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Hunting, Fencing Part Of Plan To Address White-tailed Deer At Fire Island National Seashore

With white-tailed deer changing the natural ecosystem at Fire Island National Seashore, the National Park Service approved a White-tailed Deer Management Plan last month that includes direct population reduction as well as the construction of fences to preserve critical areas of the Seashore.

Voyageurs National Park Celebrates 100 Years Of National Parks

The National Park Service, which has enabled millions to discover America’s natural treasures, will commemorate 100 years of stewardship in 2016. The National Park Service's Centennial goal is to connect and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, and its partner Voyageurs National Park Association, will celebrate the Centennial locally with a range of special events, programs, and initiatives throughout the year.

Nightly Closures For Repairs To Mary's Rock Tunnel In Shenandoah National Park

Beginning May 16, Shenandoah National Park will close a portion of Skyline Drive between the gate near Panorama Comfort Station (mile 31.7, just south of the Thornton Gap Entrance Station) and Hazel Mountain Overlook (mile 33.0) to do necessary maintenance and repairs to Marys Rock Tunnel.

Photography In The National Parks: Prime Time In The National Parks

If you have limited luggage space when traveling to a national park, you are more than likely going to pack along a zoom lens or two. But, wait. Leave one of those zooms home and bring along a prime lens instead. Photographer Rebecca Latson demonstrates the advantage of bring along a fixed-focus lens or two in her most recent Photography In The National Parks article.

Video Of Vandals At Devils Hole Released By National Park Service

In a bid to arrest those responsible for vandalizing a warm spring with an endangered fish species, Death Valley National Park officials on Monday released a short video showing three men riding up to the Devils Hole unit of the park in an off-road vehicle and roaming around the grounds. Part of the video is from a camera in the warm spring itself. That segment shows one of the men in the water.

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