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Yosemite National Park

Western Forest Fires Capturing Headlines, But Not As Big As You Might Think

The Rough Fire is closing in on Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, the Reynolds Creek Fire closed a portion of Glacier National Park's famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, and clouds of wood smoke from the Tenaya Fire have been a looming backdrop to Yosemite National Park's famous valley. And yet, recent fire history overall in the West has not matched historical trends in terms of fire frequency or severity, according to a new analysis.
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Op-Ed| The National Park System: Why It Should Continue To Grow

Editor's note: The Coalition to Protect America's National Parks, previously known as the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, maintains the National Park System in its current form is too small, and that more effort should be made to expand it. In this article, the Coalition explains its rationale for such an effort.
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