User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
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Flash-flood warning issued for parts of southern and central Utah, including Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks 22.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Much of southern and central Utah — including Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks — is under a flash-flood warning until Thursday night. The National Weather Service issued the watch as heavy rains and thunderstorms move through the region. People should avoid slot canyons, dry washes and streams, where fast flowing waters can trap and kill hikers, according to the alert. “Flooding of urban areas with poor drainage and basements,” the alert states, “is also possible.” Affected a...
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Flash-flood warning issue for parts of southern and central Utah, including Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks 22.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Much of southern and central Utah — including Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks — is under a flash-flood warning until Thursday night. The National Weather Service issued the watch as heavy rains and thunderstorms move through the region. People should avoid slot canyons, dry washes and streams, where fast flowing waters can trap and kill hikers, according to the alert. “Flooding of urban areas with poor drainage and basements,” the alert states, “is also possible.” Affected a... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Congress sends bill on wildlife trafficking to White House 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill boosting efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking, a growing problem worldwide with an estimated cost of up to $10 billion a year. The House approved the bill by voice vote, sending it to the president. The Senate approved the measure last […]
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Celebrate National Public Lands Day Saturday 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Though it might seem a bit like an oxymoron to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Utah where the governor and legislators want to grab federal property, the day will occur Saturday. The 22nd annual event serves as a time to to play, learn or work at the nation’s public lands. One benefit is that the day features free admission to every National Park Service site, as well as special activities and volunteer work projects across the country. The day also includes the U.S. Forest Service, Burea...
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Letter: Cougars should be protected, not hunted 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Wildlife Board raised the potential cougar “harvest,” a term I deplore, at a DWR meeting held one day before the Labor Day weekend. Permits were increased from 495 to 532. It is agreed cougars are very difficult to count, but the best estimate is that there are between 2,500 and 4,500 in Utah. The hunting season is Nov. 9 to May 31, and unlimited in some areas. Why is it such a long season and unlimited in some units? Many Third World countries have created large national parks to prote...
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The most wasted space in D.C. 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The National Parks Service should bring parks to Americans where they are.
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APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears 17.9.2016 AP Top News
COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward....
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APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward. The man-made trenches and berms were discovered last summer but the […]
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Steamboat briefs: City continues tree project on Emerald Mountain 15.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs is collaborating with the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a hazard tree mitigation project on Emerald Mountain. Work began in July and is expected to last through mid-October. The city will be implementing the work plan identified in the Emerald Mountain Forest Management Plan on the Orton and Gossard open space parcels. This project will complete the planned tree removal operations of beetle kill trees that began in 2010. The city will work with Routt County Riders and execute volunteer work days to get trails reopened as quickly as possible. During this reclamation process, there will also be opportunities to re-route unsustainable sections of trails. Following is an approximate timeline for trail closures, which may change depending on weather conditions and on ground challenges. ■ Aug. 1 to Oct. 15:  Root Canal, Upper and Middle Stairway to Heaven, Upper No Mo’ Bluez ■ Sept. 6 to 23: Upper Morning Gloria ■ Thursday to Saturday: One full day closure of the ...
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South African park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought 14.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rangers in South Africa’s biggest wildlife park are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact of a severe drought. The national parks service says the numbers of hippos and buffalos in Kruger National Park, about 7,500 and 47,000 respectively, are at their highest level ever. Meat […]
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Oregon pastor faces child pornography charges in Denver federal court 14.9.2016 Denver Post: Local
A 56-year-old Portland, Ore., pastor appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on felony charges for allegedly producing child pornography while taking boys to national parks in Colorado and across the West, authorities say.
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Rainy weather cools Yellowstone-area wildfire 14.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The southern approach to Yellowstone National Park has reopened now that rain and cooler temperatures have calmed down a wildfire. Strong wind caused the fire to make a 6-mile run Sunday. The fire raced over the highway that crosses through the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway between Yellowstone […]
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Loss of elephants, megaherbivores could lead to rapid environmental changes: Study 13.9.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Loss of elephants, megaherbivores could lead to rapid environmental changes: Study
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8 of the most memorable drives in the West 12.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century...

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Yosemite grows in largest expansion since 1949 8.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new addition to the park, a stretch of land along the western boundary of Yosemite, has historically been used for logging and cattle grazing.
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Rolly: The good, bad and ugly of attitudes toward Native Americans 8.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
My neighbor, a full-blooded Ute, relayed an experience he had recently that is worth reporting. He and his sister were at Smith’s Food and Drug, 845 E. 4500 South, when another shopper accidentally backed his car into her Mercedes, causing minor damage. The driver exited his car, apologized and got his insurance information to share with them. He volunteered to call his agent on his cellphone so he could immediately give them any additional information they might need to fix the car. As they w... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Tom Secunda: Put the national parks on a business basis 8.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The next U.S. president will face the challenge of bringing two parties together following a polarizing election campaign and years of partisan gridlock. It will be no easy task, but small victories are possible to achieve quickly, and our national parks offer a golden opportunity for the next president and Congress to get off on the right foot. The National Park Service just celebrated its 100th birthday last month. Democrats and Republicans alike extolled the virtues of our parks, which are in... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Yosemite National Park Grows Toward West In Largest Expansion Since 1949 8.9.2016 NPR News
The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.
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Yosemite gets big expansion 8.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Thanks to a generous land donation, Yosemite National Park will grow by an additional 400 acres of wetlands and meadow habitat on its western boundary. It is the largest planned expansion for the California park in nearly 70 years, said Tim Ahern of the group Trust for Public Land.
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Who needs Pokémon when you have real Washington wildlife? 8.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Here’s where to look for creatures of the wild.
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