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1 min ago | Big Bend National Park

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

A variety of Big Bend National Park activities will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act during the remainder of 2014. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964.

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Related Topix: Big Bend National Park, Outdoor Recreation

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Washington Post

National Mall flood levee project nears initial testing phase after three year delay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it plans to test the installation procedures for the new 17th Street flood levee on the National Mall this week or next week. The levee is designed to keep flood waters from flowing north on 17th Street from the Tidal Basin and surging into parts of downtown Washington.

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Related Topix: National Mall, Fort McNair (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Natural Disasters, Flood, FEMA, US News

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose pilot rescued after crashing plane in Sierra east of Fresno

A pilot flying from San Jose escaped serious injury after his single-engine plane crashed east of Fresno, forcing him to spend the night in the southern Sierra Nevada until his rescue Tuesday morning, authorities said. The pilot, described only as a 67-year-old man, was reported missing Monday evening when his Piper PA-21 failed to land as scheduled in Lone Pine, a town nestled between Inyo National Forest and Death Valley National Park, according to the National Park Service.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Death Valley National Park, Science / Technology

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Historic chalet is moved from river's eroding edge

A historic chalet has been successfully relocated away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area. Olympic National Park officials said that contractors used hydraulic jacks to push the Enchanted Valley chalet 100 feet along steel beams and away from the edge of the Quinault River.

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Contra Costa Times

Weed fire

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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Related Topix: Fire, Weed, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, California, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA

KTVN Reno

Crews Seek Better Access to Fire Near Yosemite; King Fire Now 3,900 Acres

Crews are trying to get better access in steep terrain to a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has forced hundreds of people from their homes. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says firefighters on Monday also are working to build and reinforce containment lines on the blaze near a foothill community south of an entrance to Yosemite.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park

My Mother Lode

Fire Near Yosemite Destroys Homes

A 320 acre vegetation fire in in Oakhurst south of Yosemite National Park has forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The flames broke out Sunday afternoon on Courtney Lane and Seven Hills Rd near Bass Lake in Madera County near Highway 49 & 41. Sheriff's Officials report nearly 1,000 residents were evacuated from 400 homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Oakhurst, CA, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WHAS11

Trio of California wildfires destroy or damage scores of homes; thousands evacuated

Winds have been pushing a wildfire that erupted Monday toward a tiny town of Weed, near the base of Mount Shasta in Northern California. The fire has already damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Mount-Shasta, CA, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA

Daily Journal

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

Ken Burns' new documentary about the Roosevelts - presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin's wife Eleanor - is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here's a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.

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Related Topix: Maine, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

KIDK CBS 3

Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration. Friends of Animals and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed Monday's petition with agencies including the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, which manages lands adjacent to the park.

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The Republic

Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area. Family and friends say he likely planned a hike in the Piegan Pass and Mount Siyeh areas.

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The York Daily Record

Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits

A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. The additions are part of a nearly $8 million project that aims to attract a new generation of visitors to the structure, including those too young to remember the attack by Timothy McVeigh on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

1965 'Cinderella' star to attend Broadway version

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Yosemite National Park, Pennsylvania, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

NewsOK.com

Yellowstone seeks volunteers for maintenance

Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers to help with two projects in Lamar Valley on Sept. 27, which is National Public Lands Day.

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National Parks Traveler

Lassen Volcanic National Park Considering Changes To Bumpass Hell Access

That's the question park officials are pondering. The problem stems from the hydrothermal upwelling in this corner of Lassen that makes the area so interesting and so enticing to visitors.

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Greenwich Citizen

OKC Memorial to preview exhibits before reopening

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is reopening the museum following an $8 million project to enhance the structure with new artifacts and exhibits. Detailed information on the investigation of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building and the evidence collected have been added to the museum.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

Hundreds evacuate from 3 wildfires in California; some structures destroyed near resort town

Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday. One fire near a lakeside resort town has destroyed several structures, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Bass Lake, CA, Yosemite National Park, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

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

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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