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The latest news from around the National Park System.

Decommissioning Glen Canyon Dam Would Have Minimal Impact On Power Grid, Study Says

As the National Park Service works to determine how the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River operates for the next 20 years, a new study commissioned by the Glen Canyon Institute says halting hydropower generation at the site would have little impact on the western power grid.
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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Designated As A Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park joins hundreds of other locales as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. As a WRN Ambassador, the park facilitates the exchange of weather and water information with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Juneau.
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Management Company Sought For Buildings At First State National Historical Park

The National Park Service is offering a unique opportunity to manage approximately 350 acres of leased property within the First State National Historical Park in Delaware through a Request For Proposals. The leased property includes 11 single-family homes, four horse farms, and approximately 240 acres of agricultural land.
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Op-Ed | Anti-Ranch Activists Use Familiar Playbook

To those of us who were close observers of the dis-information war conducted against Drakes Bay Oyster Farm by a clique of activists wearing the mantle of environmentalism, it is readily apparent that a dis-information war is being waged against the Point Reyes ranchers by a similar clique of activists wearing that same green disguise.
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Birding In The National Parks: Don't Let The Dog Days Of Summer Discourage You

The dog days of summer are upon us and the birding is slow in most parts of the country. While summer breeding season has ended in many areas, fall migration for songbirds is still at least a couple weeks away. Still, there’s good birding to be had during these popular vacation times in the national parks.
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Bipartisan Request To National Park Service: What Are You Doing About Sexual Harassment And Misconduct?

Concerned that the National Park Service is not taking adequate steps to root out sexual harassment and misconduct in the Service, members of Congress have asked National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to provide three reports from more than a decade ago that looked into the problems so they can "understand NPS's response to sexual harassment and misconduct."
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