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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Closed until Further Notice Due to Wildfire

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Idaho is one of the most important sites in the world regarding the fossil history of the horse. The site includes 30 complete horse fossils and portions of 200 individual horses. The area has been closed to the public until further notice after a major wildfire burned at least 75% of the park's 4,351 acres.
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Reader Participation Day: Help Plan Our Special Fall in the National Parks Series

We're planning a special fall-in-the-parks series, and we'd like your input on our story line-up. While we've got the obvious parks covered -- Great Smoky, Shenandoah, Grand Teton, etc -- what park do you think should definitely get some attention for a fall visit?
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National Park Service Sets Meetings For "Rim of Valley Corridor" Special Resource Study

A series of meetings to discuss whether an area of southern California that generally includes the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo Valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties should be added to the National Park System will be held from mid-September into October.
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Native American Art Auction at Hubbell Trading Post NHS on September 18

Native American Art has been popular with collectors in recent years, but unless you're well-versed in the trade, how do you know you're buying a genuine piece of work? One way is to make your purchase at one of the semi-annual auctions held at Hubbell Trading Post National Historical Site. The next one is coming up on September 18, 2010
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Traveler Readers Invited to "Test Drive" Prototype Website For Birding in the National Park System

OK, Travelers, this is your chance to add your input to how the National Park Service develops its websites. A prototype now in the testing phase revolves around birding in the parks, and we encourage you to see if it meets your demands!
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