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Much attention has been focused recently on Maine, where there's been great public debate over whether Burt's Bees heiress Roxanne Quimby should give the federal government 87,000 acres of her own land for a unit of the National Park System. Do you support, or oppose, the proposal that calls for President Obama to use the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument on that land?
Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park over Memorial Day weekend can expect long lines, crowds, and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon’s visitation hit an all-time high and the park is already seeing an increase over last year’s numbers. The park anticipates a busier-than-normal holiday weekend.
If you're hoping to snag a permit to drive the Denali Park Road in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska come September, time is running out to get your application in for the annual Road Lottery.
A draft 156-page bill to fund the Interior Department for the coming fiscal year contains language that would strip Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and impede the National Park Service's efforts to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system.
Summer's official kickoff is this coming Memorial Day Weekend, and with crowds expected across the National Park System, be sure to pay attention to your surroundings and others in the parks. A Texas woman hoping to photograph a bald eagle near the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park apparently took her eyes off the road and was hit and killed by oncoming traffic, according to park authorities.
National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis will provide his vision for the next 100 years of stewardship, community, and youth engagement during the unveiling of a new mural June 1 as part of a centennial celebration at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.

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