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Conservationists: Big Cypress National Preserve Wilderness Assessment Places ORVs Above Preservation

An assessment of wilderness-quality lands in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida demonstrates the National Park Service's desire to place off-road recreation above preservation in Big Cypress, the nation's first national preserve, according to National Parks Conservation Association officials.
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Course At Biscayne National Park To Train Sport Divers In Non-Disturbance Archaeological Recording

Sport divers are invited to attend a workshop at Biscayne National Park in Florida on how to record archaeologial sites without disturbing them. The course, sponsored by the Submerged Sites Education and Archaeological Stewardship organization, is scheduled for August 20-23.
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Park Service Struggling To Find Concessionaire For Mammoth Cave National Park

Finding companies to run concessions at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is proving difficult for the National Park Service, which in mid-June issued a ninth modification to the original concession prospectus for lodging, transportation, retail, and food services.
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Flood-Damaged Old Fall River Road Reopens At Rocky Mountain National Park

The Old Fall River Road is a popular route with visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park who are looking for a scenic drive at a slower pace, but the historic road was badly damaged by major flooding in September 2013. Thanks to emergency funding, repairs to the road have been completed in time for the traditional July 4 seasonal opening of the drive.
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