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Effects of Climate Change Require Game Wardens to Adapt

Game wardens in Vermont this spring are on careful watch during what is usually prime ice fishing season in the Green Mountain State as unseasonably warm weather has led to dangerously thin ice on lakes around the region. Vermont Fish and Wildlife has issued warnings to the public after a man fell through the ice…
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A Guide to Haleakalā & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Profile of Haleakalā and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Haleakalā (Hawaiian for "The House of the Sun") National Park is 33,265 acres of protected area in the Hawaiian islands, over 28,000 acres are designated wilderness. Amongst the smallest of the US National Parks, this delicate volcanic area is located on the Hawaiian island of Maui and…
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The Preservation of Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park - A Spectacular Mountain Environment One of the most stunning mountain ranges on the planet, stretching over 3000 miles from New Mexico in the US to British Columbia in Canada, the area known as Rocky Mountain National Park is in the state of Colorado and consists of 265,000+ acres of this…
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Protecting Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park- A World Class Nature Reserve Right on the US-Canada border and entirely in the state of Montana, Glacier National Park is monumentally important thanks to some fascinating geological formations. At over 1 million acres of land, it is amongst the country’s largest National Parks (1). It has two mountain ranges, over 130 lakes…
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Preserving Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park- A Site of Special Cultural Significance Arguably North America’s most important prehistoric archaeological site (and certainly the largest), Mesa Verde is on the UNESCO World Heritage List (1). This means it is not just important nationally, but internationally as a site of special cultural significance for humanity. It is a cultural…
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Conservation Efforts at Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park- A Unique Treasure This, the sixth smallest of all American National Parks, is the fourth longest cave network in the world and the first network anywhere on the planet to have been granted National Park status (1). Located in South Dakota, it was signed into law in 1903 by Teddy Roosevelt…
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Preserving the Beauty of Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park - A Place of Immeasurable Beauty Crater Lake National Park was signed into law as the first National Park of the 20th century. The unusual morphology of the crater had inspired interest in the late 19th century following its discovery and attempts to measure its depth began towards the end of…
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Preserving the Nature and Beauty of Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier - A Diverse Ecological Landscape Mount Rainier National Park is both the last and the smallest of the original National Parks founded in the 19th century; it’s by no means the smallest of all of those presently established, being mid-range in terms of size (1). Signed into law in March 1999, it was…
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Conservation Challenges of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - A Vast Natural Resource Though Yosemite was one of the earliest candidates for the country’s first National Park, it wasn’t signed into law until October 1890 – 18 years after Yellowstone and one week after Sequoia. Today, it is the second of an impressive nine National Parks located in California. At…
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Conservation Challenges of Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park- A Geological Marvel America’s second National Park was established in 1890, just 18 years after the foundation of the first – Yellowstone (1). Significantly smaller than its elder counterpart at just over 404,000 square acres, it is situated in California in the southern Sierra Nevada and is managed jointly with Kings Canyon…
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