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Open The New Year With A Mountain Bike Ride At Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area

Every New Year's Day the Big South Fork Bike Club invites all mountain bikers to ride the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area at an annual event called "The Mail Run." Bikers meet at Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 9 a.m. (ET), January 1, and then hit the trails.
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Nurturing The Next Generation Of Rangers At Saguaro National Park

Growing up in the 1970s, I was unaware of the National Park Service, the system we refer to as the "national parks," or the job possibilities that included a career as a national park ranger. Friends of Saguaro National Park spent a lot of time this year working to inform younger generations of those possibilities.
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What Are Your Odds Of Being Attacked By A Grizzly In Yellowstone National Park?

Although grizzly bear attacks on people in Yellowstone National Park are rare, they draw world-wide media attention and can be quite traumatic for park visitors, staff, and the general public both locally and nationwide when they happen. One of these rare attacks occurred in the park during the 2015 summer season, resulting in a human death, killing of the adult grizzly bear, and placement of two cubs in a zoo. This event was tragic, but also very unusual in the ecosystem, especially in light of the number of grizzlies and humans that could overlap in time and space.
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Canada's National Park System Saw Boost In Attendance In 2015

Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas are important cornerstones of the country’s tourism industry. By September 2015, Parks Canada had welcomed close to 20 million visitors to parks and sites from coast to coast to coast, an increase of 5 percent over last year.
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Wildlife Disease Science In The National Parks

From striking craggy pinnacles to cavernous underground lairs, the national parks are renowned for their grand wildernesses. However, the inhabitants of these landscapes – the wilds’ wildlife – are perhaps the most beloved of the parks’ draws. Animals of the national parks, including many threatened or endangered species, also provide a significant scientific service: They are indicators of the overall health of their environments.
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Montana Approves Plan To Allow Yellowstone National Park Bison To Roam Out Of The Park

Yellowstone National Park bison soon are expected to be allowed to roam into parts of Montana under a plan approved by Gov. Steve Bullock, yet it remains to be seen how much relief it provides the iconic animals as they head to their traditional wintering and calving grounds.
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