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Lost in the Desert: Proposed Mojave Trails National Monument Remains In Limbo

If California senator Dianne Feinstein has her way, Congress will finally vote on a new national monument encompassing 965,000 acres in the Mojave Desert. Other preservation measures are also planned. Lying roughly between the Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park, this particular monument would in effect round out the California Desert Protection Act of 1994.
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Family Camping Program At Denali National Park Next Month

Have you ever been tent camping with your children? If not, learn to C.A.M.P. (Camping Adventures with My Parents) with National Park Service rangers this summer. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center is offering two weekend family camping programs in Denali National Park and Preserve taking place Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9 and Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16.
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President Obama Creates 3 New National Monuments, Including Waco Mammoth National Monument

A site in Texas where a herd of Columbian Mammoths and other Ice Age animals died in a catastrophic event that preserved their remains in surprisingly good condition on Friday became one of three national monuments designated by President Barack Obama via the Antiquities Act.
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Massive Rock Slab Peels Off Of Half Dome In Yosemite National Park

A massive triangular slab of rock, roughly two-thirds the length of a football field in size, recently peeled off the face of Half Dome, adding a challenging new dimension to the classic Regular Northwest Face climbing route while also underscoring that Yosemite National Park's granite monoliths are not at all static.
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National Park Service: Big Cypress National Preserve Wilderness Assessment Not Cut In Stone

National Park Service officials say a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment for Big Cypress National Preserve is not necessarily the final word on how much wilderness-quality lands exist in the preserve. A more extensive wilderness study expected to get under way later this year could add to, or reduce, the acreage cited in the assessment, they say.
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