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#39468 - 01/24/13 08:00 PM Re: January 2013 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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1/24/13 National Park News:


Great Smoky National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountain National Park Begins Charging Fees
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Great Smoky Mountain National Park will implement their new and somewhat controversial fees for backcountry camping.
http://thegoat.backcountry.com/2013/01/23/great-smoky-mountain-national-park-begins-charging-fees/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+The-Goat+%28Backcountry.com%3A+The+Goat%29
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Sequoia National Park News:
Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Sequoia National Park
A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 10 miles from Sequoia National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:22 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/20...ark-emj5pc.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone Park Unveils New Hydro Plant
Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park is home to some of the most impressive thermal features in the country.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/local/Yellowstone-Park-Unveils-New-Hydro-Plant-188157631.html
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#39469 - 01/25/13 09:25 PM Re: January 2013 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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1/25/13

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Denali National Park News:
Bear kills hiker in Denali National Park
A grizzly bear killed a solo backpacker inside Denali National Park and Preserve on Friday, the first fatal mauling recorded in the park’s 95-year history.
http://www.newsminer.com/article_ddc31aa6-1b9f-550b-b520-cfa8b50e5b87.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Has No Timetable For Rebuilding Newfound Gap Road
While engineers have completed their initial assessment on the blown-out section of the Newfound Gap Road across Great Smoky Mountains National Park, they have no timetable yet for when the road will be rebuilt and open for traffic.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...d-gap-road22723
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Shenandoah National Park Developing Vision For Loft Mountain Wayside
How best can the Loft Mountain Wayside in Shenandoah National Park serve park visitors? That's the question park staff are working on with help from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...in-wayside22721
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#39478 - 01/28/13 07:03 PM Re: January 2013 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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1/28/13 National Park News:

Glacier National Park News:
Rail line reopens after 2 derailments near Glacier National Park
BNSF Railway officials say crews early Saturday reopened the main rail route across northern Montana after two freight trains derailed the previous day near Glacier National Park.
http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/stat...6f718ae4b1.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Trails We Can Still Hike: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
When a landslide took out a significant chunk of the Newfound Gap Road through Great Smoky Mountains National Park earlier this month, it seemed as if the park was cut off from humanity. Between seasonal closings, temporary closures because of snow and ice, and the slide on U.S. 441 (Newfound Gap Road), where could hikers go?
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-park22726
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park solicits input for wilderness plan
hat matters most to you in the national park that spans the North Olympic Peninsula?
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...wilderness-plan
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park
A rhino was killed by poachers and its horns removed in Kaziranga National Park today, forest officials said.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/308184/rhino-killed-poachers-kaziranga-national.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Montana won't limit Yellowstone-area wolf hunts
Montana wildlife officials are abandoning efforts to shut down gray wolf hunting and trapping just outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.chron.com/news/science/articl...nts-4229177.php

Mushers continue dog sled race from West Yellowstone
There was a frenzy of excitement and anticipation as dogs and mushers alike prepared for the first racing leg of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Sunday morning.
http://www.kxlf.com/news/mushers-continue-dog-sled-race-from-west-yellowstone/

Infrared photos reveal Yellowstone's dark side
Using high-res heat vision, a scientist and a photographer are shedding new light on Yellowstone — and hoping to inspire new scientists in the process.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wildern...tones-dark-side
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Yosemite National Park News:
Clouds Rest In Yosemite National Park: Extreme Skiers Test The Limits
Extreme skiing can be defined in five simple, morbid words:
If you fall, you die.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/27/fearless-skiers-descend-v_n_2562027.html
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#39490 - 01/30/13 09:49 PM Re: January 2013 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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1/30/13


Denali National Park News:
Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project
A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.
http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2013/...-mini-hydr.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades National Park Requesting Proposals for Commercial Visitor Services at Flamingo
On Wednesday, January 16, the National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus for a concession contract that provides commercial visitor services at Flamingo in Everglades National Park.
http://www.nps.gov/ever/parknews/evergla...at-flamingo.htm
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park concession’s contract calls for sidelining half of the park’s red buses
Supporters of Glacier National Park and fans of its iconic red tour buses are upset that the park’s new concessions contract calls for replacing half of the buses with alternative fuel vehicles by 2029.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...f35d_story.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Tanzania: Serengeti National Park Clinches Prestigious Global Tourism Award
THE Serengeti National Park has been chosen as the 2013 global winner of International Award in Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industry.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201301300103.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park centennial logo is handiwork of Texan
Centennial celebrations for one of the jewels of Colorado's many natural wonders will highlight the work of a Texan.
http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-count...park-centennial

Rocky Mountain National Park fire continues to burn despite snow
Despite recent heavy snows, a 6-square-mile wildfire is continuing to burn in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/df60d0639c124261a91c35013fa65a03/CO--Colorado-Wildfire
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#39492 - 01/31/13 08:19 PM Re: January 2013 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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1/31/13 National Park News:

Denali National Park News:
Denali National Park Improvement Proposal Includes New Mini Hydro Project
A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/...i-hydro-project
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades National Park Looking For Volunteers To Pull Weeds This Saturday
Interested in lending a hand at Everglades National Park? On Saturday park staff will be looking for volunteers to help with removing invasive plants in the "Hole" in the Donut restoration area. The event coincides with World Wetlands Day.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...s-saturday22748
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park names Makuakane-Jarrell as Chief of Interpretation
Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuak&#257;ne-Jarrell is the new Chief of Interpretation at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and oversees visitor services and educational and cultural programs at the park. She is the first native Hawaiian to serve in the position.
http://www.hawaii247.com/2013/01/30/hawa...interpretation/
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Concessionaires Want Expanded Cellphone, Internet Service In The Parks
Calling spotty, and in many places non-existent, cellphone and Internet service in the National Park System a possible "irritant that adversely shapes memories of a park visit," the National Park Hospitality Association is pushing the National Park Service to greatly expand the service across the system.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...vice-parks22752

National Park Service tags 300th bobcat in long-term study
National Park Service biologists have captured the 300th bobcat as part of a 16-year study looking at the wild cats’ population in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills, officials said Wednesday.
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/jan/30/national-park-service-tags-300th-bobcat-in-long/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
New logo chosen for Rocky Mountain National Park anniversary
With the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park just two years away, park officials have unveiled the winning logo to be used in conjunction with the landmark birthday.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_224774...y#ixzz2JaPi8OLP
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone proposes campground fee rate increase
Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase the daily fee charged to stay in campgrounds operated by the National Park Service.
http://www.ktvq.com/news/yellowstone-proposes-campground-fee-rate-increase/
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