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Utah Position On National Monuments Could Carry Dire Economic Impact To State

How many states will enter the bidding war for an outdoor industry convention that brings in an estimated $40-$45 million a year in economic impacts? And will Utah politicians, who have angered the industry with its anti-public lands positions, change their tone to protect that impact generated by the twice-yearly Outdoor Retailer Show that fills hotels and restaurants from Salt Lake City and the rest of the Wasatch Front up to Park City?
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Railroad Given Permission To Use Explosives To Clear Glacier National Park Avalanche Chutes

Heavy winter snows have dangerously loaded the southern flanks of Glacier National Park, prompting the National Park Service to permit BNSF Railway to use explosives in the park to systematically trigger avalanches and reduce the risk that a slide would hit a passing freight or passenger train.
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Watch As Scientists Work On Mammoth Skull Found At Channel Islands National Park

This month, scientists plan to begin their research and preservation of the mammoth skull that was excavated in September on Santa Rosa Island within Channel Islands National Park. They will remove the protective plaster cast and unveil this very well-preserved mammoth skull on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
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Art Exhibit Depicts "Friends And Foes" In Biscayne National Park's Ecosystem

Tropical Botanic Artists, a collective of South Florida botanical illustrators, created an exhibit highlighting some of the many interactions between species in Biscayne National Park. Encounters: Friend or Foe? will be on display in the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center gallery from March 10 through May 14, 2017. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and a full moonrise reception featuring a talk by the artists will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Admission to the show and the reception is free.
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Congressmen Wants To Restrict National Park Service Oversight Of Oil And Gas Development In Parks

An Arizona congressman trying to block the National Park Service's authority to regulate oil and gas drilling operations in the National Park System says the agency's regulations would be "job-killing," and that "extremist groups" are maligning his intentions.
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Acadia National Park Centennial Time Capsule Set For The Next Century

The mood was celebratory when members of the Acadia Centennial Task Force, Acadia National Park officials, staff and board members of Friends of Acadia, and staff of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust gathered to dedicate a time capsule intended to be opened in conjunction with Acadia’s bicentennial year in 2116.
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