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The Hour Of Land: A Personal Topography Of America’s National Parks

Anyone who has heard Terry Tempest Williams speak or who has read her writing knows how personal her approach is to her subject, thus the “personal topography” of the subtitle of this book. Visits to 12 units of the National Park System, including seven national parks, two national monuments, a national military park, national seashore, and national recreation area, provide grist for her exploration of this topography and a sampling of different elements of the system.
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Birding In The National Parks: Finding Birds With The National Park Service's Help

Proper preparation often makes the difference between merely seeing some good birds and coming home with a trip list bursting at the seams and a few lifers to boot. It’s easy to enjoy a birding trip without studying your field guides and knowing your geography, but to many birders the prep is half the fun.
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Estes Park Builds On National Park Service's "Every Kid In A Park" Program

Students participating in the national fourth-grade “Every Kid in a Park” campaign are running out of summer days to use their vouchers for free admittance to national lands. To encourage fourth-graders to use their passes in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Estes Park Visitor Center is giving each fourth-grade student a free Estes Park backpack filled with goodies that can be used while visiting the area.
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Friends Of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park's "Most Urgent Challenges"

Recalling the conservation and philanthropy that launched Acadia National Park a century ago, Friends of Acadia has marked the park's 100th birthday with a campaign to raise $25 million to tackle the park's "most urgent challenges ... and ensure that Acadia will thrive for many years to come."
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Former Effigy Mounds National Monument Superintendent Sentenced To Jail Time

A former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument who admitted taking skeletal remains of Native Americans from the monument so they couldn't be repatriated with tribes must serve 10 weekends in jail and a year of home detention, pay a $3,000 fine, and make restitution in the amount of nearly $109,000.
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide