User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Sep 01 2014 23:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Celebrate Wilderness Act: No fee, films,walks and more at Olympic Nat'l Park 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Fifty years ago, the federal Wilderness Act was signed and now protects about 150 million acres of American wild lands, including within national parks and national forests.
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Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order 1.9.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones....
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Drones banned at Olympic National Park 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Local
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Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 31.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Wyo. • Rangers have conducted about 90 search and rescue operations Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says an estimated 15 “major” and 20 “minor” search and rescue operations have occurred in Yellowstone, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. A search and rescue operation involving emergency personnel is considered to be major when expenses exceed $500. Otherwise the event is considered minor. In neighboring Grand Teto...
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Book Review: Easy picture and chapter books for children 30.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
"Steamboat Sammy’s Adventures: Sammy’s First Summer" By April and Troy Gardner Picture book for all ages, 30 pages, paperback $21.99 This picture book is so many delights bundled in one package. First, as the title indicates, this is a sweet story of a little snow leopard cub being adopted by a “very nice” new mom and dad. The treat for us is that he is adopted right here in Steamboat. Thus begins Sammy’s story of coming home and fitting into his new surroundings. The story then moves into an intriguing travelogue to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. This young family loves to camp, and Sammy tells the reader about his exploits. Additionally, there are wonderful photographs of their travels through the parks and Sammy’s unique personal adventures. Children will love the quandaries that Sammy finds himself in and delight in his aversion to water. But even stuffed animals need a bath after a camping trip! Sammy’s family grows when Steamboat Sally and Manhattan Mike are adopted. The special treat at the ...
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Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Wake up, Utah. As the Republican Party moves ever farther to the right, it is becoming less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Most residents of Utah are much more centrist-leaning than the dogma of the fringe right. Why do we keep electing such radical representatives? Certainly one reason is because of the low voter turnout and the feeling that one vote really doesn’t matter. An example of one extreme view of our elected officials is this nonsense of...
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Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation 28.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As the National Parks Service celebrates its 98th birthday, Rob Bishop, U. S. House of Representatives District 1, has introduced the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 5204) to charge access fees for our national forests and other federal public lands. Yes, fees in addition to the taxes already paid. Imagine a fee to hike, ride your horse, snowmobile, ride an ATV or picnic. A fee to use the now free shuttle buses at Zion and Bryce national parks, or stop at a vi...
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Pullman a national park? This could be big 26.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Dozens of attempts to revitalize Pullman, the far South Side neighborhood named for one of the nation's first factory towns, have struggled. Dozens of attempts to revitalize Pullman, the far South Side neighborhood named for one of the nation's first factory towns, have ...
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Free National Park admission Monday as park service turns 98 25.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The National Park Service on Monday is waiving entrance fees at parks nationwide in celebration of its 98th ...
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Five great cave hotels 21.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

From the set of Star Wars to a former silver mine

Restored from abandoned ancient caves in the Basilicata village of Matera by the Sextantio Group, Le Grotte della Civita has taken great care to preserve the atmosphere of a medieval settlement, with minimalist furnishings. Breakfast (and dinner on request) is served in a former 13th-century cave church.
Doubles from 200, sextantio.it/grotte-civita

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Mesa Verde limits drones 21.8.2014 Durango Herald
Mesa Verde National Park has updated its rules to include language prohibiting drones from taking off or landing inside the park.The new policy restricting drone use follows a June directive from the U.S. National Park Service. National parks across the country are developing similar rules. The rule restricts unmanned aircraft, including...
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A time to cull? The battle over Australia's brumbies 20.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Its been a hard winter for Australias wild horses. But things may be about to get much worse for these totemic animals. Their swelling numbers are damaging the continents precious alpine ranges, and tensions are mounting over what needs to happen next

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Arches, Canyonlands national parks are latest to prohibit drones as feds move for massive ban 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Region Briefs 19.8.2014 Durango Herald
Teen rescued from crevice in ColoradoFORT COLLINS – A hiker is recovering after falling and spending about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.More than 40 people worked to pull the 16-year-old girl from the crevice on Horsetooth Rock on Monday. They then took turns carrying her...
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In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy 19.8.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs....
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Ryan challenges fellow Republicans in new book that could be playbook for White House run 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Join our chat for advice, tips on Washington's national parks 19.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Want some tips on where to stay,  hike or just enjoy the scenery, and scenic drives,  in Washington’s national parks?
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Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments 19.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Photographers and videographers are always looking for new ways to capture the wonders of America’s national parks. The use of drones — remote-controlled miniature aircraft that can be mounted with cameras — is the newest craze. But continued issues with the high-tech toys has led to bans in parks across the country, including the formal prohibition issued Monday for Arches and Canyonlands parks as well as Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Kate Cannon, the superintendent of thos...
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Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones 19.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City • Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility. They have seen an increase in use of drones in the last two years. In June, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis directed all parks to take steps to prohibit the use of the increasingly popular aircraft that are often used...
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Arches and Canyonlands national parks in Utah ban drones 19.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
National parks ban unmanned aircraft Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility. The ban also extends to Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national ...
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