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Isle Royale National Park Officials To Decide Whether To Import Wolves To Help Island's Vanishing Pack

With just two known wolves left within the confines of Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, park officials are refocusing an environmental impact statement to the specific question of whether they should transplant wolves to the island park to help maintain a population of the predators.
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UPDATED: Former Yellowstone Chief Ranger Investigated For Letting Guests Stay In His Park Housing

A former chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park, although required to live in the park, over a number of years opened his government-owned housing to friends and relatives, and even a family from France looking for a house exchange, while he lived in nearby Gardiner, Montana, according to an Interior Department investigation.
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On The Road: To Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

If you find yourself in our 50th state this spring, take a break from the beach and crowds and tourist haunts to learn a bit about how these islands formed and who the original people were. You can get a good glimpse of this by hopping an inter-island flight from Oahu to the Big Island—Hawaii—and experiencing its fascinating geology and anthropology.
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A Weird And Wild Beauty: The Story Of Yellowstone, The World's First National Park

Erin Peabody has crafted a book on Yellowstone National Park that follows a common path in telling the story of how the world's first national park came about, but which through her deep research and colorful writing rises as an entertaining and informative work that deserves a space on every park lover's bookshelf.
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Scoping Under Way For Proposal To Resurface Generals Highway Between Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks

Public input is being taken through the end of the month by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service on a plan to resurface more than 17 miles of the Generals Highway which connects Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California.
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Minute Man National Historical Park Looking For Volunteers

Got some free time and enthusiasm you can lend the staff at Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts? The park has many different volunteer opportunities from which to choose: visitor center guide, North Bridge interpreter, education program assistant, Battle Road Trail guide, witness house guide, living history interpreter, interpretation intern, and trail clean-up crew, to name a few.
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Birding In The National Parks: The Mob That Protects Wading Birds In The Everglades

In my hundreds of hours of watching birds in the southeast, I’ve never seen an alligator eat a wading bird. They obviously do at some point, but I’ve never had the macabre pleasure of witnessing it. If you’re looking at a heron or egret in Everglades National Park, there’s likely an alligator in your field of vision at the same time. They’re often standing in close proximity.
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