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National Park Service Proposes To Cure Flooding Problem At Arches National Park

Too much sediment and too many tamarisk trees are behind the frequent flooding that occurs in Salt Wash near the trailhead to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, according to park staff, who are proposing to cure the problem by removing nonnative tamarisk from a 115-acre tract and cleaning out sediment-clogged drainages.
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Around The Parks: Hurricane And Fires Recovery Fund, National Monuments, Santa Monica Expansion

A look around the world of national parks this week finds a new recovery fund in place to help national parks impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires, a number of groups calling for changes to The Antiquities Act and existing national monuments, and legislation calling for a 191,000-acre addition to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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Hurricane Damage To Gulf Islands National Seashore To Limit Access Into December

Gulf Islands National Seashore, though not as heavily damaged as other parts of the National Park System in the Caribbean and Florida, will have limited access into December as crews work to repair road damage inflicted by Hurricane Nate to the Fort Pickens Road through the Fort Pickens Area and Highway 399 through the Santa Rosa Area.
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Staff At Rocky Mountain National Park Proposing To Permanently Close Crater Trail

Though just a mile in length, short by most national park trails, the Crater Trail at Rocky Mountain National Park has turned into a problem due to erosion, its crossing of an archaeological site, and its passage through an area for bighorn lambing. As a result, park officials are proposing to permanently close the trail and restore that landscape.
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Impact Of Ranching On Point Reyes National Seashore Being Reviewed By National Park Service

A 30-day comment period has opened to provide the National Park Service with thoughts, ideas, and opinions on the question of dairy and beef ranching on Point Reyes National Seashore and a portion of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as well as the future of Tule elk on the seashore.
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Bridge That Witnessed First Shots Of Civil War To Be Stabilized At Manassas National Battlefield

Work is underway on nearly $1 million worth of repairs to the historic stone bridge that witnessed the first shots of the first battle of the Civil War. Located within Manassas National Battlefield, the bridge will have its stone masonry repaired and the road surface repaved under an $817,000 contract.
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