Preservation

Grand Canyon to add Water Bottle Filling Stations Throughout Park

March 18, 2011, 11:19 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon complete the installation of nine new water bottle filling stations in Grand Canyon National Park, making access to free Grand Canyon spring water easier than ever before. The fillings stations are currently being installed in high traffic areas on both rims of the park. ...

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Park Service keeps an eye on wolves in the Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve

March 17, 2011, 9:30 am
The “blip” was barely audible through the static coming through our headsets but it was loud and clear to Seth McMillan. “Got ’em,” McMillan said, sounding as if he had just hooked a fish. I knew what that meant. There were wolves out there somewhere. My pulse picked up in anticipation ...

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Water Bottle Refill Stations added at Grand Canyon

March 17, 2011, 9:26 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon complete the installation of nine new water bottle filling stations in Grand Canyon National Park, making access to free Grand Canyon spring water easier than ever before. The fillings stations are currently being installed in high traffic areas on both rims of the ...

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Earth Hour: Lights Out!

March 16, 2011, 10:12 am
Ever wonder what the world would look like without any lights? With Earth Hour approaching and looking to be bigger than ever, grab your camera and get some evidence. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wildlife Fund and promotes energy conservation across the globe. It encourages people to turn ...

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National Wildlife Week

March 9, 2011, 9:18 pm
This March is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and connect with wildlife that fly, hop, climb, swim and dig during National Wildlife Week. First observed back in 1938, National Wildlife Week is a week of fun and exciting activities meant to raise awareness and give a voice to those ...

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Trio of eagles released at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

March 4, 2011, 10:55 am
Under a bright blue March sky with fresh soft snow detailing the buttes, two American icons joined destinies, if only for a little while. Three eagles were released into the wintry emptiness of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Thursday after spending months in rehabilitation to heal and again become the ...

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Blue Heron Day on Saturday in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

March 3, 2011, 9:36 am
Saturday the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will celebrate Great Blue Heron Day with Pancakes in the Park Celebration. The fourth annual event kicks off with an optional morning sunrise hike to the heronry at 8 a.m., then a tasty pancake breakfast with the birds. Afterward, you can explore the ...

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National Parks Clean Up with Alternative Fuels

March 2, 2011, 9:09 am
Blue skies, pristine mountain vistas, endless open space and … choking fumes from motor vehicles? Even though the latter clearly doesn’t belong in our National Parks, maintaining their air quality has become a real challenge. With 275 million tourists visiting our National Parks each year, a tremendous number of ...

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Alaska's National Parks Continue to Heat Up

February 23, 2011, 7:06 am
Thawing permafrost triggers mudslides on a road traveled by busloads of sightseers. Tall bushes on the tundra block panoramic views and the rapid melting of glaciers poses new flood risks. These are just a few of the ways a rapidly warming climate is reshaping Denali, Kenai Fjords and other national ...

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Project gives bighorn sheep safe passage over busy highway

February 22, 2011, 3:47 pm
Desert bighorn sheep are finding safe passage over U.S. 93 in Arizona thanks to three wildlife bypasses that opened in January, part of an effort by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to protect the animals and drivers. Last week, the department recorded some of the first rams to use ...

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