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A 12.5-Acre Christmas Present For Rocky Mountain National Park

A 12.5-acre privately owned tract of land in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was poised to go on sale, a move that could have led to a bigger developed footprint in the park, when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy stepped in to purchase it with help from the Wilderness Land Trust and the National Park Trust.
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Charting National Parks Traveler's Future

Since August 2005, National Parks Traveler’s mission has been to educate the public, increase awareness, and build a strong advocacy for protection and stewardship of our national parks. That mission will be underscored in 2017 as we seek nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, a designation that will cement National Parks Traveler’s role far into the future.
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Where Water Is Gold: Life And Livelihood In Alaska's Bristol Bay

This is a wonderful look at life around Bristol Bay, Alaska. While the bay’s waters are known as the foremost source of sockeye salmon, the mountains surrounding the bay are also sources of great mineral wealth, and therein lies a conflict. Carl Johnson’s gorgeous, and human, photography does a fine job of showcasing a way of life that may be threatened by the Pebble Creek mine that long has been proposed to dig into the landscape.
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore Completes All Work Related To The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

Staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina have completed all work assigned them through the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that President Obama signed into law two years ago.
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OIG: National Park Service's Northeast Regional Director Committed Travel Fraud

Michael Caldwell, the National Park Service's Northeast Regional director, ran up nearly $11,500 in personal travel that he billed the Park Service for and collected nearly $6,000 in pay on these travels rather than taking vacation time, according to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
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Lengthy, $3 Million Renovation Of White Grass Dude Ranch Complete At Grand Teton National Park

Rehabilitation of the historic White Grass Dude Ranch located within Grand Teton National Park is complete after 11 years of meticulous preservation work. The former dude ranch has been transformed into the home and primary training center of the National Park Service's Western Center for Historic Preservation.
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