Park Service to track RMNP elk population

November 6, 2009, 7:36 am
With winter beginning to grip Rocky Mountain National Park, National Park Service researchers are beginning a five-month survey of the park's elk population, which has been decreasing during the past decade or so. Studying and managing the park's elk herd presents challenges here because some of the elk's preferred browsing areas are showing signs of ...

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Quiet rut in Yellowstone Park after death of famous car-charging elk

November 2, 2009, 7:47 am
Visitors to northern Yellowstone National Park have been filing a lot fewer unusual auto damage claims during this fall's elk mating season compared to recent years. The reason is last winter's demise of elk No. 6, a large bull with sprawling antlers that was famous for attacking tourists' cars in the Mammoth area while ...

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Flights planned over Rocky Mountain National Park to estimate number of elk

October 27, 2009, 7:23 am
Planes and helicopters will fly over Rocky Mountain National Park over the next five months to estimate the number of elk in a herd that park officials want to cull. A plane and helicopter will fly at different altitudes to enhance the monitoring. The National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey are ...

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Good year for elk herd in Smoky mountains

October 20, 2009, 6:42 am
Nineteen elk calves were born this year in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and 16 survived. Park officials said it's been one of the best years yet for increasing the herd. There are now about 110 elk in the park, divided about evenly among males and females. Additionally, officials said the ...

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...just curious what the estimated elk population is in Estes Park, Colorado???? Thanks, Allen Peterson Monument, Colorado
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The National Park Service estimates that there are between 1,700 to 2,200 elk that winter in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Valley.

To learn more about viewing elk during the fall mating season, click here.

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From Illinois will visit Acadia in June (with son family from Massachusetts). What should we be sure to do. We love nature and outdoors.
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Some of our favorite things to do in Acadia are exploring the historic Carriage Roads and enjoying tasty popovers at Jordan Pond House.

Also check out the recommendations on our Sights to See and Things to Do pages. Our Only ad Day and Just for Kids sections will also have some good tips!

Lastly, check out this list of 22 fun things to do with kids!

We hope you have a great trip! Be sure to come back and let us know how it goes!
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Hi I'm writing from France! this summer I was at Yellowstone NP, can you give me the names of ALL animals living in the park for my pictures
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Yes, you can find out more about the animals in the park on our Yellowstone Flora & Fauna page. For checklists of  mammals and birds that live in the park, visit the NPS Yellowstone Wildlife page.
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Where are the wolves?
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Are there any wheelchair accomandations in Arizona for parks for an easy to get around park?
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All Arizona State Parks provide accessible access to parking areas, visitor centers, restrooms, and picnic ramadas. For more information about specific facilities, special services or group access for people with disabilities, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (602) 364-0632. TTY service is available at (602) 542-4174.

More information is also available at www.AZStateParks.com.

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When do fall colors appear in Yellowstone?
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The general rule of thumb is that aspens and maples in the Rocky Mountain parks (Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier and Rocky Mountain) typically approach their peak vibrance in mid-to-late September.

To track fall color trends and fine-tune your travel plans to Yellowstone,  check out the Foliage Network for the latest updates. 

Have a wonderful time leaf peeping in Yellowstone this fall! Be sure to check back in with us after you trip to share your leaf-peeping adventures with your fellow park enthusiasts.

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