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Legendary Hawaiian Canoe To Visit Mount Desert Island And Acadia National Park On Global Voyage

The traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a will be stopping at Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, as part of her leg through the New England area. This sail is part of a historic Worldwide Voyage covering more than 60,000 nautical miles, 100 ports, and 27 nations.
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UPDATED: PEER: National Park Service Ignoring Requirement To Establish Visitor Carrying Capacities

Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
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The Hour Of Land: A Personal Topography Of America’s National Parks

Anyone who has heard Terry Tempest Williams speak or who has read her writing knows how personal her approach is to her subject, thus the “personal topography” of the subtitle of this book. Visits to 12 units of the National Park System, including seven national parks, two national monuments, a national military park, national seashore, and national recreation area, provide grist for her exploration of this topography and a sampling of different elements of the system.
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Friends Of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park's "Most Urgent Challenges"

Recalling the conservation and philanthropy that launched Acadia National Park a century ago, Friends of Acadia has marked the park's 100th birthday with a campaign to raise $25 million to tackle the park's "most urgent challenges ... and ensure that Acadia will thrive for many years to come."
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Birding In The National Parks: Looking For Loons

With spring migration over and fall shorebird migration a couple weeks away, this is the lazy part of the birding year. It’s time to float placidly on a northern lake and listen to the loons. Everyone from Henry David Thoreau to Aldo Leopold has tried to describe the song of the loon, all failing miserably compared to the experience of actually hearing it on a foggy dawn.
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$1 Million Gift, Focus On Science In National Parks, Launched At Acadia National Park

National parks can be an incredible crucible for science, according to a Maine entrepreneur who has launched a “Second Century Stewardship" initiative for the National Park System. Helping to drive the campaign is a feature-length film and a collaborative effort to more powerfully engage science in America’s national parks.
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Birding In The National Parks: Great Parking Lot Shots!

As a birder and naturalist, I have a love/hate relationship with roads and parking lots in national parks. On the one hand, it’s not difficult to agree with Ed Abbey that all pavement is the opposite of progress. Roads kill things outright and bring more tourists, a certain percentage of which will be destructive in their own way. Then I stop and think about the best birding spots I’ve found in the parks – and a majority of them of were either in a parking lot or within sight of some kind of pavement.
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