge: Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades National Park.
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/0...ional-park?lite
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Rangers retrieve bodies at Grand Canyon
Rangers received a report from the Peregrine Fund of a possible body spotted below the South Rim in the Mather Point area on Thursday, April 26, at around 5 p.m. Due to poor weather conditions and the late hour, rangers had to wait until Friday to confirm the report.
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2012/04/30/rangers-retrieve-bodies-at-grand-canyon/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Rangers hunt for pair in Foothills Parkway robbery
National Park Service rangers are asking for the public's help in arresting two people who robbed a couple April 25 on the Foothills Parkway near Cosby.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/apr/30/rangers-hunt-for-pair-in-foothills-parkway/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wyoming plans to kill most wolves outside Yellowstone
Wyoming officials are pressing ahead with their plan to kill most wolves living outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/05/01/wyoming-plans-to-kill-most-wolves-outside-yellowstone/

New Wyoming Wolf Plan Will Allow Killing of Hundreds of Wolves
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Wyoming has passed legislation and an amendment to its wolf-management plan that will meet federal approval and trigger removal of Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the state.
http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/scien...-of-wolves.html

Yellowstone: New Picture Emerges Of A More Active, Less ‘Super’ Volcano
New research is casting doubts on the frequency or even the possibility of a ‘super-eruption’ that could blot out the sun from the Earth with a thick veil of volcanic ash.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/111...-super-volcano/

Grand Teton peregrine falcon nest prompts closure of popular climbing spot
Grand Teton National Park managers have closed a popular climbing area to give a pair of peregrine falcons a little privacy during nesting and while fledging any chicks they may produce.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/04/g...-climbing-spot/
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#38683 - 05/02/12 03:56 PM 05/02/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park to hold public meetings with gateway communities
Residents of gateway communities bordering Glacier National Park will have an opportunity to learn about a host of 2012 park programs at two upcoming presentations by park Superintendent Chas Cartwright and Deputy Superintendent Kym Hall.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...l#ixzz1tkC85AeA
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wolf comment period reopens
From today until May 16, Wyomingites will have perhaps a final chance to voice their opinion through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in the state.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=62867

Grand Teton pathway adds additional section, seeks volunteer “ambassadors”
A multi-purpose pathway that winds through Grand Teton National Park and its gateway communities will add an additional newly completed section later this year, and the National Park Service is seeking volunteer “ambassadors” to help manage traffic on the popular route.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/05/grand-teton-pathway/
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#38708 - 05/07/12 03:18 PM 5/7/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Fatal fall ends Canyon dream
Ioana "Yowana" Elise Hociota started hiking segments of the Grand Canyon some five years ago with her boyfriend, in borrowed boots, not minding the blisters they created.
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/fatal-f...l#ixzz1uDGbXCaB
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
New guidebook promotes “Family Fun in the Smokies”
Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s nonprofit partner, Great Smoky Mountains Association, has just released its newest book, Family Fun in the Smokies: A Family-friendly Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains by Katy Koontz. This colorful, 196-page guidebook is chock full of maps, games, illustrations, photographs, fun facts, “factivities,” and an authoritative text based on the author’s personal experiences and countless interviews with park rangers and other “insiders.”
http://theonefeather.com/2012/05/new-guidebook-promotes-family-fun-in-the-smokies/

Passes to see fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are gone
The National Park Service has sold the last of its mandatory parking passes required to attend this year's Elkmont Firefly Event.
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headline..._150426195.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Canyon) National Park News:
Yellowstone wolves are focus of new video highlighting research
The Yellowstone Park Foundation has released a short video showing how biologists capture, assess and collar Yellowstone wolves as part of ongoing research Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/05/yellowstone-wolves-focus-of-video-highlighting-research-work/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite park service scales back medical clinic's operations (Note beware annoying ad)Paula Susemichel and partner Linda Dailey traveled from Indianapolis to be amid the splendor of El Capitan, Half Dome and the other wonders of Yosemite National Park.
http://www.modbee.com/2012/05/06/2189566/new-mission-at-yosemite.html#storylink=cpy

Watch Out for Bears In Yosemite National Park
If you're planning to make the trip to Yosemite National Park some time soon to see the spectacular waterfalls this season you might come across another exciting sight – a bear.
http://www.kmph.com/story/18160138/watch-out-for-bears-in-yosemite-national-park
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#38717 - 05/09/12 02:28 PM 5/9/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Misc. National Park News:
Drill It, Dam it, Log It: How To Fight Eco-Tyranny In America (Editorial)
Imagine owning a portfolio valued at an unfathomable fortune, and yet you’re bankrupt. Government laws are preventing you from tapping your assets.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource...nny-in-america/

Al-Qaeda magazine calls for setting wildfires
It’s not unusual to run into someone in Northwest Montana who moved here after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Getting away from population centers, and particularly places like New York City that have already been targets of terrorists, was a common explanation.
http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/article_b84e816a-9959-11e1-9bf4-0019bb2963f4.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Rhino poaching on rise in South Africa
As many as 210 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year despite mounting efforts to stop the scourge, the government has said.
http://india.nydailynews.com/business/86...in-south-africa
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Olympic NAtional Park News:
Misinformation about Olympic National Park expansion (Editorial)
In reference to “Ghost of timber wars says ‘boo’” [NWSunday, May 5], it appears the author only talked to the proponents to get misinformation.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/northwestvoices/2018167360_olympiclet.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
3 bison kept for study; hazing next for others
Government workers are set to begin hazing hundreds of wild bison back into Yellowstone National Park this week after capturing a small group of the animals for use in a birth control study.
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2012/05/09/ap-state-wy/mt_yellowstone_bison_hazing.txt

Yellowstone grizzly bears more dangerous than Glacier's grizzlies
Hikers and hunters beware--a report shows that grizzlies in the Yellowstone region are far more dangerous and deadly than grizzlies in Glacier Park and the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE).
http://www.examiner.com/article/yellowstone-grizzly-bears-more-dangerous-than-glacier-s-grizzlies

Teton bighorn sheep move to new range
Other high-quality habitat, however, isn’t being used, researchers say.
While the Teton Bighorn Sheep Herd survives each winter on some of the harshest high-elevation slopes in the Tetons, they leave chunks of prime habitat untouched, research suggests.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8543
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#38731 - 05/11/12 10:42 AM 5/11/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Denali grizzly bear missing half of front leg seems healthy (Note: Beware really annoying pop-up ad)
"Tripawed," first seen last summer, seems to be healthy as he hops around the park.
http://www.adn.com/2012/05/10/2459623/3-pawed-grizzly-appears-at-denali.html#storylink=cpy
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Everglades Scientists Play Risky Game of Tag with Near Extinct Predator
The boat captain and the scientist wielded their lasso like seasoned cowboys instead of fishermen. A good thing, since their lives literally depended on it: roping an upset, 13-foot-long, prehistoric creature waving a double-toothed saw in the water is just as dangerous as grabbing a bull by the horns.
http://www.evergladesfoundation.org/news...tinct-predator/
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Glacier National Park News:
Sun Road plows at Big Bend
Glacier National Park snow plows have advanced to the Big Bend area on Going-to-the-Sun Road, about 2.5 miles west of Logan Pass, while an east-side plowing crew is working in the Siyeh Bend area.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_28922306-9b1b-11e1-b918-0019bb2963f4.html
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Rocky Mt. National Park News:
Agreement aims to link various trail systems
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed an agreement to integrate conservation and recreation projects throughout the Front Range.
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles...s-trail-systems
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone Park’s south entrance opens to autos for the season
The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for automobile travel at 8:00 a.m. today, allowing spring visitors from the Jackson, Wyo., area access to Lake and Old Faithful. All other entry roads into Yellowstone have opened for the season already.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/05/yellowstone-parks-south-entrance-opens-autos-for-season/
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#38748 - 05/14/12 05:23 PM 05/14/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Alaska's Denali park rangers are getting ready for climbing season
The hills are alive with the sound of Black Hawk helicopters at Denali National Park, home of the highest mountain in North America.
http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-denali-20120511,1,4466709.story

Eagle Scout gives back with trail
Eagle Scouts are known for giving back to their community, and Michael Ward, of Boy Scout Troop 5039 based in Londonderry, is no exception.
http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20120514/NEWS01/205140302/Eagle-Scout-gives-back-trail
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Glacier National Park News:
One Drift at a Time
Glacier National Park crews work to clear Going-to-the-Sun Road
While much of western Montana has been enjoying warm, spring-like weather, the lower reaches of Logan Pass, in the heart of Glacier National Park, is still within winter's icy grip. Because of deep snow and unpredictable weather, clearing the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road is all the more challenging for the handful of hardy souls tasked with the job.
http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/one_drift_at_a_time/27901/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The upcoming June 2 through June 10 firefly event in the Great Smokies is full—all the parking passes have been reserved in advance except for 25 per night for those who've driven in unaware of the registration system.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/potw/fireflies-great-smoky-mountains-national-park9903
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Park board to study shooting of ranger
Mount Rainier: Goal is to prevent incidents like New Year’s Day slaying of ranger
http://www.theolympian.com/2012/05/14/2104778/park-board-to-study-shooting-slain.html#storylink=cpy
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Rocky Mountain National Park News;
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is open for the season
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened Monday, according to an alert from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larim...ational-park-is
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#38752 - 05/15/12 04:04 PM 5/15/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Avalanches a danger as crews clear Glacier NP road
The weather may be nice and warm down in the valley, but those plowing the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park still face the threat of avalanches.
http://www.kxlf.com/news/avalanches-a-danger-as-crews-clear-glacier-np-road/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Opening the North Rim Grand Canyon National Park
Fun on the North Rim begins Tuesday, May 15th. The Forest Service will open the gate at Jacob Lake to Highway 67 at 6am. The budding forest drive for about an hour should coincide with the National Park Service opening the entrance gate at 7am. There could be a waiting line, so please have patience. The Grand Canyon isn’t going anywhere.
http://geogypsytraveler.com/2012/05/14/opening-the-north-rim-grand-canyon-national-park/
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Misc. National Park News:
Military families to get free national parks pass
Active-duty military personnel and their dependents will soon be able to enter every national park for free as part of an effort to thank service members and their families for the sacrifices they make, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/15/mil.../#ixzz1uyBZ9kwV
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Trail Ridge Road opens weeks early through Rockies national park
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened for the summer Monday, about two weeks earlier than normal.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_206234...s#ixzz1uyC11psl
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse
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Yellowstone National Park News:
U.S. judge halts aerial herding of Yellowstone bison
A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a halt to the use of low-flying helicopters to herd wayward bison back into Yellowstone National Park after environmentalists argued that the flights were disturbing protected grizzly bears in the area.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-bisonyellowstonel1e8gf0uj-20120514,0,3379194.story
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Yosemite National Park News:
New webcams show Yosemite National Park’s top sights on the Internet around the clock
Just in time for spring snowmelt: a webcam pointed at one of Yosemite National Park’s main attractions, the soaring 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/n...noPU_story.html
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#38762 - 05/17/12 03:44 PM 5/17/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Park wrestles with shuttle bus issues
Glacier National Park is struggling with shuttle bus finances and over the next few years will craft a management plan to try to deal with congestion along Going-to-the-Sun Road.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_cf96288a-9faa-11e1-b156-001a4bcf887a.html


Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
Special eclipse viewing planned at Lassen Volcanic National Park
The rim of an ancient volcano will frame an unusual celestial event Sunday, when Lassen Volcanic National Park celebrates the first solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1994.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/17/4495942/special-eclipse-viewing-planned.html#storylink=cpy
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Misc. National Park News:
Mowing halted at national parks after fatal fall
Mowing at all national parks was suspended last week because of safety concerns after a maintenance worker cutting grass along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina fell to his death.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/16/ou...mostReadBoxNews
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton eclipse viewing event offers safe chance for close-up views
National parks across the country are preparing for the arrival on Sunday of sky-watchers and photographers anxious to take in an annular solar eclipse amid the natural beauty of wide open spaces, and Grand Teton National Park is no exception.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/05/grand-teton-eclipse-viewing-event/

Wolf found near Pine Ridge migrated from Yellowstone
The gray wolf found dead Monday morning near Pine Ridge made a 400-mile journey from Yellowstone National Park to southwest South Dakota in less than two months, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf specialist said Tuesday.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/wolf-fo...l#ixzz1v4H2wP2i

Yellowstone birds in focus for Migratory Bird Day events in park, West Yellowstone
A National Park Service ranger will lead a bird-watching caravan in Yellowstone Park to view Yellowstone birds in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. Participants will watch migrating Yellowstone birds as enthusiasts across the continent take part in an annual tally migratory birds in North America.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/05/y...st-yellowstone/
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#38765 - 05/18/12 11:36 AM 5/18/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Investigation Shows Denali Climbing Team Doomed By Lack Of Equipment, Poor Decision-Making
With biting temperatures no higher than 20 degrees below zero, and winds that would gust to near 80 mph, the four-man climbing team on Mount McKinley had precious little margin for error.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...sion-making9913
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park gets "Red Buses" ready for tourist season
On a recent morning, Dave Eglsaer opened a door to an old wood barn and daylight crept into every dusty corner. Inside, the light revealed 25 touring buses, built in the late 1930s by the White Motor Company and designated as Model 706 — known in these parts as "Reds."
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c63b41417de7435fb36e34fc491cbba3/MT--Glaciers-Red-Buses/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Free shuttle service offered between Tusayan and Grand Canyon to ease vehicle congestion
Free shuttle service between the Grand Canyon and the neighboring town of Tusayan has resumed.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...G5VU_story.html

Astronomers from all over show up for Canyon party
It started 22 years ago with four telescopes. Today the Grand Canyon Star Party attracts more than 100 amateur astronomers from around the world, and draws more than 1,000 visitors a night over eight nights every summer.
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/outdo...deefa3211c.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Global warming threatens pine forests across the West, forcing a strategy shift (Note - this says Rocky Mt, but it is really a regional issue)
A few modest features distinguish the trunk of the limber pine standing among the trees near abandoned beaver ponds: a white, plastic pouch attached by a removable staple, a numerical metal tag secured with an aluminum nail and a printed warning: “Pouches on trees to repel mountain pine beetles. Pouches contain chemicals. Do Not Touch — Do Not Remove.”
http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20120517/NEWS0107/205170337/

National Park Unit Should Remain a Sanctuary for Newly Recovered Species
By the end of the 1920s, the gray wolf had been eradicated from the greater Yellowstone ecosystem of northwestern Wyoming and southwestern Montana.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-kiernan/endangered-species-parks_b_1521063.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Snow closes Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday afternoon
Two days after opening for the season, Trail Ridge Road closed Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-l...untain-national
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#38774 - 05/21/12 11:55 AM 5/21/2012 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Mountain climber falls 1,100 feet, dies
A mountain climber died after falling fell 1,100 feet from high on Mount McKinley while trying to retrieve a backpack, the National Park Service said.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/05/2.../#ixzz1vWJYFCOg
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon's North Rim less crowded
Each year, 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park. Most of them see the World Heritage Site from its South Rim, which remains open all year. Far fewer visitors head to the North Rim, where winter snows prevent access for nearly six months.
http://www.lvrj.com/living/grand-canyon-s-north-rim-less-crowded-152194145.html?ref=145
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park's Kalaloch Lodge Gets New Concessionaire
In a bit of a surprise, the National Park Service has awarded Delaware North the concessions contract for facilities in the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...cessionaire9937
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Kruger National Park warns public of illegal fund-raisers
Check the credentials of anyone claiming to represent SA National Parks or the Kruger Park before contributing any money
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2012/0...al-fund-raisers
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Yosemite National Park News:
More Transportation Options For Visitors To Yosemite National Park
Collaboration between Yosemite National Park officials and their gateway communities are producing more transportation options for you to reach the park, options that could help reduce congestion in the Yosemite Valley.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park9938
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