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Speaking Of Bears, The Bear Crisis And A Tale Of Rewilding From Yosemite, Sequoia And Other National Parks

Even before the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916, wildlife issues involving predators swirled about the national parks. Grizzly bears and wolves were apex predators that preyed on deer, elk, moose, and bison. As such, they were viewed as evil, rapacious carnivores that should be exterminated.
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Effort Under Way To Review National Park System Wilderness Possibilities

Will the National Park Service soon be pushing for more wilderness designations? That's difficult to say, in large part because only Congress can designate wilderness. Still, there's an effort under way by the Park Servie to take a look at wilderness possibilities across the park system.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Biologists Kill Wrong Bear In Effort To Catch One That Attacked Backpacker

Great Smoky Mountains National Park biologists, who recently killed the wrong bear in their hunt for one that attacked a teenager while he slept in the backcountry, are working with a forensics lab to develop a DNA tracking procedure that could prevent similar misidentifications in the future.
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Around The Parks: Bear Attack At Great Smoky, Missing Guide At Grand Canyon, And Dogs At Cape Cod Are In The News

A bear attack at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the mystery of a missing guide in Grand Canyon National Park, and word of two areas of Cape Cod National Seashore now open to leashed pets are among the news in the National Park System this week.
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide