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Yellowstone National Park's Mammoth Hotel To Be Closed Through 2017

Being more than 80 years old, it shouldn't be terribly surprising that Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park has a few creaks and sore spots. To erase them, the National Park Service is conducting a multi-phase rehabilitation project that is expected to keep the hotel closed for guests through the coming year.
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Judge Upholds Olympic National Park's Maintenance Work On Historic Structures In Official Wilderness

A federal judge has agreed with the National Park Service's reasoning behind a decision to repair five historic buildings located in official wilderness in Olympic National Park, holding that the agency "made a reasoned finding of necessity by determining both that the structures are necessary to preserve historic values in Olympic National Park and that it was necessary to repair each one."
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National Park Service Inches Up A Bit In Best Places To Work In Federal Government Survey

While an employee survey has very slightly given the National Park Service a higher score in the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government review, the agency is mired in the bottom 25 percent of the more than 300 agencies polled and is dead last among the 12 bureaus within the Interior Department.
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Interior Department Puts Youth To Work In National Parks Through 21st Century Conservation Service Corps

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced more than $350,000 in funding to engage youth and veterans in hands-on conservation projects on public lands from Big Bend National Park in Texas to North Cascades National Park in Washington State. The grants are part of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), an ongoing national effort to prepare the next generation of outdoor stewards by training and employing thousands of America’s young adults to protect, restore and enhance our nation’s public lands and waters.
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UPDATED: National Park Service Lays Out Four Options On Whether To Help Isle Royale National Park Wolves

National Park Service officials, in a move likely to spur debate over how wilderness is managed, are proposing to bring 20-30 wolves into Isle Royale National Park in Michigan to offset a dwindling presence of wolves and at the same time counter a burgeoning moose population that biologists fear could overwhelm the island park's ecosystem.
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National Park Service Recommends Addition Of 20,000 Acres To Joshua Tree National Park

The National Park Service released its finding of no significant impact on the effects of adjusting the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include lands in the Eagle Mountain area of Riverside County. The Park Service recommends adding more than 20,000 acres of federal, state and private lands to the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.
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