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National park cuts detailed in memo

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The towering giant sequoias at Yosemite National Park would go unprotected from visitors who might trample their shallow roots. At Cape Cod National Seashore, large sections of the Great Beach would close to keep eggs from being destroyed if natural resource managers are cut. Continue Reading

Google Street View allows a ‘virtual visit’ to national parks

July 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Imagine being the only driver on a two-lane asphalt highway as the stark desolation of Death Valley National park passes on each side and the crystal blue sky stretches up from the horizon. Continue Reading

OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Bighorn sheep, National parks bill etc.

April 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bighorn sheep populations in western North Dakota are unchanged from last year and only 3 percent below the five-year average, results from a recent survey show. Continue Reading

Bobblehead dolls of gun-holding Lincoln assassin Booth pulled from Gettysburg park visitor center shelfs

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. Continue Reading

Bobblehead dolls of gun-holding Lincoln assassin Booth pulled from Gettysburg park visitor center shelfs

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. Continue Reading

Investigation inconclusive into 2011 Yellowstone grizzly attack deaths

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

DNA tests show the bear that killed California hiker Brian Matayoshi in July fed on Michigan hiker John Wallace with one of her cubs in August, and evidence of two other bears in the area where Wallace’s body was found much farther away 65 feet and 492 feet from the body. The report indicates there is no “clear evidence” to identify the bear that attacked and killed Wallace. Continue Reading

Obama proposal boosts refuge system funding

February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The National Wildlife Refuge System would get a boost in funding next year under the budget President Barack Obama has proposed for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in fiscal year 2013. Obama on Monday proposed a budget of $494.8 million for the operation and maintenance of the refuge system in 2013. That represents an increase of $8.8 million from 2012. Continue Reading

U.S. bans new mining claims on public land near Grand Canyon for 20 years

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration announced a federal ban today on new mining claims affecting a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves.
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Manitoba elk tested for tuberculosis amid fears disease will infect cattle

January 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Parks Canada has issued a request for proposals for tests in Riding Mountain National Park citing a “serious threat” to the livestock industry. The park in western Manitoba is home to just over 2,000 elk and officials estimate about four per cent are infected with the contagious respiratory illness. Continue Reading

Security vs. environment: Fed bill would give Border Patrol unprecedent authority in BWCA, Voyageurs bill pits security against the environment

November 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 30 environmental laws would be waived and the Department of Homeland Security would be allowed to build roads, erect fences, set up monitoring equipment and use vehicles to patrol public lands within 100 miles of the Mexican and Canadian borders, according to proposed legislation in the House. No current plans exist to build such infrastructure, but a border-long environmental assessment is being completed to expedite such plans if needed in the future.
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