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Two Trails At Lake Mead National Recreation Area Closed During Scorching Summer Season

After repeated problems with hikers failing to heed warnings about dangerous summer heat, officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are closing two trails until early September. A temporary emergency closure will go into effect on May 29 for the Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring Trails in an effort to prevent additional injuries and fatalities.
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Wildlife-Human Intersection On The Moose-Wilson Road In Grand Teton National Park

Why is Grand Teton National Park staff investing so much time, energy, and money on a management plan for the Moose-Wilson Road corridor? In large part because the road is a wildlife-human intersection, one that presents a management dilemma as park staff try to protect both wildlife and humans.
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Lanes, Sidewalks On Arlington Memorial Bridge Being Closed Until Emergency Repairs Can Be Made

Safety concerns for traffic on the Arlington Memorial Bridge within the George Washington Memorial Parkway led to closure Friday of two curbside lanes and four feet of adjoining sidewalks. National Park Service officials said the closures would remain in place until emergency repairs could be completed.
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