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Newfound Gap Road In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Being Considered For National Scenic Byway Designation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking the public’s input on a draft corridor management plan for Newfound Gap Road. The development of the plan is required for park officials to seek designation for the road as a National Scenic Byway, a designation that opens up opportunities to the park and gateway communities to compete for special grants that enhance the travel corridor.
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Learn About The History Of Scarlet Macaws In The Southwest at Tuzigoot National Monument

For more than 1,000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the Southwest. Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity among those who see them. Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot national monuments.
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Make Plans Now To Celebrate Independence Day At John Adams Home

The Founding Fathers had the radical idea that a government should be for the people. Today, America’s 400-plus National Parks represent this exact idea. Join the staff at Adams National Historical Park at the “Continental Congress” on Independence Day to debate, defend, compromise, and consider the meaning of independence.
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ORV Management Plan For Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Draws NPCA Criticism

National Park Service officials have settled on an off-road management plan for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that, if adopted, would carry adverse impacts for soils, vegetation, and paleontological and archaeological resources and lead to increased safety issues for visitors.
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