User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
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Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah 29.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rangers at Utah’s Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said. The carvings discovered earlier this month measure about 4 feet across and 3 feet high, park Superintendent Kate Cannon […]
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Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah 29.4.2016 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said....
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11 jaw-dropping photos of what you can see in national parks and public lands 29.4.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Park visiting season is here.
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EA-18 Growlers: Stories of excessive noise on the Olympic Peninsula 27.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

I am a two-war veteran, have worked on board a carrier with the EA-18 Growler, understand its mission, flight profile and greatly appreciate the skills involved in piloting it. However, I will corroborate they generate excessive noise, fly much lower than 1,200 feet over our national parks, beaches, the Hoh rain forest, and the city […]
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For the record 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Wildlife corridor: In the April 23 California section, an article about a proposed wildlife corridor in the Santa Monica Mountains was accompanied by a photo caption that misidentified Seth Riley of the National Parks Service as Sean Riley. The caption also described the location near Malibu Creek...

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Seattle photographer’s Yellowstone bison photo to appear on postage stamp 26.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Prolific Seattle photographer Art Wolfe’s picture of two bison backlit in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley has been chosen to represent the park in a series of stamps celebrating national parks.
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Letter: An infant nation on an ancient continent 25.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We have a special benefit of living in the United States that many other countries do not. I’m speaking, of course, of our vast swathes of public lands, laid aside for the enjoyment and utility of the people and those that come after us. But these lands, in Utah and around the nation, are more than the soil, vegetation, rocks, waters and critters that populate them. More so even than the sum of these parts. They are representative of a deeper sentiment of the people, native and non-native. Our ...
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With a strong dollar making travel affordable, the time for that once-in-a-lifetime trip is now 25.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A strong dollar isn't a cause for celebration in all cases — the Wall Street Journal reported, for instance, that Tiffany & Co. profits fell in the fourth quarter last year partly because of the muscle of U.S. currency — but for travelers, it's an opportunity to take advantage of improved foreign...

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National Parks: Lost in the Wilds of Neglect 25.4.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The maintenance backlog is $12 billion—and it shows. Here’s how to start afresh.
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Planning the grizzly bear's return 24.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

One of the sad consequences of the westward settlement of the United States was the near eradication of the grizzly bear. Once an iconic symbol of the American wild, the hulking brown bears were hunted, trapped and deemed fearsome, dangerous predators. In California, they were exterminated completely,...

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Black hikers breaking the 'green ceiling' and clearing a path for enthusiasts 23.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

African Americans make up just 7% of people venturing to national parks while white visitors make up 78% – but Outdoor Afro is training leaders to change that

David McCullough often gets sideways glances while he is hiking near Philadelphia. There is nothing immediately startling about McCullough, a museum educator with a studious look and a neatly trimmed goatee. But as a black man in the great outdoors, McCullough is usually in a racial minority of one.

“It’s conspicuous, you’re aware of it,” he says. “There are looks. You do get looks of concern, you can see that people are curious about why you are there.”

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Happy Earth Day! 6 places to celebrate in California this weekend 22.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Earth Day is officially marked every April 22 -- and there are lots of ways to celebrate.

You can volunteer at a community cleanup, take family and friends on a nature hike, check out a green festival or learn how to plant a native garden.

Here are six things to do this weekend (almost all are...

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Letter: Jewell sees why Bears Ears monument is needed 22.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell eloquently laid out the moral reasons for a Bears Ears National Monument. In rethinking conservation in the year of the national park centennial, she reminded us that “we haven’t done enough to celebrate the contributions of Native Americans.” Jewell wants to make national parks and public lands “relevant” to every culture and “decisively more inclusive places” in order to “tell a more complete story of America.” She wants us to “think big,” on a “...
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National Parks set records for attendance in 2015 22.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, and others throughout the country, experienced record numbers of visitors in 2015, earning communities surrounding them almost $17 billion, the National Park Service announced ...
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Saving grizzly bears only to allow them to be hunted is wrong 21.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The American public doesn’t like the trophy killing of its biggest, most majestic and still exceedingly rare wildlife.
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Stars over Mount Rainier will feature on postage stamp 21.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Postal Service honors National Park Service centennial with 16 stamps to be issued in June.
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Interior secretary calls for ‘course correction’ to protect public lands 20.4.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The country is in need of “a major course correction” to conserve public lands and prevent harm from climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to mark National Park Week. A record number of visitors came to national parks in 2015, with 307 million...
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Ahead of Jewell visit to Utah, speculation about Bears Ears monument 20.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit Utah this summer as part of a tour highlighting the need for a “course correction” to ensure healthy lands, water and wildlife that could offer a prelude to presidential action naming a new national monument. In a major policy speech Tuesday, Jewell said she will visit Utah “where there are a range of conservation proposals — legislative and otherwise – to further protect public lands.” She did not clarify what non-legislative proposals mea... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Interior secretary says West threatened by Bundy-style conflicts 20.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • An armed takeover of an Oregon national wildlife refuge is part of a disturbing “extreme movement” to seize public lands and reject the rule of law — putting communities and public employees at risk throughout the West, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says in a speech outlining Obama administration conservation policies. The 41-day standoff this winter came at the same time as two other trends that threaten the West, Jewell said: A push by some politicians to sell off lands that bel...
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Secretary Jewell calls for "major course correction" in conservation 20.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Natural areas are disappearing at the rate of a soccer field every 2½ minutes, and dangerous movements threaten the future of public lands, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell ...
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