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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

  • Running with the big dogs means something in Denali National Park and Preserve, where Ranger Jess Toubman has been training her sled dogs in a park campground for the coming winter.

    Leading the way is "Fin," a veteran in the park who is being counted on to train some of the younger dogs on the finer nuances of pulling a sled.

  • A plan to redesign traffic flows into Yellowstone National Park through its North Entrance has been given the green light by regional officials, although a firm timetable for the work to proceed is somewhat open-ended at this time.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

  • The National Park System grew by one unit Tuesday as President Obama used his powers under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia. With that declaration the president preserved a site integral to the history of slavery, the Civil War, and the U.S.

  • National parks serve so many purposes. Expanding our knowledge about the natural world is just one role they fill.

    Through scientific research in the parks we learn more about the world around us, are able to monitor the health of ecosystems, and possibly even find cures to diseases.

    Failing to track what we learn, though, can be just as crippling as not knowing what exists.

  • How helpful is it for a national park to craft a general management plan that looks 10, 15, or even 20 years down the road?