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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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Congresswoman Calls For Investigation Into Handling Of Dog Regulations At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

A congresswoman from California has called on the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General to look into "improper and potentially illegal" actions by National Park Service employees involved in development of a dog management plan at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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Final Two Leases For Badger-Two Medicine Area Near Glacier National Park Canceled

In a move celebrated by groups ranging from the Blackfoot Natino and Montana Hunters and Anglers to the National Parks Conservation Association and U.S. Sen. Jon Testor, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in northwest Montana. The two lease cancellations address outstanding concerns about the potential for oil and gas development in this culturally and ecologically important area.
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Good Books For Visiting...Olympic 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 Olympic National Park in Washington state.
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Photography In The National Parks: My Favorite Photos Of 2016

The new year is a time to reflect on events and photos from the previous year. How did you fare photographically for 2016? Do you have any particular favorite images? Why are they your favorites? After reviewing 2016, photographer Rebecca Latson presents her favorite images captured during that year with an explanation of why she likes each one, including camera settings, accessories used, and reasons for photographing the image.
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Reservations Coming To Needles District Campground In Canyonlands National Park

Campsites in many national parks are becoming harder and harder to snag as visitation to the parks increases, and some of the hardest sites to land have been in the Squaw Flat Campground of Canyonlands National Park due to its remote location and first-come, first-served policy. That is changing.
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