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Good Books For Visiting...Acadia National Park

There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine.

Summer Teacher Fellowships At Acadia National Park And Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

The National Park Service is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. The NPS will select three teachers to work on Mount Desert Island, and two teachers to work at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor. In addition, the NPS will select one teacher to work at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.

Road Closures, Logistics Announced For Inauguration Welcome Celebrations At Lincoln Memorial

The National Park Service and the United States Park Police, in cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, announce security, logistics and access plans for the Voices of the People and Make America Great Again! inaugural welcome celebrations. The events will take place on Thursday, January 19 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.

Park Service Distributes $7.75 Million In Grants To Preserve African American History

On the same day that President Obama designated three national monuments to preserve African American history, the National Park Service announced $7.75 million in funding for projects that highlight sites and stories associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the African American experience.

NPS Developing Preservation Plan For Big Spring Historic District At Ozark National Scenic Riverways

The National Park Service has prepared a Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment to identify key landscape resources within the Big Spring State Park National Historic District at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The Big Spring report and assessment provides recommendations for preservation and public enjoyment of the key landscape features, and will be available for public review and comment for 30 days, beginning January 16.

U.S. Mint To Launch Effigy Mounds Quarter For The America The Beautiful Quarters Program

The first quarter to be released in 2017 under the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program will feature Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument. The coin design showcases an aerial view of two bears and one bird effigy mound from the Marching Bear Group in the South Unit of the monument.

Officials Propose Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan For North Cascades National Park

More than six years after a hiker photographed what experts at the time said was a grizzly bear in North Cascades National Park in upstate Washington, the National Park Service is proposing to help the bruins repopulate the park via a recovery plan that seeks to establish a self-sustaining population of 200 grizzlies.

House Members Pushing To Permanently Delist Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List

Freshman U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has introduced legislation to permanently remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List in both Wyoming and the Great Lakes region, saying the states can do a better job of managing the predator than the federal government.

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