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Tamarisk, aka "Salt Cedar," A Thirsty Scourge Of Western National Parks

The showy tamarisk tree, aka "Saltcedar," long has been reviled as a thirsty scourge of Western national park riparian areas. But new research shows it's not any thirstier than some native species. However, tamarisk isn't valued as highly as cottonwoods and willows by some bird species, the studies say.
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Landmark Ranger Station Along Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park to Get Facelift

As noted in Ranger Confidential: Living, Working and Dying in the National Parks, housing for rangers is not like staying in the Hilton...or even a Super 8. Still, the historic river ranger station in Grand Canyon National Park is in a fantastic setting. And this summer it'll get some upgrades.
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Bicycle Rentals Available at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

If you enjoy bicycling but it's not convenient to haul your pedal powered ride on vacation, the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will soon offer a new option: bicycle rentals. The bikes will have a big advantage over your car—they can take you places in the park where private vehicles aren't allowed.
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