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NPS Joins International Slave Wrecks Project

A multi-agency collaboration is searching the Caribbean waters for wrecks of ships that were bringing slaves to the New World more than 300 years ago, with at least two wrecks discovered and the possibility of another five in the waters near Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Christiansted National Historic Site in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Speaking Of Bears, The Bear Crisis And A Tale Of Rewilding From Yosemite, Sequoia And Other National Parks

Even before the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916, wildlife issues involving predators swirled about the national parks. Grizzly bears and wolves were apex predators that preyed on deer, elk, moose, and bison. As such, they were viewed as evil, rapacious carnivores that should be exterminated.
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On The Road In The Parks: Muir Woods, Muir Beach, And Point Bonita Light

Nightmarish parking conditions might dissuade all but the most resolute from visiting Muir Woods National Monument, but it’s absolutely worth the hassle. Once you leave your rig behind you will disappear into the coolness of the tall trees. Meld with the moss; it’s a great way to spend a fall day. As for parking, help is on the way.
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