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DNC Says National Park Service "Flip-Flops" On Trademark Issues

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite officials quickly responded to the government's request that their claim for more than $10 million in damages tied to the loss of the Yosemite National Park concessions contract be dismissed, denying that their valuation of intellectual property was overvalued and accusing the National Park Service of "flip-flopping" when it comes to trademark issues.
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Government Calls Delaware North's Property Claims At Yosemite National Park "Wildly Inflated"

Charging that Delaware North Companies seeks to bolster its bottom line by securing trademarks to iconic U.S.-owned properties, and then "wildly inflates" their value, the U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal claims court to toss out DNC Parks & Resort's multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the government.
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Coalition To Protect America's Parks Asks Colorado National Monument Superintendent To Rule Out Pro Bike Race

Nearly five years after the director of the National Park Service said professional bicycle races had no place in national parks, two superintendents have expressed an openness to consider such events, a move that has drawn concern from the Coalition to Protect America's National Parks.
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Too Many Yellowstone Bison Means 600-900 Will Be Culled

Concerned that there are too many bison in Yellowstone National Park, the Interagency Bison Management Plan partners have signed off on a plan that calls for upwards of 900 of the iconic animals to be culled, either through a public hunt outside the park or through a trapping program to provide bison to Native American tribes.
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Coalition Of Conservation Groups Urge NPS To Reject Permit For Energy Exploration In Big Cypress National Preserve

A coalition of conservation organizations has asked the National Park Service to reject Burnett Oil Company’s proposed seismic testing for oil and gas on privately-held mineral rights beneath Big Cypress National Preserve.
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Native American Tribes To Pursue Bear Ears National Monument With President Obama

Five Native American tribes pushing for a national monument in southern Utah that would protect their ancestral homelands have abandoned efforts to achieve the goal with help from U.S. congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, both Utah Republicans, saying they have "been consistently stonewalled. We have never been taken seriously."
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