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Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will continue their partnership to assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park with proactive bear management. The ATC’s North Carolina specialty license plate grant program awarded Friends of the Smokies $4,000 to support repairs of food storage cables at campsites and shelters along the Smokies stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
A plan to release fishers into the forests in the North Cascades of Washington state, including North Cascades National Park, has been put on hold due to forest fires in British Columbia where the fishers were to come from.
Theodore Roosevelt's legacy as both a hunter and a conservationist is explained in a new exhibit at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in New York.
An unidentified National Park Service superintendent liked his agency vehicle so much that he maneuvered things to have the vehicle put up for public auction as excess property and then placed the winning bid for the rig, according to an investigation.
An island-wide curfew was in effect Thursday as St. John and Virgin Islands National Park started to dig out from the aftermath of two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, in the past two weeks.

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