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Cherry Blossoms Might Be Failing, But Yellowstone's Bears Are Right On Schedule

Though cold weather is threatening the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park are getting up and out to enjoy the spring season and pack on some pounds. Though bear tracks have been spotted in the park since late February, on Wednesday visual sightings of some of the bruins were made by park employees.
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Millions Found Their Park In 2016, And Now Park Staff Are Struggling To Manage Them

There should be little doubt that the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign for its centennial in 2016 was a resounding success, with overall visitation up nearly 8 percent to 331 million, setting a record for the third consecutive year. But those visitation levels are having adverse impacts on both park resources and the national park experience in some corners of the National Park System.
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House Subcommittee To Consider "Innovative" Ideas For Tackling National Park Service Infrastructure Needs

A glimpse of how the House of Representatives might approach the infrastructure needs of the National Park System could be revealed Thursday, when a subcommittee looks at "innovative" ideas for tackling the problems.
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Photography In The National Parks: Capturing Lava By Sea And Air

Do volcanoes fascinate you? Have you ever wanted to photograph lava from the air or by sea? Photographer Rebecca Latson recently returned from a trip to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where she enjoyed wild rides both by boat and helicopter (doors off) to bring back some amazing photos and share exposure tips she learned during an organized photo tour. With these tips, you too can go out and capture your own incredible images of lava, molten as well as cooled.
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