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Channel Islands National Park Superintendent, Natural Resources Chief Honored By NPCA

Long-running efforts to improve public access to Channel Islands National Park, restore native species, and remove non-native species have not only improved the park off the California coast, but led to the superintendent and chief of natural resources management being honored for their work in those efforts.

Black Bears Facing Hard Times At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A poor year for their traditional foods have black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park roaming far and wide, leading park officials to remind visitors to keep their distance from bears and to urge folks in communities surrounding the park to keep their garbage, pet food, and bird seed out of the reach of bears.

National Park Service Moves To Restrict Certain Sport Hunting Practices In National Preserves In Alaska

National Park Service officials are moving to better protect wildlife in national preserves in Alaska by adopting certain rules that restrict how and where wildlife can be hunted in the preserves, which encompass about 20 million acres in the state.

Poll: Voters In Colorado, Nevada Oppose Turning Federal Lands Over To States

While there have been movements in some Western states to have the federal government turn over millions of acres to the states, a poll conducted for the Outdoor Industry Association shows widespread support in Colorado and Nevada for those lands to remain in federal hands.

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