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Zion National Park Changes Wilderness Permit System

Zion National Park Changes Wilderness Permit SystemZion National Park in Utah has changed its wilderness permit system to allow visitors to reserve last minute slot canyon day use permits via an online reservation system.

This new system will eliminate the need for visitors to wait in line at the visitor center for permits.
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First Green Turtle Nesting on Hawaii Spotted by Park Volunteers

First Green Turtle Nesting on Hawaii Spotted by Park Volunteers The Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project has recorded one of its most historic sea turtle nesting seasons in 22 years, including the first recorded green turtle nesting on the island of Hawaii.

The project also recorded a rare daytime nesti...
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Dinosaur National Monument Awarded Grant to Preserve Dinosaur Quarry, Damaged Bones

Dinosaur National Monument Awarded Grant to Preserve Dinosaur Quarry, Damaged Bones Dinosaur National Monument is one of the West's most thrilling places to see, offering visitors the chance to see the bones fossils they left behind to help tell their story.

Noted paleontologist Earl Douglass started excavations at the site in 1909. ...
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Two-Year Reconstruction of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Bear Lake Road Begins

Two-Year Reconstruction of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Bear Lake Road Begins

A $27.7 million reconstruction project of the lower portion of Rocky Mountain National Park's Bear Lake Road begins March 5, 2012 and visitors should expect major construction work delays for the next two years.

The construction will take place on Bea...

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Homestead Monument Looks at African American Experience in the West

Homestead Monument Looks at African American Experience in the West

In honor of Black History Month, Homestead National Monument of America is offering two special programs in February about the African American experience in Western expansion.

On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at 1 p.m., Historian Blake Bell will offer a spec...

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