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The landscape, historic buildings, utilities and road at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park were heavily damaged by an extreme flash flood event in Ocober 2015. The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed project to reconstruct Bonnie Clare Road, which was destroyed by the flood and is still closed to the public.
Lush deep shade and a gently curving scenic road are two landscape features that make the Natchez Trace Parkway a pleasant recreational route for both motorists and bicyclists. Those features that make traveling the Parkway enjoyable can sometimes reduce visibility for both drivers and bicyclists. New signs, funded through the Natchez Trace Parkway Association Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund, will raise motorist awareness and remind drivers that bicycles, as well as other motor vehicles, use the Parkway.
Taking a page out of Yosemite National Park's crowd-management manual, Acadia National Park officials will put "visitor service assistants" to work this summer to help manage parking at the busiest locations in the park on the coast of Maine.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season on the Outer Banks of North Carolina begins in mid-April. The Oregon Inlet and Cape Point campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 14, and the Frisco and Ocracoke campgrounds will open on Friday, April 21. All four campgrounds will remain open until the season ends on November 27.
In less than a week a wildfire burning in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida has ballooned to more than 24,300 acres, though park staff say it's roughly a third contained.
On March 29, THIRTEEN's Nature program will explore the impact of climate change on the ecosystem of Yosemite National Park.

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