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#39011 - 08/01/12 06:20 PM August National Park News
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August 1, National Park News:

Everglades National Park News:
Fla. man charged with crime after alligator rips his hand off
A Florida man whose hand was chomped off by an alligator last month now faces a criminal charge stemming from the incident.
http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/31/fla-ma.../#ixzz22JtaMJ00
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
3rd Calif condor chick spotted in northern Arizona
Another California condor chick hatched in the wild this year has been spotted in a nest cave deep in Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_21202944/3rd-calif-condor-chick-spotted-northern-arizona

Grand Canyon airport expansion could increase jet service, but area businesses wary
The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to see more business at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport.
http://www.knau.org/post/grand-canyon-ai...businesses-wary
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Misc. National Park News:
Pinnacles National Monument could become 59th national park
Pinnacles National Monument in central California would become the 59th U.S. national park under a bill that cleared the House on Tuesday with bipartisan support.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-pinnacles-national-monument-park-bill-20120731,0,5387194.story

10 best national park campsites across the USA
The majority of summers during our first three decades of marriage were spent camping in the national parks -- from Acadia to Zion. And we did so in a series of four VW campers, the first of which was so underpowered it was unable to make the minimum speed limit heading west against the wind on a Wyoming interstate. Indeed, spending three months each summer in a VW bus is the gold standard for testing the oft-repeated vow "….. for better, for worse."
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...-USA/56620836/1
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
1 Killed 3 Injured in Yellowstone National Park
At least one person is dead and three more injured after a series of random incidents in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/1-Killed-3-Injured-in-Yellowstone-National-Park-164514506.html
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#39024 - 08/06/12 08:10 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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August 6th, 2012

Acadia National Park News:
Heat Stricken Dog Carried from Acadia
Park rangers and others spent several hours in the heat and sweltering humidity on Saturday carrying a dog suffering heat stroke off Dorr Mountain. Temperatures were in the mid 80s.
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=76191:heat-stricken-dog-carried-from-acadia&Itemid=938
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park begins scaling back search for missing hiker
No new clues were found Saturday in the search for missing hiker Jakson Kreiser, and Glacier National Park officials said Sunday that the search will begin scaling back.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...1a4bcf887a.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Smoky Mountains trails still closed after storm
More than a half-dozen Smoky Mountains hiking trails remain closed after a windstorm lashed the national park a month ago, killing two people and injuring others.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/06/4696955/smoky-mountains-trails-still-closed.html#storylink=cpy
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Perseid meteor shower to light up night sky above Joshua Tree National Park
Visitors to California’s 792,726 acre Joshua Tree National Park can swap desert tortoises and rattlesnakes for galactic space balls this coming weekend when meteors associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle will blaze a trail across the night sky.
http://www.examiner.com/article/perseid-...e-national-park
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Misc. National Park News:
Strategic land exchanges benefit rural economies, Utah schoolchildren and the environment (Editorial)
This summer, amid lots of other discussion about Western land use policy, Utah School & Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA) is quietly marking the 14th anniversary of the National Parks/Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Land Exchange, which was the biggest U.S. land transaction since the Louisiana Purchase. Utah just hit the $300 million mark in revenues the exchange has created for the Permanent School Fund and other state and local coffers.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/76559...ent.html?pg=all

Is the Endangered Species Act a success or failure?
While that very question has been a subject of debate already for decades, most environmental advocates are thankful such legislation is in place and proud of their government for upholding such high standards when it comes to preserving rare species of plants and animals.
http://www.thevindicator.com/opinion/article_d148f766-dfbf-11e1-9ae5-0019bb2963f4.html
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Waterton Lakes National Park News:
Parks staff work to prevent invasive mussels
Parks officials are stepping up efforts to prevent a non-native mussel from causing havoc in Alberta’s lakes and rivers as the invasive species spreads across North America.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Parks+staff...l#ixzz22nZjmfDp
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton rangers use helicopter to rescue injured hiker from Waterfalls Canyon
Grand Teton National Park rangers used a helicopter to rescue a woman Saturday from Waterfalls Canyon after she fell approximately 20 feet while ascending the canyon just above Columbine Cascades.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/08/g...erfalls-canyon/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Dam could be removed to restore Yosemite's lost Hetch Hetchy valley
Voters will decide whether they want a plan for draining the 117-billion-gallon Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, exposing for the first time in 80 years a glacially carved, granite-ringed valley of towering waterfalls.
http://seattletimes.com/html/travel/2018828150_webyosemite05.html
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#39028 - 08/07/12 07:08 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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Tuesday, August 7th National Park News:


Acadia National Park News:
17 years of bridge hooked rugs provide years of support to Friends of Acadia
Rug hooking artist Rosemary Levin of Corea has made a 17-year commitment to hook the bridges of Acadia National Park.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/06/li...ends-of-acadia/
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Glacier National Park News:
Parents Of Hiker Missing In Glacier National Park Extend Thanks To Park Staff
Parents of a 19-year-old Michigan man who vanished on a day hike in Glacier National Park expressed their struggle with accepting their loss Monday, but also extended thanks to the park staff for their efforts in finding him.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...park-staff10340
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Misc. National Park News:
Groups Challenge Weak Regulations to Clean Up Haze in National Parks
Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to force the clean-up of polluting coal plants that degrade visibility and harm human health in national parks, wilderness areas, and other public lands.
http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/scien...nal-parks-.html

Fracking Away the Wildlife (Note -This article is about Yellowstone, but obviously has much larger implications)http://www.psmag.com/environment/fracking-away-the-wildlife-44012/
A spiderweb of natural gas sites is making it harder for the antelope to roam.
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone implementing fire restrictions
Yellowstone National Park is reinstating fire restrictions and closing some hiking trails and backcountry campsites as hot, dry conditions raise the potential for wildfires.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/06/4699360/yellowstone-implementing-fire.html#storylink=cpy
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#39032 - 08/09/12 08:01 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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August 9, 2012

Acadia National Park News:
Friends Of Acadia Has Annual Benefit Auction This Saturday; Look What's Up For Auction
Friends of Acadia has its annual benefit auction scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday. If you can't make it to the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, consider bidding on-line for great items such as a natural seaglass necklace or a 7-night stay in Southwest Harbor at the Harbor Ridge Resort.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ts-auction10355
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier NP: Parking expansion, North Fork Road section opening
About six miles of the Inside North Fork Road at Glacier National Park should open this weekend. Park crews are clearing the road and laying gravel after spring floods washed it out.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/glacier-np-parking-expansion-north-fork-road-section-opening/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Free concert Saturday at Smokies visitor center
There's a mountain music concert coming to the Smokies.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/09/4708610/free-concert-saturday-at-smokies.html#storylink=cpy
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Lassen National Park News:
Reading Fire grows to 3,600 acres at Lassen park; containment predicted for Saturday
Firefighters are battling a 3,600-acre blaze today that began as a small fire and originally was allowed to burn overgrowth in the Lassen Volcanic National Park, according to the National Park Service.
http://www.redding.com/news/2012/aug/08/reading-fire-grows-to-3600-acres-at-lassen-park/

Lassen Park embraces its dark side with astronomy festival
Gathering timed for this weekend's Perseid meteor shower
Yellowstone National Park fire danger extreme
Three small fires sparked in 24 hours prompted Yellowstone National Park fire managers to raise the fire danger to “extreme” Wednesday. Meanwhile, Teton Interagency Fire is bumping its level up to “very high.”
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8879
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Misc. National Park News:
Menstruating women do not attract bear attacks
Study busts the myth that women should avoid camping trips while menstruating, and sheds new light on sexist stereotypes in the process.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wildern...ct-bear-attacks
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone National Park’s bison herd up 14 percent to an estimated at 4,230 animals
Yellowstone National Park administrators say the park’s bison population is up to an estimated 4,230 animals, including 600 calves born this year.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...2d06_story.html

UW Promotes Research, Outreach at Venerable Grand Teton Center
The speaker for the evening’s public seminar has yet to arrive, and Harlow is beginning to wonder if she’ll be on time. It’s not that the speaker might have forgotten or blown off the event; it’s just that it can be difficult getting to the University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Center in Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2012/08/uw-promotes-research,-outreach-at-venerable-grand-teton-center.html
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#39039 - 08/20/12 10:11 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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August 20, 2012 National Park News:

Acadia National Park News:
Injured hiker rescued after fall from cliff into ocean at Acadia
Kevin Hills, 22, of Kittery is in good condition after being taken by Lifeflight helicopter to a hospital.
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Rescue-t...ional-Park.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Enormous and pregnant Burmese python found in Florida
The largest Burmese python ever found in Florida has been caught in the Everglades, scientists said toay, and it contained 87 eggs — also thought to be a record.
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/americas/enormous-and-pregnant-burmese-python-found-in-florida
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Glacier National Park News:
Scientists warn that Glacier National Park is melting even faster than before... and icecaps will be GONE by 2020
There were once 150 glaciers in Montana's Glacier National Park, now there are just 25.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...l#ixzz247v2nKkE
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Kenai Fjords National Park News:
Two New Construction Projects Underway at Kenai Fjords National Park
The National Park Service has awarded a $2.6 million contract to renovate the Old Solly’s Building as the park headquarters in downtown Seward and the U.S. Department of Transportation – Western Federal Lands Highways Division has awarded an $800,000 contract to repair road damage and test an interim solution to the road flooding on the Herman Leirer Road within the park at Exit Glacier.
http://sewardcitynews.com/2012/08/two-ne...-national-park/
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Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
Lassen Volcanic National Park Still Open Despite Forest Fire
Though a forest fire covering nearly 30,000 acres is burning in parts of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, many areas of the park remain open to the public.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...orest-fire10405
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service offers hemlock workshop
The National Park Service wants to help landowners in Tennessee and Kentucky save their hemlock trees.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/20/4740403/national-park-service-offers-hemlock.html#storylink=cpy
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park considering allowing bikes on two miles of trail near Grand Lake
Residents can offer input on whether Rocky Mountain National Park should allow bicycles on 2 miles of a trail on the south boundary of the park.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larim...owing-bikes-two
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
34 bison killed in first days of Elk Refuge hunt
Hunters killed 34 bison in the first 48 hours of the hunting season on the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming wildlife managers said.
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2012/08/20/ap-state-wy/wy_national_elk_refuge_bison.txt

What Makes a Supervolcano So Super?
Trumping any volcanic eruption known to modern humans, the supervolcano could cause rapid climate change and mass extinctions.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/...click=pm_latest
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#39045 - 08/21/12 09:37 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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August 21, 2012 National Park News:


Denali National Park News:
6-ton feathered dinosaurs once flocked in Alaskan Denali region
Therizinosaurs weighed six tons, had a giraffe-length neck, claws like scimitars -- and feathers. Alaska once had a lot of them, said paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/08/21/162962/6-ton-feathered-dinosaurs-once.html#storylink=cpy
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Glacier Bay National Park News:
Alaska boat hit rock after angling for bear view
The captain of a sightseeing vessel that apparently struck a rock at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve had been trying to get the vessel nearer shore to see brown bears, an official with the boat's owner said Monday.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120820/us-glacier-bay-rescue/
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Grand Teton National Park Foundation Lands $25,000 Grant From Coca-Cola For Youth Conservation Program
Teens will be put to work improving trails in Grand Teton National Park thanks, in part, to a $25,000 grant the Coca-Cola Company has presented to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...on-program10408
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park mulls bike access
Rocky Mountain National Park officials are considering whether to allow bicycles on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail in the park.
http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/284377/222/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park-mulls-bike-access
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Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park News:
National Park Service takes comment on Colter Bay plans
Redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park show a new, smaller visitor center and a smaller footprint overall.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...865a3b0dd4.html

Yellowstone Park faces 'extreme' fire danger
Fire danger in Yellowstone National Park was elevated to “extreme” Monday as dry weather continues.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...l#ixzz24Dd71ty4

Feds wrapping up Yellowstone pipeline spill probe
Federal pipeline safety regulators plan to wrap up their investigation into last year's Yellowstone River oil pipeline spill next month.
http://www.abcmontana.com/news/state/166541486.html
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#39048 - 08/23/12 05:46 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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August 23, 2012 National Park News:

Jasper National Park News:
Jasper Locals Decry New National Park Tourist Attraction
Construction of walkway setting ‘dangerous precedent,’ says coalition
As construction of a controversial tourist attraction continues in Jasper, Alberta, local opponents of the project have taken to the streets to hand out flyers criticizing private development in the famed national park.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/canada/j...ion-282929.html
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Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
Northern California wildfire disrupts Oregon scientists’ study of ecosystem
One of the forest fires burning in Northern California has hampered the efforts of environmental scientists from Oregon who are studying an ecosystem.
http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20120823/NEWS0107/208230351/


Olympic National Park News:
Olympic park 'killer goat' lawsuit mostly dismissed.
A judge has dismissed most of a widow's claims against the federal government after her husband was killed by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park.
http://seattletimes.com/html/outdoors/2018971279_webkillergoat22.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Fire coverage tags Rocky Mountain National Park visits
Officials say national coverage of Colo. wildfires hurt visits in July
http://www.reporterherald.com/ci_21365010/fire-coverage-tags-park-visits

RMNP staff seeks public comment on allowing bicycles on East Shore Trail.
Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public comments and input about whether to allow the use of bicycles on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail, located near Grand lake.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20120821/NEWS/120829990/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Century-old trees near Yellowstone yield clues about human, forest histories
It’s no secret to even casual naturalists that the age of a tree can be determined by counting the rings in its cross-section. But researchers in the greater Yellowstone area are building on that technique and expanding the field of dendrochronology to learn new secrets about how landscapes were affected decades or centuries ago by people, climate and fire.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/08/c...rest-histories/

Guest opinion: Killing bison's migratory instinct
It is summer in Yellowstone National Park. Some visitors are busy photographing bison and elk grazing together near a multi-colored thermal pool. But their cameras do not record these two ungulates’ radically divergent lives.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article...ratory-instinct
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#39050 - 08/24/12 09:59 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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August 24, National Park News:

Acadia National Park News:
Leaf peeping on Acadia’s carriage roads (Note, not news, but an interesting article)
An October bike ride along the famed carriage roads of Acadia National Park brings the vibrant colors of the season up close.
http://www.telegram.com/article/20120824/WORCESTERLIVING/108249974
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Identifying park remains could take several weeks
It could be several weeks before forensic specialists can confirm whether remains found Monday off Newfound Gap Road belong to a Nashville man who went missing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
http://themountainpress.com/bookmark/198...everal-weeks-b-
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Misc. National Park News:
Report offers a roadmap for America's national parks
On the eve of its 96th birthday on Saturday, the National Park Service is getting a special gift: A new report that is both the first of its kind in the last 50 years and a benchmark for the future.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/...eadbin&lite

National Park Service marks 96th year (yes, some parks are older)
The National Park Service, the agency that overseas 397 national parks, battlefields, monuments, historic sites, seashores and even scenic byways, turns 96 on Saturday.
http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-national-park-service-anniversary-20120823,0,5503913.story
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Olympic National Park News:
New superintendent for WA Olympic National Park
It will be a dramatic change of scenery for the new superintendent of Olympic National Park on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Ne...p#ixzz24VFFQxgZ
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountains and the Water of Life
Sandra Postel, Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society and director of the independent Global Water Policy Project, is at the Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz today. In this video she talks about the critical importance of freshwater for all the species in the park, and the role of the park and the Rocky Mountains as the headwaters of the Colorado and other rivers that give life to everyone downstream. Sandra is interviewed in this video by Cheryl Zook of National Geographic Mission Programs.
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/24/rocky-mountains-and-the-water-of-life/
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Yellowsotne/Grand Teton National Park
Bison encounter a reminder of Yellowstone dangers
A young boy was charged by a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park recently, and the incident was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube, and has now been seen by thousands of people.
http://www.kxlh.com/news/bison-encounter-a-reminder-of-yellowstone-dangers/

Moving forward with the Hebgen Duck Landscape Assessment
The 85,865-acre Hebgen Duck project area is located north of Hebgen Lake (including Horse Butte), west of the Yellowstone National Park boundary, and south of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_9c2800ea-ee06-11e1-9222-001a4bcf887a.html

Grand Teton National Park Officials Considering Redevelopment Of Colter Bay Village
The Colter Bay area of Grand Teton National Park long has been a favorite vacationing place for folks. There are charming log cabins for rent, decidedly more rustic tent cabins, a campground, a marina, and a small village of sorts with visitor center, grocery, and restaurant facilities.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ay-village10413
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#39069 - 08/27/12 10:08 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Monday August 27, 2012 National Park News:

Danali National Park News:
Photos taken by Denali bear mauling victim may hold clues to fatal attack
Investigators may never know why a bear fatally mauled a solo backpacker in Denali National Park on Friday.
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/199...ndow_left_top_1
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Sky Watching Event Set For September 7 In Smokies
An astronomy club is offering a night of stargazing high in the Smokies.
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/19382873/sky-watching-event-set-for-september-7-in-smokies
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Misc. National Park News:
Bears not especially likely to attack menstruating women despite urban legend, report finds
Authorities at Yellowstone National Park released the results of a long-term study that showed there is no link between the likelihood of a woman being attacked by a bear and the point in her menstrual cycle.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...9#ixzz24mq2QHDn
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Visitors adapting to road construction in Rocky Mountain National Park
Visitors are bearing with the Bear Lake Road construction, with many driving up the road prior to the 9 a.m. or after the 4 p.m. construction times, Kyle Patterson, public information officer for Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), said recently. Also, they are finding other areas of the park to visit.
http://www.eptrail.com/rocky-mountain-na...n-national-park

BioBlitz Confirms Four Bat Species in Rocky Mountain National Park
Cay Ogden, retired National Park Service wildlife biologist, discusses the bats that live in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, and why we should do all we can to help bats co-exist with us in urban areas
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/...-national-park/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone Park gets its first big fire of the year
Cygnet Fire burns right in the middle of Yellowstone Park-
Though dwarfed by 100,000 acre Idaho and Montana fires, this has potential to grow. Started by lightning on the Park’s Central Plateau, it has now grown to about 1000 acres (1 1/2 square miles).
http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/08/26/yellowstone-park-gets-its-first-big-fire-of-the-year/

Grand Teton proposes Jenny Lake trail changes
Grand Teton National Park officials say a proposed redesign of the trail system at Jenny Lake will simplify a confusing web of trails, preserve resources and improve visitor experiences.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/wyoming/167551275.html
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#39079 - 08/29/12 07:17 PM Re: August National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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8/28/2012

Acadia National Park News:
Maine Department of Transportation awarded $4 million for Acadia gateway and ferry projects
The Maine Department of Transportation will receive $4 million in federal grant funding to help improve transportation around Acadia National Park and to help replace a ferry serving Islesboro, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday evening.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/27/ne...cts/?ref=latest
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Denali National Park News:
Denali National Park Still Closed After Bear Attack
Part of Alaska's Denali National Park is still closed after a hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly bear on Friday. It was the first fatality from a bear attack in the park's nearly 100 year history. Melissa Block talks to park superintendent Paul Anderson for an update.
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/27/160131217/denali-national-park-still-closed-after-bear-attack
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Tennessee state parks celebrate 75th birthday
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Tennessee State Parks. Gov. Gordon Browning signed the legislation that created the Tennessee State Park system on May 21, 1937.
http://themountainpress.com/bookmark/199...5th-birthday-b-

Ginseng harvests allowed in September
Permits required as season opens
But the rough, knotted, gnarled-looking ginseng root is actually so beloved for its medicinal properties there are strict rules governing harvest of the wild plant in Western North Carolina, with severe penalties for poaching.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120829/OUTDOORS/308290015/Ginseng-poaching-targeted?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
BioBlitz 2012: a weekend of science in Rocky Mountain National Park
The National Park Service and National Geographic came together this weekend to present the Bioblitz and Biodiversity Festival. The Bioblitz itself was a 24-hour cataloging of as many things as possible in the national park. NG and the NPS change parks every year, and this year it was Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.eptrail.com/rocky-mountain-na...k-bioblitz-2012
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Yellowstone fires expected to grow today
Windy and dry weather conditions resulted in some continued growth activity on the fires in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday.
http://www.ktvq.com/news/yellowstone-fires-expected-to-grow-today/

National Parks Conservation Assoc. recognizes Mead for helping wildlife-vehicle collisions
The National Parks Conservation Association has recognized Gov. Matt Mead and the state for helping to address wildlife-vehicle collisions on Wyoming's roads and along wildlife corridors.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c0d0c07fe8a641fe80b1da4c482e8f4a/WY--Mead-Safe-Roads
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease
The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation's most majestic settings — have become the scene of a public health crisis after two visitors died from a rodent-borne disease following overnight stays.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/yosemite-officials-1700-visitors-risk-disease-17102416
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