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Interior Department Puts Youth To Work In National Parks Through 21st Century Conservation Service Corps

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced more than $350,000 in funding to engage youth and veterans in hands-on conservation projects on public lands from Big Bend National Park in Texas to North Cascades National Park in Washington State. The grants are part of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), an ongoing national effort to prepare the next generation of outdoor stewards by training and employing thousands of America’s young adults to protect, restore and enhance our nation’s public lands and waters.

UPDATED: National Park Service Lays Out Four Options On Whether To Help Isle Royale National Park Wolves

National Park Service officials, in a move likely to spur debate over how wilderness is managed, are proposing to bring 20-30 wolves into Isle Royale National Park in Michigan to offset a dwindling presence of wolves and at the same time counter a burgeoning moose population that biologists fear could overwhelm the island park's ecosystem.

National Park Service Recommends Addition Of 20,000 Acres To Joshua Tree National Park

The National Park Service released its finding of no significant impact on the effects of adjusting the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include lands in the Eagle Mountain area of Riverside County. The Park Service recommends adding more than 20,000 acres of federal, state and private lands to the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.

Chesapeake And Ohio Canal National Historical Park Searching For CCC Stories From African Americans

The C&O Canal Trust, in partnership with the C&O Canal National Historical Park, is searching for stories from African-American workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps who worked along the C&O Canal from 1938-1942. Workers themselves or descendants of workers are encouraged to contact the park to share memories from their time along the canal, for use in a new exhibit to be housed in Canal Quarters’ Lockhouse 10.

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