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Update: Wildfire Shuts Down Half Of Glacier National Park's Going-To-The-Sun Road, Forces Evacuations

A wildfire east of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park quickly spread to roughly 1,000 acres Tuesday evening, forcing park officials to close the Going-to-the-Sun Road from the pass east to the park entrance at St. Mary and to evacuate guests from the Rising Sun Motor Inn and the Rising Sun Campground.
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Public Meetings Set To Consider Changes To Cape Hatteras National Seashore's ORV Plan

As directed by Congress, Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are looking at changes to how they manage off-road vehicles on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And in the coming weeks the public will have a chance to bring its thoughts to the table as to how the management plan might be tweaked.
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Op-Ed| Correcting The Record On The Biscayne Marine Reserve

As someone who has been actively involved in the development of the Biscayne National Park general management plan for over a decade, I was frustrated to read the misleading and inaccurate quotes from the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association in the recent National Parks Traveler article, “Florida Congressional Offices Want To Block Biscayne National Park's Fisheries Plan.”
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Land And Water Conservation Fund Has Far-Reaching Impacts On Public Lands

A new resource from The Wilderness Society is proving how far-reaching a critical land conservation program has been in its 50-year history. From major national parks in America’s western states to neighborhood playgrounds in the nation’s cities, thousands of open spaces in America have been made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). But this critical funding for conservation is set to expire in less than 80 days unless Congress acts quickly.
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