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Grand Teton National Park's Sixth Annual Plein Air Event To Benefit Park Programs

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming will serve as both the location and inspiration for the sixth annual Plein Air for the Park fine art exhibition. Grand Teton Association, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, and Grand Teton National Park are welcoming 40 professional artists from across the United States to capture the spectacular Teton landscape, wildlife, and wildflowers on canvas.
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Maine Attorney General To President Trump: Don't Mess With Our Monument

While Maine Governor Paul LePage might want Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument abolished, the state's attorney general has a message for the Trump administration: Don't mess with our monument.
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National Park Service Offers Sea Turtle Nest Excavation Programs In August And September

This August and September, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is offering park visitors an opportunity to observe excavations of recently hatched sea turtle nests. During an excavation, biologists will dig up the hatched nest, count empty eggshells, and collect un-hatched eggs for research. Live and dead hatchlings are occasionally found during these excavations.
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Study: Killing Wolves Outside Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Impacts Preserve's Wolf Packs

Though Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska is nearly 3 million acres in size, wolf populations with home territories in the preserve decline when wolves are targeted for removal on adjacent state lands, according to a two-decade-long study.
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