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Outdoor Industry Mulling Options For Utah Politicians' Public Lands Stance

Some are out, some are in. That's the current status of industry turnout for this summer's Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, where industry chiefs are debating how best to respond to Utah politicians who want the Trump administration to remove the national monument designation from the Bears Ears landscape in the state's southeastern corner.
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North Cascades National Park To Test Backcountry Permit Reservations Program

Officials at North Cascades National Park in Washington state will begin testing a backcountry permit reservations program in mid-March for popular areas in the park. The pilot program, to start March 15, stems from an increase in backcountry travelers over the past several years that has made permits difficult to obtain in certain areas of the park.
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Study: $389 Million Of Park Service Backlog Is Responsibility Of Concessionaires

The $11.9 billion maintenance backlog cited by the National Park Service inflates the true cost of high-priority infrastructure needs and elevates the risk for privatization and corporate giveaways in America’s parks, according to a report by an independent, nonpartisan policy institute.
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