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The latest news from around the National Park System.

Friends Of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park's "Most Urgent Challenges"

Recalling the conservation and philanthropy that launched Acadia National Park a century ago, Friends of Acadia has marked the park's 100th birthday with a campaign to raise $25 million to tackle the park's "most urgent challenges ... and ensure that Acadia will thrive for many years to come."
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Former Effigy Mounds National Monument Superintendent Sentenced To Jail Time

A former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument who admitted taking skeletal remains of Native Americans from the monument so they couldn't be repatriated with tribes must serve 10 weekends in jail and a year of home detention, pay a $3,000 fine, and make restitution in the amount of nearly $109,000.
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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Rangers Urge Park Visitors To View Latest Flows From Safe Distance

The newest lava from Kīlauea volcano is drawing visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, as flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent in the remote east rift zone stream down the Pulama Pali, spread onto the coastal lava plain and slowly advance towards the Pacific Ocean.
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Nine National Park System Units To Split $2 Million In Grants

The winners in Partners in Preservation: National Parks are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Everglades National Park, Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.
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Oil Refinery Proposed Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park Gets Necessary Zoning

Plans to build an oil refinery several miles from the south entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota moved a step closer to fruition Wednesday when a needed zoning change was approved by local officials. The decision by the Billings County Commission was quickly deemed inappropriate by the National Parks Conservation Association.
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Yellowstone Ranger

There are more than a few new books out this year revolving around national parks, and the one that has provided the most wonderment and joy tied to rangering has been Yellowstone Ranger by Jerry Mernin, who spent more than three decades patrolling the front and backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and left us with insights, hardships, humor, and great satisfaction from a career that left him wishing he could have had "another 32 years to work in Yellowstone."
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Photography In The National Parks: Don’t Forget To Pack Your Flash Or Reflector For Some Fill Light

What if you want to clearly capture a plant or tree or person in the foreground of some shaded or backlit vista within a national park? What if you spy a gorgeous flower or unusual plant, and the inside of the flower or the plant’s stems or leaves are deeply shaded? Photographer Rebecca Latson describes a couple of techniques used to lighten up your subject within a less-than-well-lit venue.
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National Park Service Has A Plan To Restore Anacostia Park's Wetlands

The National Park Service has completed its planning process to help restore Anacostia Park’s wetlands, some of the last remaining tidal wetlands in our nation’s capital. Once implemented, this approach will result in thriving wetlands, a manageable Canada goose population and a healthier, cleaner Anacostia River ecosystem.
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