User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
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Workers: Sexual harassment also rampant at Forest Service 2.12.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months after uncovering rampant sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at the National Park Service, a House oversight panel says similar problems plague the Forest Service....
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This is American history: Tule Lake, Manzanar, Port Chicago and César E. Chávez National Monument 27.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary
This is American history: Tule Lake, Manzanar, Port Chicago and César E. Chávez National Monument By Carolina A. Miranda Nov. 28, 2016 REPORTING FROM TULELAKE, CALIF. The high security jail at the Tule Lake Segregation Center, the largest and most controversial of the sites where Japanese Americans...
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Conservation efforts rush to beat a deadline: Inauguration Day 25.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The West’s most powerful water managers held an emergency conference call on the morning before Thanksgiving to consider the same question people across the country are asking: What will the election of Donald Trump mean for the issues they care about?

The group desperately wants to formalize new...

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Worth their weight in likes: Instagram posts can show the value of Utah landscapes, researchers say 23.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Before he leaves this earth, Jimmy Emerson intends to visit every county in the United States — all 3,142 of them. The Georgia veterinarian has already trod on more than 3,000, including Utah’s 29, shooting photos by the thousands as he goes. Among Emerson’s favorite subjects are food, seemingly random street corners, national parks and vintage pieces of civic architecture like churches, courthouses, Carnegie libraries and bridges. He uploads all of it — 59,894 photographs since 2006 — to Flickr...
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Colorado’s Bob Beauprez mentioned as possible Trump pick for Interior secretary 23.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Bob Beauprez, a former Colorado congressman is being mentioned as a possible Interior secretary pick in Donald Trump’s administration.
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Melania Trump's homeland 17.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Even among seasoned travelers, Slovenia is not a country whose name is hugely familiar.
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Visit National Parks free for 10 days in 2017 16.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Though many folks find it more economical to purchase an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation lands Pass for $80 (or a senior lifetime pass for $10), the National Park Service will again offer 10 free entrance fee-free days for 2017. These include Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 16, President’s Day on February 20, National Park Week weekends April 15 and 16 and April 22 and 23, National Park Service Birthday on August 25, National Public Lands Day on September 30, an... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Whatever happened to ... Old Ephraim, Utah's 'last' grizzly 11.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
There was a time in the early 1900s when grizzly bears roamed northern Utah, often feasting on domestic livestock or deer. These days, grizzlies are just a distant memory in the state. Folks who hope to see one need to visit Yellowstone, Grand Teton or Glacier national parks. But more than one father or scoutmaster has told the story of Old Ephraim around a forest campfire on a cold, dark night. Legend has it that the enormous 9-foot, 11-inch grizzly that weighed nearly 1,100 pounds with three t...
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National park tips: Loneliest beach in America's most remote park? 11.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

National Park of American Samoa, the most remote of the 59 full-fledged national parks, has one of the most lonely and gorgeous tropical beaches in the U.S. -- Ofu Beach, which is 2 miles long, with white sand, black boulders, coconut palms and great snorkeling. (Also blue skies, on most days.)

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Arches National Park named a top U.S. destination 11.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Travelers to Arches National Park may be finding bigger and bigger crowds when visiting. Two recent studies might show why. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, named Arches 17th in its most recent list of top 25 U.S. travel attractions that have seen the greatest increase in traveler interest this fall based on year-over-year search activity on the site. “The Attractions Trend Index reveals introspective and inspirational sites that are gaining attention from travelers this fall,” s... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Arches named a top U.S. destination 11.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Travelers to Arches National Park may be finding bigger and bigger crowds when visiting. Two recent studies might show why. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, named Arches 17th in its most recent list of top 25 U.S. travel attractions that have seen the greatest increase in traveler interest this fall based on year-over-year search activity on the site. “The Attractions Trend Index reveals introspective and inspirational sites that are gaining attention from travelers this fall,” s...
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Connect with national parks and forests for free on Veterans Day 10.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

National parks and forests that charge entry fees will be free to all visitors on Veterans Day. It’s a way to get America into the outdoors Friday on a day we honor those who have fought for our country.

Free entry applies Friday only at sites nationwide, including California parks like Yosemite...

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Wildlife safaris in Zambia and Zimbabwe national parks 10.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Explore a remote wilderness with an amazing diversity of wildlife on a safari that combines staying at a high-end luxury camp with overnight visits to more affordable camps and lodges.

The Safari Professionals itinerary visits Zambia and Zimbabwe, beginning at Zambia's South Luangwa National Park,...

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Free admission to national and state parks for Veterans Day 9.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
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State, national parks and forests free to all on Veterans Day Friday 9.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Washington's state parks, national parks and national forests are waiving admission fees in honor of veterans.
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Canadian will pay fine for wakeboarding on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats 5.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Two members of a Canadian lifestyle group will be banned from America’s public lands and will have to pay thousands in fines for their antics in national parks and on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Members of High on Life attracted the Bureau of Land Management’s attention earlier this year after sharing photos of three costumed men wakeboarding on the flooded Bonneville Salt Flats behind a blue bus emblazoned with the High on Life logo. The BLM cited Parker Heuser and three other men for creatin...
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The one crucial question to ask when visiting a national park: 'What about the women?' 31.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Men’s history is easy to get at. Frankly, you can’t avoid it, whether it’s a statue of a Civil War soldier in a village square or the faces on South Dakota’s Mt. Rushmore.

Women’s history isn’t as showy; you must work to find it. But it’s everywhere, and it always has been. Maybe that’s why it...

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These Stories of Sexual Harassment at Our National Parks Will Make Your Skin Crawl 31.10.2016 Mother Jones
This summer the National Park Service celebrated its centennial with a much deserved bang. In the 100 years since its inception, the Park Service has protected more than 84 million acres of our nation's most iconic environmental jewels, and it boasts 300 million visitors a year to 413 areas. But beyond the grandeur of wild buffalo herds, rust-colored canyons, and redwood forests, the park system has played host to a decadeslong pattern of intimidation, discrimination, and sexual harassment against female researchers, rangers, and scientists in the field. In 2014, the Department of Interior's Office of Inspector General (IG) launched an investigation after 13 former and current Park Service employees reported experiencing "discrimination, retaliation, and a sexually hostile work environment" spanning approximately 15 years in the Grand Canyon's River District. Earlier this year the IG released a summary of its findings: In addition to the 13 employees who levied complaints, it identified 22 others who ...
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Wharton: Here's the case for making a reservation to enter a national park 30.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The idea of limiting visitation or requiring advance registration to national parks came up recently when Zion National Park officials worried that record crowds this year were overwhelming the park and hurting its resources. That thought must be occurring at Arches and Canyonlands as well. Traffic jams are often the norm at Arches on busy weekends, where it can take as long as 90 minutes just to get through the entrance station. I spent Labor Day weekend at Yellowstone and witnessed first hand ...
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Should we need reservations to enter a national park? 28.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The idea of limiting visitation or requiring advance registration to national parks came up recently when Zion National Park officials worried that record crowds this year were overwhelming the park and hurting its resources. That thought must be occurring at Arches and Canyonlands as well. Traffic jams are often the norm at Arches on busy weekends, where it can take as long as 90 minutes just to get through the entrance station. I spent Labor Day weekend at Yellowstone and witnessed first hand ...
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