Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Museum puts wildlife exhibits in natural settings
A Canadian lynx snagging a duck out of the air, a coyote about to pounce on a quail and a pair of wolves about to drag down a caribou. Those are just some of the displays featured at a wildlife museum near Bryce Canyon National Park.
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12111561
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Denali National Park News:
Denali Park Road opens to Savage River on Saturday
The opening of Denali Park Road, not the arrival of the first Canada geese, is a sure sign of spring in Denali National Park and Preserve, which means spring must be right around the corner.
http://www.newsminer.com/news/2009/apr/10/denali-park-road-opens-savage-river-saturday/

Would You Sky Dive at Denali?
Incredible Adventures, based in Sarasota, Florida, is promoting a "six-day, five-night adventure based in Talkeetna, Alaska" centered around skydiving over Mt. McKinley - the tallest peak in North America. Too extreme? Well, you havenít heard the price.
http://usparks.about.com/b/2009/04/10/would-you-sky-dive-at-denali.htm

Sky Diving at Denali National Park? A Florida-Based Company Thinks It's a Great Idea
Denali National Park and Preserve is home to the highest mountain in North America, a distinction that inevitably attracts mountaineers and sightseers from all over the world. Now a new twist in possible activities at Denali is under discussion: sky diving.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...-its-great-idea
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Navajo want in on Grand Canyon rafting tours
The largest American Indian tribe in the country would like to run rafts down the Grand Canyon in an effort to create some jobs on the reservation, whose unemployment rate hovers around 50 percent by some counts.
http://zoniereport.com/2009/04/navajo-want-in-on-grand-canyon-rafting-tours/

Self-Described "Permit Outlaw" Sentenced for Threatening Grand Canyon Park Ranger
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (LAWFUEL) Ė Gary Clayton Palmer, 53, most recently living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, pleaded guilty today to Threatening, Intimidating or Intentionally Interfering with a Grand Canyon Park Ranger. Palmer was also sentenced today by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark E. Aspey to three years probation during which Palmer is banned from all National Parks in the U.S., including a 10-mile radius around the Grand Canyon National Park. He is also banned from the campus of Northern Arizona University.
http://lawfuel.com/show-release.asp?ID=21303
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Grand Teton visits for 2008-09 winter down
Grand Teton National Park is reporting only a slight decrease in recreation visits for the 2008-09 winter season, despite a poor early season snowpack and a struggling regional economy.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=4467
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Misc. National Park News:
A program for National Park novices
Home from his summer job as a seasonal ranger at Katmai National Park, a young man named Brad Carlquist pitched the case for more Alaska parks to then-U.S. Rep. Al Swift, a self-described "great indoorsman."
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/166212.asp

Grant awarded for park
Pahrump has been awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program to prepare a conceptual design for Last Chance Park, a rugged landscape that provides open space, habitat for wildlife, and areas for recreational use.
http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com/2009/Apr-10-Fri-2009/news/28001107.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System
Launch of national park's patrol units
OPERATION Ironworks, the six-month initiative aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is being launched today (Friday).
http://www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirli...51226-23352593/

Police search for woman in Victoria's Alpine National Park
UPDATE: 3.20pm A HIKER missing in Victoria's rugged Alpine national park has been found safe and well
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25319619-661,00.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Shopping for rocks and fossils in Estes Park
It seems like every time we visit Rocky Mountain National Park, Drew finds a rock or two that he wants to take home. After we explain the age-old adage "take only pictures, leave only footprints," Drew always leaves his precious finds behind. He isn't totally out of luck, however, as nearby Estes Park offers opportunities to purchase geology souvenirs -- even on an kid's allowance-size budget.
http://www.examiner.com/x-6813-Denver-Fa...s-in-Estes-Park

Snowshoe Adventure
Rocky Mountain National Park reveals hidden winter ecology
Driving up the Big Thompson Canyon on a recent weekday morning, the only snow visible was in the mountains looming to the west. But when you reach those mountains, areas boast 4-5 feet, or more, of snow, plenty for a quiet day of snowshoeing.
http://durangoherald.com/sections/Features/Outdoors/2009/04/10/Snowshoe_Adventure/


Hiking News: Rocky Mountain National Park gets wilderness designation
Rocky Mountain National Park is a protected area because of its National Park status. But thatís not enough to stop another Trail Ridge Road from being constructed or other projects.
http://www.examiner.com/x-2520-Denver-Hi...ess-designation

Why should urban renewal be extended another 25 years? (Editorial)
The first in a series
Urban renewal, the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority or EPURA, was created in October of 1982 after the Lawn Lake Flood wreaked havoc in downtown Estes Park. Improvement to downtown Estes Park, a place people tolerated to get through to Rocky Mountain National Park, was talked about prior to the flood; however, the flood was an impetus to actually doing something to improve downtown.
http://www.eptrail.com/news/2009/apr/10/why-should-urban-renewal-be-extended-another-25-ye/

Estes Valley Land Trust presents program on local geology
There are many lenses through which to view our incredible surroundings in the Estes Valley. This spring, the Estes Valley Land Trust invites you to try a geological perspective for at least an afternoon.
http://www.eptrail.com/news/2009/apr/10/estes-valley-land-trust-presents-program-local-geo/

The lasting impact of the New Deal's CCC
A new book looks at one spectacular legacy in the Colorado Plateau
In 1933, the United States was in the throes of the Great Depression. Just hours after taking office, freshly sworn in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to serve two functions: relieve unemployment and implement progressive natural resource conservation.
http://crosscut.com/2009/04/10/west/18892/
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Utah Parks (Misc, non-specific):
Americaís Outback: Southern Utah
IF the name Dry Fork Coyote Gulch doesnít give fair warning that this is not your average hike, then the haunting drive to the trailhead will remove all doubt. The sandy Hole-in-the-Rock Road is one of the few routes that even attempt to enter the biblical expanse of desert in southern Utah called the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and when I made a pilgrimage there last summer, I didnít pass a single car, let alone a sign of human habitation.
http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/travel/12outback.html?hpw
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wolf lawsuits grow
The wolf lawsuits keep piling up.
A loose coalition of agriculture, conservation, sportsman, outfitter and other interests are the latest groups to announce their intent to file a lawsuit challenging the federal government's final rule for removing wolves from the endangered species list.
http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/04/09/news/wyoming/b9b3bfd0d1fb368087257593007ddf00.txt

Montana Musicians play for Wild Buffalo
On Saturday, April 11, seven musical acts will perform a benefit concert for Buffalo Field Campaign, a West Yellowstone-based front-lines wild bison advocacy group that works in defense of America's last wild bison, the Yellowstone population. The benefit is being co-sponsored by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman, a local group of concerned citizens who aims to help wild buffalo and those who work in their defense.
http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6152&Itemid=118

Monitoring Yellowstone earthquake swarms
The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and its applications in understanding and mitigating earthquake hazards and in imaging the structure of the earth.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-04/ssoa-mye040309.php
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Yosemite National Park News:
Queen's Inn by the River: Serenity in Southern Sierras
If life is making you crazy, pack your bags and head to the Sierra foothills' Gold Rush-era town of Oakhurst, near Yosemite National Park. Here you will discover the area's newest lodging experience ó Queen's Inn by the River.
http://www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_12108798