User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: May 31 2016 04:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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2 Seattle-area hikers rescued from Crater Lake shoreline 31.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

One man suffered serious injuries in a fall and the other had minor hypothermia from their overnight stay in the Crater Lake caldera, a national parks spokeswoman reported after the two were rescued by helicopter Monday.
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Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from temple 30.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.
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Memorial Day in America's national parks: Wish you were here 29.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, "Two Boys with Striped Shirts, Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon," 2010 (Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe) It's the unofficial beginning of summer in the centennial year of the National Park Service. In honor of the anniversary, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.,...
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The Controversial Science Behind The Yellowstone Grizzly Losing ESA Protection 29.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
The Controversial Science Behind The Yellowstone Grizzly Losing ESA Protection
The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove federal protections for grizzly bears, but some scientists and environmentalists say it's too soon. The post The Controversial Science Behind The Yellowstone Grizzly Losing ESA Protection appeared first on WIRED.
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National Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds 29.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day.
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National Park Service considers entry caps 29.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Helena, Mont. • As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day. Park managers have begun looking at whether, when and how best to manage the impact of more people on the parks, their features and the visitors’ experience. “Fundamental to the mission of the National Park Service is preservation of natural an...
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Crime scene declared after looting at Virginia battlefield 29.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s National Park Service says a portion of the Petersburg National Battlefield has been declared a crime scene after looting. Chief of interpretation Chris Bryce said Saturday that park officials are in the process of assessing the damage. He said there were a number of places where the ground had been […]
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Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds 29.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
HELENA, Mont. • As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day. Park managers have begun looking at whether, when and how best to manage the impact of more people on the parks, their features and the visitors’ experience. “Fundamental to the mission of the National Park Service is preservation of natural an... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds 28.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day. Park managers have begun looking at whether, when and how best to […]
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Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree 28.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree By David Kelly Photos by Rick Loomis Reporting from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. May 28, 2016 More and more people are craving that Joshua Tree state of mind. Hikers, climbers and seekers of all sorts...
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Traffic jams at Arches have managers thinking about requiring reservations 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The freshly expanded parking area serving Arches National Park’s Devils Garden is designed for 185 cars, but over Memorial Day weekend, 340 drivers managed to “creatively” park their vehicles there at one time. More cars were parked for a mile along both sides of the approach road that takes visitors to Landscape Arch and other geological wonders that make the Utah preserve near Moab internationally famous. Utah Highway Patrol troopers had to shut down the park entrance for two hours because li...
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On The Trail Of The Wily Wild Hog 26.5.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
These descendants of wild boars were brought over from Europe decades ago. They're highly invasive and hugely destructive — threatening native bears and deer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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South African lion — veteran of 2 escapes — gets new home 26.5.2016 Washington Post: World
A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout.
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Hunting And National Parks Don't Mix Except When It Comes To Feral Hogs 26.5.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
There's an aggressive hunting program going on in the back country of Great Smoky Mountains National Park targeting wild hogs. Hogs are invasive and hugely destructive to the natural environment.
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Room for Debate: Should Overcrowded National Parks Have Restricted Access? 26.5.2016 NY Times: Editorials
Tourism is degrading popular natural sites with increased crowds, pollution and conflicts between humans and wildlife.
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Outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for Memorial Day travel 26.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer camping and travel season. Expect thousands of Utahns to head to state and national parks, national forests and Bureau of Land Management areas or to stay closer to home for canyon or park picnics. Many northern and central Utah and high country campgrounds are open but campers who head into the mountains or some of the big reservoirs should be prepared for cool temperatures. Temperatures over the weekend in the Salt Lake Valley are not supposed... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado native visiting all 59 national parks in 59 weeks 25.5.2016 Durango Herald
Last year, Darius Nabors and Trevor Kemp quit their jobs, left their Virginia homes and set out on a cross-country trek to visit each of the country’s 59 national parks in 59 weeks.Thursday, they came through Mesa Verde National Park — number 46 on their list.Kemp said it’s been an incredible trip, but it...
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Arizona business leaders say pollution from Utah is obstructing Grand Canyon views 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A coalition of Arizona businesses has joined the push for additional pollution controls at Utah’s Hunter and Huntington coal-fired power plants, a move they hope will influence the Environmental Protection Agency as the deadline for the agency’s decision on the matter looms. Fifty Arizona business owners sent a letter to the EPA last week, urging the agency to consider the impact of its decision on the Grand Canyon and surrounding communities, which, according to the letter, supports more than 7... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat briefs: City to hold third Bear River Park master plan meeting 24.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs is working to update the Bear River Park master plan and has hosted a series of open houses to present information regarding the project and solicit public feedback. The third public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St., in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission work session. Oxbow Design Collaborate and the National Parks Service will present the next round of conceptual plans for Bear River Park, which are based on feedback received at the first two community meetings and the public information website at bearriverpark.com . Anyone who is interested reviewing the plans and providing feedback is encouraged to attend. After this meeting, the next step will be to take the plan to City Council for review and approval. The goal of the planning effort is to create a viable, financially feasible master plan for the site and to guide the next phase of park improvements. The plan was last updated in 2004. Local Young ...
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‘Boar Island’: Nevada Barr on the case, this time in Maine 22.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

“Boar Island” by Nevada Barr is a superior installment in the author’s mystery series about Anna Pigeon, National Park Service ranger. This time the setting is Maine’s breathtaking Acadia National Park.
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