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Permit Issued To Kill Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Mountain Lion

In the quilt of public and private lands that fall within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, wild and domestic animals live relatively side-by-side. But when animals such as mountain lions view alpacas and goats as meals, then California officials can essentially sign death warrants for the cats. That's been done in the case of P-45, a mountain lion thought to be responsible for the recent predation of 11 alpacas and a goat.
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Step Back In Time At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Holiday Celebration

The era of westward expansion could be harsh on settlers along the Pacific Ocean, particularly during the winter, but the holidays brought reason to celebrate. At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington, the sights and sounds of the 1840s will be revived at the annual Christmas at Fort Vancouver event on December 10.
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Zion National Park Officials Propose To Move South Entrance Monument 10 Yards

Zion National Park is proposing to redesign the South Entrance Monument site and adjacent parking area in order to enhance visitor safety, expand cultural resource protection measures and help mitigate factors contributing to vehicle congestion experienced at the South Entrance. The monument has become a renowned park feature, enjoyed by travelers from around the globe and is a favored backdrop for millions of visitors’ photographs at the entrance for over 80 years.
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Friends Of The Smokies Raises $100,000, Will Aid Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildfire Recovery

In less than 48 hours, thousands of individual donors contributed more than $100,000 to Friends of the Smokies in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on #GivingTuesday. One hundred percent of these donations will help meet the greatest needs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, beginning immediately with emergency relief efforts related to the recent wildfires.
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