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Man Fined $1,000 For Illegal Possession Of Wildlife, Taking Petrified Wood From Petrified Forest National Park

A North Carolina man with a hankering for wildlife and petrified wood has been fined $1,000 after rangers at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona found 35 pounds of petrified wood and a trash bag with wings of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Act in his vehicle.
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Rocky Mountain National Park's Moraine Park Campground To Close Temporarily For Water Line Repairs

Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed at noon on Tuesday, May 2, for a major water line system improvement project, and will reopen by Thursday, May 25. Aspenglen Campground, which normally opens in late May, will open early, beginning May 1, to provide camping opportunities on the east side of the park.
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Lottery Opens Today For Tickets To View Synchronous Fireflies At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for firefly viewing in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Tuesday, May 30, through Tuesday, June 6. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont must have a parking pass distributed through the lottery system at www.recreation.gov.
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