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Lengthy Closure Begins For Section Of Towpath Trail In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Aside from summer weekends and holidays, part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail at the northern end of Cuyahoga Valley National Park is closed through March 2018. Major stabilization work along the Cuyahoga River necessitates the closure between Hillside Road and Stone Road in Valley View. There is no detour.
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Avalanche Strands Nearly 100 At North Cascades National Park, Rangers Carry Medicine In On Foot

Nearly 100 people have been stranded in Diablo, Washington, in North Cascades National Park by an avalanche that swept down across State Route 20. Poor weather conditions and high avalanche danger have delayed efforts to clear the slide until Monday, which led park rangers to carry medicine by foot to some of those stranded.
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Utah Republicans, From The Beehive State To Washington, D.C., United On Altering Public Lands

Whether the anti-public lands sentiment among Utah's Republican Party was fomented in the state's far-flung rural counties and flowed across the country to Washington, D.C., or vice versa, the goal is highly visible. From the Statehouse in Salt Lake City to the Capitol in Washington, Utah Republicans are working to either force the transfer of federal lands to the states or to open up more of federal acres to energy development, mining, and even water storage.
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Death Valley National Park Seeks Grant To Restore Areas Damaged By ORVs

Visitors from around the world complain about off-road vehicle tracks marring the beauty of Death Valley National Park. Illegal off-road driving is a problem in multiple areas of the park, including the Racetrack, Ibex Dunes and Badwater. The National Park Service seeks public support for a grant application that would help fund restoration of these damaged areas.
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