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The latest news from around the National Park System.

Dry Tortugas Artists Cope With Hurricanes And Solitude At Tiny Off-Grid Island

Imagine being brave enough to spend a whole month on a tiny remote island, accessible only by boat or plane, no hotel, no resort, electricity only from solar power and having no phone, no cell service, no internet. Now imagine you carry in whatever you will need, and spend your days focused on creating art.

Moose Research Returning To Rocky Mountain National Park

Late last summer, Rocky Mountain National Park staff began a moose research project to better understand how moose use habitat in the national park. Moose presence has been increasing annually on both the east and west sides of the park, with recent reports showing animals observed in every major drainage in the park. Research will continue this summer to better understand moose behavior.

New Beginnings: Cherry Blossoms And Helen Taft's Landscape Diplomacy

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of tourists descend upon the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., during the Cherry Blossom Festival in order to capture images of the monuments framed by delicate blossoms of pink and white. What few of these tourists realize is that this fairy tale setting is the result of the vision First Lady Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft and an action of “landscape diplomacy.”

National Park Service Concerned Over BLM Oil And Gas Leases Near Utah Parks

National Park Service officials had urged the Bureau of Land Management to put some miles between oil and gas leases they auctioned Tuesday and parks in southeastern Utah, voicing concerns over impacts to groundwater, air quality, night skies and soundscapes. Native American groups, meanwhile, gathered at the BLM offices in Salt Lake City to protest the auction, saying the Trump administration was determined to erase their history "for financial gain."

Friends Of Saguaro, NextGen Rangers, And The National Park Service

In 2015, Friends of Saguaro created the Next Generation Ranger Corps Internship Program at Saguaro National Park, in response to the “Call to Action” by the National Park Service. The program is designed to enable young people to discover Saguaro and its different operational divisions through a supportive, engaging, and educational working opportunity at the park.

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