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Birds And Climate Change: Study Predicts Upheaval In National Park Bird Species

They were not supposed to be there, but they were: More than 100 brown-hooded, white-breasted seabirds, along with four nests, at chilly Channel Islands National Park off California's coast. This was not balmy Baja California, which normally is the northern-most range for tropics-loving Brown boobies, but rather a windswept chain of islands with average high temperatures in the mid-60s and water temperatures in the 50s.

Some History On Lodging In National Parks

With more than a few national parks straining to cope with heavy visitation, and some groups hoping to see more lodging made available in some parks, it seems a little odd to know that once upon a time the National Park Service considered itself the "parent of the concept of eliminating overnight accommodations (except campgrounds) inside the parks to minimize intrusions and lessen impact."

Help Friends Of Acadia Help Acadia National Park

Anyone who's been following the national parks in recent years -- OK, a decade or two if not longer -- knows that the National Park Service is chronically short of money to take care of these incredible places. That's where groups like Friends of Acadia come in, and why you should donate to them this week, regardless if you plan to claim a tax deduction.

Celebrating The CCC In The National Parks

“National Parks of the Country Will Ring with Sound of Conservation Workers.” So read a headline in the May 20, 1933, edition of the Happy Days newspaper, the official publication of the newly formed Civilian Conservation Corps. And it was true: Established in March of that year, the corps became the most popular and enduring of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal “make-work” programs.

UPDATED: Winter Storm Expected To Impact East Coast Units Of National Park System

National Park System units along the East Coast were closing down Wednesday in advance of a potent winter storm, known in some circles as a "bomb cyclone," expected to batter the coast through Thursday with gale-force winds, freezing rains, and possibly a foot or more of snow in some parks.

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