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#39552 - 03/04/13 10:17 PM March National Park News:
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March 4, 2013 National Park News:

Grand Teton National Park News:
Avalanche Death in Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park officials say an avalanche has killed a backcountry skier from Jackson.
http://kowb1290.com/avalanche-death-in-grand-teton-national-park/
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park tops for state visits, report shows
A recently released report compiling national park visitor and spending data from 2011 shows Olympic National Park to be the most visited of nine National Park Service-managed sites in the state.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...ts-report-shows
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Pinnacles National Park News:
Oil drilling could be new nadir for Pinnacles National Park
Plans are in the works to create exploratory oil wells just seven miles from the cherished site
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/03/oil_drilling_could_be_new_nadir_for_pinnacles_national_park_partner/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Sequester's cuts slashing services, Trail Ridge Road access at Rocky Mountain National Park
If you’re climbing Long’s Peak this summer and you fall and injure yourself, it could take longer for help to reach you than it did in previous years.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20130304/NEWS01/303040030
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Shenandoah National park News:
Shenandoah National Park accepting applications for youth summer program
The program offers employment and education in conservation of the park. Corps enrollees work to maintain park trails, roads, buildings and campgrounds while learning about Shenandoah National Park.
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/article_54f53a4e-845b-11e2-9157-001a4bcf6878.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Budget cuts force Yellowstone to delay opening
During the first full week of March every year, the mountain passes of Yellowstone National Park rumble with the sounds of hulking snow plows operated by two dozen, mostly seasonal workers. This month, the plows will be silent.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/02/us-usa-fiscal-yellowstone-idUSBRE9210C420130302
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#39555 - 03/06/13 09:27 PM Re: March National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
3/6/2013

Bryce Canyon
Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining rules against Alton Coal Development on legal fees
Alton Coal » Panel says company must show ‘bad faith’ by environmental groups.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/55914426-79/coal-alton-utah-fees.html.csp
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Federal cuts slash services, Trail Ridge access at Rocky Mountain National Park
Sequestration could lead to the loss of summer services from interpretive programs to routine maintenance at the popular national park.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/201303...n-National-Park
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone seeks public input on commercial activities plan, horse trips
The National Park Service is planning to change how commercial business are permitted to operate in Yellowstone National Park, and a series of public meetings are scheduled in gateway towns around the region to offer information and hear public comment on the draft plan.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2013/03/y...an-horse-trips/
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#39578 - 03/12/13 04:55 PM Re: March National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/11/05
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3/12/2013

Denali National Park:
Denali National Park Preps Spring Road Opening
With spring approaching, crews at the Denali National Park and Reserve will make preparations for its spring road opening.
http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-03-11/park-road_37631431
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Misc. National Park News:
Park Ranger: National Park Service Wants Public to ‘Feel the Pain’ of Cuts
Officials in the National Park Service are telling staff to cancel special events and other services that will make the sequester cuts more apparent to the millions of Americans who visit any of the 84 million acres managed by federal tax money, according to a park ranger.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/National-Park-Service-Cuts/2013/03/10/id/493979#ixzz2NLTjFChF
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone gets real about budget cuts
The giant yellow snowplows that wake Yellowstone from its winter slumber every March are idled, waiting for the sun to make up for federal budget cuts that are forcing the park to open late for peak season.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/y...1394_story.html
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#39586 - 03/15/13 09:00 PM Re: March National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
3/15/2013 National Park News:

Glacier National Park News:
Kalispell woman found dead in Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park officials have identified Amy Marie Reddig of Kalispell, 28 years old, as the woman whose body was found near the head of Lake McDonald on Thursday afternoon.
http://www.krtv.com/news/kalispell-woman-found-dead-in-glacier-national-park/
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Trout Unlimited, Grand Teton National Park Partner to Restore Gros Ventre Watershed
Grand Teton National Park joined with the sportsmen's group Trout Unlimited (TU) today to announce collaborative efforts underway on a stream restoration project for the Gros Ventre watershed.
http://www.tu.org/press_releases/2013/tr...-ventre-watersh
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Sequester Smacks Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway
Federal budget cuts mean you may have to revise those summer vacation plans.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/31368-1
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Misc. National Park News;
Acadia to Grand Canyon Delays Spread Congress Dysfunction
Andy Foyil, a fifth-grade social studies teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is taking 30 students on a field trip to Washington this month. A White House tour was to be the highlight.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-03-14/acadia-to-grand-canyon-delays-spread-congress-dysfuction
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Grizzly bears emerging from hibernation, Yellowstone park officials warn
Park officials say that as grizzlies come out of hibernation, people should stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail and carry bear spray.
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/03/grizzly_bears_emerging_from_hi.html

Chamber seeks donations to plow, open Yellowstone gate
The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce launched a fundraising campaign Thursday to raise $50,000 to hire state snow plows to clear the road through the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and open up the gate two weeks sooner than currently planned.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/viewart...ellowstone-gate
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#39594 - 03/21/13 09:24 PM Re: March National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
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3/21/2013


Glacier National Park News:
Oil drilling near Glacier National Park to halt
A Denver-based exploration company will stop drilling next to Glacier National Park, with company officials saying they haven't located enough oil and gas to continue after 14 wells and more than a decade of work.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/artic...E4_CUTLIN605027
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Companies Search For Ways To Mine Uranium Outside Grand Canyon National Park
Northern Arizona has four times more uranium than any other deposit in the United States. But as of 2012, new uranium mining claims are banned on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. From the Changing America Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports that the uranium riches still have mining companies looking for a way in.
http://www.knau.org/post/companies-search-ways-mine-uranium-outside-grand-canyon-national-park
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Body found in Rocky Mountain National Park
A Rocky Mountain National Park team has found the body of a man who was believed to have been fatally injured in a fall during an avalanche Sunday.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Bo...p#ixzz2ODC1pluX
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park may ban horse, bike and raft rentals, and remove ice rink and pools
With the onset of spring, visitors are returning to see the waterfalls, granite cliffs and snow-capped peaks of Yosemite National Park. But a 14-year-old lawsuit could soon force sweeping changes and eliminate popular activities in one of America's most beloved national parks.
http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-gove...-horse-bike-and

The National Park Service has big plans to overhaul Yosemite Valley
Under the National Park Service proposals, all horse rentals in Yosemite Valley would be banned. So would bicycle rentals. The pool would be removed from the Ahwahnee Hotel. The ice rink would be torn out at Curry Village among other changes. The $235 million “Merced River Plan” has been more than 10 years in the making, and tied up amid numerous lawsuits by environmentalists.
http://photos.mercurynews.com/2013/03/20...osemite-valley/
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park shuttle service starts Sunday
Zion National Park will begin its seasonal shuttle service this Sunday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...3b49_story.html
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#39597 - 03/25/13 05:56 PM Re: March National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
March 25, 2013

Grand Canyon National Park News:
Hard-Rock Mining Ban Around Grand Canyon National Park Upheld By Federal Judge
An effort to overturn the Obama administration's moratorium on new mining claims on some 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park has been rejected by a federal judge.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...eral-judge22973
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
National Park Service report shows more than one million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that just over one million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park spent $33M in communities surrounding the park.
http://www.blscourierherald.com/news/199769931.html
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North Cascades National Park News:
North Cascades National Park Given Go-Ahead To Implement Stehekin River Plan
North Cascades National Park officials have received the go-ahead to implement a plan for mitigating flooding along the Stehekin River, a plan that calls for relocating a stretch of road, adding some recreational amenities, and moving some structures out of the flood plain.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...river-plan22962
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Body found in Rocky Mountain National Park
A Rocky Mountain National Park team has found the body of a man who was believed to have been fatally injured in a fall during an avalanche Sunday.
http://news.yahoo.com/body-found-rocky-mountain-national-park-043138441.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
New book focuses on Yellowstone’s changing ecology, management (Note, not really news, but potentially an interesting read)
A new book that focuses on the changing ecology and management approaches in Yellowstone National Park has been published by Harvard University Press.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/new...19bb2963f4.html
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#39599 - 03/28/13 07:57 PM Re: March National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
03/28/2013 National Park News:

Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park finalizes sequestration cuts
Reduced seasonal staff and less trail maintenance are just a couple of the cutbacks that Glacier National Park officials have been forced to make this month in response to the government sequestration requirements.
http://www.ktvq.com/news/glacier-national-park-finalizes-sequestration-cuts/
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Grand Teton to cut back on seasonal employees
Grand Teton National Park will reduce its seasonal workforce, including hiring fewer search and rescue team members, to help meet $700,000 in federal spending cuts, park officials said.
http://host.madison.com/travel/national/...l#ixzz2Orkxul42
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Snow closes roads at Great Smoky Mountains park where up to 18 inches fell
Road crews are working to get snow-covered roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park open as the spring tourism season is set to begin.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/28/sno.../#ixzz2OrluNVwo
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Misc. National Park News:
Utah launches ad campaign promoting national parks
he Utah Office of Tourism launched a $3.1 million spring/summer regional television advertising campaign at the Capitol today to promote Utah’s five national parks known as "The Mighty Five."
http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/03/27/utah-launches-ad-campaign-promoting-national-parks

Should National Parks Be Strictly Wild? (Editorial)
As Yosemite National Park prepares to welcome millions of visitors to its mecca of rock walls, waterfalls and valleys this summer, it's also gauging public reaction to plans that could change the recreational landscape of one of the nation's most visited parks.
http://news.discovery.com/adventure/national-parks/national-parks-wild-130328.htm
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Olympic National Park News:
Olympic National Park to host open house on wilderness-area plan
Olympic National Park will host a public open house Monday on a plan for managing wilderness areas within the park.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...rness-area-plan
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone Oil Spill-Violations $1.7M Penalty Proposed In Exxon Spill
Federal pipeline regulators have proposed $1.7 million in penalties against Exxon Mobil Corp. for a pipeline rupture that spewed crude oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River.
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/27/286256.htm

Yellowstone publishes plowing updates
With increased interest in the delayed opening of some roads in Yellowstone National Park because of federal budget cuts this spring, the National Park Service is posting the progress of its plow crews online.
http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/re...l#ixzz2OrkoNpGW
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Yosemite National Park News:
"Muir's Ride" Intended To Boost Support For Draining, Restoring Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy Valley
A two-wheeled initiative is being added to the annual "Muir's March" that aims to generate support for draining and restoring the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...chy-valley22966
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