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In a terse pushback Wednesday, an Interior Department official "welcomed" the resignations of nine members from the National Park Service Advisory Board and chided them for doing nothing while women were being harassed in the National Park System.
More than 50 Yellowstone National Park bison that were being held for possible transfer to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation were illegally freed by someone, according to park officials, who on Wednesday launched a criminal investigation.
Citing rising operating costs as well as the park's hefty maintenance backlog, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash says front country camping fees are going up this year.
A dark and scary place? Some might think that of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a place where the sun's rays only reach the bottom of the canyon at midday, and where the cliffs are so steep and intimidating that few climbers seem up to the challenge.
A majority of the members of the National Park Service Advisory Board, frustrated that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has not met with them or scheduled a meeting, has resigned.

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