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Fort Laramie National Historic Site's Biodiversity Is Fairly Batty

Fort Laramie National Historic Site in eastern Wyoming is known far and wide for its military history, Native American homelands, fur trade era, famous emigrant trails—the Oregon, California, and Mormon Pioneer Trails—and the Pony Express. In the past few years, the fort has also been gaining renown for its natural resources.
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Interior Department Orders National Park Service To Reconsider Hunting Regs In National Preserves In Alaska

In a move that could have dire effects on wildlife in national park lands in Alaska, the Interior Department has ordered the National Park Service to reconsider wildlife regulations that are at odds with hunting and trapping regulations enforced by the state of Alaska. The directive, while legally questionable, could greatly impact bear populations on National Park System lands, such as national preserves, if the Park Service reversed rules designed to protect predators.
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Alligator Gar Spotted Along Florida’s Gulf Islands National Seashore

Brian Whalen stood at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, staring out at bright green waves crashing along the Santa Rosa Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Though it was the middle of the week, the beach was dotted with swimmers, sunbathers, and anglers like Whalen, enjoying a hot, sunny day in Northwest Florida. Suddenly, a dark shape swam past, longer than an adult is tall with a powerful tailfin.
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Point Reyes National Seashore Must Review Impact, Consider Removal Of Ranchers

The National Park Service must consider a future that doesn’t include beef and dairy cattle ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore and will conduct a public environmental review of how the those operations, some of which date to the 1800s, impact the park’s California coastline under a settlement agreement filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice.
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