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UPDATED: Congressman Asks For National Park Service Director's Resignation

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, who has had to deal with his own ethical transgressions and a range of misconduct issues across the National Park System during this, the Park Service's centennial year, should resign or be fired, a member of Congress has told President Obama.
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Grand Canyon National Park's Water Woes Mean Disposable Dishes, Altered Menus

Ongoing water shortages at Grand Canyon National Park have led to orders that concessionaires use disposable dishes, alter their menus to use less water in food prep and dish washing, and that water in restaurants only be served at request. Additionally, a ban against the sale of water in disposable bottles has been lifted.
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Bear Incident Leads To Temporary Closure Of Canadian Side Of The Chilkoot Trail

Parks Canada has issued a trail closure for the Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail in response to a bear incident at Lindeman City earlier this week. Response teams from Parks Canada and Yukon Conservation Officers are working to identify the bear and return the trail to open status as soon as possible.
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Two Bears Struck By Vehicles, Killed Sunday In Grand Teton National Park

Two bears died Sunday in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming after they were struck by vehicles. The first, an adult female black bear, was struck on U.S. Highway 89 north of the Deadman’s Bar Road Junction around 7:30 p.m. The second, a male grizzly bear cub of the year, was hit later the same evening on the North Park Road (U.S. Highway 89) between the Pilgrim Creek Road Junction and Colter Bay Junction.
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