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Traveler Poll: Should President Obama Designate A National Monument In Maine's North Woods?

Much attention has been focused recently on Maine, where there's been great public debate over whether Burt's Bees heiress Roxanne Quimby should give the federal government 87,000 acres of her own land for a unit of the National Park System. Do you support, or oppose, the proposal that calls for President Obama to use the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument on that land?

Yes, President Obama should use the Antiquities Act to designate the proposed monument.
57% (4 votes)
No, President Obama should not designate the proposed monument.
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7
Thank you for voting.

Study Shows Prescribed Forest Fires Can Reduce Effects Of Drought On Forests

A study from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service shows that thinning forests with prescribed fire can reduce the effects of drought. Climate change is expected to amplify drought conditions in California so using science to better understand the impacts of drought is of great importance to resource managers such as the National Park Service.

Grand Canyon National Park Also Expecting Crowds For Memorial Day Weekend

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park over Memorial Day weekend can expect long lines, crowds, and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon’s visitation hit an all-time high and the park is already seeing an increase over last year’s numbers. The park anticipates a busier-than-normal holiday weekend.

House Republicans Maneuvering To Drop ESA Protections For Wolves, Keep Disposable Water Bottles In Parks

A draft 156-page bill to fund the Interior Department for the coming fiscal year contains language that would strip Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and impede the National Park Service's efforts to ban the sale of disposable water bottles in the park system.

Be Careful In the National Parks This Summer, Travelers

Summer's official kickoff is this coming Memorial Day Weekend, and with crowds expected across the National Park System, be sure to pay attention to your surroundings and others in the parks. A Texas woman hoping to photograph a bald eagle near the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park apparently took her eyes off the road and was hit and killed by oncoming traffic, according to park authorities.