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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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Rock Creek Park Sends 700 Pounds Of Venison To District Of Columbia Food Kitchen

The National Park Service has donated about 700 pounds of venison to District of Columbia Central Kitchen. The meat will be used in the thousands of healthy meals that DC Central Kitchen prepares daily for multiple nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics, and after-school programs. The venison donation is a result of the deer reduction operation in Rock Creek Park in early December.
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Photography In The National Parks: Your Armchair Guide To Mesa Verde National Park

If you are planning a visit to Mesa Verde National Park with camera in hand, then sit back in your favorite chair and check photographer Rebecca Latson's continuation of her series of armchair photography guides with tips, advice, and example photos for this amazing national park.
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Rebuilding The Trails Of Grand Teton National Park

The second season of construction for our Inspiring Journeys campaign finished on November 9, 2015. Crews built over 1,300 square feet of stone masonry dry-stacked walls, 224 steps, and 628 lineal feet of single tier wall. Take at look at our video highlighting the challenging work completed and significant accomplishments of this summer's crew. The newly restored trail opens to visitors in summer 2016!
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Equestrian Unit From Grand Canyon National Park To Appear In Rose Bowl Parade

To kick off the new year and to celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial, Grand Canyon National Park is participating in the 127th Rose Parade Friday, January 1. The theme for the 2016 Rose Parade- “Find Your Adventure”- is a nod to “Find Your Park,” a public campaign to raise awareness and excitement for the NPS Centennial.
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Running With The Bighorn Sheep In Yosemite National Park

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are the rarest mountain sheep in North America. After the population dropped to around 100 animals in 1995, this unique sub-species was listed as an endangered species. In the spring of 2015, these charismatic animals were released into the heart of Yosemite for the first time in over 100 years
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