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National Parks Impact Local Economies

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” said National Park Service Director … Continue reading

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Best National Parks To Visit This Spring

Spring brings a fresh start, a chance to put away layers of clothes and roam free and easy. And there’s no better place to find renewal than a national park, our unbeatable natural treasures. Spring brings a renewal, warmer temperatures, … Continue reading

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National Park Service Accused of Gestapo Tactics at Yellowstone

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Massachusetts resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry, and … Continue reading

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National Parks Lose $76M Per Day During Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown’s toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending, and lost revenue to the US federal government. Lost revenue to the federal government, in the form of entrance fees and rentals equals $450,000 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Nature Valley Supports National Parks through Preserve the Parks Program

Commonly referred to as “America’s best idea,” the national parks are awe-inspiring places that provide a deep connection to our country’s heritage, and to nature. Nature Valley, a longtime supporter of national park preservation through its “Preserve the Parks” program—now … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 9

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. RV Catches Fire in Texas A man and a woman were temporarily stranded in Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday (March 6) after … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Grizzly Victim Identified

A grizzly bear killed a Michigan man whose body was found by hikers last week in Yellowstone National Park, officials said earlier today (August 29). The victim was identified as John Wallace of Chassell, Michigan. Wallace’s body was discovered along … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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