12 National Parks Surge in Attendance

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As many national parks broke attendance records through the first 11 months in 2015, parks are bracing for even greater crowds in 2016, when the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Overall visitation to parks, monuments, and other sites administered by the National Parks Service is on track to hit 300 million in 2015, […]

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Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either relocated or euthanized by rangers because they posed an obvious human safety risk to campers. […]

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Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

If you are looking for an exciting vacation with beautiful views then consider exploring Forest Service lands in the Northern Rockies for beautiful landscapes, scenic byways, historic trails, and diverse wildlife. For sheer beauty and allure, few regions match the Northern Rockies. Discover a convenient new way to research and plan absolutely incredible Rocky Mountain […]

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: February 24

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Federal Highway Administration Passes on I-15 Tolling Concept Victor Mendez, administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, notified Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski that, at this time, Interstate 15 will not be considered for […]

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Bare Facts on Bears

Grizzly Bear Kills Hiker in Yellowstone National Park A couple’s hike off South Rim Drive, south of Canyon Village and east of the park’s Grand Loop Road, Wednesday (July 6) morning, turned tragic when they surprised a grizzly bear sow and her cubs. Brian Matayoshi, 57, of Torrance, California, was hiking with his wife, Marylyn, […]

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Are You Bear Aware?

Wildlife is a huge part of the mountain and wilderness regions of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Alaska, Alberta, and British Columbia. Deep snowpack, more grizzlies Numerous encounters between grizzly bears and humans have been reported this spring, attributed to a growing bear population stuck in the low country as a result of the deep snowpack. […]

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