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Western Forest Fires Capturing Headlines, But Not As Big As You Might Think

The Rough Fire is closing in on Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, the Reynolds Creek Fire closed a portion of Glacier National Park's famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, and clouds of wood smoke from the Tenaya Fire have been a looming backdrop to Yosemite National Park's famous valley. And yet, recent fire history overall in the West has not matched historical trends in terms of fire frequency or severity, according to a new analysis.

Bears Lead To Temporary Closure Of Glacier National Park's St. Mary Campground

Increased bear activity has led Glacier National Park officials to temporarily close the St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park. The campground has seen a recent increase in bears, creating a high potential for unpleasant encounters between humans and bruins.

Annual Fall Harvest Festival Coming To Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Friends of Whiskeytown invite visitors to join them for the 5th Annual Harvest Festival on September 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park's Tower House Historic District. This fun and family-friendly event will feature apple tasting, an apple-themed bake-off contest, hand-operated apple press demonstration, games and gold panning for all ages, and tours of the historic Camden House and orchards.

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