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3 hrs ago | Times-Standard

North Coast counties included in fuel management program

A bill introduced by 2nd District Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week allows private landowners on the North Coast to cut larger trees while thinning to create defensible space for wildfire protection, according to James Robbins, a Forester III with Cal Fire. Assembly Bill 2142 adds Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Sonoma to inland counties previously entered into a three-year Forest Prevention Pilot Project enacted by the passage of AB 744 following the 2013 Rim Fire, which burned 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, according to a press release from Chesbro's office.

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Related Topix: Arcata, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA

7 hrs ago | KRON 4

Authorities Searching for 2 Boys Missing in Colorado Wilderness

Authorities in Colorado were searching for two boys missing in the rugged Comanche Peak Wilderness north of Rocky Mountain National Park. Larimer County officials say the boys, ages 11 and 12, were hunting small game with a group from the area.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park

7 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Yosemite's Meadow fire estimated cost at $3.9 million to date

Yosemite National Park officials estimate that the effort to put out a 4,960-acre blaze has cost $3.9 million to date. The Meadow fire remains at 50% contained and has drawn help from 536 firefighters.

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Related Topix: Fire, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA, Weather

11 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Country Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Our National Anthem

The celebration of the bicentennial of our National Anthem - which included more than 30 tall ships and U.S. vessels, festivals, living history demonstrations and the Blue Angels - peaked with a two-hour, nationally televised live special on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances on PBS. penned the words that would became our national anthem as he watched from a ship in the harbor as British forces relentlessly bombed Fort McHenry during the Battle of choir, Pipes and Drums of the British Army's 1st Battalion Scots Guards and a raising of a 30-foot by 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner flag.

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Related Topix: Fort Mchenry National Monument And Historic Shrine, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Great Performances

15 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Denali road crews juggle access with protection

In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2014, road work leader Rick Weibel waves to a road grader while making the rounds to the work sites along the Park Road in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The workers on the Denali National Park and Preserve road crews spend their time navigating a narrow path between two imposing bodies.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Denali National Park And Preserve

19 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

St. Simons Island couple asks county to help protect the view of historic Bloody Marsh

This is the view from the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. A couple who bought 12 acres of marsh want Glynn County or other residents to buy up marsh around Bloody Marsh to protect the historic vista from encroachment.

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Related Topix: St. Simons Island, GA, Glynn County, GA, Fort Frederica National Monument, US National Parks

Sat Sep 13, 2014

PennLive.com

Copper thief suspect electrocuted at Valley Forge

Police said they believe a man was electrocuted at Valley Forge National Historical Park while trying to steal cooper wiring from an electrical box. Police responding to a 911 call from the man's friend found the victim partly inside a 4,100-volt electrical box.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Valley Forge National Historical Park

KOMO News

Dams removed, chinook spotted in upper Elwha River

Olympic National Park says that for the first time in more than a century, chinook salmon have been spotted in the upper reaches of the Elwha River following the recent removal of two dams. Fisheries staff equipped with snorkels confirmed the presence of the three big fish above where the final chunks of the 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon dam were blasted away last month.

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Related Topix: Olympic National Park, US National Parks

National Parks Traveler

Special Tours At Fort Union National Monument Offer Rare Chance To Visit Site Of The First Fort Union

The remains of the third, and final, Fort Union are the major feature at the park, and are located about 3/4 mile from the first fort. NPS photo.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico, Cimarron, NM, Glorieta, NM

Jacksonville Daily News

Public comment underway for off-road vehicle plan

The public has additional time to comment on a draft plan for the management of off-road vehicle use at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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Related Topix: Cape Lookout National Seashore, US National Parks, Walter Jones, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Review

County pays respects to Vietnam veterans

It may be a half-scale, but the impact the Moving Wall replica made when it was finally in place Friday was larger than life. Gathered around the 254-foot-wall bearing more than 58,000 names, friends and family members of those killed in action in Vietnam paid their respects.

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Related Topix: Columbiana County, OH, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Mahoning County, OH, Washingtonville, OH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Volunteers sought for trail work in Hurricane Ridge area

Volunteers are sought to help the Olympic National Park crew repair and improve trails in the Hurricane Ridge area this month. They will work on the Grand Valley, Klahhane Ridge, Switchback, Elk Mountain and Badger Valley trails.

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Related Topix: Olympic National Park, US National Parks

Deseret News

Zion National Park extends trail closure dates

Spring flowers decorate switchbacks on the West Rim trail of Angels Landing hike in Zion National Park, March 30. Following two major rain events this month, Zion National Park is forced to push back the weekday reopening of the East Rim Trail from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3. Following two major rain events this month, Zion National Park is forced to push back the weekday reopening of the East Rim Trail from Sept.

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Related Topix: Zion National Park, US National Parks

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Students to blog as characters in Indiana history

Lincoln High School students working with staff at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will soon try their hands at portraying some of the Northwest Territory's most noted characters. Nearly 30 students in Mike Hutchison's college credit U.S. History class will be blogging as George Rogers Clark, British Col.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Education Etc., George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes, IN

Greeley Tribune

Love the Loch: Lake hike in Rocky Mountain National Park a good one for families, if you're willing | GreeleyTribune.com

LOVE THE LOCH: Lake hike in Rocky Mountain National Park a good one for families, if you're willing to work a bit Kate England rests on a rock while Andie England gazes out to The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park. The hike is a popular one for families.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park

Red Bluff Daily News

Lassen Volcanic National Park looking for input on Bumpass Hell trails

MINERAL >> Lassen Volcanic National Park wants your ideas on managing the trails and to improve access in the Bumpass Hell basin area. While the Bumpass Hell basin is a popular destination for many visitors to the park, including school groups, it is also a large hydrothermal area that exemplifies the dynamic, ever-changing geologic environment found at Lassen.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Red Bluff Daily News

Lassen Volcanic National Park looking for input on Bumpass Hell trails

MINERAL >> Lassen Volcanic National Park wants your ideas on managing the trails and to improve access in the Bumpass Hell basin area. While the Bumpass Hell basin is a popular destination for many visitors to the park, including school groups, it is also a large hydrothermal area that exemplifies the dynamic, ever-changing geologic environment found at Lassen.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Students to blog as characters in Indiana history

Lincoln High School students working with staff at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will soon try their hands at portraying some of the Northwest Territory's most noted characters. Nearly 30 students in Mike Hutchison's college credit U.S. History class will be blogging as George Rogers Clark, British Col.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Education Etc., George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes, IN

Ruidoso News

Historical Potpourri: Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

The saying, "If these walls could talk," would fit the sites at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The stabilized mission ruins once were more than one or two stories high.

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Related Topix: Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, US National Parks, Carrizozo, NM, Ruidoso, NM, Torrance County, NM

Greeley Tribune

Love the Loch: Lake hike in Rocky Mountain National Park a good one for families, if you're willing | GreeleyTribune.com

LOVE THE LOCH: Lake hike in Rocky Mountain National Park a good one for families, if you're willing to work a bit Kate England rests on a rock while Andie England gazes out to The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park. The hike is a popular one for families.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park

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